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WannaCry is Part of a Bigger Problem
May 26, 2017 - 2:30 PM
The vulnerability exploited by this attack had been patched by Microsoft months before. That patch was part of a widely publicized update that was issued in response to the massive set of NSA cyberespionage tools leaked by the secretive group known as Shadow Brokers. Everyone knew about it. Yet, apparently, few did anything about it.

Ensuring Business Continuity When Your SaaS Stops Providing the Service
May 25, 2017 - 8:51 AM
The hard truth is that there are some cloud security concerns. And the reliability of your SaaS provider is probably the biggest one. The main thing you want to avoid is a situation where you're manically searching for an exit strategy, making decisions on what you can afford to lose, knowing that you won't have enough time to salvage everything.

Important Features to Consider for Windows VPS
May 25, 2017 - 8:29 AM
Virtual Private Servers (VPS) are one the most beneficial and widely used programs in the world. They are ideal to use for Web hosting, secure mail servers, virtual desktops, or for running critical applications.

Do VPS Make You WannaCry?
May 23, 2017 - 3:38 PM
Virtual Private Servers (VPS) have had a rocky start to their creation. Although the technology exists, the security concerns have kept VPS from having a wider acceptance. Recent computer security hacks, such as the WannaCry ransomware attack, have given small business operators pause.

How SMBs Can Safeguard Against Phishing Attacks
May 22, 2017 - 6:03 PM
The reality is that phishing is one of the most effective cyber attack vectors used today, and SMBs are scrambling to figure out the best way to handle it. While user training is necessary, it's not sufficient. Each business has a diverse set of roles, which gives attackers a range of targets to gain access to company systems.

How to Make Big Data Analytics Efficient for Business Growth
May 19, 2017 - 9:10 AM
Big data analytics analyzes millions of data points to derive meaningful patterns and information that businesses could use. According to one study, at least one third of all data that is generated will pass through the cloud. IDC suggests that the total data generated at this point would be nearly 40 trillion gigabytes. Given this ocean of data to play with, how do businesses make use of technology to boost their growth? Here are a few ideas.

What Are the Biggest Threats and Priorities Facing the Banking Industry?
May 15, 2017 - 4:25 PM
It probably isn't news to anyone that the financial services industry is a major target when it comes to data breaches, accounting for 35 percent of all data breaches and weighing in as the No. 1 most breached industry, according to the Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigation Report.

Here's Why Every Business Needs a File-Sharing Policy
May 11, 2017 - 4:27 PM
Sharing data, files, and other important information is a major part of today's digital business world. Between email, VoIP phone calls, cloud software programs, and everything else that your business needs on a daily basis, it's impossible to avoid the exchange of information. But if you don't have a secure strategy in place, you're just asking for trouble.

How is DevOps Adding Value to Business Productivity?
May 11, 2017 - 9:19 AM
In this article, we will discuss the benefits of DevOps for small and medium scale enterprises.

Netwrix Auditor 9.0 Offers Quick Response to Ransomware
May 11, 2017 - 8:45 AM
The release of the new Netwrix Auditor 9.0 addresses new security threats by introducing functionalities that will allow organizations to respond quickly to ransomware and insider vulnerabilities.

How to Future-proof Your Security Operations
May 10, 2017 - 4:48 PM
Security Operations Center (SOC) teams face anywhere from 50 to 100,000 threat alerts a day, many of which are false positives. Even the most sophisticated teams struggle to combat the sheer barrage of information and alerts they must sift through daily. Not only can alerts and events be hard to prioritize and manage, but real-time detection continues to be a major challenge as many sophisticated adversaries use "living off the land" techniques to blend in as insiders. One thing is clear - SOCs need to continue to evolve in order to keep pace with modern-day threats. And, utilizing the right combination of technology, intelligence, and people is critical to this evolution.

Studies Illustrate Growing Cybersecurity Threats
May 10, 2017 - 4:36 PM
A large and growing collection of headlines and reports remind us of the growing cybersecurity problem. Here's a look at a few statistics and forecasts from some of the latest studies on this front.

