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Understanding the Spectre/Meltdown Exploits

Posted by Kevin Davis - January 05, 2018 - IT Security, security

A hardware security flaw has been reported this week that affects processors manufactured by Intel, AMD, ARM and POWER.  This vulnerability, if exploited, would be executed through malware infections, and could gather sensitive data such as passwords and encryption keys from computing devices.

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Why Human Error is Your Biggest Cyber Security Vulnerability

Posted by Mark Jennings - November 02, 2017 - IT Security

It happens every single day—people open emails from unknown senders, click on mysterious links out of curiosity, and even print out sensitive information and leave it sitting on the printer.

These actions certainly aren’t uncommon. But when they occur at your company, it’s a major problem for your business’s cyber security.

In this day and age, you know that IT security is vitally important to your business. It’s just as important as the physical security of your building. Firewalls, email filtering, security patches—these measures are well-known to businesses of all sizes. However, even if you have the right security software and monitoring in place, you may still be overlooking the biggest threat of all to your IT security: your employees.

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Overcome 3 Huge Business IT Hurdles with a Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Posted by Mark Jennings - October 23, 2017 - Tech Trends, Managed IT

It’s one of the realities of business: there’s always something that needs to be upgraded, always something that could be improved or isn’t running as well as it should be.

For many businesses, one of the most obvious is your IT infrastructure. Sure, you’d like to have the most up-to-date IT equipment. It would boost your team’s productivity and let you serve your customers even better. Businesses—and the professionals who provide IT planning and support—are under constant pressure to move faster and be more agile.  

As much as you may want a state-of-the-art IT environment, the fact is that there are hurdles in the way of getting the business IT you envision.  But there is one solution that allows organizations to deliver the technology their operation needs, while also reducing the cost and complexity of their IT environment. 

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