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Consolidated Billing Helps Optimize the Cloud Spend

Consolidated Billing Helps Optimize the Cloud Spend

Back in 2009, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) drafted a formal definition of cloud computing. The definition states that the cloud has certain essential characteristics, including on-demand self-service, broad access, resource pooling and rapid elasticity. In addition, cloud services should have a metering capability so that resource usage can be monitored, controlled, […]

The Growing Cybersecurity Threat to Medical Devices

The Growing Cybersecurity Threat to Medical Devices

It’s chilling to think that a heart monitor, blood gas analyzer or MRI scanner could be infected with malware, but the threat is very real. Malware called MEDJACK (short for “medical device hijack”) was recently found on equipment at 10 U.K. hospitals. First discovered in 2015, MEDJACK attacks medical devices in order to gain access […]

Cybersecurity Must Be a High Priority for K-12 Schools

Cybersecurity Must Be a High Priority for K-12 Schools

Like businesses large and small, K-12 schools are relying heavily upon technology for their day-to-day operations. In the classroom, teachers are using a wide range of rich media curricula, and printed textbooks are being replaced by electronic versions. Tests are increasingly conducted online. Many districts allow students to use their own devices for learning and […]

Why Hospitals Are Seeing an Onslaught of Ransomware Attacks

Why Hospitals Are Seeing an Onslaught of Ransomware Attacks

High-profile ransomware attacks have plagued hospitals during the first half of 2016, forcing operators into damage control mode as IT teams scramble to beef up their security strategies. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), the number of ransomware complaints across all industries increased from 1,402 in 2014 to 2,453 in 2015 and […]

How Technology Helps Financial Organizations Address Today’s Challenges

How Technology Helps Financial Organizations Address Today’s Challenges

For the past several years, the financial services industry has grappled with market disruption, political uncertainty and increasing regulatory scrutiny. At the same time, financial services firms have seen dramatically changing customer demands, with consumers expecting higher levels of service in an omni-channel environment. Historically, financial services firms have not emphasized customer service, instead focusing […]