It’s 2018, do you know where your recovery plan is?

Data is King. Be it customer data, supply chain and resource management data, or the valuable intellectual property that forms the core of a business, it is all data; and it all needs to be stored and protected from external threats, but also made available and used internally. So, if data is King, you must ask yourself, who is on the wall, securing the gates, and making sure that the King is safe? Protecting data  …>> more
BY JOSHUA WOOD, DECEMBER 1, 2017
SECURITY

Taking the first step towards IT security: Where to begin

In my previous post, I wrote about some of the many reasons why IT security is vitally important for businesses today. Now I want to look at some of the challenges that companies will face, and some of the technological solutions they will need to consider when deciding to improve IT security. Two considerations before you begin: Let’s say that the executive leadership of a company decides that IT security needs to be more of  …>> more

Reducing Cost, Increasing Flexibility, and Facing Future Threats: VMWare NSX and the Virtualized Network

It is often difficult for companies to understand and appropriately react to paradigm shifts that require radically different thinking. For technology companies, having the flexibility to react appropriately when a paradigm shift presents itself is absolutely critical. Apple’s move into mobile, and Microsoft’s move into cloud services are both examples of this. Whether your company is web facing with a large online presence, or a regular bricks-and-mortar business, technology is involved. From employee workstations, to  …>> more
BY ERNIE HARDEMAN, NOVEMBER 3, 2017
EDUCATION

Getting ready for the unknown

“Many jobs that will exist in the next two decades don’t exist today, in just the same way as the jobs we have today are different from or didn’t exist 20 years ago” – Phil Vokins, Intel. What do a big data analyst, a driverless car engineer, a mobile app developer, a cloud computing specialist, an Uber driver, and a drone operator have in common? Their jobs didn’t exist ten years ago. Things are changing  …>> more
BY JOSHUA WOOD, OCTOBER 11, 2017
SECURITY

IT Security: The door you didn’t know was open

As an IT security professional with many years in the business, I can’t remember a time when IT security has been as crucial to the success and survival of businesses. No matter how good a business thinks its IT security is, the bad guys have figured out how to pick the locks. According to Bob Martin from CISCO Systems, “With breaches at more than 13 retailers and a number of unknown breaches that were never  …>> more
BY TERRY MIRZA, OCTOBER 2, 2017
EDUCATION

Building classrooms for the leaders of tomorrow

Outside of the classroom, today’s children live technology enhanced lives. They communicate through messaging apps, learn skills through YouTube, and coordinate much of their social existence through mobile devices. But elementary, and high schools have not kept pace. They are not in a race for the future, but a race just to catch up to the present. While this presents a challenge, there are ways to bridge the gap. Effective, technology-enhanced learning allows for self-paced  …>> more