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The New Hybrid Cloud: How a hybrid approach can work for you today

Windstream (Allworx) videos - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:50
The New Hybrid Cloud: How a hybrid approach can work for you today
Many cloud experts recommend hybrid configurations because they offer the best of both private and public clouds. And Gartner predicts that nearly half of la... From: Windstream Business Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 04:32 More in Science & Technology
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BYOD & Your Business: Managing the challenges with Unified Communications

Windstream (Allworx) videos - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:34
BYOD & Your Business: Managing the challenges with Unified Communications
"Bring your own device," or BYOD, enables your employees be productive and collaborate wherever they are, but it also introduces concerns around security and... From: Windstream Business Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:57 More in Science & Technology
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Network and Cloud: Better Together

Windstream (Allworx) videos - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:21
Network and Cloud: Better Together
Building a Solid Foundation for your Cloud Migration. A recent Forrester study showed network readiness is a top concern for customers migrating to the cloud... From: Windstream Business Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 02:09 More in Science & Technology
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Stair Step Approach to the Cloud: How Windstream guides a smooth, fast migration

Windstream (Allworx) videos - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:13
Stair Step Approach to the Cloud: How Windstream guides a smooth, fast migration
When migrating applications to the cloud, it's critical to ask the right questions and allow time for careful planning on the front end. The key to a success... From: Windstream Business Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:36 More in Science & Technology
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UC Tailored for You: Get the right Unified Communications solution

Windstream (Allworx) videos - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:56
UC Tailored for You: Get the right Unified Communications solution
The right UC solution helps customers connect to your business and enables your employees to boost productivity, but one size does not fit all. In this white... From: Windstream Business Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:34 More in Science & Technology
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Protecting Against Heartbleed Vulnerability

Fortinet videos - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:01
Protecting Against Heartbleed Vulnerability
The heartbleed vulnerability is a programming error found in the popular OpenSSL library that if exploited will allow an attacker to steal pieces of informat... From: Fortinet Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 06:23 More in Science & Technology

ComQi's Shopper Engagement Partner Program Growth Signals Strong 2014 - Digital Signage Connection

Spectrio in the news - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:55

Digital Signage Connection

ComQi's Shopper Engagement Partner Program Growth Signals Strong 2014
Digital Signage Connection
According to the company, another partnership with Spectrio builds ComQi's shopper engagement technology and services into the solutions package of one of America's top all-inclusive audio/video marketing companies. "These are strong, very active ...
QSR, retail partnerships highlight Q1 for ComQi digital signageRetail Customer Experience
Growth in ComQi's Shopper Engagement Partner Program from Q1 Signals ...IT Business Net

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QSR, retail partnerships highlight Q1 for ComQi digital signage - QSRweb.com

Spectrio in the news - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:22

QSR, retail partnerships highlight Q1 for ComQi digital signage
QSRweb.com
Another partnership with Spectrio builds ComQi's shopper engagement technology and services into the solutions package of an all-inclusive audio/video marketing companies, the company said. "These are strong, very active partnerships that we've ...

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Windstream's Journey to Become a Premier Enterprise Services Provider

Windstream (Allworx) videos - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:36
Windstream's Journey to Become a Premier Enterprise Services Provider
For more than two decades, Channel Partners has been the leader in providing news and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the communications industry... From: Windstream Business Views: 80 1 ratings Time: 05:08 More in Science & Technology
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A Good Look at the Andromeda Botnet

Fortinet blog - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 01:14
This article originally appeared in Virus Bulletin Andromeda is a modular bot. The original bot simply consists of a loader, which downloads modules and updates from its C&C server during execution. The loader has both anti-VM and anti-debug features. It will inject into trusted processes to hide itself and then delete the original bot. The bot hibernates for a long time (from several days to months) between communications with its C&C server. As a result, it can be difficult to obt...

Security Digest: April 11th

Fortinet blog - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:00

Heartbleed FAQ

Fortinet blog - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:33
Heartbleed FAQ Version 1.3 - Thursday April 17 17:59PDT This document will be updated and maintained as new or updated information becomes available. Continue to check this page for updates. What is Heartbleed? The Heartbleed bug is a vulnerability discovered in the TLS heartbeat mechanism built into certain versions of the popular OpenSSL library. OpenSSL is one of the technologies employed by many sites online to create an encrypted communication session between a user and a website. H...

