Big Data: How to prepare for a new era of intelligence

Dell Softchoice IDC report big data

According to International Data Corp (IDC), nearly 1 in 3 Canadian organizations will begin either experimenting with Big Data or will enter the proof-of-concept stage this year. A further 1 in 5 will progress beyond that point into production. This is indicative of the fact that Big Data has reached an inflection point in the country and is transitioning rapidly into the mainstream.

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Don’t get locked out! Avoiding the risk of ransomware

 Don't get locked out! Avoiding the risk of ransomware

Ransomware: most insidious malware threats

Ransomware: it might sound like the title of the next summer blockbuster, but this clever little portmanteau has become one of the most insidious malware threats. As you are probably already aware, this nasty malware strain takes advantage of lax security controls and does devastating damage. Nothing really new there, malware by its nature exploits vulnerabilities and is malicious and damaging. But what’s especially troubling with ransomware is that the ‘bad guys’ literally hold your business’s most important asset—your corporate data—hostage.

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Why Endpoint Security Is More Vital Than Ever.

Why Endpoint Security Is More Vital Than Ever. Enter DLP.

Data loss prevention (DLP) software is more important than ever

The intricacies and importance of data loss prevention (DLP) software are rarely part of overall public discussions. While IT experts and enterprise leaders are all too familiar with the need to have comprehensive and robust endpoint security in their networks, the average person probably doesn’t think twice about the effort that goes into the systems they use and access on a daily basis.

That is, until something goes wrong. [Read more…]