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The When, Where, and How of Encrypting Data at Rest

The When, Where, and How of Encrypting Data at Rest

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Encryption at rest can protect your data, even if someone steals it. Data security comes in many forms. In order to keep your business safe from a security breach, you need to protect your data from destruction, spying, and outright theft. Protecting yourself requires different lines of defense, and at the forefront of these is… read more

Data Encryption in Transit: What Your Business Needs to Know

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How can you protect your data as it moves from one location to the next? You’ve probably heard a lot about data encryption. It forms one of the pillars of IT security: without encryption, sensitive business information would be vulnerable to anyone who could steal or intercept it. However, data encryption uses complex algorithms to… read more

How to Improve Network Efficiency Before Upgrading Bandwidth

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Your network is slow. Do you upgrade your bandwidth, or troubleshoot other solutions? As more businesses move toward distributed offices and a greater dependency on the cloud, their ability to efficiently access and transfer large amounts of data becomes ever paramount. This is true not just for businesses that have large files to share, but… read more

IoT Security: Threats, Risk Assessment, and Best Practices

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How the Internet of Things adds an extra layer of risk assessment for businesses. Technology experts estimate that by Internet-enabled devices, soon to surpass smartphones, will number over thirty-billion objects by 2020. This Internet of Things (IoT), which includes objects such as thermostats, production sensors, and kitchen appliances, provides one of the top opportunities for… read more

How IT Automation Can Improve Your Business

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Which tasks can benefit the most from IT automation, and which are unsuitable? You may have heard of IT automation as one of the top ways for businesses to improve their bottom line. Implemented correctly, IT automation can boost the productivity of your IT department, reduce downtime, and create a safer, less error-prone IT environment…. read more

Should Your Small Business Start Using RFID Tags?

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RFID technology is not for every business, but it could be right for yours. You’ve probably used Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags numerous times already. They’re embedded into passports, E-ZPass toll collection tags, and reusable public transport cards such as the Oyster card in London or the Ventra cards in Chicago. Many large businesses have also… read more

Understanding Software License Management for Your Business

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What you need to know to keep track of your software licenses. Software is an integral part of most businesses. There are common software licenses for programs most of use daily—such as the Microsoft Offices suite—as well as licenses for job-specific services. These might include accounting software, graphic design programs, or various metrics reporting tools…. read more