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SSH Key Management is Critical - But Whose Job Is It?
May 24, 2018 - 11:14 AM
Because the SSH protocol is nearly ubiquitous, most people don't think of it when they go through their cybersecurity checklist. But they would be wrong. SSH poses a significant risk due to the lack of visibility that surrounds it because of poor or non-existent management. Now that the C-suite and board members can be held accountable for security failures, IT leaders are starting to feel the SSH heat.

AI Addresses Age-old Information Overload Challenge
May 22, 2018 - 10:59 AM
The amount of information that a business deals with on a daily basis doubles every 18 months, according to Gartner. On top of this, one of the primary symptoms of information overload is the inability for employees to quickly locate the most relevant data from their company's countless systems like email, shared network folders, cloud applications, and more. In a Dimensional Research survey , 85 percent of respondents reported they can't find a document or file on a regular basis.

These Web Dev Barriers Can Damage Vendor-Client Relationship
May 18, 2018 - 10:50 AM
Even if you've been lucky enough to find the optimal software vendor, that doesn't mean your web development journey will go without a hitch. Considering the complex nature of business partnership, you may face a number of twists and turns on the road to success. But what are those things solution providers and customers are usually at odds on? In this feature, you'll find details on most common roadblocks and get result-oriented recommendations on removing them.

Explore the Versatility and Flexibility of CFD Trading
May 15, 2018 - 4:59 PM
New traders need to gain knowledge about what is CFD trading in detail before they join the movement. Contract for difference or CFD is a form of trading, where you need to speculate whether the price will rise or fall. CFD trades can be applied to hedge a current physical portfolio.

How to become certified block chain professional, Read the inside story!
May 11, 2018 - 10:31 AM
The technology behind the bitcoin is known as Blockchain, and it is needless to mention that that it has changed the way the business process are carried in today''s life. Apart from important, to know about the nuances so that you can better understand the process transaction that is carried with digital currency. Getting things done at base level is very important and this is why here we are going to discuss about block chain technology.

Back to the Future: Using Historical Intelligence for Proactive Cyber Security
May 10, 2018 - 1:49 PM
There's usually at least one lesson to be learned from most movies. Whether the lesson is profoundly inspiring or simple, it is typically applicable to some aspect of everyday life.

Smarter Cybersecurity with Reconfigurable Computing Part 1
April 30, 2018 - 12:47 PM
The current approach to cybersecurity based on security appliances installed at critical points in the network with an overemphasis on threat prevention solutions is being called into question. It simply isn't enough and needs to be complemented with, not only threat detection solutions to catch breaches that have circumvented threat prevention solutions, but also more intelligent cybersecurity solutions that have the ability to correlate information from multiple sources to quickly filter out the noise and prioritize the right security alerts on which to focus.

How the Cloud Breathes New Life into VDI
April 26, 2018 - 4:10 PM
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) came onto the scene just over a decade ago, and businesses got excited about providing desktop functionality for a lower cost. Most of the excitement faded, though, as companies began to implement VDI. Infrastructure became the focus due to VDI solution complexity, and that meant that any promised cost savings went right out the window. Today, traditional VDI technology is outdated, and it's time for a modern approach to delivering virtual desktops, apps and workstations.

ESpanix Gets Into the Groove with Coriant
April 3, 2018 - 1:06 PM
ESpanix has tapped Coriant to provide it with technology to connect its data centers in Madrid. The Spanish neutral internet exchange will be employing Coriant Groove.

The Intrinsic Risks of SSH and How to Overcome Them
March 21, 2018 - 5:41 PM
Most businesses make the leap that SSH equals encryption, and encryption equals security. The premise that encryption alone negates the need for vigilance and oversight of SSH use is dangerously flawed.

Aruba, Driven Enable AmericasMart Navigation Services
March 16, 2018 - 5:23 PM
AmericasMart Atlanta is a global wholesale marketplace selling apparel, area rugs, consumer home, and gift merchandise. Retailers from every U.S. state and more than 70 countries are partners of AmericasMart, where manufacturers, importers and designers from around the world debut their product collections. So it is vital for AmericasMart Atlanta to supply premier experiences for our buyers and sellers.

5 Ways to Keep Your WordPress Site Secure
March 12, 2018 - 10:13 AM
WordPress now powers 30% of the internet, making it an ideal target for hackers around the world. Fortunately, there are ways to protect your website and minimize, or even prevent, major complications.

