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As the Network Changes, Engineers Are Embracing the DevOps Model

As the Network Changes, Engineers Are Embracing the DevOps Model

Businesses that have embraced digital transformation with a clear strategy are outperforming their peers. A Capgemini study found that digitization leaders generate more revenue, are more profitable and enjoy higher market valuation. This transformation requires making rapid changes to...

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

Application bottlenecks can lead an otherwise functional computer or server to slow down to a crawl. The term “bottleneck” refers to both an overloaded network and the state of a computing device in which one component is unable to...

How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

We’ve been moving more and more towards computerized processes in our daily lives for a long time now, but the full extent of this technology is yet to be fully realized; the potential applications of this technology are both...

Transformation on a Global Scale

Transformation on a Global Scale

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it’s people that make it happen. For an IT organization to help transform an institution, the individuals in the technology group need to make a concerted effort to look beyond their...

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

Fei Huang, NeuVector
In this Fresh Ink interview segment, we talk to NeuVector CEO Fei Huang about the most pressing container security concerns and strategies to mitigate them.
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6 Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

6 Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

One of the main problems facing small businesses is growth and getting the word out. You could have the best product or service in the world, but it’s still not going to make a successful business if no one...





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WatchGuard Launches New Quarterly Internet Security Report

March 30, 2017 No Comments

WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, today released the findings of its inaugural quarterly Internet Security Report, which explores the latest computer and network security threats affecting small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises. The report covers the top network and malware trends from Q4 2016, examines the most notable cyber security stories, details new research from the WatchGuard Threat Lab, and provides practical defense tips for security professionals.

Core Security Expands CoreLabs’ Research to Encompass Vulnerabilities, Attack Paths, Identity, Network Threats and Data Science

March 30, 2017 No Comments

ore Security®, a leader in Vulnerability, Access Risk Management and Network Detection and Response, today announced the expansion of CoreLabs, now the industry’s only research team whose coverage holistically analyzes security attacks across attack vectors, exploits and vulnerabilities, device and identity configurations, and network traffic. The CoreLabs team now includes over 34 researchers around the world.

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THE COLD REALITY OF CYBERSECURITY RISKS FOR SMALL- TO MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES

March 29, 2017 No Comments

In today’s worldwide network of complex interconnectedness and unprecedented vulnerability, how concerned should small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) be about cyber threats? According to news outlets across the country, the answer is: “VERY!” A poorly protected network infrastructure can lead to unwanted exposure, profit loss and even total collapse. SMBs represent the largest demographic targeted by hackers, putting them in a position to take action, or potentially face grave consequences.

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IBM X-Force Finds Historic Number Of Records Leaked And Vulnerabilities Disclosed In 2016

March 29, 2017 No Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) Security today announced results from the 2017 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index which found the number of records compromised grew a historic 566 percent in 2016 from 600 million to more than 4 billion. These leaked records include data cybercriminals have traditionally targeted like credit cards, passwords and personal health information, but IBM X-Force also noted a shift in cybercriminal strategies. In 2016, a number of significant breaches related to unstructured data such as email archives, business documents, intellectual property and source code were also compromised.

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Cybersecurity and small businesses – why it matters

March 29, 2017 No Comments

All businesses, regardless of size, are susceptible to cyberattack. 2016 catapulted corporate hacking into the spotlight, making all those associated with business, from executive to customer, a potential target. The suggestion that Russia may have influenced the recent American election testifies to the threat of hacking and the current data around cybercrime is truly shocking. The hacking threat is particularly dangerous to small businesses who may not have the resources to protect against an attack.

Brocade Extends Gen 6 Fibre Channel Portfolio with a No-Compromise Entry-Level Switch and Industry-First Virtual Machine Visibility for Storage Networks

March 28, 2017 No Comments

Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced the Brocade® G610, a no-compromise storage switch for always-on connectivity to the all-flash data center. This breakthrough switch leverages the power of Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel technology, providing up to 32 Gbps performance, unmatched simplicity and enterprise-class functionality that helps organizations adapt to dynamic workloads and new demands for always-on business operations.

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The Real-Time Data Challenge Managing Thousands of Air Pollution Sensors

March 28, 2017 No Comments

The quality of the air we breathe is one of the leading environmental health hazards facing our global population. Last year the World Health Organization (WHO) released a global air quality model reaching the alarming conclusion that 92% of the world’s population is currently breathing air that’s polluted enough to represent a health risk. Additional WHO data estimates that 3 million deaths annually are attributable to outdoor air pollution, with two-thirds of these deaths occurring in the heavily polluted South East Asia and Western Pacific regions.

