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Archive for May, 2014

Can You Trust the Cloud?

Question:  Is the cloud safe?  Since the term “Cloud Computing” was coined 15 years ago that’s the question we are asked most frequently.

Answer:  Given our imperfect world, safety is a relative concept, so we manage risk.

An alarming number of companies have only one copy of their data, leaving them a tornado, flood or fire away from complete loss. I’ve seen backup operators store “offsite” tapes in the trunk of their car!  Safety is relative.  Is the Cloud more safe than your trunk or the office’s storage room?  Most likely.

Security Alert: Internet Explorer

Microsoft has issued a security alert to acknowledge a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer web browser.   Today, Microsoft released a patch to fix this issue.  If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, please click here to access the official Microsoft statement and recommended steps to fix the reported issue.