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IT people need to beef up their opinions about cloud security, says a recent report by the Ponemon Institute called “Data Breach: The Cloud Multiplier Effect.” Yes, data breaches occur in the cloud. In fact, it can be triple the cost of a data breach involving a brick and mortar ...

WIX Websites  is a leading Israeli company that provides cloud-based visual development and editing environments that make it easy for IT pros to set up anything from websites to web-based businesses. WIX has created a state-of-the-art, creative way to design websites. With the opportunities and add-ons available on their website, ...

Cyber storage does not always equal a secure backup. Users of cloud storage have many potential tools at hand to beef up security. And just because cloud services have some loopholes doesn’t mean you should just throw in the towel, as the saying goes, and figure “What’s the point?”. ...

What are these “botnets” you keep hearing about? Botnets (think roBOT + NETwork—gets you “BOTNET”) are a network of secretly compromised, run-of-the-mill home and office computers that have malicious software—controlled by a solitary hacker or cybercrime ring. Hackers use botnets to execute a variety of cybercrimes like page rank sabotage, ...

Being a DBA in today’s world can be hard. Really hard. Not only are the daily challenges growing as businesses rely more and more on applications to engage with their customers, there are several technical and cultural shifts that are putting enormous pressure on “traditional” DBAs to change how ...

What is data synchronization? This technology synchronizes data between two or more computers and/or the cloud and automatically copies changes that are transacted between devices. File synchronization is used for home or small business backups when the user copies files to a flash drive or external hard drive. The syncing ...

Businesses today are storing an increasing proportion of their data in the cloud. While this can be more cost-effective and can take advantage of backups, businesses also increase their risk of having the information stolen. Since the data can be accessed from anywhere in the world, nefarious individuals who ...

File sharing services are an increasingly common tool for the mobile workforce, an employment trend that has proven to be highly beneficial to both corporations and employees. The ability to access and share important documents, while working collaboratively with others in multiple locations and on different devices, empowers employees to ...

One of the leading SaaS ERP firms in the market, Epicor, is looking for a new buyer. According to reports published on ComputerWorld, Apax, the private equity firm which is the current owner of the billion dollar SaaS ERP product has put the business on sale at a price ...

Two major trends in the technology industry are the movement of communications to all IP networks, while another major trend is the increasing prevalence of APIs (Application Programming Interface). In computer programming, an API specifies how some software components should interact with each other. Using a popular site like ...

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