IT professionals have long understood the importance of data. Now, CEOs and executives are beginning to understand that it is an asset and must be properly managed and protected. Companies are investing time and resources in the tools, skills and infrastructure needed to store and manage data properly.
We are all connected. More than ever before, with global travel, with Internet and telecommunication, what happens to one affects all. This connectivity can be good, and it can be not so good, especially when it comes to security concerns.
James Bond would never have imagined threats that he could not confront in person but we all know they exist—in cyberspace. Indeed 2017 may be the year cyber threats top your business’s agenda in the areas of security and data protection.
Small business owners often think they are too relatively insignificant to be noticed by the roving eye of online criminals. There’s always indiscriminate attacks, of course, such as mass emails. Targeted attacks are sometimes misconstrued by business owners as being exclusively something for industry giants, like Sony and Yahoo!, to worry about.
Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) connects enterprise networks over large geographic distances to deliver an affordable cloud-based WAN solution that in some situations has replaced expensive T-1 or MPLS connections. SD-WAN focuses on delivering a business class, secure connection for businesses moving to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud applications to further standardize between branch locations.
Unified Communications (UC) has rapidly become an I.T. buzzword. From its gradual emergence in the 1990s to its current rise to fame as one of the most sought after solutions to improve employee productivity, UC has transformed organizational efficiency. With nearly 80% of companies using UC, it is important to