How to Hire a Cybersecurity Professional for Your IT Team

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Cybersecurity professionals encompass a wide range of job roles including security engineer, cryptographer, ethical hacker, security analyst, vulnerability tester, security consultant, and more.

Broadly speaking, cybersecurity professionals are individuals who have been trained to protect data via various different methods.

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Top 9 IT Tools Every Small and Medium Business Needs

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Managing even the smallest of businesses can be challenging, but luckily there is no shortage of IT applications designed to make things easier in terms of organization, planning, finances, and dealing with customers.

Many of the most popular services are cloud-based meaning they are easy to employ (no need to install software on several workstations), and accessible from any device and location. As you pay as you go and are charged only for the number of users that need access, these services are often easier on the budget than investing thousands of dollars at once into traditional software.

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Cloud Backup and Recovery: What to Expect in 2017

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With the technologies in cloud computing moving so fast, and adoption rates increasing rapidly, we can expect to see some exciting developments in 2017. At the same time, security risks are at an all time high and cloud services must constantly battle between developing new innovations and investing in counteractive measures to keep cybercriminals out.

Many IT specialists are predicting that 2017 will be “the year of the cloud”, as companies increasingly have to deal with the backup needs of massive amounts of data, connect more and more devices to the Internet of Things, and start to appreciate the benefits that a cloud-based IT strategy can offer.

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Why Recovering Google Contacts Might Be More Important than Emails

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In the world of sales, contacts are everything. Many companies hire people not just for their sales abilities, but also for the contacts that they bring with them. Most salespeople are well aware of how valuable their contact list is and may try to keep it private, away from their employers.

While this is not too much of an issue as long as they are working for your company, it may well be when they leave. The loss of an employee can also mean losing valuable sales contacts, especially if a CRM was not used to manage this data.

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How to Convince Your Boss to Increase Your IT Budget

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Budgeting is an important part of any business and it probably falls on your manager’s shoulders to decide what proportion of company funds to dedicate to IT resources in the coming year.

While most businesses recognise that IT is a necessary and important expense, in tough economic times belts are being tightened across the board, and it’s not always easy to persuade your boss to put more money into something they probably see as working fine the way it is.

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Top 5 Security Risks with Google G Suite

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G Suite has revolutionized the way we work for many individuals and organizations. Gone are the days of accidentally saving over an existing file by mistake, losing hours of work because you forgot to save your document, or emailing files back and forwards between colleagues.

Google provides a full suite of tools for word processing, working with spreadsheets, creating websites, and communicating and collaborating with others. All data is saved to the cloud in real-time so you don’t have to worry about losing your work by accident and earlier versions of files are available too.

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How to Protect Your School from Data Loss with G Suite

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An increasing number of schools are moving their records, lesson plans, teaching materials, and even classes online, in order to take advantage of the increased efficiency and collaboration opportunities that the cloud provides. A third of US students are issued mobile devices for schoolwork and 75% of high-schoolers access class information through an online portal.

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Top 5 Misconceptions about the Cloud

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Top 5 Misconceptions about the Cloud
The Cloud is one of the most rapidly growing computing technologies of modern times and global spending on cloud technologies is expected to reach $250 billion by 2017.

However, many organizations remain sceptical about replacing their traditional IT methods and workflow with cloud-based alternatives, often due to internal beliefs about the cloud that are either untrue or exaggerated:

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Cloud Storage vs. Cloud Backup: What’s the Difference?

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When deciding between different cloud providers, it can sometimes be confusing to understand all the different terminology and to know exactly what type of cloud services you need.

Cloud storage and cloud backup are two of the most common services offered by cloud providers, but they each serve a similar but different purpose. Before signing up for one of these cloud services, it’s very important to understand the differences between them and to determine which will suit your needs best.

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