Neurevt Continues DDoS Attacks Against A Turkish Organization (Update)

Fortinet blog - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:34
Update: Neurevt has raised another aggressive DDoS attack at another organization in Turkey at around 11:30 PM PST Sunday night (Apr 13). The bot also used the four methods discussed in this blog post. Our Fortinet botnet monitoring system found another new DDoS attack that has been raised by Neurevt (a.k.a. Beta Bot) yesterday. The target this time is only one organization, but is still one of the three organizations that were mentioned in my last blog post. The targeted IP address is not ...

Security 101: Top 10 Most Common DDoS Attacks

Fortinet blog - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 01:02
All one has to do is take a look at the latest headlines to know that Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are becoming increasingly commonplace in the enterprise environment. But that doesn’t make them any less of a threat. In fact, quite the opposite. These days, powerful DDoS attacks have the ability to shut down dozens of servers, causing hours of lost service time, while damaging brands and costing victim companies millions in lost revenues. And many of these attacks now co...

Neurevt DDoS Attacks Turkish Organizations

Fortinet blog - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 05:00
Neurevt, a.k.a. Beta Bot, is an infamous bot that has caught our attention since March 2013. This bot carries many efficient modules that meet most of the requirements for cybercrime-related purposes, including the ability to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks according to commands issued by its command-and-control (C&C) server. Neurevt supports several methods of DDoS attacks, such as UDP, TCP, HTTP GET, etc. Recently, one Neurevt variant raised a huge DDoS attack from ...

Patch Tuesday: So Long XP, and Thanks for all the Fish!

Fortinet blog - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 03:18
Over twelve years ago, Microsoft released to the world what has arguably been the most successful and famous Operating System ever created: Windows XP. The “new” Windows eXPerience was a significant step up from the desktop versions of Windows before it. While Windows 95, 98 and ME were basically versions of Windows running on top of Microsoft’s stalwart MS-DOS, the new version of Windows brought the much more stable and robust underpinnings of their NT (New Technology) o...

Security Digest: April 5th

Fortinet blog - Sat, 04/05/2014 - 01:00

HT KITV 10pm HTU 3 5 2014

Fortinet videos - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 23:22
HT KITV 10pm HTU 3 5 2014
From: Fortinet Views: 188 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in Science & Technology

How to Setup FortiAP

Fortinet videos - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:46
How to Setup FortiAP
FortiAP are cost-effective IEEE 802.11ac and 802.11n "Thin" Wireless Access Points (AP) that provide Integrated Network Security and WiFi client access. This... From: Fortinet Views: 371 2 ratings Time: 06:08 More in Science & Technology

IT Consultants are Guides Through the Jungle of Tech Choices

Clare Computer blog - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:05

The consumerization of technology has had some benefits, but there’s a sinister dark side, too.

On the plus side, technology has become so ubiquitous and we’ve become so familiar with it that choosing the technology we use personally, is something we’re comfortable with.  The way prices have come down on personal technology takes some of the anxiety out the decision making, too.

When it comes to technology for business, it can be tempting to apply the same anecdotal knowledge to these tech choices as well.   But too often, price looms too large in the decision making process, and the desire to save a few dollars at the cash register can have very costly effects on the business using the technology.

DIY Works for the Home, But Not For Business

In most cases, the home IT infrastructure is simple, and fault tolerant – low risk.  The demands on the technology are modest, even though it might not seem that way with Mom, Dad and the kids all tapping away on tablets and smartphones.

The business technology environment is much more complex.   The technology has to be selected, configured and installed with considerations for levels of expandability, security and interoperability that rarely apply to home use.

The stakes are much higher too.  If your internet at home goes out, everyone complains, you scream at your provider, then everyone finds something else to do until the services are restored.  That’s what we mean by fault-tolerant.

Contrast that with the chaos that results in the workplace when technology fails to work properly.  There are employees with nothing to do, customers that aren’t being served, and business – the very thing your company exists to do – grinds to a halt.  The costs of downtime run in the thousands of dollars per hour – sometimes tens of thousands of dollars per hour.  Does the $60 Wireless Router seem like a good idea now?

Expertise and Experience – a Wise Investment

IT Consultants can provide tremendous value by helping clients choose the technology tools their company needs to achieve their business goals.  They will devise solutions that take into account:

  • - Your company’s growth plans
  • - Your company’s needs with regards to security
  • - The need for all the disparate parts of the network to work together

IT Consultants don’t work for free, of course.  The technology they recommend will rarely be the cheapest on the market.  But by choosing the right technology for your company, and your company’s current and future needs, the investment in the consulting AND the right technology will pay for itself many times over.

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