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5 Reasons to Move to a Colocation Data Center Instead of Staying On-Prem


Ask most people today what the alternative to the cloud is, and they’ll probably say “on-prem.” We tend to think in terms of a cloud vs. on-premises dichotomy. Actually, though, there is a third-option: Colocation data centers. In a colocation data center (also known as a colocation facility, or just a colo), businesses can run […]

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How Hybrid IT is Changing Data Centers


If you work in the data center industry today, it’s easy to see the cloud as a threat. There are a slew of stories out there predicting that cloud computing will dampen the importance of data centers, if not kill them completely.  Those stories get one crucial detail wrong. What’s happening is not a wholesale […]

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Understanding the Parts of a Data Center


Folks in the IT industry toss around the term “data center” frequently, usually without defining it or explaining what goes into a data center. As a result, it’s easy to assume that all data centers are the same, and that they provide identical resources and services. The reality is more complicated. Although all data centers […]

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Mobile Device Security


Modern smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are packed with the remarkable power of accessibility. Anything you need is right at your fingertips. But what would happen if one of these mobile devices fell into the wrong hands? While they’re an efficient way to communicate with family and friends, shop or bank online, stream movies […]

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Learn How to Limit Your Personal Information on the Internet


Protecting your personal information is harder than ever, especially when most depend on the internet for personal banking, shopping, socially and professionally networking, and conducting business. Aside from the convenience of it all, your digital footprint is vast. And by putting your personal information out on the web, you’re increasing your vulnerability to identity theft.  […]

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Learn What Keylogging is and How to Protect Yourself Against this Spyware


Sometimes known as keystroke logging or keyboard capturing, keylogging is one of the oldest forms of spyware, spanning back to the days of typewriters. It is designed to record and track anything typed into a device and remains popular among cybercriminals.  Why? By accessing that recorded information, a hacker can harvest usernames and login information […]

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What is NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation and How is it Being Enforced?


In 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) put forth a set of regulations placing cybersecurity requirements on all financial institutions – it was titled NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation (23 NYCRR 500). The regulation includes twenty-three sections defining the requirements for developing and executing an effective cybersecurity program, requires institutions to identify their cybersecurity […]

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How to Recognize a Spoofing Cyber Attack


What is Spoofing? From an information security standpoint, spoofing is when a cybercriminal disguises a phone call, website, email, etc…, for malicious purposes. This person or program successfully falsifies data to misrepresent themselves for their own advantage. Spoofing can be used as a means to gain entry to the target’s personal information or to bypass […]

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What is a Virtual Desktop?


Now with the need for remote technology for flexible working, virtual desktops are as important as ever. So, what is a virtual desktop exactly? Generally speaking, a virtual desktop is a “computer” that lives inside of a server.  For you (the user) it looks, works, and feels exactly the same as the desktop that’s in […]

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Working Remotely – The New Normal: Online Tools that Help


There’s no doubt the Covid-19 pandemic changed the work environment dramatically in a very short period of time. Companies and employees all over the world had to adjust to the “new normal”, like making their home their new office space. Once loud, busy offices have now transformed into simply emailing, slack messaging, and Zoom video […]

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