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What is a Penetration Test A penetration test is an orchestrated, simulated attack on a computer system, with the goal of identifying any vulnerabilities or weaknesses in that systems security controls or protocols (Penetration Test - Wikipedia). Working Definition These tests actively attack your business' systems in order to not only identify vulnerabilities, but also to exploit them to demonstrate the kind of damage a malicious attack could potentially do. By understanding the kind of

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Small and Medium-sized businesses (SMBs) know that technology is important and want their IT departments to play a strategic role in their company but aren't sure where to go next. The Crossroads Many SMB’s are at a crossroad with IT: how do I manage IT to perform the role of both technical support and as a source of innovation to help the business grow? How can IT practice both roles and still be cost effective

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What is TCO Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), as related to IT, is a term used to describe the total cost investment to purchase, implement and maintain hardware, software and technology across an enterprise environment (TCO | Total Cost of Ownership - Gartner). Working Definition TCO is useful to businesses because it gives them a complete understanding of the cost of a new software or service, and not just the number on the bottom line.

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How are you going to manage technology into the future and not get tangled into an overly complex IT environment? It’s a challenge all IT leaders must embrace in the changing business landscape. How are you going to tackle these specific challenges ahead? Cloud Computing The benefits of flexibility, efficiency and access are well known. However, for most organizations adopting cloud, there is a fundamental shift in architecture, a reliance on quality networking and with

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Information technology affects every aspect of our day to day lives, and that includes our businesses and the systems we employ to make them run smoothly and efficiently. We rely on our IT departments to support us and provide us with solutions to our problems and every day tasks. But what if IT did more than that? What if it did more than just keep the lights on? What if it positioned itself as the

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 What is Big Data? Big data is a fairly broad term that is used to describe all of the data that is created across all aspects of digital life (What is Big Data? - IBM). This can include pictures, video, social media posts and even this blog post. Working Definition As the name suggests, big data involves huge amounts of information gathered together, which is analyzed and managed by software. By collecting, managing and analyzing

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What is a Vulnerability Assessment A vulnerability assessment, in connection with a threat assessment, is an assessment conducted by an information technology security specialist and seeks to define, identify and categorize vulnerabilities within infrastructure, architecture and technology systems (Vulnerability Assessment – Tech Target) in order to protect assets and address security concerns. Working Definition Once these vulnerabilities are identified, the potential impact to the business of the loss and data in the event of a

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What is SaaS? Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS for short, is a model in which software licenses are issued on a subscription, pay-per-use basis. In the SaaS model, the hardware for this software is also hosted outside of your company walls at a central location (SaaS - PCMag). Working Definition SaaS solutions can run the gamut from accounting programs to marketing automation solutions to client relationship management (CRM) system and beyond. The software applications are accessed via the

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