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Storcom leverages the latest technologies to provide a wide variety of custom business solutions, from cloud migration services helping you Evolve to the Cloud™, to data recovery after a natural disaster with our tier 3 data centers. Storcom’s offerings can help organizations solve critical IT problems, and prevent issues from happening in the first place.

We strive to become an extension of your IT department and we will augment the strengths and capabilities of your company’s IT experts, help you manage today’s challenges, and guide you to efficient and informed choices for tomorrow. Our extensive knowledge of data management, IT infrastructure, data backup, and all other aspects of today’s IT landscape allows us to provide much more than just solutions: Storcom provides IT INTELLIGENCE.

Storcom is not your typical big box information technology solutions and managed IT services provider (MSP). We test, implement, and support the solutions we represent. Plus, our highly trained and experienced engineers truly understand core technologies and integration inside and out. We keep a pulse on how the IT industry’s advancements can bring value to our clients.

With today’s explosive growth in data, many organizations are struggling to manage, move, and protect their burgeoning information assets while mitigating risk and complying with new regulations. There are typically very few IT personnel assets who have even less time to devote to developing new solutions which means that today’s IT departments are expected to do more with less resources. Yet, managing for today and planning for tomorrow must go hand-in-hand.

Storcom understands the demands and pressure put on executives and IT professionals. Storcom can help fill the gaps in your company’s IT infrastructure, storage, data protection, cloud computing, and IT strategy solutions. We will ease some of that burden as your partner and information technology solutions and services provider.

We will guide your organization through the entire solution process and educate your staff on the technologies that will be truly beneficial to solving your key business challenges.

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Veeam + Storcom Webinar: Demo of the Key New Veeam Backup and Replication Version 11 (v11) Features

Please join us for part 2 of our Veeam Backup and Replication v11 launch series. In our previous webinar, we discussed the key new features that eliminate …


IDC: Embracing The Hybrid Workforce White Paper

Embracing the Hybrid Workforce with an Intelligent Digital Workspace

Veeam Backup and Replication v11 Deep Dive

Storcom + Veeam: Veeam Backup and Replication Version 11 Deep Dive Webinar The new Veeam v11 is finally here! There are 200+ updates to Veeam Backup and Replication version 11 that eliminate downtime and ransomware while proactively reducing cost and complexity. Storcom + Veeam invites you to learn about the new features and, most importantly, WHY they are useful to your organization. Join Veeam’s Senior System Engineer, Brandon McCoy, and Storcom’s CTO, Dave Kluger, for a unique podcast-style webinar. They discuss the key new Veeam v11 functionalities like ransomware prevention features, data immutability, object storage, hardened Linux repository, CDP (continuous data protection), expanded Instant VM Recovery, and cloud mobility so you can recover from all clouds to ensure:-Elimination of downtime and data loss-Backup data is safe from ransomware-Meeting compliance and retention goals-Data recovery despite storage and staff constraints-Protecting company data at home-Achieving 20x cost savings If you’re interested in learning more or want to set up a one-on-one Veeam v11 demo that’s custom-tailored to your business, then please visit: www.storcom.net


IDC: Five Enterprise Networking Trends

IDC has identified five key trends that will drive the enterprise network market in 2021 and beyond.

Veeam + Storcom: Top 6 Reasons Why You Need an Office 365 Backup

Many people ask “why do I need to backup my Microsoft O365 data?” Well, simply put, backing up your data is your responsibility…not Microsoft’s. 


Veeam and Storcom Ransomware Prevention and Protection in 2021 Webinar

What is Ransomware? What is the History of Ransomware? How is Ransomware Evolving in 2021? How Can I Prevent and Protect My Business Against a …


Storcom and VMware Tanzu Portfolio

Learn more about how Kubernetes and VMware’s Tanzu portfolio can help with the adoption of containers. Simplify your infrastructure Extend an …


IDC Report: Future Of Digital Infrastructure Adopting A Holistic Approach For Ubiquitous Deployment

IDC Report: In the Future of Digital Infrastructure, digitally driven enterprises will take a holistic approach to deployment across the digital infrastructure ecosystem. Timely access to innovative infrastructure resources – both shared and dedicated – will be imperative to support adaptive, resilient, secure, and compliant digital business models. 

VMware Carbon Black Infographic

Learn more about VMware Carbon Black with Storcom’s new infographic! 

