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The Cloud: Are there security issues

The Cloud: Are there security issues?For many, the idea of offloading their data to another physical/virtual location can seem like a security risk. It seems counter intuitive that moving data away from “ home” is safer. But is that really true? Any server stored at your location is probably more physically vulnerable than one protected in a large server farm.…

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How the cloud saves smaller firms money

How the cloud saves smaller firms moneyOK. You pay someone to store all of your data in the cloud, as opposed to keeping it on your own server and backing it up. And you pay on an ongoing basis. How is that possibly going to be cheaper than just making a one-time investment and keeping it your self?Let’s count the…

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Data regulation and our business: You are probably regulated by these laws

Data regulation and our business: You are probably regulated by these lawsSmall firms are probably aware that there are laws regulating the handling of data, but they probably assume that these apply only to larger firms and that they are too small to have any data that is worthwhile or protected under state/provincial or federal laws. Think again. Data protection laws…

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Don’t steal… It isn’t nice and makes you vulnerable to security hacks

Don’t steal… It isn’t nice and makes youvulnerable to security hacksDon’t steal. It isn’t nice. And... it make you extremely vulnerable you security hacks if you “steal” software packages. Smaller firms often will use unlicensed software packages to save money. This is especially true if they only need a program for a specific task. Aside from the legal and ethical…

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