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05/08/2018   |   0

A quick look at cloud terminology

By Adam Stern | eCampus News The more IT terms you understand, the more you can help your institution stay safe The cloud may be easier and more affordable than advertised, but it isn’t free. Still, computing horsepower is finally a virtual (or, perhaps more appropriately, a virtualization) bargain. It’s entirely possible for your college or...

03/27/2018   |   0

Cloud 101 for Real Estate Brokerages: Words to Live By

By Adam Stern | CRETECH In my view, the IT vendor’s proper role is to showcase the powerful economic rationale for those in the real estate field to get out of the practice of buying/maintaining hardware that is obsolete practically before the paint is dry. And then to set an example, through grounded, customer-centric initiatives designe...

03/21/2018   |   0

Cloud 101 for Real Estate Brokerages: Four Myths in Need of Retirement

Adam Stern | CRETECH Cloud migration involves placing applications (and potentially much more) off-premises and online, shifting the focus from locally-based technology to remote access and deployment.  While some real estate brokerages – local offices and parent firms -- are likely to continue buying hardware, the pace of cloud migration cont...

03/13/2018   |   0

Ransomware, Insurance Apps and the Public Cloud; Lessons for the Cloudless

By Adam Stern | Insurance Tech Insider In May of last year, the ransomware worm WannaCry fueled a massive attack that paralyzed some 300,000 computers in 150 countries, disabling systems at public hospitals throughout the U.K. along with those connected to Telefonica, the Spanish telecom provider, among other victims. The WannaCry ransomware...

02/21/2018   |   0

Cyber: No Protection Against Complacency

By Adam Stern | InsuranceThoughtLeadership.com While data is considerably safer these days in the cloud, no cyberinsurance policy can substitute for active vigilance. Cybersecurity insurance appears to be enjoying a heyday. While it’s been around for some time, the perceived need for it has never been greater, as DDoS attacks and major hacks g...

02/16/2018   |   0

R.I.P., XaaS: Users Must Not Drown In Alphabet Soup

By Adam Stern | Data Center Post I take no satisfaction in accurately predicting that the defining trend for 2017 would be the weaponization of the Internet of Things. After WannaCry and NotPetya slammed unsuspecting, unprotected organizations with epic ransomware attacks last year, I’m aware that prescience is not always its own reward. As we ...

02/13/2018   |   0

Insurance agency cloud lingo you need to know

By Adam Stern | PropertyCasualty360 For those insurance brokers making the shift from an in-house solution to the cloud, getting the language right is Job One. Underwriting insurance is tough enough; most agencies would prefer not to wade into the fog of IT, especially given just how obtuse the tech world has become. For those insurance brokers ...

02/07/2018   |   0

Cloud 101 for Insurance Agencies: Four Myths We Can All Do Without

By Adam Stern | Insurance Tech Insider Cloud migration involves placing data and applications off-premises and online, shifting the focus from locally-based technology to remote access and deployment. While some insurance brokerages are likely to continue buying hardware, the pace of cloud migration continues to accelerate as more and more appli...

12/15/2017   |   0

Infinitely Virtual 2018 Predictions: The Year XaaS Ran Out of Gas

By Adam Stern | VMBlog.com Why the 'As-A-Service' Model Works So Well For Digital Transformation Digital transformation has a way of changing not just technology, but the entire way we do business. Such is the case with the lightning-quick development of the As-a-Service (aaS) model. It seems like overnight, XaaS has changed how numerous indu...

11/17/2017   |   0

Burying your head is not a plan: Trends in cybersecurity

Adam Stern | PIA.org Forewarned is forearmed. Ah, if only that applied to hacking. After all, if you’re not warned, it’s tough to take up arms. A recent survey conducted by a national carrier found that of 1,000 business owners nearly half (45 percent) of those who experienced phishing, hacking or other forms of cyberattacks had no idea they ...