Security Platform vs. Security Fabric
May 9, 2017 - 10:44 AM
One of the challenges many organizations face when considering upgrading or expanding their security infrastructure is simply wading through the sometimes-confusing language and nomenclature being invented by security vendors and manufacturers to describe new technologies and strategies.

From the System of Record to the System of Intelligence
May 5, 2017 - 4:15 PM
The 1990s legacy vendors of ERP were long considered best in class, the cutting edge. But now organizations approach to ERP needs to evolve. Today, in the age of artificial intelligence and machine learning, organizations can do better than running a system of record. They can run a system of intelligence.

The First Step to Digitalization and Efficient Document Capture
May 3, 2017 - 4:22 PM
The goal of document imaging is to capture and share information visually, so clarity in all resulting formats is critical. What you capture is what you will wind up seeing, sending, and printing. Capturing reality (and possibly enhancing it without modifying it) is crucial.

Cyber Crime Alert! The Rise of Exploit Kits
May 3, 2017 - 12:05 PM
Cherif Sleiman, VP EMEA at Infoblox, discusses the increasing prevalence and risks posed by exploit kits, the evolution of this threat and how companies can defend against them.

The 5 Biggest Pain Points IT Pros Deal With
May 2, 2017 - 8:41 AM
It's a good time to be in the information technology field, but that doesn't mean the industry is void of issues. With new advancements come new issues that must be dealt with in a head-on fashion.

Tools and Resources That Will Aid in Business Growth
April 27, 2017 - 9:28 AM
While fast growing businesses have the potential to be tremendously lucrative, lacking the tools, technology and resources needed to deal with the specific complications and obstacles that expansion may create can quickly become a major liability.

Waze or MapQuest? When it Comes to the Internet, Traffic Routes Matter
April 26, 2017 - 4:39 PM
Let's say you operate a large chain of retail stores. Would you rather your customers use Waze or MapQuest to get to the store closest to them? Clearly you would rather they use Waze; otherwise they might find themselves stuck in traffic and decide in frustration not to go to your store at all. When it comes to online businesses, the situation for your customers is quite similar.

Study: Mid-Tier Businesses Need Security Services
April 26, 2017 - 11:14 AM
Mid-tier businesses are spending a large and growing amount of their budgets on security - especially network security, according to a new study conducted by 451 Research. And the study, which was commissioned by security-as-a-service provider OPAQ Networks, suggests that the majority of these companies want and need security as a service to help them manage this financial burden.

The Importance of Responsive Design for New Websites
April 25, 2017 - 2:37 PM
The usage of mobile phones has exploded in recent years. Most people now have a cell phone that they use for everything from calling to watching movies. These phones are an essential part of everyday life. Since they are so handy, people are using them more often to access the Internet, which has brought about some issues.

What's the Appropriate Response After a Security Breach?
April 24, 2017 - 10:06 AM
A security breach can be a nightmare for businesses of all sizes. And while there's a lot of information on how to avoid a breach in the first place, there isn't always clear advice on what to do after one has already happened. From an IT perspective, a swift and calculated response will play a key role in diffusing the problem and rebuilding trust.

Four Must-Haves for Your CPQ Software Upgrade
April 17, 2017 - 2:43 PM
Exactly what is CPQ software, and why do you have to upgrade it? Also known as configure price quote, it's a software solution for sales teams that quickly analyzes data to offer the best, most accurate numbers in seconds or minutes (depending on the amount of numbers to crunch). It's taken the place of sales teams going in the back to "talk to the manager" in an age when customers want and expect information in real-time. It also removes human error, encourages customer loyalty, and makes closing the deal a lot easier on your sales team.

Five IT Trends Sure to Impact Small Business in 2017
April 13, 2017 - 9:09 AM
Now that we've finally escaped the shadows of last year and have progressed into 2017, we can look at some of the trends that are taking place and use them to more accurately predict what will happen this year. With that being said, here are a few of the IT trends that are sure to have an impact on small businesses in the coming months.

