April 19, 2017

Booted up in 1993, this server still runs

In 1993, President Bill Clinton was in the first year of his presidency, Windows NT 3.1 and Jurassic Park were both released, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed, and Phil Hogan, an IT application architect, booted up a brand-new Stratus Technologies fault tolerant server.

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March 22, 2017

Big Data, Big Challenges – Keeping Your Information Safe

Manage big data presents a new security challenge that some businesses are not prepared for. It’s different than protecting your network or even protecting a small amount of sensitive information in that the scope is so much larger. Unfortunately, not all businesses realize that. Many try to use the same data protection methods that they’ve always used on larger and larger amounts of data, and that causes issues. More and more businesses are now collecting big data to use in marketing and customer retention. In 2013, for example, the number of businesses collecting big data grew by 58%. That number has only increased every year after.

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March 8, 2017

What should CIOs expect from their managed cloud provider?

As digital transformation continues to dominate the IT landscape, cloud computing has helped a wealth of organisations to evolve. So true is the fact that Gartner predicts that by 2020
, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-internet” policy is today. The CIO of 2017 undoubtedly needs to embrace the cloud, but the transition is still a sizeable task without adequate help and guidance.

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February 22, 2017

Top 10 Big Data Trends 2017

2016 was a landmark year for big data with more organizations storing, processing, and extracting value from data of all forms and sizes. In 2017, systems that support large volumes of both structured and unstructured data will continue to rise. The market will demand platforms that help data custodians govern and secure big data while empowering end users to analyze that data. These systems will mature to operate well inside of enterprise IT systems and standards.

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February 15, 2017

Huawei Became an Executive Corporate Member of the Cloud Security Alliance

Huawei announced that it has become an executive corporate member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). The CSA is committed to ensuring the security of cloud services. With the addition of Huawei, the CSA has nine executive corporate members. Executive members receive special access to the leadership team and board of directors of the CSA via an advisory group, the Executive Membership Council.

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January 25, 2017

The Best Web Hosting Services of 2017

Here’s a quick question for small- and medium-size business owners: Does your company have a website? Online businesses obviously need websites for marketing and selling products or services, but even brick-and-mortar business need to be discoverable via the Web. It’s 2017, not 1985; the days when yellow pages listings were the pinnacle of business discovery are long gone. Nowadays, people discover new businesses via Bing, Google and Yahoo, search engines that make it a breeze to find companies’ operational hours and prices…

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January 11, 2017

22 Cloud Storage Solutions for Small Business

Cloud storage is one of the best investments a small business can make. Disasters strike, devices get misplaced and you never know when you’ll need access to files on the go. Cloud storage is also the perfect file-sharing tool, especially for documents and multimedia files are too large to send by email. Whether you need a reliable data backup solution, instant access to files wherever you are or a simple way to share files with clients and colleagues — or all of the above — there is a cloud storage service for you. Here are 22 cloud storage solutions for small businesses.

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