2020 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report

Those of us who have worked in cybersecurity for many years often start to think we’ve “seen it all.” We haven’t. This year’s CrowdStrike® Global Threat Report provides clear evidence of that. Consider the dark turn in cybercrime 

Storcom and HPE Nimble Storage Video

What is HPE Nimble? At Storcom, we’re a high-touch IT solutions provider that’s focused on the management, movement, and protection of data for more than twenty years – and over those two decades, we’ve been early adopters of many emerging solutions, including Nimble Storage. Nimble’s game-changing solutions combine predictive analytics from HPE InfoSight with a multi-cloud flash fabric to create an all-flash storage platform that’s incredibly efficient, reliably fast, radically simple, and ready for everything you need to do in the cloud. InfoSight uses AI and global intelligence to not only simplify storage management, but also create a self-improving and self-healing infrastructure that transforms the support experience into one you’ll actually like since many problems are resolved before you even realize there’s an issue. And with Nimble’s multi-cloud flash fabric, you can deliver fast and reliable flash storage to all your applications under a single, scalable architecture – whether they’re on-premises or in the cloud. As the first Nimble partner in the Midwest, Storcom has unparalleled experience with Nimble technology and can help you take advantage of it to simplify data storage and infrastructure support both now, and in the future. Contact us today to schedule a demo to learn how Nimble Storage can help you create better business and IT outcomes. www.storcom.net


IDC Study: 5 Stages To Enterprise Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the importance of digital transformation in the eyes of CEOs across all industries. But with a recession on the horizon, CEOs are at a decision point – to follow the same course of cost cutting as all previous recessions have dictated, or to flatten their own organization’s recessionary curve by leveraging technology.

Arrow IT Priority Study

Arrow Electronics asked over two-thousand CIOs, VPs of IT and IT directors to tell us how their priorities have shifted at this time and what their biggest challenges and initiatives are for the remainder of 2020. The results tell a story about what IT leaders are most concerned about and what IT initiatives they plan to direct budget toward in order to address their challenges and concerns. Previously, we saw more traditional technology initiatives in play. In this new world, we’re seeing and hearing that IT plans and priorities will never go back to what they were before. As the initial wave of urgency subsides and becomes the new normal, businesses are shifting priorities for 2020 to ensure that they can continue to operate securely and resiliently for these weird and uncertain times. 

Who is Storcom? Who we are and how we help.

Learn more about IT. solutions provider Storcom Inc. and co-founders Jeff James and Dave Kluger. Storcom is a high-touch IT. solutions provider located in the …


Gartner A Digital Workplace Is Crucial To Digital Transformation

Digital transformation efforts will struggle to achieve their full potential unless employees have the ability and ambition to engage fully in the organization’s digital journey. Application leaders should prioritize digital workplace initiatives, and deploy the tools needed to enable them.

Storcom and Carbon Black’s Tips For Securing Remote Workers

Read Storcom and VMware’s Carbon Black’s tips on how to secure your organization’s remote workforce. 

Recover By Storcom Infographic

Learn how our Recover by Storcom solution can help you backup and protect your data in case of a disaster. 

Gartner Cool Vendors The Best Cool Vendors Change The Competitive Landscape

CIOs should consider Cool Vendors whose coolness factors — innovative, impactful and/or intriguing — align to the enterprise’s culture and information technology profile. Early adopters should consider offerings that are both innovative and impactful and thus potentially game-changing.

Gartner Predicts 2020 Barriers Fall As Technology Adoption Grows A Gartner Trend Insight Report

Gartner predicts 2020 barriers fall as technology adoption grows. 

2020 Business IT Trends Annual Report

This 2020 Business IT Trends report was created based on responses from 726 individuals in IT decision-making positions in North America, Australia/New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Download it now and see exactly how they plan to approach IT this year.

How Storcom can help you Evolve to the Cloud™ with our cloud migration practice.

Storcom’s Cloud Enablement Roadmap® will help you Evolve to the Cloud™ efficiently and cost-effectively. Storcom offers an array of products and services to fill gaps in your IT environment. We strive to offer white-glove service and work as your trusted advisor in the IT space. Visit https://www.storcom.net to learn more!


Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2020

Strategic information technology trends have the potential both to create opportunity and to drive significant disruption. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must evaluate these top trends to determine how combinations of trends can power their innovation strategies. Here is Gartner’s list of the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2020.

Gartner How To Strengthen Your Digital Workplace Program To Sustain Digital Transformation

Exploiting digital technology for new ways of working often results in technology islands that are remote from employees’ needs and cut off from business outcomes. Application leaders should build a flexible digital workplace program that can evolve to sustain digital transformation.

How To Cultivate Effective Remote Work Programs

Recommendations for IT leaders responsible for digital workplace programs that include remote work initiatives:■ Establish a foundation of trust by empowering both employees and managers to be effective in remote work scenarios.■ Determine what work lends itself to a remote model by analyzing responsibilities, tasks and the roles that can fulfill them.■ Prepare employees for remote work demands by setting accurate expectations and enabling supportive interactions.

Forrester Window Of Opportunity

The companies and leaders that will thrive in this level of uncertainty predicted in 2020 will differentiate themselves by investing in customer and employee experiences that are data-driven, personalized, real-time, and secure. They will stand out in the era of digital sameness. It’s where technology-driven innovation takes center stage. And that’s where the opportunity for the CIO, and all IT leaders, emerges. 

IDC Futurescape: Worldwide IT Industry 2020 Predictions

This IDC study presents the top 10 predictions and key drivers for the IT industry for the next five years.According to IDC Chief Analyst Frank Gens, “As more than half the global economy turns digital by 2023, a new species of enterprise will be required to compete and thrive. Our 2020 predictions show enterprises will get ready for the digitized economy by accelerating investments in key technologies and new operating models to become hyperspeed, hyperscaled, and hyperconnected.”

10 Pillars of Pandemic Preparation

The COVID-19 coronavirus has left many organizations unsure whether their risk mitigation is sufficient. Gartner expert Jim Mello explains what good operational risk management looks like.Just 12% of more than 1,500 people polled in a Gartner business continuity webinar on March 6 believe their businesses are highly prepared for the impact of coronavirus, while 26% believe that the virus will have little or no impact on their business.Most respondents (56%) rate themselves somewhat prepared, …

With Coronavirus in Mind, Are You Ready for Remote Work?

Ready or not, many coronavirus contingency plans require remote work. Seize the opportunity to bolster your policies — and prepare for future workplace and employee needs.Are you reading this article in your work-from-home office space? Due to the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, remote work is suddenly an overnight requirement for many. Few organizations feel prepared for large-scale remote work, but you can take steps to make the experience productive for both employees and your organization…

Stress-Test Your Business Continuity Management – Smarter With Gartner

Recent events, such as the spread of coronavirus, demonstrate the importance of stress-testing business continuity management plans.The spread of a severe pneumonia now known to be COVID-19 through China and into other countries offers a timely reminder of the difficulty of planning for pandemic events and natural disasters. Businesses always need robust and current continuity plans that stipulate exactly how business operations will respond to and resume after a disruption — whether it is a …

Coronavirus: CIO Areas of Focus During the COVID-19 Outbreak

CIOs should prepare IT systems now to safely and reliably handle a vast increase in remote workers and digital fulfillment of market demand.As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, the economic symptoms are emerging. More than a dozen global firms have announced they will miss their financial goals for the upcoming quarter due to the combined impact of supply chain disruptions and dampened customer demand.“The value of digital channels, products and operations is immediately o…

Top IT spending priorities for 2020

The CIO role has become a transformational one. Forty-six percent of IT leaders say their work is primarily focused on transforming the business, according to our 2020 State of the CIO survey.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)

The 10 most powerful cybersecurity companies

Anyone who ever attended an RSA conference understands that cybersecurity vendors introduce hundreds of amazing, innovative products every year. But C-level execs aren’t looking for the flashiest new point products. Faced with a severe shortage of security professionals and up against rapidly evolving threats, CISOs are looking for strategic partners, advisory services, and vendors that offer broad platforms. They are also gravitating toward managed security services and cloud-based solution…

Top 9 challenges IT leaders will face in 2020

This year will assuredly see tech leaders laser-focused once again on digital initiatives, but the processes they have in place for doing so won’t be a slam dunk for success. Worse, recent research suggests that mistakes born of digital transformation are a top cause of concern for businesses. A Gartner report on emerging risks shows that while companies continue to prioritize and fund digital initiatives, two-thirds not only fail to deliver on their promises but also reveal “…

What is a technology roadmap? A plan for managing digital transformation

A technology roadmap is a document or guide that outlines an organization’s technology initiatives, products, services and strategies. It details the technology your business is already using, what you will need to implement in the future, how to avoid risks and costly mistakes and how to upgrade outdated technologies.Your business’ strategy and goals are a key element of a technology roadmap — the document helps organizations visualize new strategies to ensure they align with current or fut…

Recession-proof IT: How to survive and thrive through any economy

CIO Albert Ruocco decided to use the quieter weeks before the December holiday to test how an artificial intelligence tool could add capabilities within his company, West Monroe Partners. For Ruocco, the proof of concept does more than tease out the potential business value; it gives him time to watch the economic indicators, too.“I have the option in two months to decide whether to invest. So if the economy doesn’t look good, I can table it if we don’t want to take a risk,” h…

Enterprises are still spending on data centers. What gives?

Synergy Research Group’s review of enterprise IT spending during the last 10 years shows that “annual spending on cloud infrastructure services has gone from virtually zero to almost $100 billion.” No surprise here. However, “enterprise spending on data center hardware and software has been stagnant through much of the decade.” Huh? Not declining?What’s most interesting about this analysis is that core IT spending doubled during the same time period, with the cloud seeing most of that growt…

How to build a collaboration environment for a changing workforce

By 2025, most workers will be millennials. These ‘digital natives’ will have a major impact on how collaboration takes place – and it won’t involve walking next door to an office to collaborate.

Data is The New Oil and Much Much More.

Today Cisco partner Commvault announced its Commvault IntelliSnap® technology is now integrated with Cisco HyperFlex™For those that are in a hurry skip to the bottom of the pageThe Difference between Data and OilOver the past few years you may have heard the quote, “data has become the new oil.” The argument can be made, however, that data is much more than just the new oil.Businesses have begun to look for ways to leverage analytics, data management, and IoT while storing a vast amo…

Business Continuity through Unexpected Events: Is Your Organization Prepared?  

Mar 4, 2020 We all know life is unpredictable. Unplanned events such as natural disasters, severe weather, illness, and travel restrictions make it nearly impossible to continue “business as usual.” Is your organization prepared for a scenario in which traditional ways of working aren’t feasible for a considerable amount of time? Will you need to make tradeoffs between security and business continuity? If you’re considering or already deploying a digital workspace solution, you may be more…

Coronavirus: 3 things CIOs need to do now

Gartner has recommended three short-term actions that chief information officers should take to prepare for business disruptions as a result of the coronavirus health crisis.“With such a dyanmic situation like COVID-19, it has the potential to be as disruptive, or more, to an organisation’s continuity of operations as a cyber intrusion or natural disaster,” said Gartner research director, Sandy Shen. “When traditional channels and operations are impacted by the outbreak, the value of digital…

Tech companies could face more pressure to share location data with governments to fight coronavirus

By now most Americans have gotten the message that, as much as possible, they need to stay away from everyone else. In San Francisco and a growing number of other cities around the world, all non-essential travel has been banned. Even in cases where life more closely resembles normalcy, the government has encouraged social distancing. And if anyone in your life isn’t yet under self-quarantine, sending …

BrandPost: A tale of two missions: From IT modernization to business transformation

Home IT Leadership Digital Transformation How DXC Technology’s Enterprise Technology Stack delivers new levels of performance, competitiveness and customer experiences and allows organizations to drive business transformation. iStock Digital Transformation IT Leadership Copyright © 2020 IDG Communications, Inc.

Checklist For Companies With Remote Employees Due To COVID-19

Getty The official response to the COVID-19 expansion in the US is already resulting in companies being told to have their employees work from home. You can expect these work-at-home requirements to spread, regardless of whether they’re called social distancing or shelter-in-place. The official response to the COVID-19 expansion in the US is already resulting in companies being told to have their employees work from home For companies that haven’t had remote employees in any great …

Business continuity: Coronavirus crisis puts CIOs’ plans to the test

As the COVID-19 coronavirus rattles industries, it’s more important than ever for IT leaders to ensure employees have the tools they require to work remotely and securely.“When traditional channels and operations are impacted by the outbreak, the value of digital channels, products and operations becomes immediately obvious," according to Gartner analyst Sandy Shen. "This is a wake-up call to organizations that focus on daily operational needs at the expense of investing in digital busines…