Why Businesses Must Co-opt Shadow IT
April 13, 2017 - 9:02 AM
Denial has proven futile. Once just a worrisome trend, shadow IT has grown into a monster. The aptly named phenomenon, a known risk of data breaches and financial liabilities, pits information technology professionals against end users in an endless battle for control of the digital workplace environment.

Closing the Paperless Billing Gap
April 12, 2017 - 5:03 PM
In today's real-time, always-on culture, users want to receive important documents faster than ever. Whether bank statements, healthcare records, or even legal documents, consumers want information at their fingertips. As a result, electronic, or paperless, billing has emerged as a viable solution to the need for speed in information delivery.

Online Activism: DDoS and Cyberattacks as Peaceful Protests
April 11, 2017 - 1:35 PM
While distributed denial of service attacks generally get nothing but negative attention due to the damage they can do to websites and businesses, activist or hacktivist groups around the world are taking these attacks in a wildly different direction: the peaceful protest.

Document Digitization in the Middle East: On the Road to Digital Transformation
April 10, 2017 - 8:53 AM
For many companies in the Middle East, the biggest challenge when establishing a digital transformation strategy is to determine when and how to digitize paper documents. The decision-making process needs to factor in the requirement to scan legacy files, as well as put processes in place to capture all newly created or acquired information quickly and efficiently.

3 Tips for SMBs in the VDI Market
April 7, 2017 - 11:05 AM
In today's modern workforce, employees are just as comfortable meeting in coffee shops as they are in conference rooms. Small- and medium-business leaders see the need to support employees who work outside the confines of the physical desktop or office, offering the flexibility to work from any location. IT must be just as flexible to meet the changing needs of growing numbers of workers.

Taking Manufacturing into the Future
April 5, 2017 - 11:34 AM
According to a report released by consulting firm McKinsey and Company, the next ten years should see the rise of digitalization as the fourth era of industrial revolution begins. What is the fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0? How will it affect the manufacturing sector?

Five Lessons Learned While Preparing for Our SOC 2 Audit
April 3, 2017 - 10:15 AM
OutSystems recently went through a successful SOC 2 (Service Organization Control) audit of security controls to demonstrate compliance and our ability to protect sensitive customer data. As that is something organizations are increasingly asking of vendors, knowing five key tips will help ensure a smooth audit.

Cybersecurity Landscape: Putting Threats into the Context of Technology Infrastructure Trends
April 3, 2017 - 9:51 AM
Organizations today are facing cybersecurity challenges that are multi-faceted, with a threat landscape that is rapidly evolving. Threats are intelligent, autonomous and increasingly difficult to detect, with new ones emerging and old ones returning with enhanced capabilities.

Why is Smart and Secure Remote Access Underestimated?
March 29, 2017 - 8:28 AM
For too many IT departments, the power of remote connectivity is underestimated much like these remaining players in the most exciting basketball tournament in the world. In his most recent blog, Mike discusses the three key attributes that IT managers should demand of a remote access solution. Before you choose your communications solution, make sure that the provider's connectivity into your enterprise is smart, secure and gives you full control.

Three Reasons Your IT Team Needs VoIP
March 28, 2017 - 1:38 PM
VoIP or Voice over IP is especially useful when businesses want to gain and use communication to different areas all over the world. In most cases, voice communication is expensive. Making phone calls to people on the other side of the world, for example, can be very costly for businesses. However, VoIP has been shown to offer many advantages to businesses related to cutting the costs of calls. The feature also provides many other benefits to companies.

Leave Competitors Behind by Using IT Solutions to Analyze YouTube Videos
March 28, 2017 - 10:15 AM
Today, people tend to upload their video reviews of different products and services to such websites as ExpoTV and YouTube. The latter is the best example of websites that often get too little attention from marketers and researchers given difficulties associated with the analysis of video content.

