Dip a Toe in the Cloud: How to Address the Challenges of a Cloud-First Strategy

    Cloud technology has been widely available for several years now, and there’s no arguing the benefits of these environments. As the cloud continues to bring considerable advantages for everyone from employee users to a company’s IT team, it’s no surprise that business leaders are increasingly implementing a cloud-first strategy within their organization. Defining Cloud-First But

    Why Your Business Needs Dedicated Hardware

    If your organization is beginning to feel the constraints of a shared environment, it might be time to upgrade to dedicated hardware. 

    Running SQL 2005 on Your Own Servers? Consider a Move

    Nearly every business runs some kind of database – it’s a basic, mission-critical application, and its performance, security and availability are essential to the function of the companies that use them. A significant number of those databases run on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 – a stalwart application that’s going end-of-life on April 12. What’s this

    Google Sets Timeline for Removing Flash Ads

    Adobe Flash’s demise has long been heralded, but concrete signs are starting to appear – none more significant than Google’s new announcement on its AdWords blog that Google display ads will go entirely to HTML5 within a year. What is the plan for Flash? Google announced Tuesday that AdWords and related services will no longer accept

    Update: 191 Million US Voter Records Accessible Via Unsecured Database

    If you’ve voted in a national American election since 2000, your name, street address, phone number, date of birth and more may be found in an unsecured, 300 GB database brought to public attention by Austin-based IT specialist Chris Vickery. Vickery, who in September drew attention to a leak of 1.5 million medical records, reported the database

    .PRO Domains Now Available to All

    Thanks to an upcoming regulatory change, all websites will have the opportunity to go pro. Beginning on the effective date of November 16, 2015, .PRO will become an unrestricted TLD open to all registrants. This change is a result of the renewal of the .PRO registry agreement under new terms recently entered into between the

    Windows 10: A More Human Way to Upgrade

    Is Microsoft  Windows 10 a hit or miss? Despite the over 14 million downloads it produced within the first 24 hours of its launch, the jury is still out. While Microsoft has clearly put in the effort to step up its game, there are both positives and negatives associated with this operating system upgrade. With

    Android Flaw Allows Hack via Text

    An android flaw currently unpatched by major manufacturers would allow hackers to break into your phone without any mistake on your part. The Stagefright vulnerability impacts 95 percent of existing Android devices – numbering nearly 1 billion phones and other equipment – via multimedia messaging. A malware video file would be processed immediately upon receipt – you won’t

    4 Ways You’re Losing Money by Not Using Managed Hosting

    One of the most attractive benefits of managed hosting services is the opportunity to save money on equipment maintenance and labor.

    LastPass Hack Reinforces Need for Multi-Factor Authentication

    The vulnerability incident at LastPass yesterday, not an unprecedented event for the password aggregation service, provides all of their users – and Internet users in general – the opportunity to reconsider the importance of using stronger authentication methods to protect their accounts. Though Jeremi Gosney and Dan Goodin with Ars Technica emphasize that the fallout from this