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  • Why Opt For Cloud Storage Over a Local Server –

    Cloud storage becomes a possibility because of cloud computing — a phenomenon that took the world by storm. Cloud computing is often referred to as the “cloud” and it is better understood as a platform of shared computers connected to each other via the Internet. Cloud storage has displaced the storage of data in local servers to a large extent. Local servers have served people quite efficiently for years, so why are businesses, individuals and enterprises are switching to cloud…

  • The Internet of Things and the Cloud

    ZZZBodyZZZBEG Back in the 1970s, it was popular for businesses to rent time using big, mainframe computer systems. These systems were extremely large and expensive, so it didn’t make sense financially for businesses to own the computing power themselves. Instead, they were owned by large corporations, government agencies, and universities. Microprocessor technology allowed for great reductions in size and expense, leading to the advent of the personal computer, which exploded in popularity in the 1980s. Suddenly, businesses could (and did)…

  • 4 Things You Need to Do to Ensure Secure File-Sharing at Your Company

    Data SecurityNinety-five percent of employees in a recent poll said they were able to take from their companies data they didn’t work on themselves. Yikes. Image credit: metamorworks | Getty Images Toby Nwazor   Contributor Consumer Goods Entrepreneur, Freelance Writer July 2, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.   In a survey by Biscom, 95 percent of employees polled said they were able to take from their companies data they didn’t work on themselves….

  • What does SD-Branch mean for security, storage and IoT? |

    We’ve started to hear a lot about SD-Branch as a natural successor to SD-WAN, which makes sense as the centrally-orchestrated model is attractive to many enterprises. However, just as we saw with SD-WAN, the term “SD-Branch” is being adopted by many different vendors and service providers to mean what they want, in the absence of any “official” definition. What is SD-Branch anyway? Based on most definitions, SD-Branch means delivering more IT infrastructure to branches under a programmable, centrally orchestrated model….

  • The Very Real Danger of Cyberattacks

      Shari Klevens and Alanna Clair   Law firms have become prime targets for many types of cyberattacks, including phishing scams, technological spying and hacking. It is no longer unusual to hear of valuable and confidential client information being leaked or stolen. Headlines have been replete with examples of law firms targeted by hackers seeking confidential client information. It is not particularly surprising that an internal report issued by Citigroup in 2015 concluded that “digital security at many law firms,…

  • What’s ransomware, how do you protect yourself?

    Robert Ndlovu HOW do I protect myself from ransomware? For individuals the matters resolves around standard issues. First make sure you have an up to date and updated anti-virus software. There are dozens of vendors in this area from Symantec, Norton, Avast among others. This is for Windows operating system users. Linux users do not face the same challenges. But people just love Windows. Avoid clicking on links or opening attachments or emails from people you don’t know or companies…

  • IBM announces breakthrough in encryption and data protection for enterprises

    With data breaches a problem that shows no signs of going away, businesses are increasingly seeking to protect their information with encryption. But with large volumes of information this can be time consuming and costly. To address the problem, IBM is announcing a breakthrough encryption engine that, for the first time, makes it possible to encrypt all data associated with any application, cloud service or database all the time. Mainframe-based IBM Z is capable of running more than 12 billion…

  • Cybersecurity: 3 Steps to Keep Your Data Safe in the Cloud

    react-text: 234 For consumers, the cloud is a big blessing: It lets them store huge amounts of information—music, messages, photos and so on—at little or no cost. Thanks to a wide array of services, it’s possible to squirrel away as much digital data as you like without buying extra equipment like hard drives or memory sticks. /react-text react-text: 236 The cloud, in this sense, is like a big free storage locker — but one that poses a special security danger….

  • Backup the best defence for ransomware

    Ransomware has emerged as the most serious malware threat of the 21st century, with criminals projected to extort billions from their victims in 2017. Acronis partner One Channel warns that, with the help of a hard-drive-encrypting virus, cyber-criminals force users to choose between paying an online ransom and losing their files forever. It says the rapid growth of this form of high-tech larceny has led many business and users to leverage cloud-based storage and backup services in an effort to…

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