Technology Purchasing Sees Shakeup in Organizations
March 27, 2017 - 10:29 AM
A new IDC update reports that there will be many more technology purchases made from line of business budgets than from IT operations.

ARM's DynamIQ Bolsters AI, Cloud Applications
March 24, 2017 - 3:08 PM
ARM's latest chip design, the DynamIQ, means some substantial advances ahead in cloud applications, AI processing, and more.

What Color is Your Network? Best Practices for Automation and Orchestration
March 21, 2017 - 8:12 AM
Digital transformation waits for no organization. According to recent research, organizations have one or two years at best to make significant inroads in this area before they suffer financially and competitively. Creating widespread change usually involves overcoming thorny challenges, and among them is "technical debt." This phrase, borrowed from programming, conjures up the idea of technology that makes change harder. It shows up in three main ways.

How Online Services Help Improve SEO
March 17, 2017 - 2:50 PM
One of the best ways to improve SEO performance is through suitable customer service.

Digital Signage Design Ideas for WordPress Sites
March 17, 2017 - 11:49 AM
For those with a strong foothold in digital signage, WordPress provides the perfect dynamic platform. Compared to other digital sign products, WordPress provides a cost effective, open source alternative.

Pennsylvania Sues IBM Over IT Project
March 16, 2017 - 12:20 PM
Pennsylvania is suing IBM for what the commonwealth says is incomplete work on an IT project that promised to upgrade its unemployment compensation system. But what's truly interesting about this case is what it illustrates about such large engagements - that only 2 percent of development projects that exceed $100 million in labor costs are on time and within budget.

Email Viruses Infect Millions: What Happens If You Get One?
March 15, 2017 - 10:14 AM
Since the dawn of the Internet, there have always been security risks and measures in place to prevent damaging attacks. But what happens if your software misses it, a user makes an error and clicks on the wrong link, or downloads a virus disguised as an attachment? Are you protected? What can you do to mitigate the risks and prevent viruses from wreaking havoc on your systems?

How Remote IT Workers Can Thrive and Survive
March 14, 2017 - 2:12 PM
While IT professionals were once confined to working on the job site, the transition to virtual servers and cloud technologies now means many businesses are hiring remotely. This is great from a convenience perspective, but can be troublesome for those who have no experience working remotely in the past.

Seven Key Elements to Include in Your Start-up's Business Plan
March 14, 2017 - 10:50 AM
Whether you're looking to attract angel investors or gain the attention of venture capital firms, you'll need a well-crafted summary of your business and how you desire to run it. Sadly, around 50 percent of start-ups fail within their first four years. Many of these failures could have been avoided if more energy was poured into creating a strong business plan. The plan is the blueprint for your start-up and its crafting should be treated with the utmost care. But in order to write a quality business plan, you'll need to know what key elements comprise it.

March Madness for Vulnerabilities
March 14, 2017 - 10:26 AM
March Madness, the annual college basketball championship, is here! Whether that means gearing up for the basketball tournament or getting ready to face spring and summer seasons, this is the beginning of a very busy time for a lot of people and organizations. The problem is, it's a busy time for hackers as well.

How Does Email Security Fit into Your IT Strategy?
March 13, 2017 - 2:33 PM
It's up to you and your IT partners to strengthen your security fence and manage the way you use email.

The Row-Level Security Secrets All DBA Experts Should Know
March 10, 2017 - 9:24 AM
We love the SQL Server 2016, and for more than one reason. The 2016 version came with a number of added features and upgrades to its existing features that enhance the SQL Server security aspects like never seen before. One of the newest features of the 2016 version is Row-Level Security.

What is SSD? The Beginner's Guide
March 9, 2017 - 12:31 PM
How ancient do the ideas of floppy disks and CD-ROMs seem? Incredibly, people still use them in some parts of the world, despite the fact that one 16GB USB memory stick offers storage equivalent to 11,000 floppy disks. Those same memory sticks themselves pale in comparison to some flash drives, offering up to several terabytes of space.

