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5 Disruptive Technology Advancements Which Will Change Business as Usual

October 7, 2015 by Peter Davidson

A disruptive technology can be defined as an innovation that will help to develop new value networks and markets. However, these new technologies will eventually disrupt the existing value network and markets, displacing earlier technologies. Disruptive technology will often force companies to change the way that they approach their businesses, and if an organization cannot adapt, they will likely risk becoming irrelevant or losing market share.[read more]


Securing Your Data by Protecting It Against Spam

September 30, 2015 by Ryan Kidman

Interestingly, most site owners out there do not actually think about security. That is a really bad thing because of the fact that websites are constantly being attacked by hackers. Every single website owner out there needs to think about security. Right after you create a blog you have to know what has to be done. Remember that even low profile sites can be attacked thousands of times per minute. You need to be protected at all times.[read more]

The USA Is Building the World's Fastest Supercomputer

September 30, 2015 by Xander Schofield

The United States president, Barack Obama, wants a new supercomputer for the United States and signed an executive order for that purpose. The initiative is known as the NSCI (National Strategic Computing Initiative) with the goal of ending up with an exaflop supercomputer, which means a machine that is around thirty times faster than the current one.[read more]

Sales Pitch: How to Sell Your IT Strategy to the Board

September 24, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

Selling your future IT Strategy to the board is a great opportunity to make your mark, but your vision is unlikely to gain traction if your sales pitch relies on pure tech speak.[read more]


Docker and DevOps: The Skills Needed to Get Ahead in the Cloud Market

September 24, 2015 by Rick Delgado

Cloud computing can be a highly competitive market, both for the companies that provide a cloud service and the employees that help those companies excel. To better compete, employees whose jobs are associated with the cloud often need to adopt and cultivate a long list of valuable skills that providers and other businesses will want to see from their workers. Given the evolving nature of the cloud industry, this list is constantly changing, with some skills receiving more attention and importance than others.[read more]

Managed Service Providers VS Partners: The New Way to Align Your IT and Business Strategies

September 17, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

IT as a Service is changing. It started with the Break and Fix model where a provider was paid to install hard and software then waited for the panic call from their customers when something went wrong. Managed Service Providers (MSP) take a more active approach, having negotiated with a customer a certain level of service, they guarantee to provide it.[read more]


Current and Future IT Challenges Faced by Small Businesses

September 14, 2015 by Sean Mallon

It is remarkable to think how a decade or so ago, it was almost impossible to predict half of the technologies that we have today. Technology progresses so quickly that many industries are left struggling to catch up to it.[read more]

Best Practice Cloud Security: Is Your Cloud Secure Inside and Out?

September 10, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

Cloud security is such a burning issue because data is the gold and the oil of any modern organization. Enterprises large and small need to think about how they can prevent hackers from compromising their Cloud services. Yet not all attacks occur from outside of an organization.[read more]

eCommerce Security: How to Control User Access to Your Environment

September 4, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

Retail Fraud Magazine recently cited Sage Pay’s 2015 Payments Landscape Report, which claims that SMEs are losing £18bn every year to fraudulent transactions. “According to a study by Sage Pay, more than a third (35%) of businesses have experienced fraudulent activity in the past year, with each losing an average of £3,450”.[read more]

Migrate from Proprietary Software to Linux to Create Cost Savings

August 28, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

Amongst the top IT trends of the moment is the development of Linux Containers. Financial and technical investors, Linuxsoftware programmers and customers believe that Linux Containers will transform the way organisations manage their Linux environments from deployment to maintenance.[read more]

6 Steps to Data Disaster Recovery [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 28, 2015 by Aaron Aders

More than 70 percent of companies are not currently confident in their ability to restore data in the case of an outage. This new guide from Expedient outlines 6 Steps to Disaster Recovery Preparedness. With planning and testing, IT leaders can prepare for a disaster before it strikes.[read more]

Big Data Security: Why It’s a Problem and What We Can Do About It

August 26, 2015 by Tiffany Rowe

This is unequivocally the era of big data — but it is not necessarily the era of big data security. The terrifyingly massive breaches of major corporate databanks, including Home Depot, Target, Niemen Marcus, and most recently Ashley Madison, reveals that most big data collectors are not doing nearly enough to protect their precious information from prying eyes. Without serious changes in security protocols across the board — from consumers to producers to vendors — big data will only increase in its appeal as a target for malicious hackers.[read more]


A Closer Look at Gamification in Healthcare

August 25, 2015 by Jessica Oaks

By now it’s very apparent that technology has had a major impact on shaping the general healthcare industry. With smart devices sweeping everyday life, patients and medical staff capitalize on the benefits of connected technology in a multitude of ways. Particularly mobile technology advancements in healthcare have put the integration of gamification at the forefront.[read more]


Spotlight on Sync

August 24, 2015 by Shawn Gordon

The founders of Sync, are also the founders of a company Netfirms in Canada, a premier hosting service there. Something that was an issue with them over time was the lack of full security with file sharing services like Dropbox, so after they sold Netfirms, they set out to make an easy to use, multi platform and fully secure, encrypted and unreadable by the hosting service file sharing system, they have realized that with Sync.[read more]


Less Dogma Equals Better Decision Making

August 17, 2015 by Paul Barsch

Some of the biggest breakthroughs come as a result of challenging assumptions; especially those that are commonly accepted. But first you'll need to put processes, systems and people in place to continually overcome preconceived notions.[read more]