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4 Ways to Advance Your Tech Without Sacrificing Security

Data and security are two of the most crucial topics of discussion regarding modern networks. As the internet grows in scope and complexity, it provides greater benefits to the way people interact and do business, but it also presents a greater number of variables that must be maintained in order to keep things running smoothly. Tech experts are becoming an indispensable part of the workforce at large, as well as within individual organizations for this very reason. Here’s what you need to know in order to create the stable and secure infrastructure your business needs in order to thrive in the digital age.

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The Business Benefits of Containers

When I started in the technology industry, virtualisation was the hot topic where I was located. Virtualisation enabled organisations to have fewer physical machines, to make use of cloud offerings, and in some cases to reduce the maintenance overhead involved with using software-as-a-service solutions. This is different than containers, which are those beautifully restricted, short-lived dynamic environments that are spun up to complete a sequence of data exchange and related work known as a transaction. The concept of reduced overhead for dynamic environments continues forward.

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Keeping Customer Data Secure in the Cloud: 5 Things to Know

Cloud computing has drastically changed how people store and access data. For example, employees can access the information required to do their work from anywhere, even while on the road.

However, you’re probably keeping customer data in the cloud, too. If so, you have an additional obligation to protect that information. Here are five things to know when accomplishing that:

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The Three Best Practices for Securing the Hybrid Cloud

When it comes to cloud infrastructure and implementation, the hybrid cloud option is one that many companies are beginning to latch on to. Overall the most notable element of this realm of security is that it combines the flexibility and customization of a private cloud with the availability of the public cloud. This approach tends to be significantly more cost-effective and offers a wide array of features.

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Cloud, a Year in Review and Looking Forward

In 2019, cloud computing truly became mainstream, more than ever and the trend is here to stay.

As more and more businesses from all industries rush to migrate to the cloud and build cloud-based applications, Gartner predicts that the public cloud services market will grow 17% next year, from US$ 227.8 billion in 2019 to an estimated US$ 266.4 by the end of 2020. And a recent Forrester report estimates that the market will grow to a total of US$ 411 billion by 2022.

MSP Voice Episode 71 – “Longevity as a Startup” with Larry Bianculli

This week’s guest is Larry Bianculli, managing director, with CCSI who provide MSP and MSSP services in the New York City/Long Island area. CCSI (which stands for Contemporary Computers Services) has been around since 1974. CCSI has always been focused on services, the founders coming from IBM. CCSI has a range of customers from SMB to fortune 500. They have customers around the US as well as overseas.

Larry has been with CCSI for 4 years and is focused on growing the enterprise and commercial business. Prior to CCSI Larry spent over 15 years working for vendors (both big and small). For their large customers, CCSI helps to augment their IT staff in specialized areas. They’ve seen some great opportunities with co-managed SIEM. CCSI focuses mostly on financial, healthcare, insurance and manufacturing.

Listen to the full episode for more information on how CCSI has been so successful over the years by essentially thinking of themselves as a startup.