Folding@home, or is it Folding@work? Either way, it’s a great charity.

Every now and then a business finds a perfect charity to partner with. Sometimes it’s because the goals of the business and charity align well. Sometimes it’s because a business’ core values align well with that of the charity. Usually the charities given to by a business are selected because an employee or many employees are affected by a disease or situation that that charity helps.

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Healthcare Industry Faces Significant Cyber Security Risks in 2017

Does the healthcare industry have a cyber security problem? In 2016, many healthcare organizations were impacted by ransomware, causing IT professionals to scramble to implement solutions.

Since healthcare organizations in the US hipaa complianceare governed by HIPAA and HITECH, it is imperative that healthcare organizations become 100% compliant in order to keep the patient’s data safe and secure. Continue reading

Is Bare Metal Cloud the Next Big Thing in Infrastructure Technology?

Organizations worldwide are striving to architect a business technology platform that is superior to their competition. Research analysts have discovered a new trend in infrastructure technology that could spell big problems for cloud based IaaS providers.

According to a new report released by Cypherpath, businesses may be more willing than ever to begin implementing bare metal cloud in their environments. In fact, Cypherpath has boldly predicted that 2017 is the year of “Bare Metal Cloud.” bare metal cloud

What does this mean for businesses? Bare metal cloud is poised to become a game changer for organizations that require robust data center performance at an affordable price. Here are a few indicators showing that businesses might be ready to embrace the bare metal cloud. Continue reading

5 Tips that could prevent a data breach at your company

It’s a common myth that hackers only target large corporations. The fact is, only about 40 percent of breaches impact large organizations. Hackers don’t focus solely on the retail and banking industries either even though these are typically the most publicized. Unfortunately, every company is at risk, especially those who practice negligent data security. A recent study by Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigation reveals that data breaches affect all sectors (38 percent targeted financial institutions, 22 percent retail, 20 percent manufacturing, transportation and utilities).

These universal tips could help keep you safe:

Create and enforce password policies

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This one seems obvious, but even in 2016, 63 percent of data breaches are simply due to weak, default or stolen passwords, according to Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigation Report. That online shopping outlet you like requires account passwords with eight characters and a number, doesn’t it? If you value data security, so should you, at the very minimum. Many IT providers recommend using 16-digit passwords. Continue reading

Looking Back at High Profile Cyber Attacks of 2016

Cybersecurity has become a top priority for businesses all around the world. Both large organizations and small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are on the radar for malicious actors; cyber attacksSince hackers are becoming more sophisticated with their network penetration techniques, organizations must combat this emerging threat by putting the proper safeguards in place.

Organizations should be vigilent in taking the proper precautions when storing or transmitting sensitive data. The best way to mitigate the impact of a cyber attack is to have a plan to defeat various attack scenarios. For example, your business could suffer from the following types of cyber attacks: Continue reading

Four Ways Hiring a Colocation Provider Will Help Your Business

If you own or work for a small-to-medium sized business you know that you often wear many hats and perform tasks well outside of your official title. This is the reality for most organizations of this size and in a world where technology is constantly evolving, sometimes it seems impossible to keep up. Your systems need to be secure, reliable, and accessible. This isn’t always easy to achieve. I’m going to give you 4 reasons your organization should hire a colocation provider, but first, what the heck is colocation anyways?

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It’s actually pretty simple. Instead of hosting your existing servers and other computer hardware on site, you can choose to house them in a colocation center. Typically, the process of hosting your own servers is not only expensive, but it also means that if your location is for some reason offline (internet outage, power outage, natural disaster etc.) your team or customers will not be able to access mission critical data.

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Is It Time to Start Using IPv6 in Your Data Center?

With IPv4 only containing approximately 4.3 billion IP addresses, is it time to begin using IPv6 on your network?

This topic has become a hot button issue, as many tech enthusiasts have argued the virtues of each protocol. While it is inevitable that the internet will eventually be forced to use IPv6, what are the benefits of enabling IPv6 in your data center now? Continue reading

Consider location when looking for a data center

Making a decision on a data center or colocation provider is neither easy nor is it to be taken lightly. There are a lot of factors to consider when making a choice that has the potential to impact your mission critical infrastructure – especially now that it’s housed in someone else’s facility.

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But you’ve made this choice to at least get all the facts straight so that you can make a well informed decision. I have good news, you’ve already made one great choice and that’s to move your data offsite and into the hands of professionals that can monitor and protect your data around the clock.

This is where it gets a little tricky. As with any industry, the right choice for one organization may not be right choice for your organization. I’d like to stress the importance of location when looking at data centers.  Continue reading

Examining Data Center Colocation in the Midwest USA

ColoCrossing has emerged as one of the top data center colocation providers in North America. Enterprises haves teamed with ColoCrossing to host critical infrastructure across their vast network of 8 data center locations.

ColoCrossing exceeds the IMG_1892expectations of your typical data center colocation provider. ColoCrossing offers 24/7/365 support, a plethora of managed services and a 100% network uptime guarantee. More IT decision makers are choosing ColoCrossing as their exclusive data center colocation partner. Continue reading

A Closer Look at ColoCrossing’s East Coast Data Centers

ColoCrossing is one of the leading providers of data center colocation services in North America. ColoCrossing’s 100% network uptime guarantee is a testament to the company slogan “Dedicated to Uptime.”

ColoCrossing’s competitive pricing combined with its unparalleled network uptime guarantee is the reason that more CIOs are choosing ColoCrossing, even when they choose to shop around with other data center colocation providers.    Continue reading