Opinion: Data isn’t the new oil – with IoT, it will be much bigger

In tech circles, data becoming the world’s most valuable resource is a common refrain. Some even say it’s the new oil. And as with oil, the world’s economy is starting to pivot around the wealth and potential data promises.In the context of the Internet of Things, however, data starts to paint a different picture — a much bigger picture. Whereas oil is a finite resource whose value is tied mostly to its scarcity, IoT has the potential to make data virtually unlimited. Imagine you’re an enter…

Business continuity: Coronavirus crisis puts CIOs’ plans to the test

As the COVID-19 coronavirus rattles industries, it’s more important than ever for IT leaders to ensure employees have the tools they require to work remotely and securely.“When traditional channels and operations are impacted by the outbreak, the value of digital channels, products and operations becomes immediately obvious," according to Gartner analyst Sandy Shen. "This is a wake-up call to organizations that focus on daily operational needs at the expense of investing in digital business …

Top IT spending priorities for 2020

Home IT Leadership IT Budgeting Today's top stories The CIO role has become a transformational one. Forty-six percent of IT leaders say their work is primarily focused on transforming the business, according to our 2020 State of the CIO survey.But the new decade also sees CIOs taking on strategic responsibilities in a wide range of endeavors, requiring them to strike a difficult balance between business innovation and operational excellence. In fact, 58 percent of IT leaders…

Pandemic impact report: Security leaders weigh in

In early March, as I prepared to fly home from a business trip to Seattle, we began hearing stories of U.S. businesses sending their workers home with the expectation that they may be working from home for weeks, if not months. CISOs started to share stories of employees exiting their offices with monitors under one arm and desktop computer systems under the other. With social and work restrictions imposed by governments and businesses in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, organiz…

COVID-19 stress tests cloud services

With the COVID-19 virus putting millions of more people into the “working from home” category, cloud service providers are being put to the test. In response, global cloud leaders are stress-testing their infrastructure and activating pandemic-specific resiliency testing procedures, research from Forrester indicates.[ Can the cloud save you money? These companies say yes ]Both Forrester and research firm GlobalData have published assessments of the impact of the crisis on cloud services…

Tips for choosing data management solutions: Consider roadmaps, partners, and talent

IDC’s report, “Choosing the Right Database Technology in the Age of Digital Transformation” highlights the expanse of data management options as well as how that can cause confusion. Having clarity when looking to build new data applications or modernize workloads already in existence is essential. Three of the tips they provide to help illuminate the right solution for your needs are to select solutions that have:

RingCentral Video Makes Its Awaited Debut

By Zeus KerravalaRingCentral now has control over the video stack, and that’s a fundamental key for the evolution of its platform.

CIOs and COVID-19 crisis: thoughts on business continuity

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a group of CIOs look at business continuity and share what’s working, what’s not and what lessons they have learned.

VDI and Desktop as-a-Service Blog Post

My name is Dave Kluger and I am the Principal Technology Architect at Storcom. Storcom has been in business in the Chicagoland area for 20 years and has been specializing in the management, movement, and protection of data since its inception in 2000.  Today I will discuss VDI and Desktop-as-a-Service.I have created this blog series because, just like you, I see a ton of emails in my inbox on the topic of virtual workspace and remote work options. I felt that it was time to write a blog se…

Ransomware attacks see 148% surge amid COVID-19

It's well-documented that threat actors will often take advantage of society's fears in order to pursue cybercrime, but new research from VMware Carbon Black suggests that the reality might be even worse than initially thought. The endpoint security vendor, which was acquired by VMware last for $2.1 billion, said ransomware attacks jumped 148% in March over baseline levels in February. "Notable spikes in attacks can also be correlated to key days in the COVID-19 news cycle, suggesting attack…

Hyperconverged infrastructure offers proven benefits for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

An intelligent hyperconverged (HCI) architecture can be the answer for businesses that demand innovation and agility, especially when limited IT resources support a distributed workforce.  These are challenging times for businesses in every corner of the world. Increasing pressure to streamline operations and an unprecedented need to enable remote workforces have accelerated IT modernization projects. To help drive business innovation and maintain agility, organizations first need to elimin…

10 reasons why digital transformations fail

Home IT Leadership Digital Transformation Digital transformations remain fashionable. CIOs are stitching together cloud, APIs and microservices into platforms to augment business processes. Agile architectures, they believe, help streamline operations and better serve customers.Forty-seven percent of 510 business and tech leaders claim that their organization is advancing digital transformation plans across the enterprise, according to research conducted by consultancy TEKs…

5 lessons companies should learn about working at home

We’ve all been working from home now for several weeks, and there is no end of stories —  good and bad — about the experience. But there are some important implications that IT and organizations, in general, should have internalized, to be ready for when the next disaster that hits. Here is a list of 5 “learnings” that should be considered in making strategic plans for the future. 1. Bad apps don’t scale well One apparent concept that has not always been top of mind in organizations is how…

Exclusive survey: What 400 IT leaders really think about the COVID-19 crisis

A crisis on the scale of the one we’re facing demands decisive action. Luckily for many IT leaders, the first move was easy: When COVID-19 work-from-home mandates hit, those with the right policies and infrastructure in place endured the massive shift to remote work with minimal disruption. Add VPN capacity, videoconferencing, and a healthy dose of candid communication, and productivity can remain relatively unscathed.The really tough part is planning ahead. When you’re staring into the crat…

CIOs offer strategies for engaging an entirely mobile workforce

If one thing is clear about the coronavirus crisis that has engulfed us, it is that it has forever changed the nature of work. The business press is filled with stories about CFOs wanting fewer  workers to return to on-premises work. Meanwhile, CEOs are seeing the opportunity to build world class workforces regardless of where workers live. According to Geoff Colvin of Fortune Magazine, “as businesses respond to this grand-scale reordering of their world, some implications are already clear….

Cloud infrastructure operators should quickly patch VMware Cloud Director flaw

Public and private cloud administrators who are using VMware Cloud Director should immediately apply the patch for a high-risk vulnerability that can be used by hackers to take full control of virtualized cloud infrastructure, security experts warn. VMware released fixes for the command injection flaw last month, but if left unpatched, it can be easily exploited through customer trial accounts.VMware Cloud Director (previously vCloud Director) is a cloud service delivery platform that allows…

The 2020 IDG Cloud Computing Survey

Not long ago, if you were a business stakeholder or IT manager, you had to work hard to explain exactly why you would opt for applications or infrastructure in the public cloud. Today, in many organizations, you’re more likely to get pushback when you try to justify deploying a workload in your own data center, where resources are precious.IDG’s 2020 Cloud Computing Survey puts some fresh data behind this paradigm shift. In our poll of 551 tech buyers, all of whom are involved in the purchas…

The Hunt for the Most Dangerous Cyber Criminals

Security Stories podcastEpisode 8 of the Security Stories podcast is a little different from usual, but for good reason! With the help of some very special guests, we take a comprehensive look back at the incredible Not Petya cyber attack. Including the Sandworm hackers, and the context behind this act of cyber warfare.First to join us is Noureen Njoroge, a senior cybersecurity engineer and threat intelligence analyst at Cisco. Noureen is a passionate advocate for women and minorities in t…

5 areas IT leaders should be followers

Enterprise leadership is not only knowing how to lead, but when to follow.Recent events have demonstrated that sometimes, to lead is to follow. Here are five key areas when following is the path to great leadership.1. Mobile securityThe single richest target for mobile cyberattacks is the c-suite, according to a report from MobileIron called "Trouble at the Top" (and also according to common sense).If targeted socially engineering attacks via email and SMS aimed at employees can be described…

Threat Roundup for August 28 to September 4

Today, Talos is publishing a glimpse into the most prevalent threats we’ve observed between August 28 and September 4. As with previous roundups, this post isn’t meant to be an in-depth analysis. Instead, this post will summarize the threats we’ve observed by highlighting key behavioral characteristics, indicators of compromise, and discussing how our customers are automatically protected from these threats.As a reminder, the information provided for the following threats in this post is n…

Top 10 Cloud Based Planning Solution Companies – 2020

With a promising future ahead, cloud computing has become a new hue to bring in light new trends that will be the foundation stone of new business inventions. Cloud infrastructure—public, hosted private and on-premises— is increasingly less siloed, allowing workloads to be more portable and data streams more mobile. As a result, organizations, today, realize that the ubiquitous infrastructure, applications, and data require them to extend their hybrid and multi-cloud strategies. Notably, many…

