Still Trending: Cloud and Security in 2015

Gartner's Top Ten Strategic Trends for 2015 (Source: Gartner)

In just a few days we’ll be listening to “Auld Lang Syne” and watching the ball drop in Times Square. As we plan deeper into 2015 I found myself reading Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015 and want to share a few thoughts based on two of them: Cloud/Client Computing: For businesses, […]

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Tracking Files Should Be As Easy As Tracking Holiday Shipments

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Nothing has the ability to put a damper on your Christmas spirits faster than a delayed shipment or a lost package. However, with online shopping on the rise and an ever increasing demand for convenience and speed, added pressure is being applied to delivery services creating more opportunities for issues […]

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WinShock: Windows Secure Channel Vulnerability Update

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Microsoft announced in their security bulletin for November that a vulnerability in SChannel could allow remote code execution, nicknamed WinShock (CVE-2014-6321). The Microsoft Secure Channel (Schannel) is the security package that implements SSL/TLS in all supported versions of Windows server and client operating systems. The vulnerability could allow remote code […]

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European IT Teams Woefully Underprepared for GDPR

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Last week we announced the results of a European online survey* that tested the attitudes of IT professionals towards regulation and compliance issues for 2015.  The results indicate a shocking lack of awareness and preparedness for the planned General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The regulation is due to come into […]

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Two Steps to Ensuring a More Successful Transition to the Cloud

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The evaluations are complete and the decision has been made, a move to the cloud is in the best interest of your organization. Transferring workloads to the cloud in order to free up or discard costly on-premise resources for the fast deployment and flexibility of an elastic environment has overwhelming […]

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Two Things That Can Spook Any IT Team

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Lost or stolen data is a nightmare in and of itself, but what can really make an IT team go prematurely gray is the audit that will inevitably follow. Given that today is Halloween, here are two things that can scare any IT professional, regardless of the time of year. […]

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Stay Secure: POODLE Vulnerability Update

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Google announced in a blog post on Tuesday a vulnerability in the design of SSL version 3.0 (CVE-2014-3566), nicknamed POODLE.  The SSLv3 protocol is used in OpenSSL and other commercial products.  This vulnerability allows the plaintext of secure connections to be calculated by a network attacker and has an overall CVSS severity rating […]

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