How to Make Your Web Design Campaign Successful
March 9, 2017 - 11:21 AM
A successful Web design campaign does not happen easily. Lots of effort, a high intelligence level and creative thinking need to be integrated to reach the target.

Is Your Business Ready for the Internet of Things?
March 8, 2017 - 9:58 AM
The explosion of connected devices, and the increasing number of businesses embracing them for mainstream operations, has meant that analysts are now estimating that over 20 billion "things" could be circulating by 2020. But, how will it transform business as we know it?

TMC Announces Winners of the 2016 infoTECH Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award
March 7, 2017 - 11:24 AM
The 2016 infoTECH Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award recognizes the most innovative and enterprising data center vendors who offer infrastructure or software, servers or cooling systems, cabling or management applications.

Three Reasons Why Silicon Valley Will Outsource to Belarus
March 2, 2017 - 2:31 PM
When it comes to IT outsourcing, the facts talk even louder than numbers. Silicon Valley, desperately trying to fill the gaps in the IT talent pool, has already been caught among the leaders of H-1B Visa claimers. IBM, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple are all among the top 20 companies inviting IT professionals from overseas.

It's Up to IT to Usher in the Smart Office
March 2, 2017 - 11:30 AM
We've all heard of the smart home. In fact, most people already have one or two smart technologies installed in their home. Some have fully invested in advanced gadgets and tools to further automate simple processes. But are you familiar with the smart office? It's the next frontier for smart technologies and it's up to IT departments everywhere to make it a bigger priority.

What Makes Computer Software Secure?
February 23, 2017 - 2:48 PM
During the planning stages of software development, it's important to think about all possbile security flaws and how you can come up with ways to protect your software. If you concentrate on the following points, then your software will be as secure as possible.

5 Ways to Attract Angel Investors for Your Tech Startup
February 22, 2017 - 10:04 AM
Angel investors typically cannot put up as much money as venture capital firms, but offer an incredible amount of intangible benefits to tech startups, such as one-on-one mentoring. Angel investors typically invest in people rather than ideas, and wish to build lifelong working relationships with serious professionals.

Teramind's New Feature Detects Insider Threats
February 21, 2017 - 8:58 AM
Teramind has announced a new patent pending intelligent session mining feature to help organizations identify insider threats and to expand its partner program by helping value added resellers (VAR) and managed service providers (MSPs) increase their bottom line.

You Can Now 3D Print Electrical Circuits
February 14, 2017 - 2:03 PM
A company called Nano Dimension recently announced that it has successfully printed 3D electrical circuits. The team was even able to embed electrical components inside the circuits, during the printing process. So, the circuits are totally usable.

A Love Letter to the Excel Spreadsheet
February 14, 2017 - 7:00 AM
Just in time for Valentine's Day, here's a little tribute to the business application we've all been devoted to for so long.

A Look Back at Project and Portfolio Management for 2016
February 13, 2017 - 2:21 PM
Last year's findings revealed some interesting takeaways, indicating some "trends" that are here to stay, and others that are on the rise.

Market Consolidation: Who Are the Winners and Losers?
February 13, 2017 - 9:41 AM
It is common to see smaller companies in the IT market accept VC funding or get acquired by bigger players, and for many, it's the end goal. In the IT automation space alone, market consolidation has played out time after time - with behemoths such as CISCO, IBM, BMC and CA Technologies acquiring smaller, niche players. The latest of these announcements came in January 2017 when CA Technologies finalized its acquisition of Automic.

Here's Why Data Backup and Recovery Needs to be a Focal Point
February 13, 2017 - 9:23 AM
You may assume it'll never happen to you, but all it takes is one attack, natural disaster, or honest error and all your company's data could vanish. That's why you absolutely must have a backup and recovery plan in place.

