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Security in the Cloud

As more information and applications are moving to the cloud, it is necessary to secure all of these against unintended or malicious access. How you choose to protect that information depends on the value of the information to your business. This post looks at a couple of means for protecting your business property that resides in the cloud - standard web access security, username/password authentication, two-factor access, and encoding.

PCI Scanning

Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance is made up of two parts. The first part is a scan of the merchant's computer and network systems. The second part is self assessment questionnaire covering twelve items. This post discusses the scanning of the merchant's computer and network.

Options for Computing in the Cloud

There are many options for moving all or part of your computing operations to the cloud. The particular options chosen by each business is dependent of the particular needs of your business, the people working for the company, the current computing environment, and your competition. As with any major decision, the extent to migrate to cloud computing needs to be based on solid business reasons. This post will discuss two of the more basic options - web site and backups and archives.

Options for Computing in the Cloud

There are many options for moving all or part of your computing operations to the cloud. The particular options chosen by each business is dependent of the particular needs of your business, the people working for the company, the current computing environment, and your competition. As with any major decision, the extent to migrate to cloud computing needs to be based on solid business reasons.  This post will discuss two of the more basic options - web site and backups and archives.

PCI Compliance

The rules for handling credit cards are beginning to be enforced by the credit card issuers (e.g., MasterCard). This post describes the compliance process for small businesses.

What is Cloud Computing?

Many businesses are hearing the term "Cloud Computing" and the associated rush to be "in the Cloud". They wonder if this is another effort to separate them from their money or if it really will save them money. There are studies and skeptics all around. This blog will address and discuss Cloud Computing needs of small businesses – when should I move to the cloud? Should I move to the cloud?

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing? Sunny or StormyMany businesses are hearing the term "Cloud Computing" and the associated rush to be "in the Cloud". They wonder if this is another effort to separate them from their money or if it really will save them money. There are studies and skeptics all around. This blog will address and discuss Cloud Computing needs of small businesses – when should I move to the cloud?

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