Tag: security

Are You PCI-Ready for the Peak Holiday Shopping Season?

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday under our belts, it’s officially peak shopping season for millions of American consumers. Retailers will be working overtime to meet demand and earn much-needed revenue—but if they’re not careful, each credit card transaction they handle could expose both their customers and their business to risk. Read more…

The “Yes” Model: Five Tips for Keeping your Business Safe

We’ve recently covered the fundamentals of data security as well as commonly overlooked risks here on ThinkGig. Today we want to take a look at business strategies for establishing a culture that protects data and minimizes vulnerabilities. It’s what we like to call the “yes” model. Read more…

Back to Basics: Seven Steps for Data Security

Here at ThinkGig, we recently covered some of some of the lesser-known IT risks you might face. Still, traditional data security is an ever-present concern. So let’s take a step back and go over a few of the basics for guarding against common viruses, worms, phishing attacks and spyware. These everyday threats could not only cost you the loss of sensitive business information and staff productivity; they can cause the loss of customer confidence. Read more…

Beyond Viruses and Bots: Real Risks You Might Be Missing

We are all aware of the slew of network security issues facing organizations today. It seems like every other day there’s a new security breach in the news – take the recent hackers breaking into Sony’s PlayStation site and the Epsilon phishing campaign.

But while things like bots, viruses and hackers are well-known, we are starting to see less obvious risks come up that have a significant impact on an enterprise’s or a school’s information systems. Read more…

iPad 2: Should Businesses Really Care?

Should you care about the iPad 2? This time around, I’d wager the answer is probably yes. Why? Because this one is more business-friendly. It’s only a matter of time before business users are clamoring to get their IT departments to support the device. Read more…

Survey Says: Hybrid Approach to Cloud Offers Best-of-Both-Worlds

With so much hype surrounding cloud, we love to see some real data. according to a recent online poll of business and it leaders conducted by idg research services, almost all enterprises have adopted or are planning to adopt a hybrid cloud model for at least a portion of their computer applications. Read more…

Cloud Conundrum: Security

We all know that security is the No. 1 concern for enterprises considering cloud computing. Technology decision makers must balance risk management strategies with the high availability and performance of cloud-based resources. Read more…

It’s Official

When we heard that Microsoft used its B2B Worldwide Partner Conference to show off phones, an iPad-like slate, and motion sensors for the Xbox video game system, it confirmed one of our latest theories and one of our customers’ biggest challenges: Consumerization has hit the corporate mainstream. Read more…