Month: March 2016

Old School Data Storage Could Be On Its Way Out

With new data storage solutions on the rise, old school data storage is being left in the dust.Sales have taken a 2.2% loss to $10.4 billion in the fourth-quarter according to International Data Corporation, with some companies taking hits as large as 5%+. It’s obvious that this trend is no longer the popular choice amongst consumers. But that leaves us wondering-- where are all of the consume...

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The Benefits of Cloud Computing

Businesses of all sizes, verticals, and locations are moving towards cloud computing technology, and it’s hard to blame them. Cloud-based systems allow companies more storage than they’ll ever need while giving them access to a seemingly limitless number of programs and apps. It’s all stored in ”the cloud,” an off-site server that reduces office upkeep and downtime while increasing res...

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Optane Technology: Blowing the Lid Off Data Storage

 To put it in layman’s terms, the data storage world is booming.Intel & Micron, two leaders in the industry, have unveiled their new 3D XPoint memory chip. The technology (also known as Optane) will increase both performance and durability by 1,000 times the current NAND flash memory.Needless to say, that concept is hardly fathomable to the average desktop user. To think that a new ch...

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Is it Time to Outsource Your IT?

Think of IT like your favorite football team’s offensive line. When everything is going well and the line is doing its job, nobody seems to notice. They allow the big plays to develop around them while keeping the stars upright and giving them room to maneuver.But the second they slip – ouch. It’s embarrassing. They quickly become the focal point of everyone’s attention, and it’s impor...

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What Apple’s Privacy Stand Means for Cybersecurity

As the world's reliance on technology continues to grow, the need for cybersecurity has become increasingly prevalent.While numerous cyber attacks have received varying degrees of attention over the past few years, none have come close to Apple’s recent standoff with the FBI.To recap, the FBI wants Apple to build a backdoor into the iPhone’s encryption that will unlock the device and allow l...

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Meet Locky: Our Newest Cybersecurity Fear

With thousands of cybersecurity threats coming and going each day, people are becoming more and more wary of their online usage patterns.That isn’t to say that we can’t fight them off. Far from it, as numerous antivirus and anti-malware softwares have been effective in fighting off some of the larger threats over the years. Still, there are always some that refuse to take advantage of these ...

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4 Ways Your Business May Be Vulnerable to a Cyber Attack

Is your business well protected?You may think so, but unless you’ve taken quite a few precautionary measures to keep the attackers at bay, you’re probably more vulnerable than you know.1) Your Wi-Fi Network Isn’t ProtectedSorry to say it, but if your Wi-Fi network is still using WEP encryption, you’re about 10 years behind the curve. Make sure your network is up to the current standard, ...

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Meet Polaris: The Framework That’s Turbo-Charging the Internet

These days, it’s easy to take technology for granted. We use so many different electronic devices on a daily basis, and even if they work 99% of the time – nothing makes us want to tear out our hair like malfunctioning technology.Slow, inconsistent internet (or even worse, no internet at all) is about as bad as it gets. And while many different factors can contribute to slow page load times,...

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OSG Security Threat Responder

At the end of the day, network security is one of, if not the most important factor to consider when doing business. If you don’t have a service out there policing the block, it’s only a matter of time before chaos takes the reigns.At OSG, we’re big fans of Vijilan for its network security capabilities. The Ft. Lauderdale-based company started up just last year, and it’s already taking ...

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