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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. The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities have shaken the IT industry and left some people wondering about the security of their mission-critical data in a multi-tenant environment. Data hosting is still a viable option …

IT magazine The Register reported that there was a major flaw with Intel, AMD, ARM and POWER chips that affect virtually every single computer ever made in the past 20 years. What a way to bring in the new year, eh? There are two flaws: One is called Spectre, and the other is Meltdown. Meltdown primarily affects Intel and ARM chips, where bad actors can get the CPU to reveal application information from the machine kernel, such as passwords. The good …

What is business intelligence?

Posted on September 5, 2017 by

According to Gartner, global revenue in the business intelligence market is forecast to reach 18.3 billion in 2017, and grow to 22.8 billion by the end of 2020. Let’s review what business intelligence is and why it’s important. Business intelligence is defined as analyzing data using a technology-driven process to help companies make more actionable decisions. Some people use business analytics to mean the same idea as BI, while others think of business analytics as part of a larger family, …

We’ve just launched our latest white paper on building and managing a cost-effective Hybrid Cloud! This white paper is ideal for executives and IT decision-makers seeking a primer as well as up-to-date information regarding the advantages of hybrid cloud and specific technology recommendations, including Hybrid Cloud with SprawlGuard. Download the Hybrid Cloud white paper. Read below for an excerpt about Hybrid Cloud: Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are two of the biggest names in public cloud computing. Which …

When it comes to cloud computing, the question enterprises now ask is, “Which cloud is best?” More than 80 percent of organizations are running workloads in the cloud, and the IT service industry has joined the fray with a variety of different cloud services and new buzzwords to represent them. What do they mean, and is there a difference between them? Let’s review: Cloud broker: A cloud broker is someone who acts as a kind of middleman between an organization interested in …

Last Saturday, top SEO company SEOmoz reported unscheduled downtime of their paid web crawler service while hosting a number of their applications with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The web crawler service, also known as Crawl Diagnostics, is a time-sensitive monitoring service that tracks any potential search engine indexing issues with your site. Similar to Diagnostics in Google Webmaster Tools, the service can tell you if a page on your site has a crawl error or detect any malware. Discount Cloud Computing …

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