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Cybersecurity: How to Keep Your Company Safe

With cybersecurity and privacy being one of the top tech challenges for organizations in 2017, it’s important to know how your company can stay safe and secure. Recent research shows that 66% of tech leaders believe that the level of internet security threats has increased in the last year, driven by ransomware. According to a report by Hiscox, small businesses …

How Can IT Automation Save Your Business Money?

There has been massive growth in the number of IT automation tools in the past few years and the benefits are compelling; automation improves efficiency, productivity and output while reducing cost, risk and inconsistency. Automation also cuts down on repetitive tasks and ultimately, relieves headaches! Automation has transformed a wide range of processes, such as accounting, customer relationship management, marketing, …

How Safe is Your Data in the Cloud?

February 15, 2021 Articles

Cloud computing—storing data and applications remotely, rather than using your premises—can make your business more efficient, cut IT costs, and speed up operations. Many benefits come with the cloud; building energy-hungry data centers is expensive and time-consuming, while managing hundreds of software applications chews up IT resources.  “Business leaders are looking to optimize and grow their businesses, and the cloud can …

Do You Need a Virtual CIO For Your Business?

January 31, 2021 Articles

The Old CIO A short while ago, the “IT guy” role in a business resembled a technical support engineer who would run when called, then diligently untangle wires and reconnect telephone lines. Back then, IT departments comprised of large computers that were located in air-conditioned facilities and required specialized expertise to run, program, and maintain. Today, IT is far more …

Data thieves target health care’s weak security network

The health care industry’s security system is apparently in need of major repair. Two reports surfaced recently offering evidence of cybersecurity issues in the industry. While one report notes stolen health care information isn’t nearly as valuable on the black market as is financial industry data, thieves can still get key personal information by breaching a health care database. Perhaps …

5 factors startups should consider while choosing a cloud provider

Cloud computing has a significant role to play in making startups successful. From San Francisco to London to Israel to Bengaluru, many early-stage startups utilised the cloud in rapidly scaling their businesses. During the last five years, many new players entered the market, making it tough for startups to choose the right platform. While choice is always good, it can …

Here’s what you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach.

Yahoo’s announcement that state-sponsored hackers have stolen the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale—it’s the largest data breach ever—and the potential security implications for users. That’s because Yahoo, unlike MySpace, LinkedIn and other online services that suffered large breaches in recent years, is an email provider; and email accounts are central to users’ online lives. …

Hackers Claim to Auction Data They Stole From NSA-Linked Spies

The NSA’s elite teams of hackers have for years made it their mission to silently compromise computer systems around the globe. Now one group of anonymous hackers claims to have executed a counter-hack with none of the same discretion: They’ve brazenly announced the theft of a collection of files they say belonged to an NSA-linked spy group. And they’re auctioning …

Cloud or dedicated server? Where is the smart money going?

Should you be entrusting your data to the cloud or keeping it down to earth on your own servers? This is a decision facing every CIO. And it’s one they’ll be forced to justify and revisit regularly for the foreseeable future. That’s because there’s been no knock-out blow in the argument between the cloud and the in-house server. There’s plenty …

What is it costing you not to upgrade?

When making a business case to refresh a fleet of desktops or laptops, one number is easy to calculate: the cost of the new hardware. But, as with an iceberg, it’s the numbers under the surface that are more significant. Those hidden costs of pushing a fleet beyond its natural end-of-life increase exponentially. Some of these costs can be hard …