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Founded in 2003, TechMD started out just like any other IT service company. However, co-founders Mark Perez and Sebastian Igreti pioneered a new Flat Rate business model to align TechMD with the companies they serve. We’ve been honored by the National Federation of Independent Business, Dell Small Business Excellence Awards and have won awards twice for Orange County’s Best Places To Work.

TechMD Named Among Top California Service Providers

Here at TechMD, it’s our mission to do right by our clients by doing IT right. Our team is dedicated to crafting solutions that work for our clients and help sustain business growth. We pride ourselves on innovation and knowing how vital things like the cloud are to businesses now.

When we say that when our clients succeed, we succeed, we mean it. Our dedication to client success and feedback is what led us to join Clutch at the beginning of the year.

Clutch is a ratings & reviews platform based in D.C. that gathers client feedback to help companies with business development. They collect verified reviews from clients, which when combined with analysts’ market research, is used to determine leading service providers in any given market segment.

We’re excited to be named one of the Top B2B Service Providers in California in Clutch’s latest report, released earlier this month! On their directories, you can also check us out as the top IT Services company in Orange County.

But that’s not all! This month, we were also named one of the top 20 IT Consultants in Los Angeles by The Manifest. The Manifest is Clutch’s sister-site, producing research-driven reports to help B2B industry leaders make their best next decision.

We want to thank all those who we’ve partnered with over the years, and those who’ve taken the time to offer their feedback!

September 26th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Enhance Workflows with Process.st

In this Tech Talk, Sebastian Igreti talks about how Process.st has revolutionized how we manage workflows by combining a documentation platform with media-rich checklists. This means our team is constantly exposed to business-critical documentation while working through process checklists, while also encouraging us to update documentation as we go.

Find out more about Process.st at https://www.process.st.

August 21st, 2018|

Cybersecurity Alert: SharePoint Phishing Attack Targets Office 365 Users

New PhishPoint Attack May Be Affecting As Many As 10% of Office 365 Users

Recently we have been seeing a new phishing attack called PhishPoint that is targeting Office 365 customers. In this scam, cybercriminals are inserting malicious links into SharePoint files and then sharing them with potential victims, ultimately allowing them to steal Office 365 user credentials.

This attack is particularly insidious because it bypasses Office 365’s built-in security. Microsoft automatically scans incoming emails for malicious links and attachments, but a link to Microsoft’s own SharePoint Online platform wouldn’t raise any red flags with their system. Because the malicious phishing link is hosted in the SharePoint file rather than the email itself, is goes unnoticed by Microsoft’s email security.

How to Spot A PhishPoint Attack

In a PhishPoint attack, the target will receive an email that looks exactly like the standard SharePoint invitation to collaborate:

an example PhishPoint email

Clicking on the link will automatically open up a SharePoint file. This SharePoint file will contain content that looks like a standard request to access a OneDrive file. However, the link to “Access Document” is actually a malicious URL.

A malicious SharePoint file

Clicking on the SharePoint link to access the document takes the user to a spoofed Office 365 login page. When the victim enters their username and password, their credentials will be recorded and stolen by the hacker.

PhishPoint ultimately leads to a spoofed Office 365 login screen

How Can You Protect Yourself?

Like many phishing attacks, PhishPoint is designed to perfectly imitate aspects of the Office 365 experience in order to lull users into a false sense of security. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • PhishPoint emails are unsolicited and usually have a generic subject line like “[name] has sent you a OneDrive for Business file”. If you are not expecting a file share from someone in your office, take the time to verify the email’s legitimacy by calling the sender directly or, better yet, talking to them in person.
  • Many PhishPoint emails attempt to manufacture a sense of urgency by including words like ACTION REQUIRED or URGENT in their subject lines. Don’t let the sense of urgency put you in a hurry—take the time to look closely at emails like this before clicking on them.
  • Always check the URL when you receive suspicious links! In PhishPoint’s case, when you finally make it to the login page, you can tell that it is not associated with the Office 365 domain by looking at the address bar in your browser.

To learn more about how to spot phishing attacks, check out this helpful video. As always, make sure you stay alert and think before you click!

August 21st, 2018|

OCBJ Best Places to Work: TechMD Places 8th!

TechMD Ranked #8 among Best Places to Work in Orange County

TechMD is very excited to announce that we were selected as one of 2018’s Best Places to Work in Orange County, placing 8th in the Small Employer Category! We love taking care of our team and providing them with the best work experience possible. Our core values have allowed us to create an environment where our team can thrive with a combination of hard work, opportunity, and lots of fun each day.

We’re proud to be a place that fosters positivity and excellence, which can then be extended to serving our clients. With a shared passion for technology, TechMD’s team members grow in their careers and make each day matter. 2018 is our second year in a row making the Best Places to Work list, along with awards in 2014 and 2012, and we look forward to being on the list again next year!

About Best Places to Work

This county-wide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Orange County, California, benefiting the county’s economy, its workforce and businesses.