Threat Landscape Trends: Endpoint Security, Part 2

Being aware of what’s occurring on the threat landscape can be a valuable tool when it comes to defending your organization. If you’re well informed, that puts you in a good position to decide how best to protect your assets and allocate resources accordingly. While it’s important to stay up to date with the latest ground-breaking attack techniques and new threats, it’s equally important to keep abreast of the overall trends.The fact is that, for every novel technique discovered, there are …

Foreign hackers are targeting federal, state and local IT networks, feds warn

Written by Sean Lyngaas Oct 9, 2020 | CYBERSCOOP Foreign government-linked hackers have been exploiting old software vulnerabilities in an effort to access federal, state and local computer networks in ongoing activity, the FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warned Friday.The federal advisory, which did not point the finger at a particular foreign government, said that the malicious cyber activity had in some cases “resulted in unauthorized access to election…

Five ways to keep working from home safe for your employees and your company

Back in March, when I first wrote about the need to secure working from home, most of us thought we'd be back in our offices within a few months. No such luck. DealAid has found that "79.4% of full-time employees have shifted to working remotely as a result of COVID-19."And, of those most won't be going back to corporate headquarters this year or perhaps even next. For every company CEO, such as Netflix's Reed Hasting who thinks working from home is a "pure negative," there are numerous othe…

What is digital transformation? A necessary disruption

Already a key strategic initiative, digital transformation has taken on heightened importance in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.Fifty-nine percent of 373 IT decision makers say that pressures stemming from the pandemic are accelerating their digital transformation efforts, according to an IDG Research business impact survey conducted in July.Moreover, despite budget concerns triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak, global spending on digital transformation technologies and services will gro…

What is cryptography? How algorithms keep information secret and safe

Cryptography is the science of keeping information secure by transforming it into form that unintended recipients cannot understand. In cryptography, an original human readable message, referred to as plaintext, is changed by means of an algorithm, or series of mathematical operations, into something that to an uninformed observer would look like gibberish; this gibberish is called ciphertext.Cryptographic systems require some method for the intended recipient to be able to make use of the e…

Planning for Cloud Adoption is Not Easy

Dave Kluger, CTO of Storcom   2019 Was the Year of the Cloud-First Strategy Cloud-first strategies were all the rage in 2019. What do I mean by “cloud-first?” A cloud-first initiative is when organizations consider operating a project, workflow, process, application, as cloud-based before any other methods. In essence, a cloud-first approach means that businesses prioritize the use of shared, publicly-hosted infrastructure. This is chosen over building and managing private data center facil…

How to protect backups from ransomware

Despite a recent decline in attacks, ransomware still poses significant threats to enterprises, as the attacks against healthcare organizations demonstrated this month. It is also becoming more capable. In particular, ransomware writers are aware that backups are an effective defense and are modifying their malware to track down and eliminate the backups.Ransomware targeting backupsRansomware will now delete any backups it happens to come across along the way, says Adam Kujawa, head of malwa…

The Digital Workplace of the Future: 5 Must-Have Features

When you think about how the workplace has changed in the past couple of decades, it’s nothing less than astonishing. In that time, we’ve seen the rise of integrated productivity suites (remember when multi-tasking was the holy grail of innovation?) We’ve seen mobile devices hit the mainstream with the arrival of 3G connectivity about fifteen years ago. Then the “bring your own device” movement and the surge of support for employees working remotely. There’s no sign that things are slowing d…

Emerging Stronger — How Dell IT Accelerated its Transformation in 2020

The unprecedented upheaval of 2020 presented a crossroads for IT organizations: pause transformation efforts or accelerate them to deal with the complexities of the day.In Dell Digital, the IT organization supporting Dell Technologies, we saw this as an opportunity to emerge stronger. Three years into our transformation, we leaned further into change. And like many of our customers, we have achieved in a few short months, what would normally take years.While transitioning more than 150,00…

The 6 Key Reasons To Have a Microsoft Office 365 Backup

As a robust and highly capable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, Microsoft Office 365 fits the needs of many organizations perfectly. Office 365 provides application availability and uptime to ensure your users never skip a beat, but a Microsoft Office 365 backup can protect you against many other security threats. You or your boss might be thinking, “the recycle bin is probably good enough.” However, this is where many people get it wrong. The average length of time from data compromi…

