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How Dedicated Network Connections For The Cloud Could Save Businesses A Lot Of Worry

Whilst the cloud has been utilised by companies all over the world, many business owners are still left feeling a little uneasy with the idea of having important data on the wrong side of their own personal security protocols.

The hybrid-cloud, an alternative to standard cloud computing, allows companies to retain some of their vital digital information in house by having total control and utilising their own defences against any potential security threat to their stored data.

Despite this, companies need more from the cloud to have the assurance that they don’t have to look after their precious data themselves.

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The answer could come from new network services, which are being offered by cloud-service providers to create a connection between the clients infrastructure and the PoP (Points of Presence) of the provider.

These dedicated connections, rather than the standard internet pathway, mean that clients would not have to share their bandwidth with anyone else, can increase and decrease their bandwidth as they please and benefit from easily-transferable data that eliminates internet insecurities.

These dedicated connections between provider and client are not new and are well tested, so companies can feel more assured about the data they store on the cloud by following up this type of data storage service.

For more information on Safe & Secure Cloud Storage Services, get in touch with Pronetic today and we’ll take you through our various technology options for your business.

Useful Password Management Tools For Your Business

We’ve all had to go through the struggle of forgetting our passwords at some point in our lives, but for a thriving business with all kinds of login details affiliated to social media sites and programs across the internet, it can really damage the productivity of a working day.

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Thankfully, various iOS-based applications specifically designed for password management are available in the App Store today, providing iOS users with useful organisation methods that combat the irritating prospect of forgetting your password and keep your online business secure.

It’s important for passwords to remain secure and this is what separates the good password management tools from the great ones. Here are three password management applications we feel your business can’t do without:

1Password

1Password is a really useful password management tool that gives you a wide range of useful features for a reasonable £17.99 in the App Store, whilst it’s also available on other separate operating systems. You can group your individual passwords together to create a well organised categorical system, whilst it can also create highly complex passwords for you to use.

mSecure

mSecure uses an encryption tool to ensure that a password remains secure at all times, whilst it doesn’t save any of your passwords away in the application itself, giving you an extra level of much needed security. You’ll receive automatic backup reminders every now and then and a useful password generator. One of its best features is its custom layout that lets you store all kinds of important data, from key codes and bank account data to safe combinations.

iCloud Keychain

iCloud Keychain is an incredibly useful tool that uses the secure iCloud storage system to maintain important data for you or your business, including credit card details, logins, networks and so on. It works across a number of different platforms and encrypts your important data so that you can access it from the iCloud whenever you need to. You’ll get a free 5GB account on installation, with room for expansion should you feel it necessary.

 

 

 

Facebook Splash Out $2 billion On Oculus Rift – Is This Good News?

Facebook recently decided to splash out on Oculus’ virtual reality system, the Oculus Rift. The question is, have Facebook got it in them to take virtual reality to the next level, and is the $2 billion purchase really worth it for a company that knows next to nothing about gaming?

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Tech experts and various critics have criticised the purchase, mainly because they felt the Kickstarter campaign was something that could succeed on its own. However, the benefits of Facebook’s acquisition have also been recognised.

Good

  • More money for Oculus. Better chance of going the distance and achieving great things.
  • Technology that can provide for multiple industries and not just for gaming.
  • It will get the reception it needs to succeed on the release date

The Bad

  • Facebook aren’t a trusted company when it comes to online security. Are consumers going to be happy with Facebook taking over a gaming platform after their history with user privacy?
  • Developers don’t like working with Facebook due to unfriendly business terms.
  • Will Oculus still be recognised for their achievements once Facebook starts advertising?

Pronetic know all about online security, but we’re also experts in providing our clients with IT Security Services. Get in touch today and discover how we can improve the security of your online business.

 

World Wide Web’s 25th Anniversary: The Foundation of the Internet

Today marks a significant date in the history of the World Wide Web. It was 25 years ago today when computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee introduced his proposal for the World Wide Web to the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN). We have encountered all sorts of developments over the years, from the introduction of social media to the importance of IT & data security but in truth, the platform built by Berners-Lee has remained.

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Berners-Lee found that CERN scientists were searching for alternatives to travelling internationally and returning to their laboratories in order to collect and share data. He was also keen to explore the true potential of the internet and whether or not we could connect computers through large-scale online communities.

Berners-Lee made a proposal to CERN that incorporated the idea of having technology that would adjust the internet to meet the needs and demands of its users. For scientists at CERN this would involve sharing important data without the need for long distance travel.

At first, his proposal was rejected by CERN yet he continued to push for a breakthrough in groundbreaking online technologies. He created three essential technologies, HTML, HTTP and URI, which have since become vital to today’s World Wide Web. Berners-Lee created his first web page in 1990 and it was finally made available to the general public just three years later and is still going strong in 2014. Who knows what the internet will be like in 50 years time?