Data Encryption Can Provide a False Sense of Security

Data Encryption Can Provide a False Sense of Security

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Introduction

DATA–every company’s most vital intellectual asset is more vulnerable than ever. Data leaks, whether unintentional or malicious, often have the same results: lost productivity, damaged customer loyalty, fines and closer regulatory scrutiny. In response, organizations must come up with a comprehensive data loss prevention (DLP) strategy. This…

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Benefits of using a Modern Operating System

Benefits of using a Modern Operating System

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Introduction

The end of Windows XP support is just one reason to make the move to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. If lingering Windows XP systems remain a part of your purview, here are the compelling benefits of moving to modern operating systems — and a quick list of actions you can take to ease the way.

Having enjoyed more than a decade of popularity,…

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Importance of Cloud Capacity Planning

Importance of Cloud Capacity Planning

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Cloud Capacity Planning

Introduction

Much of the allure of cloud computing stems from the idea that you’re using—and paying for—only as much capacity as your organization actually needs. In the abstract, there’s something perfect about that notion. Unfortunately, IT operates in a reality that’s never so clean and neat.

The trouble with right-sizing, of course, is knowing which…

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With Windows XP gone is it time to adapt Virtualize desktops?

With Windows XP gone is it time to adapt Virtualize desktops?

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As time runs out on security support for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system, it is believed that a sizable number of companies are still struggling to start the Windows XP migration process or to complete the transition to a more modern platform. Security pros at organizations that have wrapped up large-scale XP migrations say it’s best to focus on…

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Potential Security Risk for Office 365 Business Users

Potential Security Risk for Office 365 Business Users

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Office 365 business users can upload executable files to SharePoint Online libraries, but Microsoft says it’s not a security risk.

After tripling SkyDrive Pro cloud storage to 25GB for SharePoint Online users, Microsoft is easing file upload constraints in its collaboration and content management platform for Office 365 business customers.

Microsoft has…

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Top Myths Why Companies Avoid Adaption of Virtualization

Top Myths Why Companies Avoid Adaption of Virtualization

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IT infrastructure have a number of deployment options, depending on the level of ownership and control they wish to retain over the server, storage and networking resources involved, and the data processed by these IT resources. The most conservative approach is to house and manage the IT infrastructure in organization’s own data center,…

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Apple is expected to start rolling out new products starting in the second quarter

Apple is expected to start rolling out new products starting in the second quarter

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According to a research note obtained by press, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the third quarter is going to be a big one for Apple as the company is primed to release revamped iPad Airs and iPad minis, the iWatch in two sizes, an all-new 4.7-inch iPhone, an Apple TV upgrade, an all-new 12-inch MacBook and an update to the MacBook Pro lineup.

With the…

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Microsoft’s newest Office 365 subscription plan is now generally available

Microsoft’s newest Office 365 subscription plan is now generally available

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On April 15, Microsoft made Office 365 available for purchase for $69.99 per year, or $6.99 per month.

The Personal version of Office 365 allows users to install Office apps on one PC or Mac, plus one Windows tablet or iPad. The addition of the iPad is new, and enabled by Microsoft’s recent launch of Office for iPad.

(Office for iPad is free, but only…

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Questions To Ask a Potential Public Cloud Storage Provider

Questions To Ask a Potential Public Cloud Storage Provider

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Though they may look quite similar, real differences exist among the major public cloud storage provider offerings, so you need to carefully assess services upfront and evaluate them against your particular storage requirements.

Start by looking at service terms and capabilities, which can vary by provider. To get a feel for the level of service…

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Signs to Look for to Confirm tha you’ve been Hacked

Signs to Look for to Confirm tha you’ve been Hacked

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image2repairIn today’s threatscape, antivirus software provides little piece of mind. In fact, antimalware scanners on the whole are horrifically inaccurate, especially with exploits less than 24 hours old. After all, malicious hackers and malware can change their tactics at will. Swap a few bytes around, and a previously recognized malware program becomes…

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