3D Printing New Crimes: What Police Need to Know
February 13, 2017 - 8:56 AM
3D printing has the potential to transform the world by simplifying manufacturing, shortening supply chains, democratizing production, creating jobs, and customizing products to our needs. But 3D printing also has a dark side. Guns have already been 3D printed and criminals are using 3D printers to create new forms of crime.

Empowering Higher Education to Empower Students
February 9, 2017 - 9:01 AM
Most higher education institutions seek to prepare their graduates to be "work ready", so it's no surprise that many of them have incorporated Linux-related content into their curricular programs. As the popularity of Linux in modern IT has grown, so has the demand for Linux and related skills in the job market. But building these courses so they match the expectations of enterprises, keeping them up-to-date as technology rapidly evolves, and properly supporting them with hands-on labs and exercises can be a complex, difficult, and costly undertaking. This is why we created the Red Hat Academy.

Password Integrity Shouldn't Be Taken Lightly
February 7, 2017 - 9:52 AM
For all the discussion about malware, phishing, ransomware, and other common threats, it seems like most IT departments around the country are failing to account for one of the more prevalent issues: password-based attacks.

Ransomware: How to Prepare for and Recover from Attacks
February 2, 2017 - 11:58 AM
Ransomware - a malicious program that infects and locks up files on devices until a ransom is paid - is a growing problem across all industries. Experts say the total cost of ransomware attacks could reach $1 billion in 2016, and the danger is expected to increase sharply in the years ahead. A recent Osterman Research survey of more than 500 IT professionals at businesses in North America and Europe found that almost half had been the target of a ransomware attack.

Data Breaches Are Costing Victims Big
February 2, 2017 - 11:49 AM
We all know some of the ancillary costs of data breaches. The loss of face in the community, the loss of faithful customers who no longer believe a company safe to work with, the loss of time spent repairing a system and augmenting it to face future breaches are all a part of the package.

Email Archiving Laws Are Changing - Are You Complying?
February 1, 2017 - 11:54 AM
Many industries are effected by laws regarding the archiving of digital documentation. Some industries only need to archive for a year, while others may need to archive everything for an entire lifetime. If you would like to learn how archiving laws effect your industry, take a look at this Guide to Email Retention Policy.

Data Management Platforms: Nailing the Implementation
January 31, 2017 - 8:10 AM
So now that you've acquired a data management platform (DMP), it's now time for you to set it up. A DMP implementation is a very iterative process, so you'll need to prepare in advance. Some components of the implementation may be complete before others, and that is perfectly normal. A successful implementation will be revisited and tweaked to ensure long-term relevance of the tool.

Microsoft by the Numbers: Ups and Downs
January 27, 2017 - 10:47 AM
Microsoft's latest earnings report reflects good news and bad as some categories rise and others plummet.

IT Titan IronYun Taps Jenne for Distribution
January 26, 2017 - 1:41 PM
IronYun, a major force in IT elements like cloud computing and big data operations, turns to Jenne, Inc. for distribution in the United States.

New Tool Uses AI to Improve Wedding Planning
January 24, 2017 - 1:55 PM
Wedding Nook automates the $58B wedding industry with an AI platform / formula that utilizes constantly collected data to best match users with a local vendor that meets their needs.

CoPilot Blames Malevolent Insider for 2015 Data Breach
January 24, 2017 - 1:39 PM
The company asserts that the data breach caused no personal or financial harm to any of the victims. The incident, however, is yet another reminder about the threat that malevolent insiders pose for cybersecurity.

Three Ways Companies Can Improve Sustainability
January 24, 2017 - 10:00 AM
All of the evidence points to the fact that pursuing sustainability is a savvy business decision; yet, despite there being a plethora of green business strategies out there, many companies either don't have a clear sustainability plan or lack any sort of policy altogether. Here are three easy ways companies can improve sustainability.

Top Five Incident Response Tools
January 19, 2017 - 12:06 PM
Until few years ago, incident response tools were much like police investigations - complex, time consuming, and requiring high expertise. While tools facilitated investigation and response activities, processes remained to a large degree manual. However, in recent years, a new generation of tools has emerged that significantly simplifies the life of security incident response teams.

