Author: Alexandra Driscoll

Over the years, we as technology professionals and business leaders have determined that with new technology comes new threats, or at least the perception of new threats. One of these new technologies is the public cloud infrastructure. Many pundits and potential users believe there are...

Data security is not just a factor for major corporations and other businesses. Its importance also lies with associations. Many associations are collecting just as much, if not more, data than for-profit entities; and the number of associations continues to rise each year. As we...

When most of us think of IT we tend to associate it with a business or a for-profit entity. The truth of the matter is IT is everywhere - from large businesses to small, major associations to local NPO’s, and everything in between. Associations need...

Cyber attacks are becoming more common as data and infrastructure are becoming more and more digitized. Gone are the days where you keep all your important files in a cabinet with a lock and key. No longer do you simply look up a customer’s record...

Information Technology has a lot of different meanings to a lot of different people. Those that work in the IT field believe that IT is a driving force behind business success. While those that consider themselves “business people” often believe IT is simply there to...

There are many reasons organizations just like yours are considering a hosted private cloud over other cloud solutions. Perhaps a public cloud does not meet security or regulatory guidelines, or maybe you don’t want to share server space and bandwidth with other users. Whatever the...

At this point most organizations are well aware that they need a solid disaster recovery plan for major incidents. When thinking about the problems that can occur from a major disaster, many organizations overlook the less disastrous (yet more common) occurrences such as snowstorms, power...

Data archiving is an important aspect of data storage, and is an often-overlooked piece of organization and structure – not to mention it’s an important part of maintaining proper compliance. Today we’ll look at the basics of data archiving, what it is, and why...

As businesses continue to focus on technology advancements to help with revenue growth and scaling, they must also face the challenge of securing their data. This task has proven to be much tougher than many believe. Recent studies have found some shocking trends and statistics...

The world is changing, and it’s doing so in a ‘big’ way. Big Data is a term being tossed around by technology pundits around the world to describe the way customer data is being stored and used. Big Data describes information that is too large or complex to be analyzed by traditional data analysis tools. However, many organizations are losing customers, and money, by the boatload due to legacy thinking and analysis. It’s important for companies to change their thinking and not fall into the legacy trap.