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How to Ensure Protection of Critical Business Data

May 26, 2015 by Peter Davidson

Hackers and digital scam artists who make a living out of stealing sensitive business related information from corporate computers have been in existence for as long as the internet has existed. Trade secrets and classified e-mail threads are often published online and sold to the highest bidder by these hackers, which can cause incalculable damage to the reputation and wellbeing of the company in question.[read more]

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Mobile and Cloud Computing Are Changing ECM: Are You Ready?

May 22, 2015 by Rehan Sheikh

Enterprise content management (ECM), according to projections, will be a $12 billion industry by 2019. The affordability of SaaS solutions has made ECM reachable for small and medium-sized businesses. Also, the rapid increase in mobile traffic — and the desire to work on enterprise content using mobile devices — is making it necessary to companies to adopt device-agnostic ECM.[read more]

What Is Your Life Like in the Cloud? [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 20, 2015 by Sam Bowling

 Life in the cloud.

In today’s digital world there are so many things you can do with the cloud. Cloud computing is quickly becoming the norm for businesses and personal users alike. As a cloud hosting provider, SingleHop is trying to educate users about how the cloud works and how it can be useful for everything from streaming your favorite music and videos, to working remotely from the beach.[read more]

Employee Training and Other Ways to Protect Your Company’s Valuable Data

May 15, 2015 by Rick Delgado

Employee training.

In the last decade, companies have seen new business opportunities thanks to the advancement in technology. However, these technologies can also pose extreme threats to valuable data of businesses that not only breach their confidentiality and trade secrets, but cause them to lose millions. Along with technology, employees pose equal cyber security threats of company data.[read more]

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5 Smart Data Tips for New CIOs to Drive Business

May 15, 2015 by Bob Dvorak

Whether its day one or day 501, it’s practically vital for CIOs to make a splash and prove their worth. While business executives tend to dismiss the CIO as a strategic partner, the emergence of new digital tools, the need for reliable data and a growing demand for analytics have provided CIOs ammo to prove otherwise.[read more]

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Secure Video Conferencing

May 13, 2015 by Richard Smith

With so many video conferencing options available, it can be difficult to decide on the right solution for your enterprise. According to a recently published study by the Wainhouse Research Group, enterprises are struggling to keep up with an increasingly changing workplace. The study shows that by 2020, Millenials will make up at least half of the global workforce, and with that demographic change will come differences in procedures, tools, and working preferences.[read more]

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5 Questions to Ask as You Prepare for a Compliance Audit

May 12, 2015 by Brad Thies

For most cloud service providers, a compliance audit is, at best, a necessary evil — the root canal of the business world. Like a root canal, it can be a painful process that you regret about halfway through, even if you know it’s good for you. But just as you can avoid root canals with proper dental hygiene and regular checkups, the pain of compliance audits can be avoided with proper preparation.[read more]

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Business VoIP: Could B2C Applications Overrun Enterprise Focused Services?

May 11, 2015 by Anand Srinivasan

Business VoIP.

In a recent quarterly earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook Messenger now accounts for close to 10% of all global mobile Voice over IP calls. With WhatsApp, an application that Facebook acquired for $19 billion, having introduced VoIP calling over their platform, the adoption rate of VoIP is at an all-time high. The exponential growth has telcos across the world raise their voices for laws that will enable them to bypass net neutrality issues and protect their revenues.[read more]

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Benefits of Linux Dedicated Servers

May 5, 2015 by Greg Rockwood

Linux dedicated servers.

Selecting a web hosting plan faces two important things: Performance and Budget. Higher performing hosting services will cost you a few more bucks. And if you decide to go with a cheap rated server, you have to compromise with performance. There is a need of a perfect web hosting package that is reasonable enough along with best performance.[read more]

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Why Returning $1 Trillion to Shareholders is a Bad Idea

May 4, 2015 by Paul Barsch

Risky Business column.

With creaking IT infrastructures and under-investment in other areas such as plants, equipment, employee training and more, excessive share buybacks aren't just a flawed strategy; they are a dangerous one for the future health of companies across the globe.[read more]

Cloud Based Communications Are Now a Must for All Businesses

April 30, 2015 by Peter Davidson

Cloud based communications.

The advantages offered by cloud based communication systems are simply perfect for all modern businesses and before long it is expected that it would be the preferred communication system for all businesses. Now is the perfect time for anyone to embrace the technological advances of the cloud, enhancing their communication abilities tenfold. There are no major installations, maintenance costs, or monthly plans to worry about – everything is straightforward, user-friendly, and incredibly productive for companies of all sizes.[read more]

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Rising Demand for Cloud-Based Video Conferencing

April 30, 2015 by Anand Srivastava
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Cloud-based video conferencing.

It’s all about connecting. With the distances involved for telecommuters and far-flung members of your staff, calling a meeting ought to be more complicated than ever. Instead companies are finding that with cloud-based apps that meetings are easier and more productive, and that more staff are engaged and contributing. Kiss the room based system and its intensive upkeep good bye, and find out what lighter, more versatile cloud systems mean to the hard and soft costs of meeting culture.[read more]

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DevOps Professionals' Survey Shows Salary Trends & Job Security

April 28, 2015 by Anand Srinivasan

DevOps.

DevOps, or the practice of operations and development engineers working together throughout the entire service lifecycle, is a relatively new, but rapidly growing field. As more enterprises turn to a DevOps approach for their applications and operations, DevOps professionals are noticing growth and stability in their jobs.[read more]

Taming Big Data

April 25, 2015 by Martyn Jones

Taming big data.

Simply stated, the best application of Big Data is in systems and methods that will significantly reduce the data footprint. Why would we want to reduce the data footprint? Years of knowledge and experience in information management strongly suggests that more data does not necessarily lead to better data.[read more]

How Each Game of Thrones House Would Approach Corporate IT [INFOGRAPHIC]

April 23, 2015 by Matthew Zajechowski
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IT Game of Thrones.

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? If so, you understand the all-encompassing fandom and how absolutely everything can be related to Game of Thrones. We feel the same way- and that’s why Adeptia decided to imagine how each Game of Thrones house would approach corporate IT.[read more]