10 Keys to Improving DNS Security
March 8, 2018 - 12:35 PM
The amount of data that the Internet contains is growing at an astronomical pace. A single computer doesn't hold it all, of course; this much data must be distributed across countless computers all over the world.

Proactive vs. Reactive: Which is Better for DDoS Defense?
March 5, 2018 - 10:46 AM
Distributed denial of service, or more commonly abbreviated as DDoS, is a classic form of cyber-attack in the world of enterprises. The last 18 months has ushered in the era of supercharged, colossal DDoS attacks capable of reaching 1Tbps and more.

How to Accelerate Your Tech Career in 2018
February 28, 2018 - 4:23 PM
This year, tech is taking increasing precedence and this means more and more career opportunities are coming up in the sector. If you want to accelerate your tech career in 2018, here are six tips!

What Updated SEC Cybersecurity Guidelines Will Mean for Corporate Finance
February 28, 2018 - 3:15 PM
Financial advisors and corporate finance teams can expect a new set of cybersecurity guidelines to be distributed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) within the year. While these guidelines have not yet been finalized, it is expected that they will be completed in the first half of 2018.

Cloud Management 2.0: The Next Big Challenge
February 28, 2018 - 1:22 PM
Since AWS launched EC2 in 2007, and until recently, cloud adoption in the enterprise has been tactical, born out of the necessity to move fast. Teams could launch their app on the cloud in days instead of months. It was a triumph of self-service over the slower service-desk approach.

Mobile Apps - a Corporate Security Blindspot
February 28, 2018 - 11:01 AM
Mobile apps often collect a large amount of data that isn't necessary for the app's use, such as specifics about the device and the user's physical location. The problem is that apps often offload the processing of this data to the cloud.

How to Avoid Costly IT Project Hiccups
February 26, 2018 - 10:32 AM
Today's IT department plays an outsize role in driving business value. As the primary executors of digital strategy, IT is expected to deliver on applications that enhance the customer experience drive employee efficiency, automate operations and manage risk. All of this on top of everyday functions.

Amdocs Embraces Automation, DevOps, Microservices, ML
February 26, 2018 - 9:45 AM
Today, Amdocs unveiled a new solution called AmdocsONE that leverages automation, DevOps, machine learning, and microservices. It aims to help communications services providers expedite the delivery of new services - including content-based ones.

How Microservices Help Enable Digital Transformation
February 26, 2018 - 9:36 AM
We started hearing about microservices a few years back. But now microservices is a topic that's popping up with increased frequency - and not just from industry disruptors like Google, Lyft, and Netflix.

7 Largest Ransomware Attacks That Spread Around the World
February 23, 2018 - 10:49 AM
If there's one type of cyber attacks that have become very popular in recent days, they're ransomware attacks. But, what exactly are these attacks and what do they do? Well, that's what we'll try to understand in this article by taking a look at the 7 largest ransomware attacks in the world.

What Enterprise Organizations Can Learn from Nonprofits About IT Infrastructure Management Decisions
February 20, 2018 - 3:57 PM
Your IT department has found it has a perfect storm brewing. The maintenance and support contracts on your on premise IT equipment are coming due. At the same time, the contract for your backup data center provider is expiring and you just really want to get out of the infrastructure business.

How Tech Is Changing Business Operations
February 6, 2018 - 1:07 PM
The increasing popularity of consumer electronics shows a surge of interest in international technological innovation. In fact, Emmanuel Macron, the new French President, has attended four events -- two CES Unveiled Paris shows and two at CES Las Vegas.

How Line-of-Business Professionals Benefit from Custom App Platforms
February 6, 2018 - 10:15 AM
As digital transformation takes hold across all industries, new opportunities are emerging for line-of-business (LOB) managers to take control of meeting their own needs by creating custom apps. This represents a shift away from yesterday's tools, such as paper forms and desktop spreadsheets and a reduced reliance on the IT department.

How to Develop Your VR Product
February 5, 2018 - 10:29 AM
For many decades, VR has struggled to become a reality. Now, it seems virtual reality has advanced to the point where consumers will be able to participate in this exciting technology. Indeed, PlayStation VR, which expected modest numbers, sold over 2 million units.

Cryptocurrency: The Newest DDoS Battlefield
February 5, 2018 - 10:24 AM
Cryptocurrency is hot. How hot? So hot that financier James Altucher predicted that cryptocurrencies will replace some or all paper money. And it's not just finance and tech getting in on the cryptocurrency boom.

