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Is it Time? 3 Sure Signs That You May Need a Data Center Upgrade

At times, the signs are obvious that you need to address the challenges facing your company’s data center. Aging equipment, excessive downtime and business expansion typically point to an immediate need to analyze alternative solutions. However, with data center downtime averaging about $8,000 a minute in costs, it makes sense to plan ahead … before …

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How to Choose the Right Place for Your Data

For IT leadership, choosing a colocation data center may create anxiety similar to what parents feel when deciding where their children will go to school. In either situation, you’re entrusting a third party with a big responsibility. And even though an organization may present itself well online or in brochures, you need to do some …

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New Tool Designed to Help Banks Evaluate Cyber Risk

On June 30, 2015, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council rolled out a new assessment tool for financial organizations, with the aim of helping them detect and defend against security risks. The Cybersecurity Assessment Tool walks users through the process of analyzing their own systems, personnel policies and technology infrastructure to determine how prepared they …

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Dual-Fiber Connectivity: Laying the Groundwork for Business Growth

Indiana is a state known for basketball, motorsports and vast expanses of farmland. But increasingly, it’s becoming a hot spot for tech startups. According to Forbes magazine, between 2001 and 2013, the Indianapolis-Carmel area ranked ninth of all cities in the United States for tech sector growth, with a 50.4 percent increase in overall tech …

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Can Your IT Staff Handle a Major Security Breach?

In 2014, businesses learned about a security vulnerability that could jeopardize their internal documents and their customers’ personal and financial information. The Heartbleed bug was unique, in that it wasn’t a virus that inflicted a single, obvious attack that could be easily identified. Instead, it leaked security keys, passwords, content, historical data – all kinds …

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Room for Improvement: What Your Server Needs

In small offices, server rooms are often forgotten. They may become dusty, seldom-visited recesses, where components are stacked on top of each other, connected by a tangle of wires. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” is the idiom that best describes some small-business feelings about server rooms. But even if your current server is …

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Indianapolis IT Expert Says NYSE Computer Outage Time Could Have Been Reduced and Might Have Been Hacked

The NYSE, along with United and WSJ.com, outages were cause for concern last week, raising a variety of questions in the midst of reports of “technical issues”. The official statement reads as follows: “It was determined that the NYSE and NYSE MKT customer gateways were not loaded with the proper configuration compatible with the new …

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Container Computing Makes a Splash with Developers

Developers can run into problems when their applications lack scalability or compatibility. To ensure applications can meet the demands of users, developers must devote considerable time to testing, but they may need access to additional resources in order to do that. When developers are testing the functionality of an application, a host server may become …

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Many ‘Things’ May Compromise Data Security

The “Internet of Things” or “IoT” … what is it, and what does it mean to your company? Simply put, the IoT describes what happens when you set off an alarm leaving a store, because a cashier forgot to deactivate the security tag on your item. The tag sends a signal to a receiver, which …

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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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