Millions of people are using email every day without paying attention to email security. If you haven’t come across this term before, email security refers to the set of security measures designed to protect and secure data that goes through your email account.
Complying to all the regulations of the NIST cybersecurity framework might sound too complex, especially if you don’t have a team of professionals standing by your side. Even though you are not legally required to comply to these regulations, it is highly recommended to do so for the sake of your company’s cybersecurity.
Nowadays, security has become a major concern of all companies and organizations that conduct their businesses through the internet. Establishing an online presence has become mandatory for any company that wants to catch people’s attention and expand their reach in the digital world we live in.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all the users who subscribe to a network are actually scattered far and wide geographically but they all have access to the same network and they are all connected to the same server or virtual machine through LAN or WAN or even the Internet? What if there could be a way to let each of these subscribers – no matter where they are – maintain their individualized desktops that house the applications and programs unique to each of these users while all of the computing prowess is contained not with the ‘client systems’ but with a central server?
It’s possible and it’s called Desktop Virtualization.
Wouldn’t your business breathe a heaving sigh of relief if all business data and applications remain in one central place for easy management? How would it be if your data back-up and data restore work remains centralized and almost a breeze?
Scott Alan Miller, an IT expert who writes for Datamation, claims that IT managers and administrations swear by the central computing model for exactly the same reasons mentioned above in an article titled “Thin Clients in The Dark and Distant Past”.
What on earth is Thin Client Computing?
A Thin Client (lean client or Slim Client) is basically a computer that is stripped bare of all the usual bells and whistles.
Data centres are ugly ogres when it comes to energy consumption. According to a report published by Rackable Systems, the year 2007 witnessed about 180 billion KWH on power requirements and cooling and a whopping $29 billion has been spent to feed this energy requirement alone.
Learning from mistakes is good and is often appreciated; trouble sprouts up only when any of these mistakes you do costs a bomb or can literally derail your company. Many companies find the need to move to a cloud by adopting a cloud-based service, take to cloud networking, or find a home for an application on the cloud.
Imagine what would happen if all the data your business has amassed over the years – think accounting & financial information, customer data, inventory and shipping data, information related to your research and development and much more – would just snap out of the grid and disappear? What would happen if you had to lose data in a system crash or a server crash? What, if you ever thought about it, would be the extent of damage for your business?
Here’s some perspective: over 170 million records of U.S residents have been exposed due to various levels of security breaches even since January 2005, according to the Privacy Rights Clearing House – a not-for-profit consumer information and advocacy organization.
Small and medium sized businesses usually have the ghost of increasing expenses haunting them throughout the span of their business operations. Businesses all over the world are hard-pressed to find ways to cut costs and shoot their profitability up higher than they did during previous fiscals.
IT spending is all set to be ramped up in the United States to an extent of 19% accompanied by 11% growth in software spending and another 7% hike in communications equipment spending according to a recent Forrester Research press release .The same report states that the global IT spending will rise up to 8.1 %.
However, the CFOs, CIOs and CEOs of many companies all over the world want the ROI for their technology investments quicker than yesterday while they also spend thousands of dollars on technology research alone since experts feel that dependable research firms almost act like insurance against wasting resources, according to an article titled “IT Research: Is it Time to Analyze The Analysts?” . Gartner has a full section on its website called “IT Budget Optimization ” –-all set up for justifying costs on technological spend.