Category: Tech

What can VPN connectivity mean to a multi-site organization?

You keep data on your business, employees, and customers. That data is a valuable to more than just you. Corporate espionage costs businesses worldwide over $500 billion a year. Keeping that data safe can be tough even with only one location. So when dealing with multiple sites requiring secure communications, the complexity is magnified. The… Read more »

Why Use Hybrid Cloud for Your Business?

Hybrid Cloud is a term that is tough to escape these days. It means using public cloud services (such as AWS or Azure) and a private cloud together in one combined environment. How can this help your business? Cost.  Public cloud is fast and inexpensive to scale out.   Private cloud is faster, but costs more up front.… Read more »

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 »

Solid State Disks Gain Capacity Advantage Over Hard Disks

Until recently one of the factors that hindered the penetration of flash memory-based Solid State Drives (SSDs) into the corporate datacenter was their capacity deficit with respect to Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). Only months ago, at a time when 4TB hard drives were well established as commodity products, 1TB seemed to be the top of the range… Read more »

Data Security: How Companies Lose Data

As much as companies institute data security policies, they still on occasion, find themselves scrambling to recreate their lost data and repairing their reputation over a data loss or breach.  Here are 3 ways in which companies still lose data and what to do to avoid these common pitfalls. Some employees decide to use their advanced settings… Read more »

Increasing Database Efficiency in 2017

Building a database is one task. Its maintenance is another. With advancements being made in the areas of continuous integration, informatics and data visualization technologies, it is important to remember that data integrity and quality are the underlying factors that improve operational efficiency. Here’s a look back at why we started using databases and how we… Read more »

Tech Trends to Expect in 2017

Mobile Devices

As 2016 draws to a close, technological development is advancing at a rapid pace. Businesses must keep up to date with the latest tech trends which could transform several markets in 2017. Here are five of the most life-changing we can expect to see over the next year. 1. Big Data Getting Bigger Although Big… Read more »

Linux and “Defense in Depth”

Many people who have merely heard of Linux, as well as experienced Linux users, make the assumption that running Linux in itself is all of the protection against spyware, malware, and cyber attacks that they need. Linux is more secure than Microsoft Windows for a couple of reasons (although Microsoft has made great strides in security… Read more »

Migrating Your Technology to the Cloud: Considerations and Strategy

Managed Public Cloud

If you’re like many business owners, you’re considering moving some of your business processes to the cloud. You feel it’s a convenient way to ensure security and reliable data recovery; and you feel it will save you money on hardware, software and managing your entire technology infrastructure. However, every business owner or organization manager should… Read more »

Avoiding the Goldilocks Approach when Choosing SaaS

We all do it. We scroll down the list aimlessly in search of what might fit best for the budget, and find several options that look like a good fit on paper, but in the business world are terrible options. This is what we refer to as the Goldilocks approach to choosing software; the method… Read more »