Why Financial Services Firms Are Moving Archiving to the Cloud
January 31, 2018 - 1:39 PM
Archiving has been a key technology for many organizations for almost two decades, but for the financial services industry, it's a requirement. As with any regulated industry, effectively capturing and storing business communications continues to be essential as firms strive to remain compliant with current and pending data regulations, such as MiFID II, the Financial CHOICE Act, and GDPR.

Viju Group Leads in AV Integration and Will Help Many Businesses in 2018
January 22, 2018 - 11:42 AM
Audio Visual Integration or AV Integration, as it's known in the industry, is the integration of audio and visual hardware to create a smooth and hassle free user experience, where people can connect with each other, wherever they may in the world.

Maps Can Be a Core of Digital Transformation in the Enterprise
January 17, 2018 - 10:21 AM
2018 may very well be the year of digital transformation (DX), as companies commit to making sure digital technology is driving efficiencies at every level. Chief Information Officers (CIO)s and other decision makers should take a hard look at the humble map - a digital powerhouse of data and media - as a fundamental element in digital transformation at the enterprise level.

Cybersecurity Concerns on the Horizon for 2018
January 15, 2018 - 10:47 AM
Vigilance and foresight are two key qualities in the cybersecurity field. 2017 brought many serious challenges, but what lies ahead in 2018 that needs our intention and strategic thinking?

How Financial Services Firms Can Overcome Security Concerns
January 12, 2018 - 5:27 PM
As the financial services industry continues the transition to a digital business model, customers expect new digital capabilities. Customers have gotten used to 24/7 access to their financial accounts, for instance, and expect ongoing application enhancements that provide more customized products and services.

Protect Your Assets, Align Your Coverage, and Win the War, Not Just the Battle
January 11, 2018 - 11:01 AM
The current technological landscape is burgeoning with opportunity and seemingly limitless innovations, but the threat of cyber attack has never been more real.

History's 10 Biggest Cyber Attacks
January 11, 2018 - 10:20 AM
Cyberattacks, also known as computer network attacks (CNA), are deliberate exploitations of your computer system or of an enterprise or network that's dependent on technology. They use malicious code to disrupt your computer. This results in cyber crimes including compromised data and identity theft.

The State of Microservices Survey
January 8, 2018 - 10:41 AM
During the fall of 2017, we conducted a microservices survey with our Red Hat JBoss Middleware and Red Hat OpenShift customers. From this, we were able to discover how these customers are using microservices to their advantage, what they see as some of the major benefits, what challenges exist and how to overcome them and how microservices can give respondents a competitive advantage

Google Email Hijacking & Information Security: Staying Safe in 2018
January 4, 2018 - 1:09 PM
In November 2017, Google announced the results of a year-long email and social media hijacking study that began in March of 2016. In the report, Google announced that nearly 3.3 billion third-party breaches occurred during that period of time.

The State of Open Source Security Going into 2018
December 28, 2017 - 12:40 PM
The year is coming to an end, and along with a number of Hot Tech Trends gaining momentum, the open source landscape continues to grow and diversify. It is important to evaluate the state of open source security in order to know where we stand and what can be improved. This article will provide you with the basics.

Tips for Maintaining Network Security
December 15, 2017 - 9:47 AM
Network security is absolutely essential for every business in this day and age, given the plenitude of entry points for cyber attackers. In fact, the threat of cyber attacks becomes more real every year, as yet another large corporation loses millions of personal financial information - which becomes a very costly proposition once consumers assess the damage and litigate.

10 Essentials for Businesses in the Middle East to Stop Ransomware Cyber Attacks
December 12, 2017 - 10:35 AM
Ransomware is today the number one cyber threat to businesses. Since cyberextortion first appeared in 1989 as "PC Cyborg," it has grown, evolved, and come into widespread use among hackers-and in 2017 it has fully come of age.

An Introduction to Cloud Asset Management
November 29, 2017 - 3:38 PM
The proliferation of Cloud is only set to continue, with predictions suggesting that over 80% of IT budgets will to be committed to Cloud apps and solutions by mid-2018.

ONAP Goes to Amsterdam
November 29, 2017 - 3:28 PM
The Open Network Automation Platform Project has come out with its first deliverable since it was created by the merger of ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project, or OPEN-O. That deliverable is a platform called Amsterdam that provides a unified architecture for service automation and orchestration.

