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Survey: The typical enterprise manages 50,000+ certificates, thousands outside IT’s control

January 24, 2022 No Comments

Manually managing public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates can feel as stressful as hosting an annual holiday party – especially if the guest list grows exponentially each year. Instead of making sure holiday guests have been welcomed, shown the snacks and introduced to other guests, IT managers are issuing new digital certificates, verifying identities and handling a myriad other management tasks.

IT Security Manager Responsibilities: Oversight, Reporting, Personnel Management

January 24, 2022 No Comments

IT security managers are the first line of defense in the organization. They oversee all of the processes and procedures within its IT infrastructure. In addition, they must regularly report to upper management on their findings. This job can be challenging, but it also offers a lot of opportunities for growth, development, and learning new skills.

Modern Trends in Mobile Development

January 24, 2022 No Comments

The market of mobile development is growing and is extremely dynamic. Technologies are changing at a rapid pace. Which trends will play a special role in 2022?

How you can protect your e-commerce business

January 24, 2022 No Comments

It is a fact that as a business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that the highest possible level of security is maintained throughout your business. You can do this through many means, and while some seem obvious, there are two that you really cannot afford to overlook. As you are about to see, protecting your e-commerce business is all about using what you already know, and investing in the right services.

Why The Future of Commerce Rests on Data Integration Technologies

January 24, 2022 No Comments

In bygone days, data integration methods included resource-intensive iterations of ETL procedures, and manual scrubbing and script-creation. Historically, these methods were labor-intensive, could be quite expensive, and were prone to human error or technological misfire. Yet in today’s world, companies must be able to extract and synthesize data from an increasing range and type of sources into a unified view. Luckily, data integration technology has evolved from its fraught and sluggish ancestry into a vital, streamlined component of everyday business practices.

Why Should Organisations Adopt an API Platform for their Development Strategy?

January 24, 2022 No Comments

The world of digital technology is always changing. One of the most challenging parts of this change is trying to keep up with the latest trends in software development. For many companies, this means spending more time and resources on developing software themselves, rather than focusing on their core business.

Accessibility Overlays: What Are They?

January 20, 2022 No Comments

Overlays are utilized by businesses and organizations looking for a quick and cost-effective solution to establish accessibility compliance online. Business owners who recently realized the importance of accessibility for ethical and legal reasons usually lack in-house resources and expertise to resolve accessibility issues efficiently. As a result, majority turn to accessibility overlay enhancements on their online platforms to avoid complications, such as getting sued under the ADA.

How AI is Changing the Security Audit Process

January 19, 2022 No Comments

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an approach to computer science aimed at creating intelligent software tools to perform tasks traditional software cannot. AI-powered software can be used to automate tasks, analyze large volumes of data, and make decisions without human intervention. Security audits are one of the many areas AI tools have proven immensely valuable. Because AI tools can ingest, analyze, and spot patterns in vast amounts of data, they enable auditors to test more thoroughly and efficiently.

What Is a Blockchain?

January 12, 2022 No Comments

A blockchain is a database which stores information electronically in digital format. They are distributed databases which are shared among computer networks. Blockchains are best known for their crucial role in cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin and Floki Coin, for maintaining secure and decentralised records of transactions. The main benefit of blockchain for cryptocurrencies is that is guarantees fidelity and the security of record of data and generates trust without the need for a third party.

How to increase business productivity using BPMS?

January 10, 2022 No Comments

Business Process Management Systems (BPMS) are a way for organizations to manage their internal business processes. BPMS allows for increased efficiency and greater customer satisfaction by helping you to do things like reduce costs, increase revenue, and make sure all aspects of your company are running as efficiently as possible. In order to implement these systems, companies need to know about the basics of the system.

The Best Software to Use for Audio Editing

January 10, 2022 No Comments

Marketing is meaningless without advertising. However, since the advent of the Internet, this criteria has expanded to include digital channels such as websites, applications, and forums. Audio is a classic way of marketing. It is commonly used for paid advertising in the form of platform commercials.

Best Tech Gift Ideas for 2022

January 5, 2022 No Comments

When it’s time to buy a gift for a co-worker, do you sometimes struggle to choose something for those who are tech savvy? Unless you stay on top of the IT retail market, it can be a challenge to come up with gift ideas for this particular group of people, no matter their age. Fortunately, it’s easy enough to research the major retail e-commerce sites and see what the big sellers are for the season.

