If you’re in Indianapolis on July 10, be sure to stop by the VMUG (VMware User Group) conference! What is the VMUG conference about?  VMUG usercons are created by VMWare uses specifically for VMWare users, which presents a great opportunity to meet with experts and peers in the area. During the conference, you can expect to: Connect with hundreds of VMware users in your area Attend educational sessions on the latest industry trends and topics Get an inside look at …

We’re very excited to announce that each of our five data centers as well as our headquarters are officially certified as ISO 27001 compliant! We received the good news from our auditors this month. The entire process took about four months–much faster than we or our auditors expected. What is ISO 27001 What’s so special about this? What is ISO 27001, anyway? Well, ISO 27001 is one in a set of standards that specifically outlines the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining …

Note: This is a guest post by Sam Youness, who has 20 years of experience history in technical and solutions architecture, engineering, and consulting, with more than 12 of those at Microsoft, specializing implementing the newest technologies for his clients. Sam is also a Microsoft Certified Azure Architect. Resource groups (RG) in Azure is a new approach to group a collection of assets in logical groups for easy or even automatic provisioning, monitoring, and access control, and for more effective …

Ransomware predictions for 2018

Posted on December 18, 2017 by

According to cybersecurity firm Bitdefender, ransomware is now estimated to be a $2 billion a year business. At the start of 2016, it was already a billion dollar business, but thanks to WannaCry, NotPetya, and the thousands of other ransomware attacks across the globe, revenues have doubled. What does that mean for ransomware in 2018? Unfortunately, it doesn’t show signs of stopping. Bitdefender says ransomware developers are experimenting with targeting the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) instead of the CPU (Core Processing …

The credit bureau agency Equifax publicly reported a data breach affecting about 143 million Americans on September 7, although the company was attacked months before then. According to Equifax, the breach was caused by a vulnerability in a website application, but no further details were provided. What does this mean for the security of your personal data? The Equifax hack has some serious consequences, because the credit bureau keeps a trove of personal digital information for millions of people. Information …

Last week, Online Tech’s very own Nick Lumsden was on the Lucy Ann Lance Show on WLBY AM 1290 to chat about hybrid cloud! The show was partnering with Ann Arbor SPARK to chat with winners of this year’s Fast Track Awards–an honor Online Tech is no stranger to, having won seven previously. During his time on air, Nick talked about Online Tech’s latest product offering, Managed Microsoft Azure with SprawlGuard™.  Nick explained that this allows clients who use Microsoft …

Hybrid cloud, also known as multi-cloud, continues to grow at a rapid pace. Eighty-five percent of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy, increasing from 82 percent in 2016. And according to Rightscale’s 2017 state of the cloud report, companies run 41 percent of workloads in public cloud and 38 percent in private cloud. However, the biggest challenge for cloud users is cost management, and that is because of significant cloud waste that organizations were unaware of. Rightscale also found that cloud …

If you’re attending the inX3 conference in Indianapolis this year, be sure to say hello to us! Online Tech is an Entrepreneur sponsor of the event, and we’ll be onsite to meet and mingle with our fellow business colleagues. We’re looking forward to connecting with investors, policy makers and influencers to help grow the Indianapolis business community and beyond. We hope to see you there, too! About inX3 inX3 is the largest regional gathering of entrepreneurial companies. For one week, …

A ransomware attack spread across 74 countries on Friday, throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The attack hurt Britain’s healthcare system, forcing some hospitals to turn away patients. The ransomware, which was delivered via email attachment, is believed to have been stolen NSA technology. In 2016, a group known as the Shadow Brokers leaked the ransomware and other NSA tools. According to Fox News, the impact of the attacks caused phone lines to go down, appointments to be canceled …

Online Tech would like to congratulate Mobi Wireless for winning the top honor of Techpoint’s Mira Awards last weekend! The Boone County-based company took home the Tech Company of the Year award. We know you’ve worked hard during the past year and deserve this win. Mobi, which creates software that centralizes management of mobile devices, beat out four other top contenders for the prize. According to the judges, Mobi’s employee growth (115 new employees), customer acquisition (34 new customers), and …

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