The market for Cloud Computing is maturing—not just in Silicon Valley but right here in San Antonio, Texas. According to trends in cloud computing, a recent research report by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), 90 percent claim using some form of cloud computing.
Technology is always evolving, with new ways to benefit always on the horizon. This is something that affects Texas businesses more than other parts of the country. Like Mobility and Cloud, Internet of Things (Iot) is a shift in computing that will impact many businesses and organizations within the next few years. According to research from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), IoT is expected to drive over 50 billion connected devices by 2020—reaching from the corners of the US all the way to right here in San Antonio, Texas.
Defending against Cyber threats is no easy task. Understanding the risks and designing a defense strategy are important steps in protecting yourself from malicious actors and cybercriminals. Staying current on operating system and application patches, restricting network access, and maintaining antivirus and malware protection are known ways to protect your San Antonio based network.
It is no surprise, technology flattens the world for many businesses. What’s more, nearly every business sector finds it necessary to collect, maintain, analyze, and monetize user data. Many think Cybersecurity risks only apply to highly regulated industries, such as legal, healthcare and financial services.
According to the technology industry research firm Gartner Group, ninety percent of companies that experience data loss go out of business within two years. Countless studies indicate the longer the downtime, the greater the risk. More and more businesses are turning to Cloud Backup and collation to ensure their critical data is protected. But how long will it take to restore that data when a disaster strikes? Here are some points to consider to minimize the risk of downtime.
It’s that time of year when many businesses are setting goals and budgets for next year. This is a good time to reflect on the impact technology can have on your business. While Cloud Computing adoption remains strong, companies will increase migration from Public to Private Cloud and even migrate back “on premise.” Cloud adoption, digital transformation and streaming media will increase the demand for bulletproof networking.
We all know, not being able to get on the WiFi is annoying. But worse still, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can impact your business and even interfere with vital infrastructure such as electrical grids.
Businesses today rely on resilient network connectivity to ensure employee communications, collaboration, and productivity. Applications including Voice over IP (VoIP), hosted contact center, cloud backup, and more need a bulletproof network. What’s more, for companies with Remote Offices/Branch Offices (ROBO), telecom expense can quickly add up. These are not issues that only affect Fortune 500 companies—your SMB here in San Antonio is affected as well.
According to IDC, the combined public/private Cloud security market will more than double over the next few years. Cloud adoption is changing the way enterprises use applications. Increased adoption of hosted email, Unified Communications (UC), and Voice over IP (VoIP) may increase bandwidth and change the way employees access the Internet.
I wanted to make sure you were aware that Kari’s Law went into effect on September 1st in Texas. For a multi-line telephone system that provides outbound dialing, Kari’s Law requires direct access to 9-1-1 service without the user having to first dial an initial number, digit, prefix or other access number or code before dialing 9-1-1. On March 1, 2016 the Commission on State Emergency Communications adopted Rule 251.16 (Direct Access to 9-1-1 Service) to implement Kari’s Law. Business can apply to temporarily waive this requirement.