Why is Instagram an Important Tool for Business now?

January 5, 2022 No Comments

What could be better than using a social media platform like Instagram, which has more than 2 billion users? These users are from various demographics, and hence, are a potential customer base for many companies. If you have not yet given a thought to rapid Instagram growth, it’s time to restructure your marketing strategy. This article explores why Instagram is an important tool for business promotion.

6 Essential Components of a Tough Security Posture

December 22, 2021 No Comments

Security posture, a popular buzzword in the cybersecurity field of late, is more than just installing security controls and formulating a security policy or protocol. It is about overall cybersecurity strength and the ability of an organization to predict, stop, and respond to evolving cyber threats. It entails the assurance that an organization’s cyber defenses are effective and, in case breaches happen, an organization can competently mitigate and remediate the impact. It is not enough for organizations to have their antiviruses, firewalls, and endpoint security tools in place. There are other measures and factors to take into account. A formidable security posture has to include the following.

How to increase business productivity using BPMS?

December 22, 2021 No Comments

Business Process Management Systems (BPMS) are a way for organizations to manage their internal business processes. BPMS allows for increased efficiency and greater customer satisfaction by helping you to do things like reduce costs, increase revenue, and make sure all aspects of your company are running as efficiently as possible. In order to implement these systems, companies need to know about the basics of the system. This article will cover some key topics any company should understand before implementing a BPMS system in their organization.

NATIVE APP DEVELOPMENT IN 2021-2022

December 20, 2021 No Comments

The IT industry is undergoing significant changes right now. Thanks to new tools, creating software or training AI models today can be done even by someone who has no specialized knowledge. The number of software developers is growing, and today, it is impossible to imagine a business that operates exclusively offline. Since many digital trends refer to mobile software development, every business faces the problem of choosing between native and hybrid mobile applications. In our article, you can get a more detailed overview of native mobile development and decide whether you need to implement it for your business.

The Critical Role of Cybersecurity in Protecting Remote Workers and Business Assets

December 17, 2021 No Comments

During the early days of the pandemic, the business community scrambled to find ways to prevent closing their offices. Finally, after some time, they settled for a work-from-home scheme to allow most of their employees to continue working and keep their businesses alive. As organizations quickly adapt to the remote working situation, cyber actors likewise adapt their strategies rapidly.

How to Communicate Between CNC Machinery and a Computer Through USB Ports

December 15, 2021 No Comments

CNC machines typically use a serial port configuration to connect to an included or standalone monitor. However, most modern laptops or desktops don’t come with serial plugins, making it impossible for you to use data acquisition and control products available on the market. Fortunately, you can use a USB-to-Serial-Port adapter to connect CNC machines to modern computers. Unfortunately, you can’t just hook up an adapter and call it a day. You’ll also need to configure your USB-to-Serial-Port adapter so that it can communicate with your CNC machine.

Is Blue Stacks Safe to Use on Mac & Windows PC in 2021?

December 9, 2021 No Comments

Bluestacks is becoming more and more popular among Android users, but is it safe to use? Most of you out there know what Bluestacks is since you clicked on this article, but for those who don’t, it’s an Android emulator, which helps you to run Android games and apps on your Windows or Mac devices. In order to check if Bluestacks is actually safe, you can first download it and scan the link for possible viruses.

Mission-Critical VoIP Security for SMEs

December 9, 2021 No Comments

Let’s not get too relaxed. Most routine phone calls among employees may seem harmless and not tasty bait for a hacker. However, other calls may include sensitive and confidential information, which could expose your company to a cybercriminal. From DDoS attacks, Spam over Internet Telephony (SPIT) and Vishing, it is important that you understand the complexities and plan ahead. This 1-hour VoIP security clinic will cover current telephony threats, planning and mitigation.

How to Turn your Microsoft Teams Investment into An Enterprise Communications Powerhouse

December 9, 2021 No Comments

The need to support a “work-from-anywhere” workforce isn’t going to go away anytime soon. That’s why it’s more important than ever to maximize the use of your Microsoft Teams investment. Microsoft Teams can be a complete collaboration solution when deployed properly. Getting started is straightforward and simple, but enhancing your Teams experience with real integration to the full enterprise unified communications system is a much more complex problem. In this webcast, Tom Minifie will cover the obstacles you will likely encounter on your way to a full Teams deployment and tips for how to overcome those obstacles.

