Higher Value Accounts Are…More Valuable

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News flash: accounts with higher levels of IT credentials are more valuable targets than other accounts. Diversify and protect accordingly. Summary article by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing ——– Infographic: Privileged accounts give attackers ‘all access pass’ to corporate networks Cyberattackers are focusing on privileged accounts as their enterprise entry point …

451 Research: 6 Cs of IT in 2015

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Yet another list of pithy predictions for 2015. Summary article by Pam Baker in FierceBigData. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing —— 451 Research names ‘6 Cs’ of IT disruption for 2015 You remember 451 Research, yes? They’re a research and advisory firm that focuses on IT innovation and disruption. They keep their eye on the …

451 Research Cloud Price Index

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Two key quotes: “The current average cost of running a multi-service cloud application is $2.56 per hour, or around $1,850 per month, which includes bandwidth, storage, databases, compute, support and load balancing….” “…savings of up to 49 percent can be achieved by committing to a minimum usage level, so enterprises should consider alternatives to on-demand….” Article by Jason Verge in …

Top Paid CTOs and How They Got There

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A Closer Look at Today’s IT Execs With technology so deeply embedded in business these days, there’s a greater demand for someone to lead the tech side of any growing company. The CTO, or chief technology officer, is the person in charge when it comes to technological and scientific areas within a company. Average earnings for a CTO position come …

Infographic: What’s Hot in Data Science in 2015

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Rich, Open, and Integrated. Summary article by Pam Baker in FierceBigData. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing ——- Infographic: What will be hot or not in data science for 2015 CrowdFlower, a crowdsourcing service with over one billion tasks completed by five million contributors to date, loves lists and infographics. Heck, we all love both. But …

If You’re Going to Do It… Be Safe!

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If you’re going to have AWS then you might as well practice safe AWS. Summary article by in FierceITSecurity; original posted on Porticor. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing ——– Infographic: Top cloud security mistakes made by AWS users Many Amazon Web Services (AWS) users lose control of their data by giving up control of their …

Gartner: Top 10 Cloud Myths

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Fall not ye into the career-limiting traps of myth, fear, and excessive optimism. Summary article by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity; original posted on Gartner. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing ——- Gartner says views that public cloud is insecure are wrong Challenging the common perception that the public cloud is insecure, Gartner says that there have been …

Hiring & Promoting Women in IT = Smart

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Let’s go peeps, we can do this — together. Summary article by Emily Poe in FierceCIO; original by Sharon Florentine in CIO. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing ——– Why hiring, promoting more women in IT is good for the bottom line Attracting more women in IT is not just good practice, it is also good for …

Customer Testimonial Video – AIS Data Centers

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During our recent “BBQ, Beer & Bandwidth” event (see photos here) we invited customers to say a few words about their experience with AIS Data Centers. The customer testimonial video below is a compilation of some of the better sound bites (bytes?). My thanks go out to all who participated — both in front of, and behind, the camera. Brian Wood …

So You’ve Been Hacked — Now What?

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Recovering Business After a Data Breach Hacking is a major problem for businesses on the web. Even if you own a brick and mortar store, you can still be susceptible to a data breach. No one is immune to this growing problem, including some of the biggest companies in the world. The news has covered many breaking stories about major …