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IoT and Trust

Is Security part of the Internet of Things?

  • 29 July 2019
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In our July issue of SIMformation we present a discussion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and if it can be trusted - are developers looking our for your security, protecting your personal information and letting digital assistants learn too much about us and our habits.  We also look at whether tablets are now on the "outs" as market share has dipped below 5%, according to Gartner, as people do more and more on smartphones and, yes, on PCs.  Windows 10 has finally topped 50% of the operating systems in use, but that means there are lots of Windows 7 installations in use with the February out-of-support deadline looming.  Microsoft has also followed the lead of other browsers and added an anti-tracking option for those few using Edge.  And finally, we look at G Suite vs. Office 365 and the ease of management between the two if you are evaluating which platform might be best for your business.

Internet Suffers Outage

IoT to Blame

  • 10 November 2016
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In our November issue of SIMformation, we look at the October Internet outage that has been tracked back to a malware infecting Internet-connected home devices, the "Internet of Things" (IoT).  Lax security protocols and outdated software put IoT devices at risk.  We look at what can be done as well as examine how the attack took place.  Another important article discusses whether or not data encryption tools are at risk for cracking due to lazy programmers re-using the same algorithms and what IT pros feel may be the eventual solution to secure storage – Quantum computing.  We also look at whether tape storage is finally on the way out with the move to Cloud-based data backups and storage, and why a NFL coach is down on use of tablets on the sideline.

Happy Holidays from SIM2K

  • 15 December 2015
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Our December issue of SIMformation features the Zultys Unified Communications hosted solution, a new option for companies looking for an IP-based advanced telephony systemOur December issue of SIMformation features the Zultys Unified Communications hosted solution, a new option for companies looking for an IP-based advanced telephony solution. SIM2K is an authorized Zultys partner and can specify, source, install and support any of the Zultys communication system options. We also discuss ad blockers and why this tool is becoming more important in an environment where malware is being delivered through corrupted web site advertising. We discuss the trend towards the new devices that straddle the line between laptops and tablets – the iPad Pro and Surface Pro. And, there's more inside this issue too!

Government Data Breach a Warning

  • 18 August 2015
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The Federal data breach in the Office of Personnel Management shows the need to maintain security for any network including effective password management, updated malware protection and control over remote access and third-party software add-ons.  We also look at cyber insurance claims, how businesses may resurrect the tablet market, and review the update policy that Microsoft will employ for Windows 10.

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