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2 Ways To Keep Your Business More Secure

While it may be impossible to remain 100% protected at all times, it is increasingly important that every company is making the most of its security. The growing threat of cybercrime means that alongside the huge number of benefits that the internet offers, it also comes with some substantial risks. It is this reason why it has never been more important that you look at your online security and critically view it regarding its strengths. Identifying your weak security points is the first stage of addressing them, so here are the key ways that you can assess your business security and help to keep your business much more secure. 

Netwrix Survey: 69% of Healthcare Providers Plan to Move More Data to the Cloud, Disregarding Insider Threat

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Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for data security and risk mitigation in hybrid environments, today released the 2018 Netwrix Cloud Security: In-Depth Report for Healthcare infographics. The infographics provide an industry perspective into the healthcare sector's use of cloud technology and assessment of the risks associated with cloud migration. 

The report reveals that most healthcare providers store sensitive data, such as electronic protected health information (ePHI), personally identifiable information (PII) and financial data, in the cloud, yet only a few of them have pervasive visibility into who is accessing that data.

The key findings include:

Tens of Thousands of Customers Flocking to AWS for Machine Learning Services

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Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) shared that tens of thousands of customers are using AWS machine learning services, with active users increasing more than 250 percent in the last year, spurred by the broad adoption of Amazon SageMaker since AWS re: Invent 2017. Amazon SageMaker is a fully managed service that removes the heavy lifting, complexity, and guesswork from each step of the machine learning process, empowering everyday developers and scientists to use machine learning much more expansively and successfully. AWS has meaningfully more reference customers for machine learning than any other provider, and much of it has to do with AWS's unmatched array of services that enable a full stack machine learning experience. With AWS machine learning services, customers are building a wide variety of intelligent applications and solutions with the help of AWS's P2 and P3 graphical processing unit (GPU) instances, deep learning Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) that embed all the major frameworks, Amazon SageMaker, AWS DeepLens-a device that has helped thousands of customers gain hands on experience with machine learning, and services at the top layer of the stack such as Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Polly, Amazon Lex, and Amazon Comprehend.

Today, AWS also announced the general availability of two new machine learning services, which are part of AWS's machine learning portfolio, Amazon Transcribe and Amazon Translate. Amazon Transcribe provides grammatically correct transcriptions of audio files to allow audio data to be analyzed, indexed, and searched. Amazon Translate is a deep learning powered machine translation service that provides natural sounding language translation in both real-time and batch scenarios. These services further extend the language capabilities already provided on AWS with Amazon Lex for conversational interfaces, Amazon Polly for Text-to-Speech, and Amazon Comprehend for processing natural language to discover insights and contextual relationships in text.

Droplet Computing Unveils at Cloud Field Day

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Droplet Computing today announced their patent-pending application container solution - Droplet Universal - that decouples applications from the operating system and enables applications to run on any device, on- or offline. 

"Application delivery methods haven't really changed for the past 20 years or so," stated Stephen Horne, co-founder and CEO, Droplet Computing. "The various technologies currently available all come with complexities and caveats to deliver an acceptable user experience. Droplet Computing's raison d'etre is to redefine application delivery to remove the barriers to an extraordinary user experience, no matter what their applications or preferred choice of device."

In the Gartner Symposium keynote in October 2017, they predicted that, by 2023, 90% of current applications would still be in use. Droplet Universal enables businesses to run current and legacy applications on any device, regardless of connectivity, operating system and underlying chipset. 

Droplet Universal enables:

SWIM.AI Introduces SWIM EDX, Software Delivering Real-Time Intelligence and Digital Twins at the Edge

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SWIM.AI, the edge intelligence software company, today exited stealth and announced the general availability of its edge software solution, SWIM EDX, delivering edge intelligence and real-time business and operational insights. Current business intelligence solutions require large volumes of time-series data to be reduced, streamed to the cloud, stored, cleaned, analyzed and then modelled - at great expense and often with significant delays. By applying analytics, self-training digital twins and edge computing, SWIM EDX allows manufacturers, infrastructure providers, enterprises, cities and IoT vendors to analyze and take immediate action on fast edge data. In addition, the company today announced key additions to its management team, including Simon Crosby as chief technology officer, Simon Aspinall as chief sales and marketing officer, and Ramana Jonnala as chief product officer.

"Edge devices and data volumes are growing exponentially, leaving enterprises swamped," said Holger Mueller, VP and principal analyst for Constellation Research. "That data, however, holds insights that can truly transform production, efficiency and a multitude of other factors. Being able to analyze that data, and therefore predict system performance on the fly puts enterprises ahead of the game."

