Author: Brian Wood

Crazy. Insane. “Impossible”.And yet it’s your job to secure and manage it all.AIS Data Centers can help.Summary article by Emily Poe in FierceCIO; original by Kenneth Corbin in CIO.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood——– In the land of healthcare IT: How to organize all that data Few industries have as much data as healthcare, […]

“Around 45 percent of financial services firms say they have been hit by a distributed denial of service attack over the past year.”Summary article by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood——– Infographic: US banks struggle with regulatory compliance and risk U.S. banks and credit unions are struggling to comply with stringent […]

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“Hybrid Cloud: what is it?””Heck if I know, but let’s hurry up and get some!””Agreed, I’m all in!”Summary article by Cheryl Kemp in The WHIR.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood—— Most Companies Would Ditch Infrastructure and Switch to Public or Hybrid Cloud Tomorrow: Report Sixty-five percent of companies would switch to public or hybrid […]

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Moving a family can be hard, so imagine how much more difficult it is when you’re responsible for moving an entire office. Relocating people, furniture, equipment, documents, and more can be time-consuming and expensive. That’s why it’s vital to be thorough when choosing a commercial mover and monitoring the entire process.With most companies, their data […]

With the frequency down but the volume up, evidently data loss is “all about that bass”.Summary article by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood———More than $1.7T is lost annually to data loss, downtime, says EMCMore than $1.7 trillion is lost annually due to data loss and downtime, according to a study […]

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How to Assess & Manage Conduct When OutsourcingRisk management is a must for any business, even those that work with third-party vendors. Vendors are used by many businesses, including those in regulated industries such as medical and financial. With so many companies outsourcing, it’s sometimes hard to tell who is not operating in compliance with […]

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Budget planning is a key component in the recipe for success. No matter how long you have been in the tech business, you need to map out your spending and resources to make sure all areas stay on track for maximum annual profits. What can you do to get a strong start in the New […]

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AWS isn’t for everyone (too true!) but they’ve serviced enough customers to have valid observations about common fears and mistakes.Regardless of cloud service provider, customers often (mis)assume that the provider owns responsibility for security.But as the AWS CISO makes clear: “It’s a shared responsibility. We [AWS] are responsible for the bottom layer. We are responsible […]

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Kudos to Cisco for promoting women to top jobs within the company.Article by David Weldon in FierceCIO.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood——- Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby reflects on top tech trends for 2014 /15 The holiday season is traditionally a time to reflect on the year just past and look ahead to what the […]

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Just as ignorance is no excuse for not obeying the law, so too is the notion that inadequate in-house expertise is no excuse for not protecting your business’ information assets.AIS Data Centers can help.Summary by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity; original published in ZDNet.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood——– Infographic: Small businesses are in the […]

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Timing is everything.Skills matter too. And preparedness. And attention to detail. And work ethic. And honesty. And so much more.Summary article by David Weldon in FierceCIO.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood——– IT Class of 2015 told: Brace for the very best year in a decade Between declining job offers and rising student loan debt, […]

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A picture is worth a thousand hacks.Summary by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood——— Infographic: Heartbleed, Shellshock and POODLE top the list of major web vulnerabilities The top three major web vulnerabilities uncovered this year were Heartbleed, Shellshock and POODLE, judges Web security firm Incapsula.”What makes these mega vulnerabilities special is […]

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Don’t let the difficulty of finding a qualified candidate for full-time employment delay your  IT security readiness.Consider the alternatives, if even only short-term.AIS Data Centers can help.Summary article by David Weldon in FierceCIO.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood——– Will cloud, security hires break the bank in 2015? Big data and data analytics have been grabbing much of […]

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Excessive fear and exuberant optimism abound when it comes to  the cloud.Who you gonna call?Summary by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood——— Infographic: 3/4 of firms rate their cloud security as fair or poor Despite the efficiency improvements and costs savings that cloud computing promises, enterprises continue to drag their feet because […]

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Article by Pam Baker in FierceBigData.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood——— Ten 2015 big data predictions It’s that time of year again when we all look ahead in hopes of successfully predicting what’s coming in the New Year. Here’s a roundup of the 10 most recent big data predictions. Will they come true or […]

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San Diego managed service provider enhances capacity, compliance, and service levels by growing data center footprint SAN DIEGO (January 7, 2015) – AIS Data Centers, the Southwest’s market leader for business-ready IT infrastructure, announced that longtime colocation customer centrexIT has expanded its service footprint in AIS’ flagship Lightwave Data Center in San Diego, California. With […]

Up, up, and away!Article by Jason Verge in The WHIR.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood——– Cisco: Data Center Traffic Will Triple by 2018 Cisco has published the 2014 installment of its annual Global Cloud Index. The index projects data center traffic to nearly triple on the back of cloud growth in the next five […]

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Summary article by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity; original publishedEmphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood———- Will 2015 top this year for data breaches? This year has been a record year for data breaches. But what does next year hold for the IT security industry?Security firm Symantec has looked into its crystal ball and came up with […]

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News flash: accounts with higher levels of IT credentials are more valuable targets than other accounts. Diversify and protect accordingly.Summary article by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood, VP Marketing——– Infographic: Privileged accounts give attackers ‘all access pass’ to corporate networks Cyberattackers are focusing on privileged accounts as their enterprise entry […]

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Yet another list of pithy predictions for 2015.Summary article by Pam Baker in FierceBigData.Emphasis in red added by me.Brian Wood, VP Marketing—— 451 Research names ‘6 Cs’ of IT disruption for 2015 You remember 451 Research, yes? They’re a research and advisory firm that focuses on IT innovation and disruption. They keep their eye on […]

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