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28
Aug

These Startups Were Built on Outsourced IT

Creating something from nothing is hard. For the founders of a startup, the drive to create a successful business from just an idea, requires pulling together an entire organization to build a product before the money runs out. Finding the right people with the right talents and skills is tough, especially when it comes to technology, where technology expertise can

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25
Aug

Can You Run Your Business While Travelling?

In an increasingly connected world, many people want to combine extensive travelling with their workload. While there are obviously times you need to be in the office, with the rise of mobile devices and a web of internet growing around the world, it is quickly becoming more and more viable to work remotely, from the golden beaches of Australia to

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19
Aug

Lessons From The Ashley Maddison Hack

Ashley Madison built a wildly successful business catering to those who seek morally-questionable relationships outside of their committed marriage. When reports surfaced of a massive hack that resulted in a large amount of confidential data stolen from users, the 24-hour news cycle ran with the story, broadcasting the latest in a series of embarrassing, high-profile hacks that have caused chaos for companies like Target

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19
Aug

Know the Security Flaws in Smartwatches

Smartwatches promise to usher in a new era of wearable technology that integrates into the day-to-day lives of people around the world. Similar to the rise of the smartphone, smartwatch manufacturers and software developers plan to make the devices an indispensable part of your routine. The smartwatch isn’t really a watch at all – it’s a tiny computer. Just like a

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19
Aug

Your Managed Service Providers NEED to Give You This

Managed service providers typically offer information technology services for companies that require help with their IT systems. MSPs also offer a method of reducing overall costs, including the price of adding additional hardware and the wage you would pay to a tech workers. Making sure that an MSP follows best practices within the industry ensures that your partnership with a

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19
Aug

How Safe is Your Data in the Cloud?

Sony, Ashley Madison, Target and the United States Office of Personnel Management have all fallen prey to data theft. Considering the prevalence of this type of malicious behavior, many organizations consider the best solution when it comes to data storage options. Cloud computing offers one of the safer methods of storing large amounts of information that can be accessed in a

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19
Aug

Is it Possible to Rely too Much on the Cloud?

The rise of cloud computing likely started as an excess of computing capacity that a shrewd entrepreneur saw as an opportunity. Rather than letting all the extra capacity go to waste, why not rent it out to those who need help with their IT systems? Similar to most technological innovation, the idea started slow, but as more and more companies

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19
Aug

What We Learned From Rogers’ Online Security Breach

An anonymous Twitter user using the handle @TeamHans_ posted a link to a zip file containing copies of dozens of contracts for telecommunications services, as well as e-mail correspondence from a Rogers sales employee. According to a Rogers representative, they had used social engineering to acquire passwords to “a small number of medium business accounts.”

18
Aug

The Security Risks Tele-Workers Bring To Your Business

As mobile electronic devices become more affordable and high-speed networks more available, an increasing number of employees are working from almost anywhere. The boost to productivity is good news for companies. But there is a downside. Many of those people are using their personal devices for company business. And that can expose your company to significant risk. Here are some

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12
Aug

How the Cloud Can Help Healthcare Providers

According to the 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey published by HIMSS Analytic, 83% of healthcare providers have switched to cloud based services, with SaaS (software as service) based applications being the most popular (66.9%). The Porter Research study found that 58 percent of C-level hospital executives “place a high importance in cloud-based technologies,”  with a Dell survey in late 2014

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