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Information Technology in the Automotive Industry

December 10th, 2013

Information technology has impacted the automotive industry in a variety of ways. For example, IT has made advancements deep in the infrastructure of vehicles themselves, with emissions control, entertainment, safety features, and more. In addition, IT has impacted the relationship between dealers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and customers.

Microsoft To Release 11 Security Updates on December 10th.

December 7th, 2013

Microsoft recently announced that 11 new security updates will be released on the 10th of December. The security updates will address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Exchange, and Office, with one update to stop active attacks. With these security updates, Microsoft’s total count of updates for the year will reach 106, a 28% increase from 2012.

Out of the 11 updates, six will be labeled as “important” and five will be labeled as “critical,” the top ranking in Microsoft’s scoring system.

Important Elements To Include In Your Business Continuity Plan

December 6th, 2013

Your business is are operating in uncertain technological times, and because of this you’re exposed to increased risks due to cybercrime, viruses, power outages and other manmade or natural disasters. It’s essential that you ensure robust processes are in place to minimize IT risk whenever possible to protect your business, your reputation and your livelihood.

ALERT! PASSWORDS COMPROMISED – For Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google Login Credentials

December 5th, 2013

(Dec. 5, 2013)— According to a report today from security firm Trustwave, over two million user passwords for social media sites were compromised, including Facebook, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn. The password information was posted on a Russian website and contained personal login information.

Windows XP—The End Is Near!

December 5th, 2013

Microsoft has been reminding us about the end of Windows XP for a while now, yet there are still businesses out there using it that shouldn’t be.  In fact, Windows XP holds 31.22% market share, falling shortly behind Windows 7 at 46.64%.

On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP. These businesses will be in dire need when this happens because Windows XP:

Will no longer receive security updates after the April 8th.

Is VMWare Part Of Your Server Virtualization Strategy?

December 4th, 2013

Businesses are going virtual with Our VMware Virtualization Service! VMware Virtualization allows you to virtualize your entire IT infrastructure, or specific aspects of it, so you can run multiple operating systems and applications at the same time.  This increases the efficiency of your IT system, your employees’ productivity, and saves you money on expensive IT equipment.