The Importance of Secure Email Hosting

The Importance of Secure Email Hosting

When former United States Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress in July 2019, information security experts paid attention to his testimony for reasons that were more technical than political. One of the various matters that Mueller investigated during his tenure was the hacking of email accounts operated by the Democratic National Committee as well…

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Lessons from the 2019 Baltimore Ransomware Attack

Lessons from the 2019 Baltimore Ransomware Attack

On May 7, various networks operated by the City of Baltimore were subject to a ransomware attack that resulted in a loss of more than $18 million. Municipal services in this large American metropolis were substantially crippled by the attack over several weeks; the City Council ordered employees to set up temporary Gmail accounts, but…

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Understanding the New Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise Upgrade Requirements

Understanding the New Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise Upgrade Requirements

Technology giant Microsoft recently made a very important announcement about the future of the Windows 10 operating system, particularly as it relates to future upgrades. In essence, the next major Windows 10 1903 upgrade, which is currently rolling out for most devices, will require twice as much storage space available. If the desktops, laptops, and…

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Understanding Hybrid and Private Cloud Systems

Understanding Hybrid and Private Cloud Systems

Cloud computing, at least as we came to know it during its inception in the late 1990s, has changed significantly. When most people think about “the cloud,” they have a vision of public cloud computing, which encompasses popular services such as Microsoft Office 365, Google’s G Suite for business productivity, and Software-as-a-Service solutions such as…

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E-commerce Business Owners Should be Vigilant During the Holidays

E-commerce Business Owners Should be Vigilant During the Holidays

Even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday are generally known as the busiest shopping days of the year, a heavy online retail activity is expected to continue throughout Decembers, and this translates into a greater potential for cybercrime. Data breaches and network intrusion attacks are often launched against e-commerce websites during the holidays, and this…

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How Managed IT Services Help Your Business Succeed

How Managed IT Services Help Your Business Succeed

Very few companies these days are able to operate without a technology platform. In California, even micro companies such as food truck operators and small enterprises such as family need some level of IT infrastructure or functionality. Once a business begins to rely on technology for day-to-day operational purposes, even the slightest IT setback can…

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Is a Self-Hosted Cloud Solution Right for Your Business

Is a Self-Hosted Cloud Solution Right for Your Business?

Many people think of cloud computing strictly as a solution that involves entrusting third parties to manage their business data, but this is only one aspect of the cloud. When you pay for an Office 365 subscription, for example, you are using a public cloud solution and trusting Microsoft with your data. The Benefits of…

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Malware is a Persistent Threat in the Cloud

Malware is a Persistent Threat in the Cloud

A report about the state of enterprise computing presented during the recent RSA Conference on digital security revealed a sobering statistic: a quarter of all American businesses using public cloud solutions have suffered data breaches. According to McAfee, a respected name in network security, data theft has affected one out of every four companies that…

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Evaluating Cloud Computing Solutions for Your Business

Evaluating Cloud Computing Solutions for Your Business

Cloud computing has reached a high level of maturity that allows business owners to choose between various strategies. The idea should always be to build a data infrastructure that can deliver the best possible service for customers while giving employees the best tools to carry out their duties. To determine the best cloud computing strategy…

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