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Business opportunities of the expanding digital universe

Like the physical universe, the digital universe is large – by 2020 containing nearly as many digital bits as there are stars in the universe. It is doubling in size every two years, and by 2020 the digital universe – the data we create and copy annually – will reach 44 zettabytes (44 trillion gigabytes). In this video Vernon Turner explains how all of this data can help make your organization more competitive! ...

Tired of wasting valuable time on IT?

These 4 issues unnecessarily use up valuable time of your employees that could be used more productively. Gain insight into how outsourcing your IT department at Gist could prevent these sinkholes in the future.      Manual Chores Installations, updates, patches... Are you implementing technology, or fiddling with it? In a survey of workers at more than 3,700 companies, resp ...

Phishing: A Common Form of Identity Theft in Businesses

Identity theft is a fast-growing criminal activity involving unauthorised use of personal details of individuals, usually for financial gain. A recent study showed that: 76% of South Africans believe that identity theft is more likely than ever before; 2 in 3 (67%) feel it is more difficult to control their personal information as a result of smartphones and the Internet; South Africans are engaged with the topic of security (78% acknowle ...

2 alarming ransomware trends

Ransomware attacks are not only proliferating, they’re becoming more sophisticated. Several years ago, ransomware was normally delivered through spam e-mails, but because e-mail systems got better at filtering out spam, cyber criminals turned to spear phishing e-mails targeting specific individuals. See here how these e-mails may look like! In newly identified instances of ransomware, some cyber criminals aren’t using e-mails at all. ...

In need of some more space? Synology DS1513+ NAS

Every office needs more storage, and everyone is familiar with the impact of lost data. A popular option for quick expansion, particularly in branch offices and smaller companies, is network-attached storage (NAS) systems, which offer a subset of storage capabilities (sometimes little more than Windows file sharing) and som ...

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015

Gartner, Inc. highlighted the top 10 technology trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2015. Analysts presented their findings during the sold out Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which is taking place here through Thursday. Here are some of the trends we are looking forward too: Computing Everywhere As mobile devices continue to proliferate, Gartner predicts an increased emphasis ...

How about a nice cup of Office 365?

Mobility Many of you may have heard about Office365 and may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Here’s the rub – Office 365 is really revolutionary because it moves Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Project) into “the cloud”.  That means that you can now get your work done from anywhere at any time. Why restrain yourself to a desk or even an 8 hour day? It also works across all of your devices: PC, M ...