Wednesday, 19 December 2012

2012- the Year of Java Vulnerability

Security was among the top IT concerns in 2012. Mac-targeted malware has shown a significant increase. The Android OS has faced a big number of threats with 99% of mobile malicious attacks targeting at the platform . Half of all attacks used  Java as their gateway, making 2012 'the year of Java vulnerability'. Canada ranked 10th in the top 20 malware hosting countries, hosting 1.2% of all attacks ( US hosted 25%). These were some of the findings from the Kaspersky Security Bulletin: The Overall Statistics for 2012 report. 

Seasons Greetings from Audcomp

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

No Compromise on Storage Performance

HP recently launched a new line of HP 3PAR StoreServ storage, which is said to bring down the price of the 3PAR storage family into the mid-range. The newly released series, which HP is hyping as the road to 'the next  era of storage', are converged storage platforms with  a three in one architectural design that combine cloud, big data and converged infrastructure capabilities. 

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Will Windows 8 entail the death of the desktop?

In late October, Microsoft released Windows 8 - the latest edition of Microsoft’s OS that is designed to work on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Windows 8 offers a business-class environment, integrating PCs, tablets and smartphones with SkyDrive cloud storage, Microsoft Office 365 and other Microsoft platforms.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

IT skills gap and security- major threats to technology adoption

In this era wherein customers buy via their smartphones and engage with businesses through social media, it is obvious that businesses that are not willing to adopt latest technologies will be out of their game sooner or later.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Is your data crossing borders? Caution on offshore cloud storage

The cloud isn't just a buzz word anymore. Cloud computing adoption has been increasing and is expected to grow in the coming years. It is becoming obvious that SMBs are better off using cloud services for data processing, storage, back-up , security services and so on.

When considering cloud for your business and weighing the pros and cons, one of the burning issues is security of data. Where will your data be stored? Is it secure for your data to cross border? An article published by Financial Post outlines the risks related to storing your electronic information offshore. This is a must read for Canadian-based organization that are ready to embrace cloud storage. Here are a few key points that are covered in this article: