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The Internet of Things is Here: Is Your Business Ready?

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The Internet of Things (IoT), or as many refer to it, the Internet of Everything (IoE), fueled by the power of big data, is changing the world as we know it. And it’s definitely changing the face of business and what business innovation looks like. Consider this: In 2008 there were more things connected to the Internet than there were …

Assessing Your Enterprise Clients’ Move to the Cloud

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Ah, the cloud—the place in the cybersky that enables all those applications and holds all that data for businesses both big and small. It seems like most companies these days have opted to take at least some tentative steps toward cloud—and if they haven’t yet, you can bet it’s been discussed. The more moving parts within a company, though, the …

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Cybersecurity Risks and the Healthcare System [Report]

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When you think about online security, it’s a fair bet that the protection of your health records will be near the top of the list of the personal data that you value the most. Well, surprise: According to a new benchmark report, your personal health information would appear to be less well protected than you might imagine. The Insights Industry …

Cloud: Your Business Evolution Strategy

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If you’re an MSP for whom “cloud” has become a dirty word—raise your hand. Following your metamorphosis from channel companies into MSPs you might have wanted to resist the rush toward cloud services, and the reselling efforts that cloud adoption would entail. But in reality, that could be a dangerous path—especially if your customers perceive you to just be an …

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Dell Report Reveals Iranian Hackers Used LinkedIn to Spy

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How often have you gotten a social media connection request from a person you didn’t know well, or perhaps even at all? Did you reject it immediately, accept, or do a little research first? Many people skim the profiles of potential connections to determine the validity of an unknown request—that is, the perceived validity. What if those seemingly random requesters …

How Big Data Use in Healthcare Prevents Scams and Fraud

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The term “big data” is no longer just the latest business catchphrase. Today’s technology gives us the ability to capture, store, and analyze enormous quantities of data, amounts that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. Access to this data has provided myriad business insights in areas such as planning, operational efficiency, and marketing and communication. Now though, …

Hybrid Cloud Means Hybrid Security Measures

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I recently walked you through a check-list, on what CIOs need to know about hybrid cloud—the IT sweet spot that marries in-house and cloud-based infrastructure—and what it could mean to their organizations. With all its versatility and promise, there is no doubt that hybrid clouds are the future for many at the enterprise level. But, with all that versatility and …

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Looking at Hybrid Cloud and Security? Welcome to the Matrix

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As a strategist, I’ve really enjoyed working on this hybrid cloud series. I love how hybrid cloud acts as an extension of what most organizations already have—providing an extremely effective additional tier to on-site physical storage infrastructure. It’s a highly scalable option for businesses that don’t need to keep all their data physically in-house. And I know that if you’re …

The Enterprise and Hybrid Cloud: What CIOs Need to Know

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When it comes to the enterprise and the hybrid cloud, and what CIOs need to know about that, let’s start here: Nine out of 10 IT decision makers say embracing the hybrid cloud for their business is necessary for building a future-ready enterprise. Odds are that those same nine out of 10 CIOs are still struggling to agree on exactly …

How to Assess Your Cloud Migration Opportunities

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Cloud computing is on just about every IT pro or business owner’s mind, and assessing your cloud migration opportunities is a fundamental first step. Cloud technology is exciting because it’s the great equalizer—not just something for the big business players; cloud has potential benefits for businesses of all sizes and at all stages of the business cycle. But jumping into …