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How to Evaluate the Potential Risks in an Open Source Strategy

April 15, 2019 No Comments

While the distinguishing benefits of open source software are increasingly (and deservedly) winning enterprise adoption, it’s still critical to understand that open source is by no means synonymous with risk-free. By embracing OSS, enterprises can leverage everything from mature solutions to the most cutting-edge tools, preserve their flexibility by avoiding the lock-in associated with proprietary alternatives, and greatly reduce costs by using software that is often free to use in and of itself. That said, adding major software components to enterprise architecture means investing time and resources, and making a commitment that oftentimes represents some level of risk.

How to Enhance Your Data and Analytics Process

April 10, 2019 No Comments

It isn’t always easy to keep pace with today’s high volume of data, especially when it’s coming at you from a diverse number of sources. Tracking these analytics can place a strain on IT, who must provide the requested information to C-suite and analysts. Unless this process can happen quickly, the insights grow stale.

How To Secure Your Data With A Remote Workforce

April 9, 2019 No Comments

Times are changing. We can see it everywhere. More freedom and choice exists now in how you run your business. Remote working can be an excellent change. Employees have a new sense of freedom while you cut down on the costs that come from running an office. Although you may trust your employees, there is one risk present when it comes to remote working: data security. If strict procedures aren’t followed, there’s the possibility of data breaches. That’s not something anyone wants to contend with.

Getting Started with Amazon Redshift – Best Practices

April 8, 2019 No Comments

Businesses are generating staggering amounts of data—and extracting the most value from this information is paramount. Amazon Redshift provides organizations what they’re looking for: Affordability and flexibility combined with a powerful feature set. Download our solution overview covering some of the best practices on loading data and making the most of Amazon Redshift.

5 Good Project Management Certifications That One Can Pursue

April 4, 2019 No Comments

Behind every successful IT Job, there is always a highly qualified project manager. From software and hardware upgrades to ongoing security patches, to roll out of software and application of development, projects managers are critical in terms of keeping your teams productive and on task. In fact, any IT professional can add project management certifications to their credentials to show that they have the skills to plan, schedule, execute, budget, deliver and then report back to their managers.

Next-Gen Storage: A Building Block for Digital Transformation

April 4, 2019 No Comments

Organizations today need to take an entirely different approach to data storage than they did in the past. The age of monolithic storage arrays of spinning disks in data centers is quickly fading away. Without reevaluating storage strategy, organizations might miss out on the true benefits of digital transformation.

UI Testing as a Part of the Product Development Cycle

March 27, 2019 No Comments

No site development is considered complete without UI regression testing. Checking if the page layout is accurately matching the original mock-up is not so easy, because you need to check every element, image, and header. Moreover, testing of mobile and tablet versions requires even more attention.

Security Matters

March 19, 2019 No Comments

As technology advances in ever increasing leaps and bound so numerous businesses have been able to expand all over the world, something that would have never have been imagined before the invention and development, then adoption of the internet. In fact, businesses can now employ remote workers from about the globe to form a perfect team for specified requirements, working via the internet expands businesses far more quickly than the norm, creating more profits which results in further employment.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How VMware Cloud on AWS Can Improve Data Protection and Recovery

March 5, 2019 No Comments

Matthew Wallace, CTO of Faction, sees VMware Cloud on AWS growing in 2019. Here, he shares insights about trends in VMware, best use cases, advantages, and how to avoid delays and complications in disaster recovery.

Improving the Security of Your Wireless Network

March 1, 2019 No Comments

There’s no doubt that businesses today need wireless networks. Aside from providing customers with internet connectivity, businesses also use them to enhance their productivity. Still, online threats are becoming more and more sophisticated as technology continues to evolve. Security is becoming more crucial now than ever, so businesses will need to know how to keep their networks safe from ad-hoc attacks, denial of service attacks, and other strategies used by ill-intentioned individuals or even organizations.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview with Io-Tahoe CEO: Get ready for CCPA now, before it gets you

February 21, 2019 No Comments

Oksana Sokolovsky, chief executive officer at Io-Tahoe, is an ex-Wall Street senior executive turned entrepreneur. She is an experienced CEO whose technology expertise, combined with business acumen, allows her to bring a unique perspective to developing innovative products, commercializing them and taking them to market.

