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Weak Points in a Data Breach Leave a comment Read more »

Weak Points in a Data Breach

One of the biggest news stories in IT in late 2013/early 2014 was the data breach at Target during the holiday season.  Countless customer records were leaked resulting in many consumers having to reach out to banks and credit card companies to cancel their information,…


Five Things CIOs Should Know About Cloud Leave a comment Read more »

Five Things CIOs Should Know About Cloud

  Chief Information Officers have challenging responsibilities and have to leverage every dollar of (constantly-shrinking) IT budgets to boost ROI. CIOs are expected to embrace new technologies and achieve the objectives set by their C-level colleagues.  Cloud computing has been effective in making the jobs…


Top Reasons to Deploy a Dedicated Server Leave a comment Read more »

Top Reasons to Deploy a Dedicated Server

  You expect to be a huge business very soon – Perhaps you haven’t started your web presence yet, but because of the sheer volume of business you have offline you know that your website will be on fire from day one.  When you have…


Importance of Latency Leave a comment Read more »

Importance of Latency

  When building any type if web-application, whether it is a website, online game, or email platform, end users expect to be able to access their information rapidly so that they can perform the task they are trying to accomplish.  One of the most important…


Preparing for colocation Leave a comment Read more »

Preparing for colocation

  Preparing for colocation is very similar to the sort of checklist that you would prepare when moving to a new home – not surprising when you consider that your data center is like a new house for your infrastructure.  Just like you would want…


Small Businesses need Big Data Leave a comment Read more »

Small Businesses need Big Data

  In today’s day and age technology and internet have come a long way.  With social media, browsers, cell phones, tablets, apps, and CRM software there is a clear growth of customer data available.  This data shows companies what users value, enjoy, purchase, and how…


Important Questions you should ask Before Choosing a Colocation Provider Leave a comment Read more »

Important Questions you should ask Before Choosing a Colocation Provider

There are many colocation providers everywhere and not every providers are equal. As there are number of options available it becomes tough to choose the right colocation partner. To choose the right colocation partner, try the following list of important questions that you should ask…


What is a Tier III Data Center? Leave a comment Read more »

What is a Tier III Data Center?

When looking at a data center, you may be looking into what a data center tier means.  The tier system, created by the Uptime Institute, works from 1 – 4, with 1 being the least reliable and 4 being the most reliable in terms of…


Why it's important to prepare for Data Breaches & Cyber-Attacks Leave a comment Read more »

Why it’s important to prepare for Data Breaches & Cyber-Attacks

Cyber-attacks have become increasingly sophisticated and intricate. IT and security professionals are currently analyzing the recent data breaches to determine what occurred and how many customers have been impacted. Businesses everywhere are finally beginning to realize that they need to assess the situation in order…


April Fools! Leave a comment Read more »

April Fools!

Today is a day that many of us look forward to throughout the year as a day to have fun.  Some of you may prefer Halloween with the costumes, or Thanksgiving with the eating, but I appreciate seeing some of the technological advances that come…


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