The Growing Importance of Mobile Security

According to a report by CompTia, 28% of businesses view security as a significantly higher priority today compared to two years ago, and an even greater percentage of businesses expect the importance of security to rise in the next two years. The study also revealed that while many companies assumed a satisfactory level of security, they did not fully comprehend their exposure to potential security threats.

Is Cloud Computing Secure?

In the early days of Cloud computing, the common perception was that the cloud automatically opens systems to new, catastrophic risks. When weighing the pros and cons of moving to the Cloud, business owners assumed they were sacrificing security for the business agility that comes with using Cloud systems.

Technology Outlook for 2015

There are many things on our minds as we enter the New Year. For those of you running a business, a question on the forefront of your mind should be: What can we expect from the world of technology in the coming year? Because technology changes so fast these days, it’s important to be ahead of the game and be ready to adapt to changing times. Here is what to expect from the biggest technology trends in 2015:

Do You Fully Understand the Cloud?

In just the past few years, it has become evident that the topic of cloud computing has shifted from a potential game changer to an essential ingredient of modern IT. For those moving down the path of business transformation, the cloud is the primary driver. The International Data Corporation estimates the public cloud market to grow at 23% CAGR through 2018

Next Gen Cloud Conference and Expo

I am pleased to invite you for the NexGen Cloud Conference/Expo being held at the San Diego Marriott (near Convention Center) on December 4 and 5. Browse NextGenCloudEvent for conference overview and agenda. This is a personal invitation to you and All – to attend a conference that I will also be attending – and I thought you and I could make time for a brief meeting. Please consider this… I’ll be in San Diego from Tuesday Dec. 2nd through Friday the 5th. As the agenda indicates, at the conference, Cloud experts will discuss the solutions that will accelerate Cloud applications, and leading Cloud integrators will display their solutions. Based on your availability and interest, you may attend selected or all conference sessions. We are associated with the conference organizer, and glad to offer a complimentary Conference/Expo pass to you and your colleagues. Please follow these registration guidelines. 1: Registration link – NextGen Registration 2: Under Business Model, use “End User”, and under Pass type, select “Expo/Conference”. 3: Before you complete registration, please use the promo code: 14CCTCGN You will be registered for a complimentary Expo/Conference pass. I hope you decide to attend this conference. You may also forward the details to your colleagues. If you have any questions, please let me know. I look forward to seeing you at the conference. NexGenCloudCon Join us Dec 4-5 for the channel’s first all-inclusive Cloud event I attended this company’s XChange Event in San Antonio this year – it was one of the best events I have ever attended. If you have any interest in Cloud Technologies or the vendors who create,...

Do You Have an Effective BYOD Policy?

According to new IDC data, vendors shipped 327.6 million smartphones in the third quarter, an increase of 25.2%, when compared to the same quarter last year. This means that global smartphone shipments have topped 300 million shipments for the second quarter in a row. Although there have been rumors of a slowing market, the data clearly states otherwise.

Costs of Data Breaches Up 23% from Last Year

A new report from the Ponemon Institute, an organization that publishes the annual “Global Report on the Cost of Cyber Crime,” recently announced that the cost of a data breach has jumped 23% from last year. Here’s what your small to medium sized business needs to know about being prepared in case of a data breach.

Steps to Follow When Migrating to the Cloud

Many small to medium sized businesses are migrating to the Cloud – backups, better security, regulations, security, and the Cloud ensure that your company is always up to date without having to continually invest more time and money. So, how can your business make the leap? Here are 3 steps to get you started with your migration to the Cloud:

Are You Prepared for the End of Windows Server 2003?

If your business depends on Windows Server 2003, you and your colleagues have less than a year until Microsoft will discontinue Server 2003 R2. Server 2003 currently accounts for about 20% of total Windows Server installations, but on July 14, 2015, all Windows Server 2003 extended support will end.

It’s Time to Take Cloud Security Seriously

While cloud security concerns are top of mind with many business owners, the benefits of the cloud far outweigh the risks. Nevertheless, as companies deploy cloud computing, taking cloud security seriously will ensure a smooth transition to the cloud.