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How Secure is Cloud Computing? Correcting Myths and Enacting New Security Procedures

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 @ 03:23

The question "how secure is cloud computing?" is starting to ring out again after the recent celebrity hack on iCloud. To some, there was so much of an alarmist view of what could be happening that it likely led to far too many misconceptions about what the cloud can really do for you. In the world of business, the cloud is still one of your best options for storing information. The reasons for that are numerous, particularly when natural disasters strike and you need to retrieve your data in a hurry.

But what kind of misconceptions are going around, and what's the real truth about how safe things really are? You'll find the cloud is ultimately much safer than you think, particularly when you enact certain policies that may require more time, yet become mandatory in today's world.

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Topics: Cloud Computing

The New, and Ugly, Face of Computer Viruses

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Tue, Sep 09, 2014 @ 01:45

 

Unless you are an IT professional or computer security professional, news and headlines about computer viruses may not be at the top of your daily reading list. It can all start to sound the same: computer viruses, cryptolocker, ransomware, malware, etc.  We've been hearing about this stuff for years. Same old story, right?

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Topics: BDR

What Is Most Vital To Your Business Is Often Its Biggest Threat

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Wed, Sep 03, 2014 @ 09:39

No matter what industry your business is in, you need to take whatever steps necessary to keep it healthy and growing. There are so many reasons that small businesses go out of business: market fluctuations, bad investments, clients leaving, bad management. It's difficult to navigate the twists and turns of business ownership, but savvy owners are prepared and know most of the pitfalls to avoid. With a solid business model, hard-working employees, and a dynamic and growing market, there's nothing that can stop you, right?

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Disaster Planning

I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff and I’ll Blow Your Network Down

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 @ 09:06

We've all heard the story of the Three Little Pigs. The first one built his house of straw and lost it all when the Big Bad Wolf blew it down. The second built his house of sticks, but didn't fare much better. The third little pig built his house of bricks, and when the Big Bad Wolf tried, he couldn't knock the house down.  Of course a brick house keeps you safe, but what about his IT infrastructure, continue reading to see if he had a disaster recovery plan.

The Fourth Little Pig

But did you ever hear about the fourth little pig? He lived down the way a little bit, and when the Big Bad Wolf recovered from his injuries, he took it out on the fourth little pig. The little pig's house of lumber and stucco was blown to the ground, yet he was able to get back on his feet in no time. His cousin, the third little pig, was devastated.

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Topics: BDR

Without Cloud Computing There Would Not Be Cloud Gaming

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Mon, Aug 25, 2014 @ 09:36

The term cloud computing conjures up business and board rooms and meetings and access to work wherever you are.  The technology is great, it’s a can’t live without for many people and companies, but it makes it very tempting to sit down at night after dinner and work rather than read a book or take a walk.  The cloud is helping businesses run more efficiently but not necessarily employees.  It’s important to take some time for yourself, if you insist on still being online after hours, use the cloud for video games.

As long as I live I’ll never forget the warp zones in Super Mario Bros. 1 and 3.  I’ll also never forget the size of the cartridges, never forget a friend or family member getting mad and hitting the console and seeing a blank screen.  Unplugging the device when I’m about to lose a baseball game to keep my perfect record intact.  There is a future with no gaming consoles, where the only thing to unplug is the internet itself.

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Topics: Cloud Computing

Is It Safe To Use The Cloud? Denver IT Consulting Firm, QeH2, Says Yes

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 @ 10:36

Many businesses today are considering making a move to the cloud  and they are asking the question, how secure is cloud computing?  That is a wise question, QeH2 implores you to consider both sides of that coin.

Questioning the Cloud

If you use the cloud, you’ll be renting time on equipment you don’t own or control, so you might be concerned about the physical security and access to that equipment.  Your data will be stored off site as well – but is it safe?  What standards does the cloud provider employ to restrict access and to protect your assets on their premises?  Are they prepared to deal with intrusion or denial-of-service attacks?  What “up-time” service level are they willing to commit to?

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Topics: Cloud Computing

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Are Not the Same Thing

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 @ 10:56

The terms “disaster recovery” and “business continuity” are sometimes used interchangeably, with the assumption that they are essentially the same thing. This is not the case, and failing to understand the difference in disaster recovery and business continuity is a mistake which businesses can’t afford to make.

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Topics: Business Continuity Planning, BDR, Data Security

Ways Companies Can Save Money Utilizing Technology

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Tue, Aug 12, 2014 @ 02:19

 

Have you ever thought of ways companies can save money utilizing technology? When we think of acquiring and using some of the latest technology, no doubt the expense comes immediately to mind. But it doesn't have to be that way when you have various options in saving money, especially in your IT services.
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Topics: Cloud Computing, Technology for Business

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