Healthcare Data Bloom: 48% CAGR

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Crazy. Insane. “Impossible”. And yet it’s your job to secure and manage it all. AIS Data Centers can help. Summary article by Emily Poe in FierceCIO; original by Kenneth Corbin in CIO. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood ——– In the land of healthcare IT: How to organize all that data Few industries […]

Infographic: Financial Services Regulatory Compliance

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“Around 45 percent of financial services firms say they have been hit by a distributed denial of service attack over the past year.” Summary article by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood ——– Infographic: US banks struggle with regulatory compliance and risk U.S. banks and credit unions are struggling […]

Executive Bandwagon: Hybrid Cloud

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“Hybrid Cloud: what is it?” “Heck if I know, but let’s hurry up and get some!” “Agreed, I’m all in!” Summary article by Cheryl Kemp in The WHIR. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood —— Most Companies Would Ditch Infrastructure and Switch to Public or Hybrid Cloud Tomorrow: Report Sixty-five percent of companies […]

7 Tips for Safely Moving Your IT Operations

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Moving a family can be hard, so imagine how much more difficult it is when you’re responsible for moving an entire office. Relocating people, furniture, equipment, documents, and more can be time-consuming and expensive. That’s why it’s vital to be thorough when choosing a commercial mover and monitoring the entire process. With most companies, their […]

Data Loss: Frequency Down, Volume Up 

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With the frequency down but the volume up, evidently data loss is “all about that bass”. Summary article by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood ——— More than $1.7T is lost annually to data loss, downtime, says EMC More than $1.7 trillion is lost annually due to data loss […]

Are Your Vendors Compliant?

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How to Assess & Manage Conduct When Outsourcing Risk management is a must for any business, even those that work with third-party vendors. Vendors are used by many businesses, including those in regulated industries such as medical and financial. With so many companies outsourcing, it’s sometimes hard to tell who is not operating in compliance […]

6 Tips for Tech Business Budget Planning

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Budget planning is a key component in the recipe for success. No matter how long you have been in the tech business, you need to map out your spending and resources to make sure all areas stay on track for maximum annual profits. What can you do to get a strong start in the New […]

Advice from AWS on Securing the Cloud

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AWS isn’t for everyone (too true!) but they’ve serviced enough customers to have valid observations about common fears and mistakes. Regardless of cloud service provider, customers often (mis)assume that the provider owns responsibility for security. But as the AWS CISO makes clear: “It’s a shared responsibility. We [AWS] are responsible for the bottom layer. We […]

A Chat with Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby

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Kudos to Cisco for promoting women to top jobs within the company. Article by David Weldon in FierceCIO. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood ——- Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby reflects on top tech trends for 2014 /15 The holiday season is traditionally a time to reflect on the year just past and look […]

Infographic: Small Business IT Security

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Just as ignorance is no excuse for not obeying the law, so too is the notion that inadequate in-house expertise is no excuse for not protecting your business’ information assets. AIS Data Centers can help. Summary by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity; original published in ZDNet. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood ——– Infographic: […]