AI Takes On ATO: OneSpan Risk Analytics

February 14, 2019 No Comments

Account Takeover (ATO) and New Account Fraud (NAF) are the top two types of fraud challenging financial institutions and the financial/merchant ecosystem. In the U.S. alone, ID fraud accounted for $16.8 billion dollars in fraud losses in 2017.

How Data Analysis Keeps Retail Prices Competitive

February 14, 2019 No Comments

Maintaining competitive prices is a tough job. Ever since competition appeared in retail, businesses have been dreaming of a way not to sell at too high or too low a price against the market. Eventually, retailers have figured out that knowing what’s going on on the market in real time can help them set more balanced prices. For the past decades, retail companies have grown into technological hubs with in-house pricing systems setting prices automatically. Businesses choose a pool of competitors, monitor their prices and promotions, integrate market data with their internal ERP systems, and manage pricing accordingly.

Top IoT Threats and Preventions

February 9, 2019 No Comments

Like any other emerging technology today. The Internet of Things has its benefits as well as risks. The manufacturers of the IoT are promoting the notion that it makes everyday life much easier. These devices rank anything from smart TVs to smart running shoes, all of which can be connected to the internet.

STEALTHbits mitigates new Microsoft Exchange Server Vuln that gives any user Domain Admin privileges

February 9, 2019 No Comments

Darin Pendergraft, VP of Product Marketing with STEALTHbits Technologies, said: “Attackers have figured out a way to trick Microsoft Exchange into sending its login information. If an attacker sends a specific type of command, the Exchange server responds with its login. The attacker records and then forwards that login to the Active Directory system. Active Directory then thinks the attacker is the Exchange server, which has a lot of powerful privileges on the system.

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Having A Cybersecurity Career

February 8, 2019 No Comments

With ongoing online attacks, most companies, if not all, are now looking for a certified cybersecurity analyst to be a part of their team. There’s no technical background needed when starting a cybersecurity career, but having one is truly beneficial. You just need to have the right training and certification to get yourself started.

How IT is Streamlining the Healthcare Sector

February 5, 2019 No Comments

Sure enough, as new trends in IT development emerge, it has become crucial for stakeholders in the healthcare industry to be made aware of the latest disruptions within the field. In this sense, it’s important to stay abreast of the latest developments in IT that provide healthcare institutions the capacity for effective service deliveries.

Android Security: Separation of Myths from Facts

February 5, 2019 No Comments

When we talk about the mobile phone security and the undertaking, things aren’t generally what they have all the earmarks of being. You just can’t speak about venture security nowadays without discussing mobile phones. Mobile phones are as critical to the cutting edge work environment as conventional PCs—yet with their exceptional convenience and close steady network, they present a lot of worries that are absent in ordinary PCs and work areas.

A Trio of Tips to Stay Safe While Online

February 5, 2019 No Comments

Unless you have totally gone off the grid (in which case you probably won’t be reading this article in the first place), you and your family spend at least some of your time online. From “adulting” tasks like paying bills and making appointments to letting your kids play games and watch YouTube videos, the internet can be both a useful and fun tool.

Simple Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked Online and Protect Your Business

January 29, 2019 No Comments

Hacking is one of the worst possibilities when you start online marketing. If someone hacks your account, your business could be at risk and if you have digitised all your data as well, you could lose of it when someone attempts to hack your account and succeeds in doing it. Remember these tips to avoid the consequences of hacking.

