“Our job as providers is not telling them what they need, but rather listening to the customer’s needs” – Lance Thompson In preparation for our Indianapolis and Metro Detroit business continuity and disaster recovery workshops, I spoke with Lance Thompson, founder and president of Baseline Data Services about what we can expect from his session, Real Life Disaster Recovery: Precious Vicarious Lessons. He shared some BCDR wisdom that was too good not to pass on. As highlighted in the quote …

This week Online Tech will be headed to the Adoba Hotel Dearborn for the 12th annual Detroit CIO Executive Summit, put on by the Evanta group. This is a premium event created “by CIOs, for CIOs”, in order to get the most relevant and helpful information onto the program. The primary focus for the event is collaboration, and there’s no shortage of this with over 30 executive speakers packed into one day. The keynotes are even more impressive, with David …

News of major retail data breaches are becoming commonplace – Home Depot being the latest in a long line – but consumers don’t appear to be changing their behaviors in response. A report by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of RSA was released Tuesday showing half of the 1,000 consumers surveyed had been the victim of a breach, but only 14 percent say a data breach would affect their shopping or banking behavior. The study suggests consumers have become desensitized …

Offsite backup: a necessary evil that can be unreliable, hard to track and expensive to support. We know; it’s not what you got into technology for. Nonetheless, the business depends on putting mission-critical data offsite for those just-in-case moments of disaster. The problem is, most “disasters” tend to be a single file that someone accidentally deleted or that got corrupted somewhere along the email chain. Granted, if the primary business location becomes a smoking hole in the ground (perish the …

Upon moving into the Indianapolis market with the opening of a new 44,000 square foot data center, one of Online Tech’s first orders of business was to become as ingrained in the Indiana tech community as it is in Michigan’s. Hello, TechPoint. Led by president and CEO Mike Langellier, TechPoint is a nonprofit economic development organization leading Indiana’s technology growth initiative. It is successfully doing this by focusing on talent recruitment, entrepreneurship and marketing tech and health information technology (HIT) …

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is holding its 86th annual convention and exhibit in San Diego this week. This year’s theme is “Leading the Way to Health Intelligence” and its schedule of events is designed to address the challenges and opportunities healthcare professionals face now and in the future. Cloud computing presents many of those challenges and opportunities, so Online Tech has gotten in on the fun. At 8 a.m. Wednesday, Online Tech Director of Healthcare IT April …

Cybersecurity experts are saying a bug in the widely-used command prompt software Bash could be a bigger threat to users than the Heartbleed bug that surfaced earlier this year. The vulnerability affects Unix-based operating systems, including Linux and Apple’s Mac OS X. The bug – which has picked up the moniker Shellshock – allows for malicious code execution to take over an operating system and access information. Patches have been issued by many of the major Linux distribution vendors. Security …

A data loss prevention strategy guide

Posted on September 18, 2014 by

Note: The following article is part of a shared content agreement between Online Tech and InfoSec Institute. (View original post.) For more information on IT disaster recovery, download disaster recovery white paper or check out our case studies. In this article, we’ll learn about the concept of data loss prevention: why it is needed, what are the different types of DLP and its modes of operations, what is the planning and design strategy for DLP, what are the possible deployment …

We attempt to stay on top of cyber security and data breach topics here on the Online Tech blog, providing some industry perspective to news of large data breaches like those at Community Health Systems, P.F. Changs, eBay, Target and other unnamed victims. Of course, we don’t cover them all. We’d be writing nothing else. You’d be reading nothing else. Consider that along with reports today about Home Depot investigating a potential breach of customer credit card numbers, over the …

How fast is your internet connection? Chances are, if you’re in the United States, it could be faster. In Akamai Technologies’ recently released State of the Internet Report, the U.S. isn’t among the top 10 of countries or regions in the rankings of the global average connection speeds. Using data collected in the first quarter of 2014, here are the top average connection speeds in megabits per second, according to the study: South Korea (23.6 mbps) Japan (14.6 mbps) Hong …

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