New Multi-gigabit Ethernet Switches Bringing the Ruckus
November 29, 2017 - 9:08 AM
Recently, Brocade''s Ruckus unveiled its new family of multi-gigabit Ethernet switches, the Ruckus ICX 7650, to support the rigorous network demands of today, and prepared to tackle the requirements of tomorrow.

What's Driving Growth in Ethernet Controllers
November 29, 2017 - 8:52 AM
The Ethernet controller market this year is valued at more than $8 billion. It's poised to approach $12 billion by 2023. Servers will be the leading application, according to new Markets and Markets data.

IT's Role in Keeping Retailers Off the Naughty List This Holiday Season
November 27, 2017 - 3:49 PM
As retailers prepare for the onslaught of online and in-store shoppers this holiday season, so much relies on their IT infrastructures. Most U.S. retailers count on nearly 70 percent of their annual sales to come solely from the last three months of the year, leaving little or no room for mistakes.

The Weakest Security Link is Poor IT Hygiene
November 27, 2017 - 2:10 PM
In the rush to adopt, deploy, and manage new technologies, many organizations are failing to maintain basic security practices. Recent research from FortiGuard Labs' Global Threat Landscape Report reveals that poor cybersecurity hygiene, including the failure to patch or replace vulnerable systems, has enabled sophisticated worm-like attacks to take advantage of known exploits at unprecedented speeds and scale.

TMC Announces the Winners of the 2017 infoTECH Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award
November 15, 2017 - 2:01 PM
TMC, a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online, announced today the winners of the 2017 Data Center Excellence Award, presented by infoTECH Spotlight.

Gain a Complete IT View: Integrating ITSM with SAM
October 19, 2017 - 10:54 AM
There is a common misconception that ITSM and the service desk are the same thing. ITSM actually offers a much broader scope, covering a variety of IT management capabilities related to service delivery and support, with the service desk forming a part of this. To properly manage both ITSM processes and service desk issues, access to IT data is critical for helping to improve fixing times and efficiency. However, there are limitations in accessing the necessary information.

GDPR is the new Y2K, and it's the Wake-up Call your IT Needs
October 2, 2017 - 12:00 PM
We have all spent countless hours attempting to become experts on GDPR. If you're anything like me, you still feel a long way from full understanding. Unfortunately, clear or not, the urgency is real.

A Layered Approach for Today's Network Threat Landscape
September 28, 2017 - 1:35 PM
From the beginning of networked computers until very recently, IT security professionals have aligned with the idea of defending the network's perimeter - shore up defenses to keep the bad guys out. This is also known as "security prevention."

Encryption 2018: Gaining Traction Beyond Email
September 27, 2017 - 1:21 PM
We're living in the age of the digital security breach. So far in 2017, we've seen security issues involving as many as 14 million Verizon subscribers, 77 million accounts connected to edtech platform Edmodo, a serious malware attack on the Mac video program Handbake, and of course the recent high-profile breach at Equifax. What are we doing wrong?

Using Technology for Information - Colleges and Universities Transfer
September 21, 2017 - 11:17 AM
The evolution of technology has definitely managed to overcome barriers created by time, distance and more importantly, the lack of information.

Why Low-code Development Platforms Are So Much More Than a Beginner's Tool
September 21, 2017 - 10:42 AM
As digital transformation becomes a reality across all industries, organizations are realizing the limitations of their legacy software and traditional business processes.

Quality Over Quantity: The Art of Software Normalization
September 19, 2017 - 11:12 AM
When it comes to a normalization service - and the database of information which underpins it - there are certain nuances which need to be considered. So it's timely to take a closer look and dispel some of the myths.

Surprising Places to Find Discount Software Online
September 19, 2017 - 11:06 AM
Chances are whether you are a student, business, or working professional, you are going to need to buy software to help with a project. Buying just two or three programs can leave with a hefty bill.

The Business Value of Automation
September 18, 2017 - 10:59 AM
A broad spectrum of technologies, solutions, processes, and skillsets is available to help manage a large scale environment. Among management technologies, automation is one of the most powerful.

8 Fastest Growing Cybersecurity Companies Right Now
September 15, 2017 - 2:02 PM
The cyber security service is the fastest growing market for the computer security in all the sectors from banking to defense and business organization. With this many new cyber security companies emerged in the scenario. Here are the 8 fastest growing cybersecurity companies.

