According to GSMA data, 5 billion people in the world own mobile devices that can be connected to the internet. The majority of these devices are used to store, access, and share confidential business files and information on a daily basis.
Taking the right cybersecurity measures on a daily basis can help reduce the risk of becoming a victim of an online attack. Unfortunately, no matter how much effort you put into securing your data, there’s always at least a 10% risk of having your information stolen.
Security assessments sound complex, which is why many business owners often neglect them. However, each business, no matter its size or the industry it belongs to, should have its security measures properly assessed in order to ensure all pieces of the puzzle fit together.
You may have heard of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework a few times online but, unless you have knowledge and experience in the world of cybersecurity, this topic can seem quite complex. However, once you take time to learn more about the framework, you will realize how simple and effective it can be.
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.
Have you been worrying endlessly about what your employees do during their workday? How does your network perform? Do you keep a tab on the cost of infrastructure costs? How do you ensure business continuity?
Network Monitoring is a way for you to monitor your internet networking infrastructure to sniff out problems even before they arise; keep a check on questionable user activity; prevent files from overloading your networks; intervene and check before server crashes; rectify choppy network connections, etc.
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.
If you run a small business or even a large one, a data centre is likely to be your mission critical hub and serves as a solid foundation for all your communication needs. As far as taking to storage over networks is concerned, your choices will boil down to either opting for a Fibre Channel or iSCSI. Which one should you go for? Which one makes for a better choice for your business?
Advantages and Disadvantages of a Fibre Channel Network
If you are looking for speed and lower latency, a Fiber Channel delivers better.