To be considered for participation, employers had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have at least 15 employees working in Orange County;
  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
  • Be a publicly or privately held business;
  • Have a facility in Orange County; and
  • Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Organizations from across the county entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Orange County. The first part consisted of evaluating each employer’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top organizations and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Orange County and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.

The ranking of the winning organizations will be released via a special section of the Orange County Business Journal’s July 23 issue.

For more information on the survey process for the Best Places to Work in Orange County program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkOC.com or contact Jackie Miller at 877-455-2159.

July 23rd, 2018|

Tech Talk: Conquer Your Inbox with Sanebox

If you’re anything like most professionals, you probably receive hundreds of emails on a daily basis, and filtering through them to find the ones that need immediate attention can be time-consuming. In this Tech Talk, Sebastian Igreti discusses how Sanebox has helped TechMD team members filter bulk email, remind me about unaddressed emails, and automatically categorize incoming messages for organized reading.

July 10th, 2018|

TechMD Ranked on 2018’s MSP 501

MSP Mentor Recognizes TechMD

TechMD is happy to announce that we were ranked among the world’s top 501 managed service providers by Channel Futures!

The MSP 501 companies ranked this year include organizations from around the world, with diverse technology operations and business backgrounds. We are proud to be included on the MSP 501 again this year, and we’re looking forward to innovating as we help our clients move their business forward with emerging technologies like the cloud, artificial intelligence, AR/VR, and more.

“This year’s applicant pool was the largest and most diverse in the history of the survey, and our winners represent the health and progressivity of the managed services market,” noted Kris Blackmon, Channel Futures content director and editor of the MSP 501. “They’re growing their revenue, expanding their customer influence and exploring new technology that will propel them for years to come.”

The complete 2018 MSP 501 list is available here.

June 28th, 2018|

We’re Hiring! Join Our Team

We are looking for awesome people to join our team! TechMD is consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in Orange County, and we are committed to going above and beyond when it comes to company culture. We care about every employee’s growth, fostering a learning community, and doing everything we can to ensure a great work environment. Check out the short video above that showcases what makes us different from not just other IT companies, but from just about any other company in Orange County!

To apply for any of our current open positions, visit our Careers Page.

June 28th, 2018|

Clutch Names TechMD the Top IT Consulting Company in Los Angeles Area

TechMD Awarded the #1 Spot on Clutch’s Shortlist

We are proud to announce that TechMD has been awarded the #1 spot on a shortlist of the top Managed Service Providers and IT Consulting Firms in the Los Angeles Area. The list was curated by Clutch, a technology market research company.

Clutch’s ranking methodology incorporates three important factors that make up their ability to deliver score. These include past work experience, market influence, and most importantly, client feedback. Clutch analysts have interviewed more than 10 of our long-term clients, and we have an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.

Market Leaders Matrix of IT Service Companies in LA

Market Leaders Matrix of IT Service Companies in LA

One client, the Tech Lead at a local construction company, highlighted the impact our virtual CIO consulting services had on her organization’s growth:

They also work hard to keep clients updated about technological developments and quick tips and tricks for utilizing certain common programs. It builds a lot of confidence in them because it shows they’re on the cutting edge of tech and actively attempting to share that knowledge with you.

At TechMD, we believe in unleashing the awesome potential in others, and we’re committed to taking care of our clients by addressing their needs with patience and respect. We loved hearing our staff receive the following compliment from a Director of Operations for a local nonprofit:

Mark (President, TechMD) and Sebastian (CEO, TechMD) are two of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, and that shows in the people they choose to hire. Their staff is a team of go-getters that want to please. I’ve never spoken with anyone there who hasn’t been helpful, and you can always hear them smiling on the phone. No issue is too small, and no issue is too large.

TechMD specializes in cloud solutions, cybersecurity services, strategic consulting, and managed services. For more in-depth client reviews about our award-winning IT services, check out our Clutch profile.

Clutch Review from one of TechMD's local nonprofit clients

If you’d like to learn more about how we can help your business leverage technology and unleash your awesome potential, please contact us!

April 23rd, 2018|

Tech Talk: Work Seamlessly with Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 includes a wide range of cloud applications that can revolutionize productivity, collaboration, and work mobility. In this Tech Talk, Sebastian Igreti tours Office 365 and discusses how it can transform the way businesses leverage the traditional Office software stack.

January 25th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Trakstar’s Employee Evaluation Software

If you’re looking for a better way to do employee performance reviews, consider taking a look at Trakstar. In this Tech Talk, Sebastian Igreti covers how we use Trakstar to measure, track, and report on employee performance, and why we love how it helps us manage performance reviews and maintain a customer-focused company culture.

You can learn more about Trakstar on their website: https://www.trakstar.com/

January 9th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Streamline Hiring with SparkHire

At TechMD, we believe that finding the right people for the job is central to the success of our business. On this episode of Tech Talks, Sebastian Igreti discusses how we leverage SparkHire to streamline our hiring process and help us find the right candidates. SparkHire allows you to reduce the need for time-consuming phone screens, gather quality information about candidates before meeting them in person, and easily collaborate between hiring managers.

You can learn more about SparkHire at https://www.sparkhire.com.

August 25th, 2017|