Data center

Defending Your Data Center Against Downtime Risks

Sebastian Abbinanti Perspectives

organizations demand more from their IT departments, new data center needs are emerging. These organizations need to ensure the right balance between capacity and availability. Many businesses now embrace virtualization and cloud technology and are adopting technology practices that require increased storage capacity and reliable 24/7/365 “from anywhere” access. It really wasn’t that long ago that data centers consisted of …

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Stop the “Upgrade to Windows 10” Popup!

Sebastian Abbinanti Perspectives

has stepped up its game trying to encourage users, at times to their detriment, to upgrade to Windows 10. As an IT Consultancy, questions about upgrading to Windows 10 dominated the landscape from about June to September of 2015. Then seemingly died down. Not to be undone, Microsoft has added the new taskbar popup to its arsenal, reinvigorating end-user concerns …

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Can’t seem to get rid of Windows XP!

Sebastian Abbinanti Perspectives

that the Microsoft release of Windows 10 is in full swing, Bitdefender, an IT security company, has released some troubling statistics about its clients. Microsoft ended support for Windows XP over a year and a half ago, yet in some parts of the world, Eastern Europe specifically, more than 1/3 of Windows computers are running Windows XP. Ukraine leads the …

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UX and UI: Do your applications make you better?

Sebastian Abbinanti Perspectives

Gartner proposed that the number one trend in IT for 2015 would be “Computing Everywhere.” They define this to mean that users will continue to amass new devices that will further redefine mobile computing. As smartphones continue on the trend of the preverbal technological Swiss Army Knife, and Apple bring more attention to wrist-based-computing, Gartner seems to be right on …

Password security

Don’t keep the list of Passwords!!! It just makes no sense

Sebastian Abbinanti Perspectives

any network security professional, and he or she will tell you that the most important password policy after complexity requirements, length requirements, and password expiration, is “never write down a password.” There are still managers that love the convenience of having every users’ password at their immediate disposal, but keeping a list of passwords has an unintended consequence. These managers …

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Is your company too small to be hacked when it comes to Cyber-Attacks?

Sebastian Abbinanti Perspectives

a word, the answer is no. The logic is very simple. If a home user’s computer can be infected with malware, spyware or the like, it stands to reason that a small business faces the same risks, but what is the risk? When discussing IT security threats in SMBs, the conversation always begins with firewalls and antivirus. While imperative, most …