Category: Hosting

SHA-1: What it is and How it Affects You

In a fully expected move over 2 years in coming, the major browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge) have announced they no longer support the SHA-1 cryptographic hashing algorithm, often used with SSL certificates. SSL Certificates are the piece in the web puzzle keeping everything secure, encrypting communications between a user and the… Read more »

How Cloud-Based Storage Can Help Small Businesses

Small businesses have to be incredibly responsive. Unlike large companies, they have few employees and complete varied tasks on a small budget. Cloud-based storage allows small businesses to store an unlimited amount of photos, videos, and documents without purchasing and storing expensive equipment. Employees can also connect at any time with almost any mobile device.… Read more »

10 Tips for Writing a Secure Cloud Computing Agreement

There were 736 million records exposed in data breaches in 2015, which was a record all-time high number. One reason enterprises turn to cloud computing services is for much greater security. Cloud services have far fewer vulnerabilities than on-site systems. Even with the added security advantages of the cloud, there is no such thing as too much… Read more »

The Role of Geographic Diversity in Disaster Recovery

In today’s high-tech business environment, the day-to-day operations of most companies rely on an intricate computer infrastructure. When disaster strikes and these systems become unavailable, the entire organization is immobilized. Weather emergencies, facility failures and power supply interruptions are just a few of the things that can go wrong, causing businesses to incur the massive… Read more »

Big Changes Ahead for Data Center Storage Technology

The demands for cloud storage are increasing at an unprecedented rate. Industry experts predict that by 2019, a single user may generate as much as 1.6 Gigabytes of cloud traffic per month. Additionally, it is expected that data generated by the Internet of Things will reach 507.5 billion terabytes per year by 2019. Given these extraordinary figures, industry… Read more »

Choosing a Reliable HIPAA Compliant Hosting Provider

  Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is essential for any organizations that fall under its requirements. Penalties for violation are severe. Covered Entities (CEs) include health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses. They need to keep all Protected Health Information (PHI) private and secure. If it’s stored electronically… Read more »

Is Online Technology Compatible With Attorney-Client Privilege?

Many attorneys are hesitant to adopt online technology because of fears that doing so might violate legal ethics. They may go so far as refusing to add a basic online contact form on their website, or they may resist new platforms such as online case management systems that let them remotely share files with clients.… Read more »

Benefits of Cloud Computing

The cloud computing market continues to grow, with Gartner predicting an increase from $175 billion to $204 billion in 2016. While the typical company uses six cloud services, according to RightScale, some businesses hold off from widespread cloud adoption. They have concerns about switching from legacy systems, reworking business processes to adapt to new solutions… Read more »

Communication Strategy: Cloud Computing and Your Employees

If your business is most like most in 2016, your management team is already communicating the current trend towards full data integration in the cloud. For some organizations, the technology roadmap this year is still a form of hybrid cloud computing as they hang onto older business IT systems. For other organizations, it’s as simple as using a nearly… Read more »

Repository Hosting: Welcome To Your Developer’s Inner Sanctum

Developers know about repository hosting the way that carpenters understand tool bags; it’s what they work with on a daily basis.  To customers, who rely on the delivery of products and services from the content hosted in a repository, the importance isn’t so obvious. That doesn’t mean that, as a customer, you don’t need to have at least… Read more »