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Staying Safe in the Age of IoT

There’s a push to get everything connected. This push is evident in how many devices, including smart televisions, security systems, sensors, and printers, are connected to the internet in the average office environment today. Wi-Fi security has to be a concern, as these devices can unwittingly become ports of entry for hackers. If you’re currently undertaking an Internet of things (IoT) initiative, the success of that project weighs heavily on

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Finding Success in the Digital Transformation Process

Most organizations have different takes on how to approach digital disruption. There are elements of confusion involved, but there is also the promise that technologically evolved processes like artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) can create increased efficiency in the workplace. How are you preparing for digital transformation? According to a study by Harvard researchers, almost 20% of companies have not taken steps to begin digital reinvention, which takes them

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Business IoT Finds a Solution in SD-WAN

Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) is favored by distributed enterprises needing a high level of visibility and centralized control. Branches can be provisioned from headquarters in minutes, and any troubleshooting can be done without traveling to the branch. Businesses are finding that SD-WAN answers some of the other challenges that come with an increasingly complex network environment. Deploying Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which are simply devices equipped with sensors,

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How the Internet of Things Complicates Security

The Internet of Things (IoT) is permeating the IT landscape of enterprises, with sensors being added to a variety of devices. The disruptive smart devices increase efficiency and speed up communication, but add complexity to security. In some cases, IT isn’t even aware of the inclusion of IoT devices that employees decide to utilize in their jobs. This makes protecting the network from a breach more challenging. With hundreds, possibly

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Preparing for Future Cyber Security Threats

Taking steps to protect a company from cyber security threats involves constant adaptation. The risks are perpetually changing, and even the most diligent IT safety director may be tempted to throw up their hands now and then. It’s a challenge to fight enemies that swiftly and deftly change their tactics. Recent studies of current cyber security strategies found that many companies are allowing for a lot of risk, and aren’t

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