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6 Cybersecurity Precautions Companies Fail to Take

6 Cybersecurity Precautions Companies Fail to Take

The September 2017 Equifax breach is shaping up not only to be one of the largest in history (143 million private records exposed, or about 44 percent of US adults) but also the most potentially damaging since the data includes names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, and, in some cases, driver’s license and credit card numbers. In combination, this personally identifiable information could be used by identity thieves to open new lines of credit, apply for loans, file fraudulent tax returns, and more.

Cloud Computing & Digital Transformation (DX)

Cloud Computing & Digital Transformation (DX)

Technology is omnipresent and is changing literally every day. Think about how businesses sell products and services in 2017 versus just ten years ago. Think about how you, as a consumer, pay your bills, engage with your peers, or even track your exercise today. A lot has changed.

CompTIA has described the evolution of IT in three stages: The mainframe era, the PC/Internet era, and the cloud/mobile era. And in their IT Industry Outlook 2017 piece, CompTIA says, “Digital transformation is driving the dynamics of the IT industry. Companies are starting to grasp the disruptive nature of this new era in enterprise technology, and they are using the tools of the cloud era to redefine their organization and expand their IT capabilities.”

3 Reasons Why Businesses Are Choosing Microsoft Azure

3 Reasons Why Businesses Are Choosing Microsoft Azure

3 Reasons Why Businesses Are Choosing Microsoft Azure

According to Microsoft, "Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money." Similar to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure can be an extremely attractive service for any size business.

New GRUB 2 Features when Upgrading to RHEL 7

New GRUB 2 Features when Upgrading to RHEL 7

System administrators who are planning to upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL) have a a change coming to them. With the newer versions of Red Hat, a new version of GRUB, the Red Hat boot loader, will be the new default. GRUB 2, the new boot loader, will bring a few changes in configuration and management.

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework & Workforce Development

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework & Workforce Development

In May 2017, the US president issued an Executive Order for “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure,” which hold heads of executive departments and agencies (agency heads) accountable for managing cybersecurity risk to their enterprises.

How to Help Secure Windows Server

How to Help Secure Windows Server

As more IT infrastructures become virtualized and migrate to public, private and hybrid cloud environments, cybersecurity has been a persistent concern. Taking assets off premises and entrusting them to third-party service providers always carries at least some degree of risk; the hardware and software that were once under your direct supervision are now someone else's responsibility. Although they are usually in good and experienced hands, you have to remain vigilant against the various possible cyberattacks against your critical servers, storage, networks and applications.

What is XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service)?

What is XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service)?

Three common cloud services are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)—collectively known as (SPIaaS)—but more and more vendors are coming up with new ways of delivering traditional services via the cloud. These creative approaches have led to the concept of "anything" as a Service" or X-as-a-Service (XaaS), where the X represents an unknown value, just like it did in your middle school algebra classes.

XaaS, the essence of cloud computing, refers to an increasing number of services that are delivered via the Internet, rather than provided locally or on-site. Plus, analysts recently forecasted the global XaaS market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 38.22% between 2016-2020.

8 Reasons Businesses Embrace Microlearning

8 Reasons Businesses Embrace Microlearning

Today, unfortunately, many employees have less and less time to dedicate to learning and professional development, which is why the way in which businesses deliver training to their employees must change and/or adapt. According to research gathered by Deloitte: “The average employee only has time to devote 1% of their work week to professional development. That means only 24 minutes a week or 4.8 minutes a day can be allotted for training in a normal 40-hour work week.” Perhaps this is why so many businesses are embracing microlearning as their preferred method of training.

Frequently Asked Questions about Microsoft Azure & the Cloud

Frequently Asked Questions about Microsoft Azure & the Cloud

Cloud has been one of the biggest trends for 2016 and continues its reign into 2017. The benefits have been stated over and over again but what are some of the new factors that will really push businesses to make the switch? Some of the most common questions that many IT people are asking are:

What You Should Know About Tableau

What You Should Know About Tableau

Tableau is an industry leading business intelligence (BI) tool that focuses on data visualization, dashboarding, and data discovery. One of the reasons why it's gaining such popularity across many industries is because data can be added using any format—whether it's a simple spreadsheet or SQL based.

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