We’ve all encountered at least one individual who’s self-taught when it comes to IT. The field always outpaces academia, so professionals who want to remain useful and relevant show initiative by expanding and deepening their skills on their own or via peer mentoring. [...]
Another year has come and gone. Everyone has New Year’s resolutions — including cybercriminals. It’s wishful thinking to hope that they’d all turn over a new leaf, since it’s more likely that they’ve resolved to hack harder and smarter than last year instead. With this in mind, we anticipate that they’ve made the cloud one of their primary targets, and that these are the vulnerabilities they’ll most likely take advantage of. [...]
Setting up a bring your own device (BYOD) option for your business is an effective way to increase the flexibility and efficiency of your operations, as well as attract new and tech-savvy talent. BYOD is not without its fair share of risks, but these can be managed effectively if you invest in a solution that lets you access your emails and other work-related data securely while on the go. [...]
An on-premises IT system isn’t always the best option for your business. One alternative worth trying is a hosted desktop. This solution gives you access to the major benefits of an on-premises system, but with a few differences that just might make it better suited for your company’s needs. [...]
There are many types of server programs. The most common are file servers, database servers, web servers, email servers, print servers, app servers, and game servers. When you consider that one server device can hold many server programs, and that one server program can serve multiple clients, that device has to be considerably more powerful than your consumer-grade PC. This also means that a server device (hereafter called “server”) is more expensive, consumes more electricity, and will require more monitoring, maintenance, and repair than regular computers down the line.
Question is, when will your business need that much more power? Here are a few cases where the use of a server is warranted: [...]
When it comes to protected health information (PHI), health professionals and their partners walk a fine line between giving authorized parties immediate access to it and blocking everyone else. Data accessibility via the cloud allows doctors from practically any hospital to be immediately informed about critical patient information. If, for instance, a person gets into a car accident and is knocked unconscious, that person can’t say which medicine they are fatally allergic to or if they have legally issued a Do Not Resuscitate order for themselves. In cases such as these, accessing PHI quickly is critical. [...]