January 22, 2019
Four Steps for Creating a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan As frequent headlines about natural disasters like wildfires in California or Hurricane Harvey in Houston demonstrate, the need for a business continuity and disaster recovery plan is real. What seemed an unlikely event just a few years ago now seems imminent. Natural disasters are debilitating in an age where companies rely heavily on digital tools and processes. From power ou[…]
December 3, 2018
Why Cloud Computing May be Safer for Healthcare Organizations Just a few years ago, the concept of cloud computing seemed off-limits for healthcare organizations. The sensitive data handled by hospitals, clinics and insurers would be out there, exposed and available to any curious “wannabe hacker” that could infiltrate a cloud server. Fast forward just a bit, and cloud computing is now considered a safer option than on-site data storage s[…]
November 19, 2018
The Most Important Thing Big Data Is Good For Big data is undergoing a revolution. The technology is coming to a point of maturation, in which users have suddenly realized the purpose of storing and analyzing huge volumes of data. That purpose is to put the data to action. This might seem obvious, but the solutions for handling big data have largely focused on the mechanics of handling large volumes rather than how that da[…]
November 5, 2018
3 Tips for Improved Cloud Security It didn’t take long for the concept of cloud computing to take off and become widespread across all industries. And while there are great advantages to adopting cloud-based solutions, there are many cyber criminals taking advantage of any possible weakness, which is why cloud security has taken center stage for most IT departments. Increasingly, it’s more than just the IT profe[…]
October 22, 2018
The Challenges of Cyber Security in 2018 The landscape has certainly changed over the last few years as cyber criminals have become craftier, bolder and more successful in finding cyber security weaknesses in an increasingly digitally transformed society. While organizations are doing what they can to protect their data, there are many new challenges facing them as they continually work to improve their cyber security[…]
October 8, 2018
Weighing the Cost of Big Data The flood of data coming in from cloud technology, sensors on devices, social media behaviors and website visits has enterprises reeling. While trying to figure out solutions for storing, processing and analyzing data, enterprises recognize that the information holds a vast set of insights with big potential for understanding the market and growing their businesses. Still, it’s[…]
September 24, 2018
Setting Up Structure for Big Data The challenge of handling data is a priority for enterprises as they determine how to effectively store the flood of information streaming in from cloud solutions and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Weighing the costs and benefits of different types of cold data storage is necessary to choose the right solution. What many enterprises ignore in their search for data solutions […]
September 10, 2018
Protect Your Organization With a Disaster Recovery Strategy A minute of downtime doesn’t sound like much, but an IT disruption, even if it lasts moments, can be costly. Disaster recovery efforts are leading the way in helping companies prepare for and prevent the worst. Organizations do not enjoy the idea of the worst IT event that can happen to them, yet few spend time and money to prevent it. This is what leads to many just crossing t[…]
June 4, 2018
Key Questions to Ask Before Making Decisions on Cloud Transitions There’s a lot of momentum among enterprises to shift workloads to the cloud, but as you shape your digital transformation strategy, you may get stuck in discussions about which cloud. You’ve contemplated all the benefits of public, private and hybrid cloud and you’re no closer to determining the right path. There are a few key questions that can help you clear away some of the […]
May 21, 2018
Using Smart Data to Better Manage Cloud Technology The benefits of cloud solutions are leading to a transition to the cloud in a wide variety of applications, including software designed to improve the customer experience, networking solutions that apply software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN), and security tools that monitor the broad plane of risk that cloud technology introduces. In all areas of technology, enterprise[…]