What to Look for When Hiring an Android Developer
September 15, 2017 - 1:46 PM
There are plenty of practical steps you can follow when it comes to hiring the right person, but when it comes to hiring someone who specializes in a specific technical skill, you may not know exactly what you need.

When Androids Attack: Protecting Against WireX Botnet DDoS Attacks
September 15, 2017 - 7:00 AM
It appears Mirai may have some competition. And its name is WireX.

Is It Possible to Decrease Online Fraud with Blockchain Technology?
September 5, 2017 - 2:37 PM
Information age has made a lot of changes in our lifestyle, environment, and how we do business especially online.

Top 6 IT Asset Management Tips
September 5, 2017 - 2:08 PM
Successful asset management is important to any organization or company so that inventories can be accurately evaluated, reducing the likelihood of equipment being stolen or lost.

Why We Should Let Our Walls Down When it Comes to Cybersecurity
August 16, 2017 - 2:07 PM
With digital threats growing more rampant across the country and from around the world, the idea of building "walls" for cyber defense and protection can seem appealing. But even in this age of hackers relentlessly penetrating our networks, in the information technology security industry, we know that walls don't work.

What to Watch Out for in Enterprise Application Development this Year
August 14, 2017 - 2:22 PM
Enterprise application development is expected to break new ground this year. The list of trends in enterprise application development could go on and on, with some of the features such as increased adoption of hybrid apps being among the things to expect in 2017.

Rapid Global Cloud Growth Calls for Engineering Talent
August 14, 2017 - 1:24 PM
The latest forecast from the Gartner Group shows that overall demand for cloud computing will grow 18 percent this year to $246.8 billion in total worldwide revenue, up from $209.2 billion in the previous year.

The Top Tech Hubs You Should Move to in the South
August 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM
Technology is going to play a significant role in our future. In the U.S., Silicon Valley and New York are famous for being hosts to amazing tech ideas transforming the world. Many states in the south are also picking up as well, establishing technological ideas and gradually becoming tech hubs capable of competing with California. If you are thinking about moving south, here are the top places to consider.

The Four Headwinds Facing IT
August 10, 2017 - 4:27 PM
There are four headwinds facing IT today-four opposing forces that can impede, or even reverse, success for enterprise IT.

How Backup Can Help Businesses Protect Against Ransomware
August 9, 2017 - 8:39 AM
Paying ransom fees to regain access to data in the vague hope that criminals will release files they're holding hostage is a known phenomenon that continues to demand regular column inches. But currently, with ransomware on the rise, no company wants to get into the habit of paying out a ransom fee to access their own services.

Understanding the Value of the Intranet in Today's Organizations
August 8, 2017 - 3:36 PM
Can you imagine life without the Internet? Think about how many tasks you complete each day with its assistance. There are probably too many to count. Now consider whether or not your company is using an intranet. If not, you're missing out on a major opportunity to optimize efficiency and add value to the bottom line.

How to Excel as a Remote IT Worker
August 8, 2017 - 10:44 AM
As remote working becomes more practical, a lot of IT professionals are discovering that it's lucrative to travel around and visit clients on-site. However, if you're going to do this, you have to make sure it's worthwhile for you.

Legacy Technology, IT Modernization and the Time Travel Machine
August 4, 2017 - 8:00 AM
It takes agile, newer technologies to delight and surprise customers, but most organizations are staggering under the weight of legacy infrastructure. Application Program Interfaces (APIs) are the magic time travel machines that facilitate legacy modernization strategies, by linking legacy systems with the latest functionalities. What's more, it's at a fraction of the cost it would take to embark on elaborate projects to migrate from the legacy.

Big Data Predictions for the Next Five Years
August 4, 2017 - 7:00 AM
Here are five bold - yet reasonable - predictions into where big data will take us in the next five calendar years.

Going Digital in the New Era of Data Chaos
August 3, 2017 - 11:14 AM
Today's era of 'data chaos' - the point where the size and growth of unstructured data vastly outpaces structured data - has created a pressing requirement for companies to transform information management and storage strategies to improve operational efficiency and ensure profitable growth.

Tips for Choosing the Best Web Analytics Tools
August 2, 2017 - 3:17 PM
Every business that has an online presence should already be using Web analytic tools. Information gathered through these tools will help you increase and retain site visitors, improve click-through on your email campaigns, measure attribution of user actions to conversions, increase search engine ranking, and maximize earnings from e-commerce and advertising.

