How Safe is Your Data in the Cloud?

Cloud computing—storing data and applications remotely, rather than using your premises—can make your business more efficient, cut IT costs, and speed up operations. Many benefits come with the cloud; building energy-hungry data centers is expensive and time-consuming, while managing hundreds of ...

Do You Need a Virtual CIO For Your Business?

The Old CIO A short while ago, the “IT guy” role in a business resembled a technical support engineer who would run when called, then diligently untangle wires and reconnect telephone lines. Back then, IT departments comprised of large computers ...

Data thieves target health care’s weak security network

The health care industry’s security system is apparently in need of major repair. Two reports surfaced recently offering evidence of cybersecurity issues in the industry. While one report notes stolen health care information isn’t nearly as valuable on the black ...

5 factors startups should consider while choosing a cloud provider

Cloud computing has a significant role to play in making startups successful. From San Francisco to London to Israel to Bengaluru, many early-stage startups utilised the cloud in rapidly scaling their businesses. During the last five years, many new players ...

Here's what you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach.

Yahoo’s announcement that state-sponsored hackers have stolen the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale—it’s the largest data breach ever—and the potential security implications for users. That’s because Yahoo, unlike MySpace, LinkedIn and other online services ...

Hackers Claim to Auction Data They Stole From NSA-Linked Spies

The NSA’s elite teams of hackers have for years made it their mission to silently compromise computer systems around the globe. Now one group of anonymous hackers claims to have executed a counter-hack with none of the same discretion: They’ve ...

Cloud or dedicated server? Where is the smart money going?

Should you be entrusting your data to the cloud or keeping it down to earth on your own servers? This is a decision facing every CIO. And it’s one they’ll be forced to justify and revisit regularly for the foreseeable ...

What is it costing you not to upgrade?

When making a business case to refresh a fleet of desktops or laptops, one number is easy to calculate: the cost of the new hardware. But, as with an iceberg, it’s the numbers under the surface that are more significant. ...

How to improve your relationship with your managed service provider

1. Set the relationship up correctly from the beginning Relationships are strongest when both parties know — and accept — each other’s expectations. A good place to start is to ask the MSP to assess your environment. Are your hardware ...