Worldwide IT Spend Hampered by Politics
January 18, 2017 - 2:12 PM
It's another year of increased spending in IT, says a Gartner report, but the pace may be slowing.

E-Signature Adoption Takes Big Step Forward With New California Law
January 18, 2017 - 10:11 AM
Electronic signatures (e-signatures) have been around for a couple of decades, but significant barriers are just now being torn down in many industries and regions of the country. Most recently, a monumental barrier in the state of California was overtaken, thanks in large part to a bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown.

Data Corruption: The Silent Data Thief
January 17, 2017 - 3:55 PM
IT professionals are focused on the outside threats that might steal, encrypt or destroy their organization's data. But what about those serious threats that are not from external adversaries or rogue employees, which happen without you even knowing?

Making Mindfulness a Part of the Organization
January 17, 2017 - 1:24 PM
Mindfulness provides us with a framework for the betterment of both the individual and the organization. Simply aggregating a group of mindful individuals will not result in a mindful organization. It has to be accompanied by a systematic adoption of tools, techniques and processes, both physical and virtual.

SSL Inspection: Uncovering Cyber Threats in SSL Traffic
January 17, 2017 - 9:01 AM
Encrypted traffic accounts for a large and growing percentage of all network traffic. While the adoption of SSL, and its successor, Transport Layer Security (TLS), should be cause for celebration - as encryption improves confidentiality and message integrity - it also puts organizations at risk. This is because hackers can leverage encryption to conceal their exploits from security devices that do not inspect SSL traffic. How serious is the threat?

Combating Cybercrime in 2017 by Building an Information Security Program
January 17, 2017 - 8:33 AM
As far as we've come with information security, the landscape still feels like the Wild West. Swiftly reacting to intrusive foes may grant you the right to fight another day, but getting ahead of security risks warrants a proactive, strategic plan with structured management oversight.

Tips for Fighting Against Ransomware
January 9, 2017 - 11:14 AM
Hackers are now able to make money by blocking access to secured data from the organization's personnel using ransomware attacks. The hackers demand money from the organization for access to their own secured information from the server. In this type of attack, the hacker is safe and will likely not get caught for the illegal act.

How the Education Sector Must Prepare for the Digital Era
January 9, 2017 - 10:39 AM
The new generation approaching Higher Education is millennials, who have grown up with technology. Meanwhile, the children entering primary and secondary schools see technology as second nature. Now, more than ever, is the optimal time for the education sector as a whole to think about the infrastructure that supports the digital learning experience.

Ten Essential Ways to Protect and Secure Customers' Data
January 6, 2017 - 8:25 AM
Protecting your customers' sensitive data is one of the most imperative things a business can do. Here are ten ways of locking down this information.

End-to-End Encryption a Recipe for Serenity
January 5, 2017 - 3:13 PM
Divatia, an application and performance optimization industry veteran, said Baffle is able to minimize performance impact, ensure encryption throughout the entire data lifecycle and automate the storage, rotation, retirement and use of keys. Too many firms view security as "a necessary evil…just a box to check," and in taking this nonchalant approach are providing opportunity for increased vulnerability.

How to Keep Your Smartphones, Laptops and Tablets Secure
January 5, 2017 - 11:15 AM
There are two main ways to protect your electronic devices. One is physical protection, as in keeping your laptop or smartphone from being stolen. The second is cyber protection.

The Value of Data Integration in Big Business
December 28, 2016 - 3:32 PM
For decades now, data analysts have closely studied the past in the hopes of understanding the present more clearly. With the power of data integration, they can stop hoping and start knowing. Data integration doesn't guess, data integration delivers answers.

Real-Time Big Data for Social Good
December 28, 2016 - 12:02 PM
There is no denying that Facebook, Google and even our phone companies collect a lot of information about each of us. The question is: can we leverage big data for the benefit of society and to improve the human condition?

