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What You Can Learn From Recent Data Breaches

  As high-profile companies continue to experience data breaches in 2017, common attack vectors are emerging. A closer look at some of the worst breaches shows that employee negligence and weaknesses in point of sale (POS) systems are common problems. The success of cyber attackson other companies should serve as a powerful lesson for your business. Examining these attacks may prevent your business from making some of … Read More

Why IT Is a Matter of Life and Death in Healthcare

Since the widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), doctors and emergency medical teams have become dependent on networks to access and exchange patient information. If these networks perform inadequately or fail, the patient’s life can hang in the balance. In healthcare, just adopting technology isn’t enough. Healthcare providers need to choose technology that meets … Read More

Why Your Business Needs Flexible Backup and Recovery

One of the most mundane IT tasks that all tech professionals are familiar with is data backup. When something goes wrong (a user accidentally deletes a file, a server fails without warning, a hacker attacks with malicious code) everyone in the office assumes a backup safety net is in place. But that assumption may be only partially correct.  Backup is, of course, absolutely fundamental in business. Gartner technology … Read More

Is Your Data Protected Against a Natural Disaster?

According to statistics published in Forrester’s 2016 study, The State of Enterprise Risk Management 2016,only 40% of businesses have a contingency plan in place in case of an emergency or natural disaster. In other words, there is a 60% chance that your business has not taken preventative measures to protect your valuable business data against a natural disaster. However, the likelihood that your … Read More

3 Key Ways VoIP Can Improve Company Operations

Although voice over internet protocol (VoIP) has been around for a while, many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have not yet taken advantage of its benefits. As SMBs continue to rely on legacy telephony systems, their customers may be irritated by poor call quality and the challenges of reaching the right person.  The impression that VoIP … Read More

How Fiber Optics Have Changed Business

The ability to transmit data using pulses of light has opened the door for many world-changing innovations in medicine, manufacturing, and communications. One of the earliest applications of fiber optics was the development of laparoscopes that enable minimally invasive surgical procedures. Further advancements in the technology ushered in the era of high-speed communications. The main … Read More

Why Wavelengths Matter in Fiber Optics

When we talk about the merits of fiber optics versus those of copper wire cable, the discussion often takes a technical turn and words like wavelengths, attenuation rates, and multiplexing will appear in the conversation.   In fiber-optic communications, what factors make a difference? Do wavelengths matter? And if they do matter, why?   This article will … Read More