5 TOP BENEFITS OF CLOUD COMPUTING


  Cloud storage can be used by all kinds of business and organizations for two reasons:  backup and recovery.  Many entities fail in backing up and recovering their data. Sure, they may have the latest and greatest security technologies to fortify their defense perimeter, but what happens if a cyber attacker breaks through it (which […]

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SCAMMERS ARE GETTING MORE CLEVER


Many people think they are exempt from being scammed; however, that is not the case! Scammers are becoming more and more clever in their schemes, and we all need to become more aware of these hurtful practices. No one is safe when it comes to falling victim to scams. Krebs on Security discusses how many […]

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A NEW INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUALIZATION COURSE


  The IT Infrastructure, as we know it today, is fast moving away from being an “On Premises” to a Cloud-based model.  The benefits of the Cloud are obvious, such as fixed and affordable pricing, scalability, on demand products and services, etc.  A critical component of any Cloud platform is that of “Virtualization.”   What […]

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DATA LOSS PREVENTION PART 3


  In this final piece about Data Loss Prevention, we examine some important characteristics of DLP Software Packages, and some of the leading ones that you should consider acquiring for your business or corporation.   DLP software packages come in three main categories:   Network based solutions These are typically installed at the endpoints of […]

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HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM A DEAD LAPTOP


Using the Cloud for backing up data has many advantages over using an On-Premises solution (also known as “On-Prem”). Backing up your data on the Cloud has many benefits:   No need to purchase an existing infrastructure High levels of scalability Greater levels of protection Tremendous cost savings and No more tape backups. After having […]

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TRENDS IN ONLINE EDUCATION IN 2018


Online education is continually growing in the United States. Many experts have conducted research on the progression and direction of online education. USNews reported on this flexible alternative to traditional college courses by stating four trends that students should watch out for in 2018.   These trends include continued overall enrollment growth, use of more modern […]

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AVOIDING CARD SKIMMERS AT THE PUMP


  Many of us have heard of fuel dispensers being a target for card-skimming devices.  Brian Krebs wrote a post on his blog “Krebs on Security” on how to avoid these card skimmers, and he uses the San Antonio Police Department as a source for tips. Some of these tips include using only new fuel […]

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THE FUTURE OF VIRTUALIZATION


  Server virtualization is a virtualization technique that involves breaking up a physical server into multiple small, virtual servers using a virtualization software. In his post for NetworkWorld called What’s the Future of Server Virtualization, Neil Weinberg describes the benefits of server virtualization and the different types of server virtualization. He also compares virtual machines […]

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SEVEN STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR SMARTPHONE


Our previous blog posts have examined the various cyber-based threats posed to Smartphones.  In this post, we examine seven steps that you can take to help mitigate those risks:   1. Use Two Factor Authentication:   This is also known as “2FA” for short. Two factor Authentication means that you are using two layers of […]

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LIKE A SHINY NEW TRACTOR


  Driving across the Midwestern states of Nebraska and Iowa this week led me to some interesting conclusions about modern farming. First, farms and crops come in all shapes and sizes. Second, there are farms that are clearly more equipped for the fast-paced lifestyle of modern America. Third, there are efficient ways to farm, and […]

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