Understanding the Impact of Big Data on Local Businesses
August 2, 2017 - 7:00 AM
Big data analysis offers businesses an opportunity to compete with bigger players in a competitive manner, unlike in the past. However, small businesses have yet to fully understand how to utilize the insights acquired from the analysis of generated data in order to gain a competitive advantage and stay ahead of the competition.

How to Automate, Streamline & Grow Your Business with ERP
July 31, 2017 - 11:03 AM
In the terminology of enterprise software, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for small business means simpler and lighter business management.

How to Overcome the Hurdles of Big Data
July 31, 2017 - 10:51 AM
Big Data is simply defined as a large collection of structured and unstructured data. This data is gathered in real time and stored for eventual analysis. Real-time analytics and big data give companies insights that can lead to better strategic business moves and decisions.

SSH Keys: Cybersecurity's Largest Blind Spot
July 26, 2017 - 12:14 PM
Picture this plotline from a cyber thriller: Someone self-provisions access to the deepest levels of your network, including all your critical systems. No one notices, and the access never expires. You have no way of knowing who that access belongs to. As if this wasn't bad enough, you learn that this someone has been poking around your infrastructure for the past 10 years. Is your heart racing yet?

Is Your Enterprise Data Secured?
July 21, 2017 - 8:50 AM
In this technological era, every day we have a new system, tool or device at our disposal. However, the ever-changing technology can pose a threat to your information. And most organizations are not very well equipped to handle any sudden threats. This in turn makes your organization vulnerable. The security issues are growing and an organization cannot be maintained without eliminating its system threats.

4 Innovative Ways to Finance Your Startup
July 21, 2017 - 7:00 AM
To avoid putting the cart before the horse, early stage startups need to be aware of all the options available, and when it comes to financing your startup, there are several innovative ways that can help you turn that brilliant idea into a reality.

What Does it Take to Excel in IT Consulting?
July 18, 2017 - 2:30 PM
IT consulting isn't for the faint of heart. Even the most ambitious and confident people can fail in this industry. But there are a select few who find unbelievable success. So, whether you've been in the business for decades or are just starting out, keeping up to date with the latest consulting best practices allows you to remain competitive and continue providing exceptional service to your clients.

Virtualization Detection Techniques Used By Malware
July 17, 2017 - 7:00 AM
The WannaCry malware outbreak isn't even over yet, but another new malware, Petya, has surfaced. Both of these malwares make use of vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Windows operating system. The vulnerabilities, namely ETERNAL BLUE and DOUBLE PULSAR, are believed to have originated from the NSA and were released by the group The Shadow Brokers earlier this year.

Three Ways to Generate Profit with the Data You Already Have
July 14, 2017 - 1:38 PM
Build it and they will come. That is the view many organizations maintain about their data lakes and data warehouses. Companies are rapidly investing in systems and processes to retain business data that they know is valuable but have no clue what to do with it.

5 Best Skills for a Data Technician
July 14, 2017 - 12:12 PM
Are you looking to become involved in big data by becoming a data technician? As big data companies continue to grow, data technicians will become even more in demand. To be successful in this field, they will be required to learn a variety of skills that could give them an edge over others. In this article we will be discussing the five best skills for a data technician to have.

24.7.365 Availability Keeps Customers Loyal
July 13, 2017 - 11:09 AM
The lightning-fast pace of technological innovation is forcing organizations to change the way they operate or risk falling behind. As IT leaders and analysts say, every company is now becoming a software company.

10 Critical Apps to Grow Your Business
July 11, 2017 - 3:28 PM
Entrepreneurship is a grand adventure: daunting, thrilling, and a lot of hard work. As you grow your business, it's easy to take on too much and to let key tasks slip through the cracks. The No. 1 way to stay on top of your game and scale effectively is to get organized!

The Most Advanced Big Data Streaming Systems
July 11, 2017 - 8:35 AM
Big Data sets are often created by the collection and parsing of streaming data, which is the name given to digital information that is generated and collected on a constant basis from a considerable number of sources. The data records streamed are often small enough to be measured in kilobytes, and they tend to conform to prearranged structures.

6 Items Your Help Desk Wish They Had
July 10, 2017 - 3:19 PM
Could your help desk use a little help of their own? It's very likely, but it's also common for help desk employees to be entry-level and uncertain about asking higher ups for an upgrade. However, making sure your help desk is kitted out with all the tools they need for success means that will trickle down to your customers. A happy, high-tech and smoothly operating help desk is a must for most companies. Unfortunately, it's often overlooked.