Choosing the Right RAID Configuration for Different Purposes

March 28, 2017 No Comments

The technology behind disk arrays and RAID has evolved so much these past few years. The availability of more reliable hard drives and SSDs as well as more advanced RAID controllers have made more RAID configurations possible, even for home users. Each RAID configuration presents its own set of advantages, which is why they suit specific types of usage and circumstance.

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CloudJumper Launches JumpStart for Fast Ground to Cloud Customer Onboarding to WaaS

March 28, 2017 No Comments

CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform innovator for agile business IT, today announced JumpStart, a seamless ground-to-cloud onboarding solution for managed service providers (MSPs), cloud service providers (CSPs), telcos, agents and other IT solution providers that deliver WaaS. The new client onboarding technology grants WaaS providers the ability to provision nWorkSpace environments quickly and easily by scanning the customer IT environment, mirroring customer landscape data within the cloud-based workspace, and provisioning new WaaS accounts with unprecedented speed and accuracy.

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Hackers! This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

March 28, 2017 No Comments

When the history of internet memes is written, one of the top ten entries will surely be “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”. This catchphrase is used in response to a topic thread that has deviated from its original purpose. The popularity of this catchphrase is borne out by how much it has spread into popular culture, particularly in the world of internet-connected devices that started out with the promise of facilitating great productivity gains, but that are now seeing those gains reduced by hackers and cyberthieves who are exploiting the vulnerabilities of those devices.

As the Network Changes, Engineers Are Embracing the DevOps Model

March 28, 2017 No Comments

Businesses that have embraced digital transformation with a clear strategy are outperforming their peers. A Capgemini study found that digitization leaders generate more revenue, are more profitable and enjoy higher market valuation. This transformation requires making rapid changes to the network without taking critical systems offline – no easy task. An organization succeeds at this process when its customers are unaware that the changes are taking place because no services are being disrupted.

TraceLink and Advanco partner to simplify serialization line management integration

March 28, 2017 No Comments

TraceLink Inc., the World’s Largest Track and Trace Network for connecting the Life Sciences supply chain and eliminating counterfeit prescription drugs from the global marketplace, today announced a partnership with Advanco to support pharmaceutical manufacturers with the integration of line management and enterprise systems when complying with new serialization regulations.

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The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

March 23, 2017 No Comments

Application bottlenecks can lead an otherwise functional computer or server to slow down to a crawl. The term “bottleneck” refers to both an overloaded network and the state of a computing device in which one component is unable to keep pace with the rest of the system, thus slowing overall performance.

Top 10 Salesforce Tips to Make the Things Simpler

March 23, 2017 No Comments

Enhancing a cloud powered business requires more than just giving our people to access new systems. Based on this the important application like Salesforce is too central to our bottom line Business benefits. There is separate Salesforce admin certification program where you can learn from A-Z tips of Salesforce. There are 10 best practices based on talking and working with clients lets discuss as below in detailed.

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Section 508 Refresh Seeks Digital Access to All

March 23, 2017 No Comments

It is time for government agencies to take heed of accessibility requirements. The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (also known as the Access Board) delivered a final rule, effective March 21, concerning the contemporary implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which relates to ensuring the availability of accessible IT in the federal workplace. Because technology is constantly evolving, this “refresh” serves to address technological advancements and keep the Rehabilitation Act current.

What to Consider When Switching Service Providers: An MSP Tells All

March 23, 2017 No Comments

There are ample reasons why a company may be looking for a new service provider: customer satisfaction issues with the current provider, a move to a new ERP application or migrating to a cloud solution, to name a few. Whatever the reason, it is important to understand the pitfalls that can happen when making the switch.

Does IoT Create a Car Security Problem?

March 23, 2017 No Comments

Vulnerabilities that allow smart vehicles to be hacked by unauthorized users can lead to a wide range of potentially serious problems and issues. With greater numbers of vehicles that rely on sophisticated digital automation and enhanced connectivity hitting the road each year, drivers would do well to learn more about the potential risks that may increase the likelihood of a data breach as well as the steps and efforts that may allow them to better protect themselves. From minor irritations to potential safety concerns, addressing any underlying vulnerabilities or security concerns is often well worth the time and effort involved.

The Value of Recruitment Outsourcing

March 23, 2017 No Comments

Whether you’re growing a business or just trying to replace workers who have left the company for one reason or another, it’s crucial to bring on the right people. Unfortunately, doing so can cost a company quite a bit in time and resources—two things that aren’t always readily available. To ease the burden, many companies are turning to third-party recruitment firms, which specialize in onboarding new employees for companies.

