Cloud Services Enables Remote Working

Last year’s pandemic has created a massive shift in the marketplace and has brought with it new ways of getting work done. With full teams going online to handle their most important work, operating a remote workforce is no longer a remote possibility. Taking all business operations online presents some unique challenges, but it carries significant advantages as well, especially when paired with cloud solutions. If your organization hasn’t already taken the leap, take a look at some of the key benefits of remote work utilizing the cloud. 1. Decreased Operating Expenses The first thing executives might notice is that,


Business Continuity Requires Disaster Recovery Planning

Many companies don’t recognize that unprotected software and data can be a significant threat to their future. Data backup protects not just a company’s proprietary information, but also that of its vendors, partners and customers. A Disaster  Recovery Plan will help maintain business continuity in the face of an attack, and help them recover faster from that breach. The recent incidents of international hacking demonstrate how disastrous a digital crime can be. Investing in a digital protection system for both back up and disaster recovery demonstrates corporate comprehension of the risks involved with breaches in data security. Data Backup is Critical Every


Business Continuity: 3 Things to Consider

Business continuity isn’t necessarily something you think about every day, but it’s actually very important. In fact, your company’s ability to maintain continuity during an emergency could be the deciding factor in the success or failure of your business. Here are three things you should consider when it comes to preparing and maintaining continuity. Preparedness The first thing to do, if you haven’t already, is to make sure that your company is prepared for any type of disaster. Do you have a disaster recovery plan? If so, is it current, and do all of your employees know about it? One small mistake


Brute Force Hacking: Are Your Servers Safe?

Hollywood often portrays the hacker as an individual who is highly adept at guessing usernames and passwords. In the real world, servers actually do get hacked in this way. However, the guessing isn’t done by a person but rather by software. The software sometimes does this systematically by using all possible combinations of characters to guess usernames and passwords. Sometimes they may use to great effect, a list of default usernames and passwords commonly used by lazy people. Because of the software’s speed and the prevalence of weak usernames and passwords, the hacker has a good chance of success. Even when an


Big Data: The Uses Of Data Exhaust

Everyone generates information as a by-product of their activities. Wear patterns indicate favorite couches, and fingerprints reveal objects that have been touched. Data exhaust is unstructured information that is a by-product of digital activity. Unlike worn couches that get thrown out or fingerprints that are cleaned off, recorded digital activity is stored for very long periods of time. This unstructured subset of big data can reveal valuable insights about people, and the nature of these insights depend on the questions asked. Search Engine Use One company that has hugely benefited from the left over digital exhaust of online activity is


Big Data: The Reason for Optimism in the Fracking Industry

Since the early 1970s, OPEC has had a powerful influence on the price of oil by virtue of its enormous oil production. However, that has changed over the last five years when high oil prices stimulated the U.S. fracking industry. Its huge shale oil output combined with Saudi Arabia’s oversupply efforts to suppress U.S. fracking has since led to a collapse in the price of oil. Because fracking is more costly than conventional oil extraction, the current oil price collapse is closing down U.S. shale oil rigs. Experts predict that fracking will only “kick in” when oil prices are high


Big Data: The New Hiring Tool

The quality of its employees is essential to determining whether a company succeeds or fails. Therefore the job of the hiring manager is a vital one. It is also a job that isn’t always performed in an optimal manner. Why? The reason comes down to human brain function and its limitations. The amount of job applicants that respond to a well publicized position can number in the hundreds while the average human brain can only work with four things at once. Other problems include fatigue, cynicism, group think, and biases. A hiring manager may have previously hired a graduate from


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