In tough economic times, your natural reaction may be to cut all the non-essential costs to stay lean and competitive. However, some of the costs that you may deem to be non-essential may be the difference between a thriving company and a vulnerable one when good times come back. Why is your IT budget one that you never want to slash?
If you own a computer, a smartphone or a tablet, you know how much information is contained on those mobile devices. Your credit card numbers, social media passwords and even the password to your email account could all provide access to a treasure trove of data to anyone who gains access to them. Therefore, it is important that you take device security seriously. What are some easy steps that you can take to keep your devices secured?
A disaster can occur at any time. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have a disaster recovery plan before it happens. While you don’t know when a flood could wipe out a server room or when a virus could steal your data, being prepared can help you limit potential damage and get your company up and running quickly.
No matter how large or small your company is, it is critical that you have a network monitoring system in place. If you do run a small business, you need to make sure that your customer information, product information and other intellectual property does not fall into the wrong hands. If it does, it could mean the beginning of serious legal issues and the end of your company.
Over the past few years, it has become popular to link a variety of handheld and household devices to network servers. For instance, your thermostat can use a WiFi connection to send and receive data and adjust itself based on what it learns. Your car, your watch and your headphones are also becoming smarter as technology improves and people express a desire to stay connected. How can an organization maintain secure connections as the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to evolve?
While larger companies can afford office space or manufacturing plants, a small business owner may need to operate out of his or her own home office. Although a small business may not have the same financial resources as a larger business does, it can still compete by using VoIP technology. How can VoIP level the playing field?
Cloud computing is used in businesses worldwide to store personal and company data. The industry has grown rapidly to a business of more than $45 billion in 2014. The anticipated growth for 2015 is more than 28 percent.
From a novel idea to the go-to model for organizations that want to secure their data, cloud computing has endured expansive growth since its inception. Here are six things to know about the cloud industry and how it touches every aspect of our professional lives.
The Importance of Network Security
In recent weeks, hackers have been able to gain access to American taxpayer information because of a security breach at the IRS. In a story that has gotten even more coverage, the infidelity website Ashley Madison was also hacked and user information released to the public. How can network security monitoring make sure that your customers and employees are protected against information thieves?
Cloud computing has become a fixture in IT, and the directions for its future say a lot about the direction of Information Technology growth. The modern corporate and business model is a lean, versatile organization that has a flexible, global approach to business opportunity. It features cost saving outsourcing rather than increasing organizational size and fixed costs. It continuously aligns its processes with the overall organizational goals. Cloud technology adds tools for reaching goals.