Life after Nuance SpeechAttendant: Why OpenText’s CX-E Voice is more upgrade than replacement

December 9, 2021 No Comments

You’ve likely heard of CX-E, but you might have missed the March 2020 announcement that OpenText had purchased XMedius, CX-E’s previous owners. CX-E is the most advanced automated attendant system on the market, having been continuously improved for 35 years. CX-E Voice isn’t just an automated attendant product, it brings next-gen voice technologies and applications to any communications environment: unified messaging, transcription, personal assistant, call center, speech-enabled directories, automated attendant, secure voicemail/IVR, even outbound call/text campaigns. Good luck finding something it can’t do, honestly.

The 8 Latest VoIP Predictions to Watch Out For Going Into 2022

December 8, 2021 No Comments

As more organizations rely on VoIP service providers for their primary communications, it is increasingly critical to keep up with VoIP market trends to evaluate if a firm is making the most of this technology. Without further ado, here are 8 VoIP trends to keep an eye on in 2022 and beyond.

Tips for Selling Your Online Business

December 8, 2021 No Comments

Occasionally, a situation arises where an online business has to be sold. There may be reasons for this – both personal and economic. We will tell you how to sell a business so as not to be at a loss and not ruin your reputation.

How Your Online Business Can Gear Up For 2022

December 3, 2021 No Comments

Any business owner wants to focus on what they can do to increase the success of their company. The only way you can achieve this is to make sure you’re in the top choices in your industry by making changes. It’s about how you market your products and services to the digital world. Market competition is always around, especially when your customers can discover your competitors in a single click. However, you stay on top of the game despite the changes by employing IT Managed Services to support your e-commerce journey. In this article, you will learn tips on how your online business can gear up for 2022.

2022 Tech Trend Prediction: Location Intelligence Platforms Will Guide Future-Forward Workplace Transformations

December 3, 2021 No Comments

The office we used to know is a construct of the past. Now the de facto strategy for many companies, the hybrid office concept captures the idea that neither extreme – everyone in the office or everyone out of the office – is optimal. The hybrid office is a balanced compromise that allows employees the flexibility to commute into the office on specific days for specific purposes. Forward-thinking companies are shifting their view from seeing the office as a homogenous workspace to one that serves each employee and team differently according to need.

How to Tell If You Have Ransomware?

December 1, 2021 No Comments

Ransomware is on the loose in 2021. The statistics reflect skyrocketing incidents. A ransomware attack has been taking place every 11 seconds in 2021. One of the reasons for such a high number of ransomware attacks is a switch to the remote environment. According to Upwork, 26.7% of the workforce operate remotely in 2021, and by 2025 the number of remote workers is expected to double.

Why you should choose open-source help desk software for your growing business

December 1, 2021 No Comments

Help desk software can greatly improve your customer service. But, with so much choice in the market, it can be difficult to find the right help desk system for your business. Should you choose a locally installed on-site system or one that’s cloud-based? What about closed versus open source software? The answer largely depends on your business’s unique needs. If your business is expanding, ideally you want help desk software that can scale up as your customer base grows. In this case, we recommend choosing an open source help desk system.

5 Cybersecurity Challenges Facing Higher Education

November 30, 2021 No Comments

Safety is a basic human need; humans appreciate safety physically or on the web; this security takes on different facets such as privacy; humans want to know that their private affairs are kept confidential and hidden from prying eyes. This is essential in every sector of activities; finance, education, individual enterprise, etc. With the incorporation of software-as-a-service platforms in universities and colleges to support registrar, admissions, and bursary, higher education institutions are gathering a copious quantity of information and data. Higher learning establishments, universities, and colleges are facing difficulties with securing information and digital from criminals. Information security has become a hot cake.

How To Integrate Security Compliance Into Your Business Workflow

November 30, 2021 No Comments

Security shall be embedded from the roots of a company for a good foundation. The growth of the business stretches out by branching into security compliance as well. Thus, it’s making your business workflow fruitful. You might know that consistency is critical but security breaches can cause considerable delays, risks, and damages under unforeseen circumstances. Security compliance has a broad scope and is unquestionably essential in business. Medical businesses, in particular, have solid measures in integrating their security compliance. It’s the process of examining, monitoring, and assessing systems, networks, and devices.

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