Long gone are the times where “the” database was single Relational Database Management System installed typically on the most powerful server in the datacenter. The monsters handled anything the business required. Today databases run on commodity hardware, they are also more sophisticated in terms of the high availability and specialized to handle particular types of data. Specialization allows them to achieve much better performance – everything is optimized to deal with a particular kind of data: optimizer, storage engine, even language doesn’t have to be SQL, like it used to be in the past. It can be SQL-based with some extensions allowing for more efficient data manipulation, or it can be something totally new.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to become the biggest technological breakthrough of this decade. Many households will soon own a smart car, smart refrigerator, and smart thermostat. In the business world IoT is also here and is steadily gaining additional profile and credibility. With that comes a vastly complex IoT ecosystem. 51% of surveyed IT and business decision makers report that their organization uses IoT devices that have been created by a third-party.
Internet of Thing (IoT) devices have taken over our lives. Everything from your refrigerator, thermostat, and light bulbs are talking to the cloud. This is generating an unprecedented amount of data that is traversing the Internet and needs to be stored somewhere, hopefully securely.
BYOD is defined by Google as the practice of allowing employees of an organization to use their own personal devices for work purposes. This includes mobile phones, laptops, and tablets. Given the sharp increase in the number of companies taking advantage of all that BYOD offers, several similar acronyms have developed, such as BYOT (Bring…
Moving to the cloud takes you out of the data center business and enables you to focus your company’s efforts on what it does best. Cloud providers have a massive advantage over in-house and on-premises solutions in that they are backed by millions of dollars of research and development, as well as an international network of hardware dedicated to providing the best possible IT solution for their clients.
Last month Bob Violino wrote a great article about “The dirty dozen: 12 top cloud security threats.” At CCSI we are seeing many of our customers with aggressive “move to the cloud” or “cloud first” initiatives. As they move forward, we always advise them that they keep a close eye on their security posture and attack surface.
Today, people expect to be able to access their information anytime, from any type of device, and from anyplace in the world. Mobile devices and the Cloud have fed this expectation. With all of this access comes an increasingly complex network infrastructure.
Host Larry Bianculli speaks with Joe Goldberg, Cloud Practice Manager, at CCSI, on Cloud Security. Where to begin and what to worry about.
Cloud security is the protection of data, applications, and infrastructures involved in cloud computing. Just like on-prem IT security, cloud security still has concerns like unauthorized data leaks, weak access controls, susceptibility to attacks, and threats to availability.
Natural disasters such as hurricane’s, earthquakes, and fire can put a school district’s data out of reach. These are obvious reasons to have a solid disaster recovery strategy in place. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy that hit the East Coast (NJ, NYC, and Long Island), there were several school districts that were unable to gain access to their systems for days or weeks after the storm had passed. This made it impossible to generate transcripts, pay bills, and in some cases, process payroll.