Wrap-Up on 2017 Digital Trends
December 27, 2016 - 3:25 PM
In the run up to 2017, predictions on trends are overwhelming regardless of the field, channel or geo. Brands express concerns, producers put stakes, startups reap up the results, investors search for the top runners, while experts analyze and make foresights. In this context, the opinion of the latter is the least biased, hence, most valued.

IP Monitoring: How Deep Should You Go in Protecting Your Digital Assets?
December 20, 2016 - 9:33 AM
Digital piracy is continually rising, and bootlegged TV shows, songs and movies are only scratching the surface. For businesses, the bigger threat is the risk of their confidential data and assets falling into the wrong hands. Think Sony. Think State Department. Think Ashley Madison (and a whole lot of others).

Enterprise Adoption of Containers: A Technology That's Time Has Come
December 15, 2016 - 8:30 AM
Container adoption has been slower than expected, partly due to the fact that 50 percent of respondents cited container management as the top challenge. Currently, only 16 percent of all organizations are using containers in production.

IT Project Managers Use Big Data to Meet Deadlines
December 14, 2016 - 2:20 PM
Today's successful businesses are fully informed. They are aware of their target market and how customers interact with their products and services. As data analytics has become more readily available, brands have discovered the power of information. Armed with the right data, brands can create strategies that are guaranteed to get results.

SEO of Websites Developed Using Joomla Templates
December 14, 2016 - 8:19 AM
Joomla is a widely used CMS by business owners and marketers to custom develop their promotional and e-commerce websites. For whatever purpose you maintain a website, it is very important to ensure its search engine performance in order to make your site visible to the public.

SecBI CTO Talks Security, Telecom Predictions 2017
December 13, 2016 - 3:17 PM
Emerging technologies based on machine learning and analytics are already having a huge impact on the industry. While this began to really sprout in 2016, there is still more to come.

Sonian CTO Talks ITEXPO
December 12, 2016 - 9:53 AM
Sometimes managing information can be difficult - even with everything now being digital. Big data can cause big problems if not handled correctly. Sonian, a pure public cloud information archiving and analytics company, realized this problem in 2007 and has been working to solve it ever since.

10 with A10: 10 Security Predictions for 2017
December 12, 2016 - 8:34 AM
The cyber landscape changes dramatically year after year. If you blink, you may miss something; whether that's a noteworthy hack, a new attack vector or new solutions to protect your business. Sound cybersecurity means trying to stay one step ahead of threat actors.

Beyond the Holidays: How to Prioritize IT Projects for 2017
December 8, 2016 - 10:28 AM
Prioritization of projects is an essential part of PMO value contribution. Unless your PMO has more resources than it knows what to do with, you likely have a higher demand than resources to complete them all.

DDoS Defense: Are Corporate Networks in the Middle East Protected?
December 7, 2016 - 9:24 AM
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are growing in both size and sophistication. Recently in September, a pair of high-profile DDoS attacks reached more than 600 Gbps and 1 Tbps, respectively, ranking among the largest DDoS attacks on record. And their ferocity is only expected to trend upward.

Five Cybersecurity Laws and Practices That Will Pique Your Interest
December 7, 2016 - 9:15 AM
With a Juniper Research report estimating the total cost of cybercrimes to reach $2.1 trillion by 2019, CIOs cannot risk dropping the ball in regard to the security and safety of their businesses' IT estates.

Scality & The One RING to Rule Your Storage Needs
December 7, 2016 - 8:43 AM
At Editors Day Silicon Valley, Scality CMO Paul Turner sat down with TMC to talk security, storage and how Scality handles data.

Bigger Walls Won't Keep Data Safe, Vectra Will
December 6, 2016 - 7:46 AM
For years, the security community placed a focus on perimeter defenses but ensuring all is well is much more than simply building a bigger wall. It's what these nefarious actors do once in the network that is the truly frightening part of the equation.


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