Global Virtual Private Cloud Market to grow at a CAGR of +25% during Forecast Period 2018-2023, top key players – IBM, Rackspace, Oracle, BMC Software, Citrix, Cisco, Amazon Web Services and others

A virtual private cloud is an on-demand configuration pool of shared computing resources assigned to a public cloud environment. Provides a level of isolation between multiple organizations that use resources. Virtual private clouds are used by businesses of all types, small businesses, and large enterprises. Virtual private clouds provide a private cloud solution within the…

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Incorporate virtual private clouds in a hybrid IT environment

Don’t let the added complexity of VPCs deter you from integrating them with your hybrid cloud. Simply keep these configuration factors in mind to ensure seamless interoperability. With the right configuration, administrators managing a hybrid IT environment can also use virtual private clouds to host workloads. A hybrid cloud enables IT administrators to move workloads…

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Want to hack the WA government? Try ‘Password123’

We found this article that really highlights a simple yet common security issue. While the location is Australia, it is a problem we see commonly. This article originally appeared in Computer World. A staggering 60,000 out of 234,0000 active accounts at a range of WA government agencies were potentially at risk of a dictionary attack…

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Stolen certificates from D-Link used to sign password-stealing malware

Criminals recently stole code-signing certificates from router and camera maker D-Link and another Taiwanese company and used them to pass off malware that steals passwords and backdoors PCs, a researcher said Monday. The certificates were used to cryptographically verify that legitimate software was issued by D-Link and Changing Information Technology. Microsoft Windows, Apple’s macOS, and…

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Data Backup Systems Supplement Wares With Management Features

With data so important to companies, backup vendors are seeking to provide a better window into its overall lifecycle, including such elements as compliance and analytics. For decades, the backup market has focused almost exclusively on protecting data by creating redundant copies. Although this remains the primary function of data backup systems, vendors are increasingly…

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arvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey 2018

Key findings Customer-centric organizations are 38 percent more likely to report greater profitability than ones that are not. Making a success of digital is proving complex with almost eight in ten CIOs (78 percent) feeling that their digital strategy is only moderately effective or worse. CDOs are proving their worth. Organizations with a CDO, either in a dedicated or acting role, are…

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HIPAA Tips from the Trenches

Earlier this week, I moderated a panel discussion at an event hosted by the New York chapter of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The panel was comprised of private sector health information technology and security experts and was tasked with discussing challenges related to the interoperability and security of health information systems.…

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Strategic Technology Solutions Appoints New Business Development Director

(Los Angeles, CA) Strategic Technology Solutions (STS) announces Christina Cala has joined the firm as Director of Business Development to further grow its increasing portfolio of regional and national accounts. Christina brings a wealth of  industry experience to STS, having helped small to mid-size organizations leverage technology to solve business challenges and increase growth potential…

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8 Ways to Fight Burnout on IT Teams

Is your team’s morale and well-being at risk? IT leaders share strategies for watching out for the troops – in an era of ever-increasing demands The IT organization has evolved from a back-office department quietly toiling behind the scenes to the department getting requests from every corner of the organization. While the era of digital transformation has…

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Three ways to pay too much for your Office 365 licenses.

One: Thinking everyone has to be a Premium user Time and time again our managed services team encounters businesses that have purchased Office 365 Business Premium subscriptions for every single user in their organization – from CEO down to customer service representative and everyone in between – even though most don’t need or use more…

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