Five Ways to Ensure Your Company’s Data Is Safe

January 28, 2019 No Comments

Technology has made business a lot easier in many ways. It has enabled us to store information virtually, so there’s no need for massive filing cabinets filled with paper, and it makes it easy for us to email colleagues and customers in an instant. However, all that increased productivity does come at a cost. Working with technology automatically means your company’s data could be at risk. From company processes to employee information and customer payment info, there’s a lot of stuff cyber thieves would love to get their hands on.

3 Real Threats to Your PR Database

January 24, 2019 No Comments

Successful PR and marketing activities largely depend on a company’s ability to both develop and maintain valuable relationships in an industry, both personally and digitally. To do so, a company must appear to be reliable and trustworthy. As you will need to store a substantial amount of contact and biographical information, your business will have a responsibility to safeguard the sensitive data effectively. Here are three real threats to your PR database.

IT Security and How to Fortify Your Business

January 22, 2019 No Comments

Modern business is one with an increasingly digital focus. While this offers significant dividends in terms of efficiency and reach, it also generates complications in terms of understanding. Traditional business security, while certainly evolving, has been able to draw from many generations of established frameworks, frameworks which the digital environment has far from settled upon.

Shared Assessments 2019 Toolkit: Comprehensive Customization, Flexibility, Efficiency for Third-Party Risk Management

January 17, 2019 No Comments

Third party vulnerabilities and leaks hit historic levels in 2018. Among noteworthy third party exposures of consumer and business data: the Adhar breach exposed the data of 1.1 billion users, the Marriott Starwood Hotels exposed an estimated 3 to 5 million, Quora exposed some details on 100 million, Exactis surfaced the data of 340 million, and the list goes on…

Securosis Report: Scaling Network Security

January 14, 2019 No Comments

Upgrading your network doesn’t have to be a big headache. Get the Securosis report Scaling Network Security and improve security without slowing down the network.

6 Things That Compromise the Safety and Security of Office Laptops

January 9, 2019 No Comments

Work laptops usually have complicated network settings and they come preinstalled with authorized applications that make it an effective platform for work. You also need to keep in mind that corporate laptops and computers are under the vigilant care of salaried IT specialists. They are your go-to guys for any technical problems irrespective of the fact you can fix it or not.

Windows Safe Mode Is Still the Best Diagnostic Tool for System Recovery: Here’s Why

January 4, 2019 No Comments

It’s officially 2019 and Windows safe mode still remains the go-to tool for system recovery. This is a feature that’s truly survived the test of time. It’s available in all Windows operating systems right from the prehistoric Windows 95 to the latest Windows 10. This often begs the question why is safe mode still used by IT professionals for system recovery. After all, there are no shortages of third-party tools that can run diagnostic tests and perform everything from registry “cleanup” to freeing up the HD space by clearing out non-essential files

Why Cyber Security Is Essential To Your Business Success

January 4, 2019 No Comments

Cyber Security is an area that’s been growing bigger and bigger over the past few years, but aside from people who are completely in-the-know about what it is, it doesn’t seem like it’s essential to helping your business. After all, cyber security positions are currently one of the most in-demand positions across the UK, and it’s easy to see why; cyber crimes are at an all time high and they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Because of that, more and more businesses are turning to cyber security specialists in order to help protect their businesses.

How to Safeguard Your Business’s Data

January 3, 2019 No Comments

Data is seen as a goldmine in this digital age. It is being used by businesses everywhere as a means of gaining deeper insights into who their customers and prospective ones are. As a result, many have invested money in buying software and tools that can help with gathering and analyzing data. In addition to this, they’ve likely hired a team dedicated to the cause as well.

What is the Real Impact of Technology on Social Media?

January 3, 2019 No Comments

At present, it is impossible to live happily without social media. Social websites and applications have become an integral part of our lives, so the question is not if we use them, but why. The most popular reasons for using social media include keeping in touch, filling up time, and general networking. It is true that a significant number of people are leaving it, yet there is no reason to worry when it comes down to the digitally native generation. Social media is a relatively new technology, which is the reason why it is a little bit controversial. With time, social websites and applications will continue to grow and improve.

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