There are lots of compelling reasons to move to the ‘cloud.’ Fear of getting left behind because ‘everybody’s doing it’ isn’t one of them. The compelling reasons for moving to the cloud–that is, adopting remote data-center-based storage, applications and infrastructure–include key benefits such as predictable subscription pricing, avoiding hardware upkeep, avoiding heavy up-front capital expenditures, […]


There are, of course, many good reasons to have your data back-up in the cloud. But for many businesses, cloud-only is not the answer. For these companies, a hybrid cloud/on-prem back-up is ideal. A hybrid solution backs up your data locally – such as to a hard-drive or server located in your office – and […]


Over the decades, the laptop and notebook computers have become a staple of business computing. In fact, notebooks and laptops now outsell desktops among the hundreds of millions of personal computers sold today. However, outside the introduction of the hybrid ‘2 -in-1’ laptop/tablets introduced several years ago, there hasn’t been a major disruption in the […]


It’s of course best to do everything you can within reason and appropriate budget to avoid cybersecurity incidents at your business. However, you do need to be prepared to respond to a serious cybersecurity event, such as a hack or other breach. No defenses or planning can ensure 100% security. In the case of a […]


Email phishing remains one of the most prominent–and dangerous–forms of cyberattack. But as users adapt and efforts are made to increase awareness of the prevalence of phishing, attacks via mobile device have become more common. One of the reasons is that the user interface on mobile devices is necessarily simpler and more limited because of […]

password managers

One of the ways to handle lots of passwords today without using the same (or very similar passwords for all of your accounts) is to use a password manager. The idea of a password manager is that it will generate, retrieve, and keep track of long and random passwords for all of your accounts (and […]