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Do Managed Cloud Solutions Work for Nonprofits/Not for Profits?

Posted on February 15 , 2019

Cloud solutions have become the norm for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations alike. TechSoup found 90% of nonprofits surveyed have adopted some sort of cloud technology.

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Data Breach Scenario: Malicious Software - Financial Services Firms

Posted on November 13 , 2018

According to research from the Verizon RISK Team, few breaches are unique, meaning the vast majority of incidents are caused by a small number of scenarios. Verizon classifies 18 different data breach scenarios into four groups; the human element, conduit devices, configuration exploitation and malicious software. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the malicious software that makes institutions vulnerable.

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Data Breach Scenario: Malicious Software

Posted on June 19 , 2018

According to research from the Verizon RISK Team, few breaches are unique, meaning the vast majority of incidents are caused by a small number of scenarios. Verizon classifies 18 different data breach scenarios into four groups; the human element, conduit devices, configuration exploitation and malicious software. For the purposes of this article we will focus on the malicious software that makes organizations vulnerable.

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4 Ways Your MSP Enhances Your Move to the Cloud

Posted on May 19 , 2017

As more organizations make the move to the cloud, they are questioning the role their managed services provider (MSP)plays within their overall IT strategy. Far from reducing their dependence on managed services, however, smart organizations are realizing that careful leveraging of an MSP is critical to their cloud success.

Once seen strictly as a way to reduce infrastructure costs or offload mundane IT tasks, today’s MSPs have morphed to become true business partners, especially for organizations making the leap to the cloud. New research from CompTIA finds that just 30% of MSP users cite cost savings as a primary driver today, down from 57% just last year. Instead, organizations expect far more from their MSPs, moving beyond simple endpoint or server management to higher level information/data management. They increasingly want their MSPs to manage disparate on-premise, cloud, social and network services, and more just over half (52%) say they have worked with an MSP on their most recent cloud initiatives.

 

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Where is the Cloud Headed?

Posted on May 11 , 2017

Not too many years ago, few companies were brave enough to run their mission-critical business applications in the cloud. Fast forward to today, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a single company that isn’t using cloud computing in some form or another – and some that are actually running their entire business in the cloud. With such a rapid rate of change, how can today’s enterprises (and their IT organizations) keep pace with the cloud and ensure they capitalize on it going forward?

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