Cloud Trends: What’s New?

Blog on March 21st, 2012 Comments Off

Cloud computing is fairly new, which only means that there are still a lot of good things about it to be discovered and developed. Let’s take a look at some promising trends in the industry that are poised to make cloud computing even better than it is right now. Anyone who tells you that the cloud has reached a peak is definitely mistaken.

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Lightening the Load through the Cloud

Blog on February 6th, 2012 Comments Off

Managing IT can be a big challenge for any kind of company, especially smaller and medium-sized businesses who have fewer resources to work with. But with the steadily growing popularity of cloud computing, more and more organizations are deciding that it may help them make operations much more efficient. As the economy rebounds, businesses need to be ready to stay competitive while keeping costs under control

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Still using XP? Might be Time to Plan for an Upgrade

Blog on August 3rd, 2011 Comments Off

It is inevitable to have to upgrade any kind of software sooner or later. This is now true for Windows XP, as Microsoft has announced a discontinuation of support for the operating system in 2014.

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$63,000 Lost in Online Banking Attack

Blog on May 24th, 2011 Comments Off

Many SMBs are unaware that hackers are finding online banking transactions to be profitable and easy targets for cyber-attacks because of several weaknesses in the security systems not only of both organizations, but also in the authentication protocols between them. In a recent attack, cyber-thieves managed to get away with $63,000 after they exploited vulnerabilities in the online payroll system of a small business with its bank. First, the crooks managed to infiltrate the company’s system through a piece of malware called the Zeus Trojan

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Research Initiatives in Internet Security Promise a Safer Web Experience

Blog on April 13th, 2011 Comments Off

Internet security is an issue not to be taken lightly. As an increasing number of businesses use the web for more efficient operations, there is also more risk of being affected by malware and viruses. But thanks to initiatives such as WebBlaze and BitBlaze from Professor Dawn Song, developers are better equipped to make more effective IT security systems

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Is Unfriending Good for Your Business?

Blog on January 13th, 2011 Comments Off

One thing is clear, quality is still more important than quantity. Especially with the current economic downturn, people are downsize everything – including online social circles. November 17, 2010 was declared by Jimmy Kimmel during his television show as “National Unfriend Day”, the opportunity for all Facebook users to declutter their Facebook pages by “unfriending” people in their friends’ lists

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Public Wi-Fi Networks Pose Security Risks

Blog on December 31st, 2010 Comments Off

These days, more and more people are on the go, and many of them bring their work with them. While connecting to public and open-access Wi-Fi hotspots is indeed convenient, using open networks also pose risks that endanger your security.

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