Featured Articles

How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

March 22, 2017 No Comments

We’ve been moving more and more towards computerized processes in our daily lives for a long time now, but the full extent of this technology is yet to be fully realized; the potential applications of this technology are both far reaching and complex, offering possibilities that we’ve not yet seen the full reach of. That’s part of the reason why it’s worth offering further attention to these policies, and to try and see where they can take us. The potential they offer can’t be ignored.

Transformation on a Global Scale

March 22, 2017 No Comments

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it’s people that make it happen. For an IT organization to help transform an institution, the individuals in the technology group need to make a concerted effort to look beyond their jobs in order to understand the needs, struggles, and goals of the business. Only by doing so will they be able to create and bring to the table new technology-enabled solutions.

Five Dangers of Siloed Information for IT and Operations Teams

March 22, 2017 No Comments

IT and Operations workers are many things, but bored isn’t one of them. According to a survey from IT community site Spiceworks, the average IT pro logs 52 hours per workweek.From scoping projects and managing bids, managing suppliers and coordinating internally, your IT and Operations teams have to deal with a lot of moving parts.

Everything You Need to Know About Office 365 Email Encryption

March 21, 2017 No Comments

It is vital that every company, regardless of how big or small, takes the appropriate steps to secure their valuable data. From intellectual property to financial information, a cybercriminal has the knowledge and resources to target any vulnerable company at any time. To help you successfully protect your organisation, we are offering a helpful guide to Microsoft Office 365 email encryption.

The Future of IT Troubleshooting

March 21, 2017 No Comments

A common approach to addressing any number of performance issues in IT environments is to throw a bunch of potential solutions at the wall and see what sticks. However, IT environments are becoming increasingly complex and varied, making the dart-on-the-wall strategy even less effective than it already was. As such, here I will cover what IT troubleshooting should look like in the hybrid IT world we now find ourselves in, and will continue to be encompassed by into the future.

Uniting Diverse Teams for Successful Digital Innovation

March 21, 2017 No Comments

The need to innovate is driving the push to digitization. Organizations and governments around the world want to capture the flow of Big Data generated by billions of connected devices, machines and people. They want this information to help them operate more efficiently and connect better with their customers or constituents. They also want it to help them design and produce better products and services. They need it to remain competitive in a global market.

Struts2 Exploited Again – Did Anyone Bother to Tell You?

March 21, 2017 No Comments

This week we saw the announcement of yet another Struts 2 Remote Code Exploit (RCE) vulnerability. What’s notable about this instance is that POC code seems to have been released into the wild either just before, or immediately after the disclosure. As was the case with previous Struts1 vulnerabilities, exploits are being observed at large scale in the wild.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

March 21, 2017 No Comments

Fei Huang, NeuVectorIn this Fresh Ink interview segment, we talk to NeuVector CEO Fei Huang about the most pressing container security concerns and strategies to mitigate them. Read More >>>

Breaking an IT Procurement Myth: Utilizing the Online E-Auction for IT Accessories

March 21, 2017 No Comments

It is at first hard to understand why more and more companies do not rely on the reverse e-auction process to source IT accessories. However, upon closer examination, it is revealed that there are several myths pertaining to e-auctions that prohibit companies from truly understanding and employing this method. First, the online reverse e-auction process is commonly believed to be long, arduous, and complicated as compared to the traditional request for proposal (RFP) method. Second, the trustworthiness of the process is often called into question, with detractors claiming that it does not sustain savings.

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IBM Taps Watson to Help Manage & Protect Business Devices

March 20, 2017 No Comments

IBM InterConnect – March 20, 2017 – IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the availability of a new cognitive assistant that leverages the capabilities of IBM Watson to help IT professionals more effectively manage and protect networks of smartphones, tablets, laptops, IoT devices and other endpoints. The MaaS360 Advisor will use machine learning to analyze devices on the network and recommend policies, patches and customized best practices to better manage and protect them.

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6 Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

March 17, 2017 No Comments

One of the main problems facing small businesses is growth and getting the word out. You could have the best product or service in the world, but it’s still not going to make a successful business if no one knows about it. Many worry that without the huge marketing budget that huge firms have, they won’t be able to create great marketing strategies. Fortunately, this isn’t the case. Even with a small or non-existent budget, your small business can utilise some amazing marketing strategies and start to grow.

Spring has Sprung: CISO Guidelines for Organizational Spring Cleaning

March 17, 2017 No Comments

Winter is finally over and spring is in the air. If you’re like us and prefer warmer days, in preparation for spring, we compiled a CISO checklist. Throw your broom away and replace it with a pen and paper to be sure you’re following these guidelines…

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