Nexenta Announces New Software as a Service Solution Suite

Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today launched NexentaCloud, a new product family of cloud native storage solutions. Designed and built as an organic extension of Nexenta's award-winning Open SDS solution, the new family of solutions allows user to extend the numerous benefits of Nexenta's solution onto the cloud. The first product to be announced is NexentaCloud available in AWS Marketplace.

NexentaCloud for Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows enterprises to run their core business applications, which utilize file and block storage native to AWS, while fully integrating with on premises solutions. Offering enterprise-class features such as snapshots, cloning, thin provisioning and data compression, NexentaCloud for AWS delivers a comprehensive data storage solution that supports business-critical functions including business continuity and self-service test/development.

 

Webinar: Parallels RAS Integrates with AppsAnywhere

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Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) and AppsAnywhere allow universities and colleges to support any device at a fraction of the cost of traditional VDI solutions.  Parallels RAS combined with AppsAnywhere, enables students to easily access applications and desktops hosted on Microsoft Remote Desktop Service (RDS) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), on any device.

Take technology beyond the traditional classroom setting.  Enable students to work anywhere on and off campus on their device of choice, including PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, HTML5, and Chrome.

Join this live Webinar on April 18th, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT.

After taking part in the webinar, you will leave with a deeper understanding of both Software2 and Parallels RAS, and their many properties and benefits to education IT.  

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Bitdefender Launches High Performance Virtualization Security for MSPs

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Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide, today announced its Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE) is now available for MSPs. Expressly designed to help service providers protect their customers' virtual desktops and servers without slowing performance or affecting users, it delivers full-fledged, multi-layered defense, including machine learning, anti-exploit and continuous process monitoring, all within a lightweight footprint.

To ensure maximum performance and protection, Bitdefender's SVE for MSPs offers a highly resilient virtual machine (VM) security architecture that offloads scanning to hardened, virtual appliances with load balancing and failover capabilities. Available as a monthly-billed service, it addresses challenges related to poor performance and user experience, inefficient security management, VM security and compliance gaps, which MSPs have been struggling with for years.

The Difference Between Offline and Online Businesses

So much has changed in the past few years in the way that businesses are conceived, developed and created. This has happened not just over the course of centuries but also mere decades, and even now there are constant changes and new discoveries in all kinds of fields that affect how a business runs. Everything from science, engineering, psychology, art, and technology has an impact on how people see the world and find opportunities for creating a business. Since the advent of the digital age in which the world now finds itself, businesses have been quick to adopt various techniques uncovered by research and products from these other fields to their advantage. The most influential upon the business world has to be that of technology as this has offered a whole new range of potential. Starting a business without the internet, screens, and a digital database is seen as old-fashioned and even foolish nowadays. Here are some of the main differences between running a business with the help of the internet and running one without. 

One: Graphic Design 

Design plays a huge part in the success of businesses that operate both online and offline. Designers who work for marketing companies or teams within a business are given a set of constraints regardless of whether they intend to advertise physically (on posters and billboards), or digitally through websites, digital signage and other new media. These constraints not only act as limitations for the designers to butt against but also as structured challenges to foster creativity. In this sense, there is perhaps more creative potential in a more limited area of graphic design in advertising as it forces the designers to come up with innovative solutions to meet the business' objectives. Digital media such as video content and dynamic websites are much flashier but also require less concentrated effort in order to pass for adequate. This means that there is more chance of low quality as the designs are merely a sideline of the main marketing task. Of course, the benefits of having a good designer working with digital media means that much more content will be created to advertise your business without wasting as many material resources. For a company with enough of a marketing budget, both print and digital design is a must. 

Recent Healthcare Technology and the Cloud

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Healthcare systems are adopting modern technology into their day-to-day processes in order to streamline medical processes and increase patient satisfaction, and this integration is having noteable positive changes in medical care. More and more hospitals are already adopting technology like the cloud, which has helped to increase the efficiency of sharing data between doctors. As technology continues to advance and produce lifesaving breakthroughs, recent healthcare technology interconnects with technology like the cloud to create a hyperconnected field of medicine.

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The cloud serves as a method for sharing a vast amount of data, in real time, across many sources. This provides an invaluable resource that is exponentially more valuable depending on the kind of information you are able to share across it. While the technological advancements happening don't always seem directly tied to the field of medicine, tech developers, as well as medical practitioners are always looking for ways to bring them all together to help patients.