Entries by MindMatrix

What is the Cloud: A Simple Analogy

    What is the Cloud: A Simple Analogy   You use the cloud and don’t even know it. Do you go to Amazon and create a wishlist? Do you have an email account on Yahoo? That is cloud computing. All your emails are stored on Yahoo servers somewhere. They are on physical servers, of […]

Loss of Data: Causes and Prevention

    Loss of Data: Causes and Prevention   The adoption of technology from the simplest of matters to the most complex problems has rendered us heavily dependent on it. We love paying our bills minutes before they are due. We enjoy seeing loved ones face-to-face on our computer screens. We can access and print […]

Be Proactive: How to Avoid Potential Network Failures

    Be Proactive: How to Avoid Potential Network Failures   For small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), an IT network failure can be devastating because they don’t have the resources of large corporations to bounce back from such disasters. Preparation against such devastation may be the only course for them to avoid failure and survive […]

It is Heaven! Using the Cloud to Challenge Big Business

    It is Heaven! Using the Cloud to Challenge Big Business   Has anyone suggested you begin moving your business to the cloud? Cloud data storage or cloud computing? What is this, anyway? And isn’t it something for huge companies?   In the last post we explained what cloud computing is. Simply put, it […]

5 Ways SMBs Can Save Money on Security

5 Ways SMBs Can Save Money on Security   Small-to-medium sized businesses and large enterprises may seem worlds apart, but they face many of the same cyber-security threats. In fact, in recent years, cyber-criminals have increasingly targeted SMBs. This is because it’s widely known that SMBs have a smaller budget, and less in-house expertise, to […]

Four Key Components of a Robust Security Plan Every SMB Must Know

    Four Key Components of a Robust Security Plan Every SMB Must Know   Most businesses are now technology dependent. This means security concerns aren’t just worrisome to large corporate enterprises anymore, but also the neighborhood sandwich shop, the main street tax advisor, and the local non-profit. Regardless of size or type, practically any […]

Just Because You’re Not a Big Target, Doesn’t Mean You’re Safe

  Just Because You’re Not a Big Target, Doesn’t Mean You’re Safe Not too long ago, the New York Time’s website experienced a well-publicized attack, which raises the question – how can this happen to such a world-renowned corporation? If this can happen to the New York Times, what does this bode for the security […]

Stay Secure My Friend More Hackers Targeting SMBs

    Stay Secure My Friend… More Hackers Targeting SMBs   Many SMBs don’t realize it, but the path to some grand cybercrime score of a lifetime may go right through their backdoor.  SMBs are commonly vendors, suppliers, or service providers who work with much larger enterprises. Unfortunately, they may be unaware that this makes […]

Cloud Monitoring Can Be the Difference Maker for SMBs

    Cloud Monitoring Can Be the Difference Maker for SMBs   It’s a fast-paced world. Not only do people want things, they want things right now. This sometimes-unnerving need for instant satisfaction has only intensified now that we have Wi-Fi and mobile devices that keep us connected regardless of where we are, what we’re […]

Why Hybrid Clouds are More Than Just Another Trend

    Why Hybrid Clouds are More Than Just Another Trend   It should come as no surprise that many small to midsize business owners take pride in overseeing every aspect of their startup business. Naturally, many are apprehensive when it comes to surrendering control of their servers, their data, and their applications.   The […]