Why the Era of Automation Will Still Require the Human Experience
July 10, 2017 - 2:38 PM
The current era of automation presents the opportunity to eliminate mundane and repetitive tasks, taking many thankless chores off of workers' plates. Increasingly, discussions of automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies assuming roles like driving, stock trading, telemarketing and manufacturing are making headlines. This trend is leaving room for a new kind of productivity in the workplace-and likewise, a new way of valuing human capital.

SSL Encryption: Clearing Common Misconceptions
July 10, 2017 - 10:24 AM
The amount of Internet traffic secured via SSL encryption is surging to new heights every day - it's estimated that nearly 70 percent of all Web traffic uses SSL encryption and 86 percent of that uses advanced encryption methods like Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC) and Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS).

VAT Introduction is the Case for e-invoicing & e-archiving
July 10, 2017 - 7:00 AM
VAT will transform the way trading companies across the GCC conclude business transactions - be it an SME/ SMB or a large enterprise. It is the case for IT solutions, such as e-invoice suite and e-archive suite, to ensure a smooth transition to the new tax landscape and guarantee on-going VAT compliance.

NotPetya: The Ransomware that Spreads Like a Worm
July 6, 2017 - 8:00 AM
Barely after the dust has settled on WannaCry, the ransomware that affected hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries in May, another ransomware attack, NotPetya, started infecting organizations across Europe and into the Americas on June 27, 2017.

GoldenEye Ransomware Highlights Importance of Eliminating Network Blind Spots
July 5, 2017 - 2:16 PM
A wave of ransomware swept across Europe at an incredibly rapid pace, grinding business to a halt at banks, airports, pharmaceutical companies, government offices, service providers, utilities and more, security researchers said.

13 Best Practices for Eliminating Insider Threats
June 28, 2017 - 9:20 AM
Protecting your network from insider threats is just as important as defending against external ones. These 13 practices can help deal with these risks.

Common Problems Affecting Website Performance & How to Counter Them
June 26, 2017 - 4:05 PM
A website's performance varies for a number of reasons. Conducting stress tests, ramp tests and load tests as a performance checkup can create a clear image of the problem and provide insight into how to counter it effectively.

Best Free VPNs to Bypass Internet Throttling
June 21, 2017 - 2:33 PM
Back in the day, Internet throttling was only brought into play when it was needed. However, people are now downloading and streaming content almost all the time, which has led to an increase in their bandwidth consumption.

What to Ask Before your Company Invests in IT
June 20, 2017 - 1:54 PM
Seeking out the proper technology for your business needs is a difficult, and at times, frustrating task. When faced with a wide variety of options, business executives or owners may think that the best way to solve a problem is by using a company that provides a temporary IT employee. Unfortunately, this is only a Band-Aid solution, and once that employee's contract is up, the company is on its own, and, quite possibly, right back to where the trouble all started.

Four Reasons Why Microsoft is Losing the War to Secure O365
June 19, 2017 - 3:42 PM
According to Microsoft's own reports, it is about to surpass 100 million users on the O365 environment. That is almost 100 percent growth from a year ago. When there are that many users on any system, there are bound to be issues.

Five Essential Skills for a Career in Tech
June 19, 2017 - 2:50 PM
While research has shown that tech jobs are growing, why has there been such a push? Aside from the excitement surrounding innovation, technology careers seek to provide answers for problems that we all face in business and daily life. If you would like to be a part of a career that tackles these challenges directly, here are five important qualities to highlight when applying and interviewing.

The Ethics of Data Retrieval and Storage
June 14, 2017 - 9:14 AM
There are many companies making a lot of money in the big data industry. This has a variety of benefits for companies. Not only do they get to know customers better, but big data can be used to predict future behavior as well.

Lepide's Predictions for Ransomware in 2017
June 9, 2017 - 11:16 AM
Unfortunately, chances are that ransomware attacks will evolve to become even more malevolent than they already have been. New strains of ransomware will explode onto the scene, with greater scope, reaping even greater rewards. Infiltration and propagation methods will be ever-more stealthy and insidious.

Teaching Your Staff How to Use a Cloud-based ERP
June 9, 2017 - 10:00 AM
When it comes to implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, managers often believe that the most important part of the process is choosing the vendor and software suite that best fits their needs. This is extremely important, of course, but the argument can be made that even the best ERP software is borderline useless if the end user doesn't understand how to operate it.

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