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Cloud Cost Management
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Operating your company in the cloud is different than running on premises. As the operations differ, so do the strategies for controlling costs. From a financial perspective, a data centre needs a huge capital outlay for the building, extra capital spending for software licenses and servers, and smaller but essential operating expenses for powering the cooling systems and the servers, and for management and maintenance. In the cloud, on the other hand, you will not incur any capital expenses. Instead, there can be enormous operating costs, charged for the server virtual machine...

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Practical Advise
How to Capitalise on an Out-of-Band Network
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Out-of-band management in computer networking refers to a technique of accessing a system through alternate means. Essentially, IT teams gain entry through connections that are not on the actual network. The type of assets in the system determines the access provided. An out-of-band management system can be based on a hybrid model or be entirely dedicated. Organisations also have to pick between hosting an out-of-band system virtually and its on-premises alternative. OOBM networks have various advantages for enterprises, including an improvement in the system functionality. Some of the...

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Practical Advice
Key Elements Of An Effective IT Strategy
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IT is a core part of a business in today’s modern world due to the numerous benefits it offers. Companies need IT for communication, marketing, sales and other critical operations. Information technology improves efficiency, productivity and revenue growth. This importance of IT is why it needs its own separate strategy in an organisation. A majority of companies fail to capitalise on the full potential of their IT departments due to the lack of a concrete strategy.

 

Must Align with Enterprise Goals

An actionable IT policy must take into account the objectives of the entire...

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Practical Advise
Creating a Good Disaster Recovery Plan
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What will you do when your enterprise is suddenly without electricity – for a week? Organization operations may be affected unexpectedly in case unplanned incidences occur. Disasters as such can result from human error, power outages, virus attacks and other causes. It’s the role of the management to set measures to ensure that the business can deal with these tragedies when they occur: A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is a documented approach for strategies to be used as a response in case unplanned events occur. A DRP must have all steps to be followed during such...

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Practical Advise
Remote Work Doesn't Have To Be A Black Hole
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With the demand for remote jobs, both employers and employees are seeking to be part of a virtual team. While companies focus on reducing operational costs by hiring a virtual team, employers on the other side need a more flexible job to make it possible to balance between family and career. As an employer, managing a virtual team can be a challenge, but you can master it with the following managerial skills:

 

Emphasise on Communication

One of the main aspects of keeping a virtual team alive is communication. You need to keep your remote employees engaged, as you would do in a...

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Analysis
Why are Android Users Switching to iOS Systems?
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It is a well-established fact that Android and iOS have been doing battle for a number of years in regards to which is the better overall operating system. However, it is beginning to look like iOS might be gaining ground and attracting more users. Why is this the case and what can we expect in the coming months?

 

The Security Issue

The rise of malware and spyware dictates that users are more keenly aware of potential security vulnerabilities than ever before. Unfortunately, Android has been a bit late in the game when addressing this issue. iOS systems have always been restrictive in...

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Practical Advice
Top 5 cloud security threats in 2018
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Information technology will continue to fight against cloud security threats in 2018 just as it has been in the previous years. With the lingering threats that continue looming over businesses this year, the need for practicing data protection is more important than ever before. To know more about these threats, here are the top 5 cloud security dangers:

 

1. Inadequate security tools in the cloud

Most businesses aren't fully equipped with adequate cloud security tools, hence the reason data leakages occur. By investing a little time in an efficient cloud security tool, every...

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Analysis
Physical Fences Don’t Make Sense in 2017; Companies Need Digital Security
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Identity and Access Management, also known as IAM, involves defining and managing the roles and access rights of network users in an organization. It helps organizations to create authentic digital identities for their people. Administrators need to maintain, modify and monitor these idenities for as long as users retain their access privileges. 

 

IAM's Goal

IAM's overriding goal is to provide prompt access to specific information assets to the right users. The system enables administrators to modify a user's role, track their activities and enforce security...

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Trend
Ransomware gets an evil brother: extortionware on the rise
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Many people are aware of the widespread ransomware, but only a few know or have experienced extortionware. Although these two elements are security threats, their definition is different and may have diverse effects on the firm. Ransomware involves cyber criminals taking information and blackmailing the company to part with a defined sum of money to have it restored. In this case, the attack may be by the use of a virus which restricts data access by the attacked firm. When such an occurrence happens, the company may risk losing all its data if they do not have an alternative backup.

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Trend
Botnet Army Attacks On Iot Devices to Rise This Festive Season
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The recent report on the state of the internet released by Akamai Technologies is a must-read for people dealing on the Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The report points out the changes that have taken place on the security of web application and Android platforms during the third quarter of 2017. Here are some of the highlights of the report:

 

Rise in Web Application Attacks

Web application attacks increased by 48% from the 2nd quarter. The incidents were 30% higher than they were in the same period last year. The number of these attacks increased by 217% over the past year from...

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