How to lock down your data with data loss prevention systems

Most of the highly publicized data breaches involve credit card or bank account numbers, but other sensitive data is also at risk, including Social Security numbers, medical records, personal information like your mother’s maiden name, and more. Sensitive data can also be trade secrets or any other type of intellectual property that, if stolen, could damage a company’s ability to compete in the ....

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3 perimeter security challenges, and how organizations can fix them

IT administrators have plenty of perimeter security tools at their disposal, from firewalls to spam filters to intrusion detection solutions. But despite all the preventative measures, most organizations still have gaps in their security controls or processes, which could lead to cracks in their system. A coordinated attack from an outside threat could penetrate these…

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The 2 most important considerations in server migration

Workloads are your company’s lifeblood. Physical servers, virtual machines (VMs), or a combination of both are running Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and various other applications. Inevitably the time will come to migrate these workloads to different hardware or VMs. For organizations running Microsoft Windows 2003, that time is coming soon. These companies will need to migrate…

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3 simple ways to take control of your Oracle licensing

It’s a simple fact: Software licensing is difficult to understand and manage. Even the savviest IT professional can struggle to comprehend certain complex language and terms in licensing agreements from the major software manufacturers. For example, companies report they often have difficulty understanding and complying with Oracle’s licensing rules, particularly when it comes to virtualization…

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Thinking in the now: How to connect with today’s knowledge shopper

Consumers are evolving. Mobile devices, social media, and always-on Internet access have set new expectations for their shopping experience. And the speed of this shift has left some retailers struggling to find the best way to connect with this new generation of shoppers in store and online. Traditionally, retailers have found ways to engage with…

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Adobe bolsters mobile workforce capabilities with Acrobat DC

A recent study by IDC found that more than 80 percent of document work is still not digital, with documents being printed often, especially when signatures are required. For today’s increasingly mobile workforce, the need to print documents can hamper business productivity. In a move that aims to eliminate the hardships of working with digital…

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Tackling security vulnerabilities in health care

Network security is critical for any organization, but in the health care space, with the personal and medical details of millions of individuals in the balance, the stakes are even higher. Out-of-date software, unimplemented patches, or even outdated passwords could be the vulnerability that exposes the sensitive information of an innocent and unsuspecting patient base….

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19 must-attend IT events of 2015

To those in IT, the start of spring means more than warmer weather and baseball. It also signals the start of the IT conference and event season, and this year SHI has identified 19 of the events you simply can’t miss. So get out your calendar, find a carry-on bag large enough to hold your…

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The ultimate guide to Microsoft SQL Server licensing

Microsoft’s grant program for SQL licensing expires on April 1, 2015. If you haven’t taken advantage of the grant’s offer of free per-core licensing, it’s time to determine if you’re eligible and act. This offer and deadline are just one piece of a larger update to the way organizations license Microsoft SQL Server. While the…

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A new way to get the most out of Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is one of the fastest growing cloud services providers for enterprise businesses. A recent survey showed that about one fifth (19 percent) of enterprise businesses with more than 1,000 employees reported using Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and 15 percent used Azure’s Platform as a Service (PaaS). That’s an increase from a year ago…

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