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Third Party Support – The pros and the cons

By Elizabeth Ryan

As budgets have gotten tighter over the last several years companies have looked towards third party maintenance (TPM) as a solution to reduce their ongoing support costs.  Some of these companies have found it to be a positive experience as they understood the good and bad parts of third party support while others never fully [...]

Posted on October 14th, 2014 under Information Technology

Guide on Buying Refurbished Hardware

By Elizabeth Ryan

When buying a new system it is very easy to decide on a drive just purely on the size r speed but in the secondary market the savvy buyer works with their vendor to get the most “bang for their buck” What are your real needs? When working with a secondary market vendor be sure [...]

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 under Big Data

4 Areas IT Managed Services will Improve your Business

By Elizabeth Ryan

IT managed services are provided by an outside source as a way of helping business owners improve their operations. Companies can choose and pay for certain services from an IT management company. Using managed services can help improve many aspects of the business, as employees will be able to focus on their current jobs without [...]

Posted on July 21st, 2014 under Business Continuity

Why Onsite Data Destruction is the Best Way to be 100% HIPAA Compliant

By Elizabeth Ryan

The introduction of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) has resulted in drastic changes being made when it comes to the destruction of unwanted medical, insurance and other sensitive oral, written and electronic data. As a result, onsite data destruction is usually one of the easiest ways to ensure that the [...]

Posted on July 10th, 2014 under Data Destruction

More Enterprise Organizations Shifting Towards the Cloud for Data Storage

By Elizabeth Ryan

 How completely has cloud data storage taken over the marketplace? In a recent study commissioned by Microsoft, it was found that almost half of the enterprise level businesses out there current use a cloud model. The study also found that approximately one-third of the respondents have a formal cloud computing plan that has either been [...]

Posted on June 11th, 2014 under Cloud Storage

How Encryptions Help Protect from Data Theft

By Elizabeth Ryan

The internet is, unfortunately, populated with hackers and other unsavory elements. Many of these will steal information even if they have no intention of using it. Data encryption is the primary tool for helping to circumvent these hackers and protect sensitive information. What is Encryption? In a nutshell, encryption is the process of taking information [...]

Posted on May 28th, 2014 under Data Storage Blog

How IT should protect against Data Theft Cases

By Elizabeth Ryan

Data security is a huge issue in the modern day. High profile thefts such as the recent situation where a number of Target customers lost their personal data to hackers have brought an increased focus on data protection. While large corporations have lots of resources at their disposals, these resources have their limits. So how [...]

Posted on April 16th, 2014 under Data Storage

IT Departments Encourage Innovation

By Elizabeth Ryan

As various businesses run into turbulent times, it is increasingly important for IT departments to streamline their operations. A more efficient IT department is a more effective IT department, but ideas for improving efficiency can’t come from executives alone. Employees need to be able to come up with innovative ideas of their own. When it [...]

Posted on April 9th, 2014 under Information Technology

Vehicle Technology changing Mobile Fleet

By Elizabeth Ryan

Thanks to the integration of mobile networking and Bluetooth technology in vehicles worldwide, there is more connectivity in this world than ever before. This has led to a movement known as connected vehicle technology, in which many different vehicles on the road communicate with each other through wireless systems. This is a major safety and [...]

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 under Information Technology

How the Automobile Industry and the Internet are Combining

By Elizabeth Ryan

Although the days of flying cars may not yet be upon us, the growing use of technology in cars makes many futuristic concepts possible. From GM to Honda, various car companies are embracing Google Android technology in their vehicles. Apple and Microsoft are both stocking vehicles like Ford and Hyundai with high tech gadgets as [...]

Posted on February 13th, 2014 under Information Technology

How is Advancement in Portable Enterprise Communication Complicating IT Departments?

By Elizabeth Ryan

Many companies are beginning to lean toward portable enterprise communications that allow users to access all of their necessary business files from a remote connection. There are a lot of benefits to this method of doing business, but there are also some complications on the IT end to consider. This includes the fact that portable [...]

Posted on February 4th, 2014 under Information Technology

The Narrowing Gap – How IT & Marketing are More Connected than Ever Before

By Elizabeth Ryan

At an enterprise level, information technology departments and marketing departments are interlinked much more closely than ever before. Marketing campaigns are demanding more and more technologically advanced methods of delivery. IT departments are continually finding themselves working closely with marketing teams on most efforts. Information Sharing Marketing and sales departments are now equipped with tablets [...]

Posted on January 27th, 2014 under Information Technology

What the Recent Target Data Breach Can Teach all IT Departments

By Elizabeth Ryan

The recent breach in Target’s data security is only the latest in a startling string of hacks. Sony’s Playstation, the grocery chain Schnucks, and Zappos are other cases within the past year during which customers’ information was stolen. Business IT departments need to create a plan to both prevent and recover from future similar breaches [...]

Posted on January 14th, 2014 under Data Storage

Google Balloon Powered Internet Reaches for the Stars

By Elizabeth Ryan

Most of us tend to take having internet access for granted, and assume that others around the world do too. The fact is that approximately 2/3 of the world’s population does not yet have access to the World Wide Web. Project Loon, which is powered by Google, is seeking to change that by sending balloons [...]

Posted on January 13th, 2014 under Information Technology

MA Government authorizes $869 million

By Elizabeth Ryan

It would seem like the government has finally decided to invest a copious amount of money in the information technology sector. In an overwhelming 152-0 vote that took place a few days ago, the Massachusetts House has voted to approve legislation that would authorize the spending of approximately $869 million. These funds would be channeled [...]

Posted on January 7th, 2014 under Information Technology
 
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