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More Company Executives Need to get on Board with Cybersecurity

With 2016 wrapping up as one of the worst years for cyber attacks, it would be hard not to notice the widespread damage cyber criminals have had on companies, institutions, government entities and, of course, billions of individuals. Some headlines this year even revealed data breaches that occurred years ago, as with LinkedIn and Yahoo! …

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Data Center Uptime can Become No. 1 Priority with Growth of IoT

Just as consumers don’t have a high tolerance for glitches that make the lights go out or other utilities to crash, they will fully expect data center uptime to be around the 100 percent rate with the increasing emergence of connected devices at home and at work. That’s what a speaker told attendees during the …

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Procedures could be key to reducing data center downtime

Anyone in the data center industry has heard the statistics about the heavy costs of data center downtime, with some estimates putting the rate at an average of $7,900 per minute. But where does the fault lie? And how do you minimize your risks? While you must contend with cyberattacks, human error also is an …

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Cyberbreach? It ranks right up there with a natural disaster

It’s seems quite natural to protect your company against a natural disaster. That’s why companies wouldn’t think twice about purchasing insurance policies to cover their equipment, facilities and other assets. You never know when an earthquake, storm, tornado or flood can hit. Yet, the same can be said of cyber attacks. You never know when …

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Changes with Data Center operations can pay off

If you’re considering a change with your data center operations, chances are you’re focusing on upgrades that will help you significantly reduce the risks of IT downtime. But it’s possible that a series of changes, ranging from data center consolidations to cloud computer and shared services, can lead to more savings than you may have …

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Telecom Issues Spur Regulations

Technology seems to be evolving more rapidly than the law, with regulators scrambling to draft rules only after a dispute or question arises. Lawmakers and courts encounter new issues that didn’t exist decades ago … for example, whether social media evidence is admissible in a court case. When technology grows to the point that it …

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How Server Efficiency Affects Power Consumption

When you manage your company’s data center, your primary focus is keeping servers up and running. But if no one is checking the efficiency of those servers, you could be maintaining machines that offer little value in exchange for the power they consume. In 2013, data centers in the United States consumed 91 billion kilowatt-hours …

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Assessing the Cost of IT Downtime

When your organization experiences an IT outage, the setbacks are immediately obvious. Missed deadlines, idled employees, and customer dissatisfaction may come to mind. However, you may not have a good sense of the financial consequences of that type of disruption without a deep analysis of your company’s operations. Depending upon the size of your company, …

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Have You Reviewed Your Disaster Recovery Plan Lately?

In recent years, California has experienced its share of earthquakes and wildfires. The east coast was dumped with feet of snow and bone-chilling temps, brought on by the polar vortex. And record-setting rains left parts of the southwest trapped in dangerous flash floods. The lessons learned from these natural disasters were obvious for many businesses: …

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3 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Outdated Data Center

When managing an outdated data center, there are improvements that may be out of the budget for your company. Keeping up with technology, equipment and servers are some of the most expensive updates you can make within your own facility. Other expenses, such as remodeling the actual building and keeping up-to-date with security, can add …

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