Egregor ransomware group explained: And how to defend against it

Egregor is one of the most rapidly growing ransomware families. Its name comes from the occult world and is defined as “the collective energy of a group of people, especially when aligned with a common goal,” according to Recorded Future’s Insikt Group. Although descriptions of the malware vary from security firm to security firm, the consensus is that Egregor is a variant of the Sekhmet ransomware family.It arose in September 2020, at the same time the Maze ransomware gang announced its int…

How to make better technology investments

Cloud. On-prem. SaaS. Varied business services. Multiple vendors. A shifting workforce.These are the realities of contemporary hybrid IT environments, which create complex, rapidly changing management scenarios. While evaluating and managing a sprawling IT estate may seem like a daunting task, doing so can be a rewarding challenge that unlocks new efficiencies and leads to more optimal technology investments.Today, IT spending is on the rise. Nearly half (49%) of companies anticipate that IT…

The 6 Key Reasons To Have a Microsoft Office 365 Backup

As a robust and highly capable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, Microsoft Office 365 fits the needs of many organizations perfectly. Office 365 provides application availability and uptime to ensure your users never skip a beat, but a Microsoft Office 365 backup can protect you against many other security threats. You or your boss might be thinking, “the recycle bin is probably good enough.” However, this is where many people get it wrong. The average length of time from data compromi…

Ransomware attacks see 148% surge amid COVID-19

It's well-documented that threat actors will often take advantage of society's fears in order to pursue cybercrime, but new research from VMware Carbon Black suggests that the reality might be even worse than initially thought. The endpoint security vendor, which was acquired by VMware last for $2.1 billion, said ransomware attacks jumped 148% in March over baseline levels in February. "Notable spikes in attacks can also be correlated to key days in the COVID-19 news cycle, suggesting attack…

Veeam Backup and Replication Version 11 Release: So Many New Features, Where do We Start?

By: Dave KlugerStorcom CTO What’s New in Veeam Version 11 (v11)?There are a ton of new features and updates with Veeam version 11, over 200 to be exact. There are already many articles that simply list the new features. As Storcom’s CTO, I want to talk about what’s new in Veeam Version 11 (v11) and what I think the main updates are and WHY they are useful.  Ransomware Protection At the top of everyone’s list is that Veeam’s version 11 contains more ransomware protection features than ever…

2021 Security Outcomes Study: Stress Relief for CISOs

We have heard countless times that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, digital transformation has advanced three years in three months. It is difficult to actually measure this, but the feeling is definitely there. Activities with questionable results in the virtual environment, such as telemedicine and distance learning, which both suffered from socio-economic biases, became an integral part of our daily routine, with no contest. It was this or nothing.This intensification of our digital life, …

Mitigating the hidden risks of digital transformation

Companies are looking to grab any technology-driven advantage they can as they adapt to new ways of working, managing employees, and serving customers. They are making bigger moves toward the cloud, e-commerce, digital supply chains, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), data analytics, and other areas that can deliver efficiency and innovation.At the same time, enterprises are trying to manage risk — and the same digital initiatives that create new opportunities can also l…

The cloud is green. Let’s get on with migration

A new report from IDC shows that the continued growth of public cloud computing could prevent the emission of more than 1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from 2021 through 2024.Reduced power consumption and emissions means we’re basically doing more with less. The greater efficiencies from aggregated computing and storage resources are motivating enterprises to move from discrete corporate data centers to better utilized and shared resources in public clouds.In the early days of …

Worldwide Server Market Revenue Grew 1.5% Year Over Year in the Fourth Quarter of 2020, According to IDC

NEEDHAM, Mass., March 11, 2021 – According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, vendor revenue in the worldwide server market grew 1.5% year over year to $25.8 billion during the fourth quarter of 2020 (4Q20). Worldwide server shipments declined 3.0% year over year to nearly 3.3 million units in 4Q20. Volume server revenue was up 3.7% to $20.4 billion, midrange server revenue also increased 8.4% to $3.3 billion, while high-end servers declined by 21…

SMBs innovate at the edge to address business challenges

Research findings show the challenges SMBs face and why they’re turning to edge computing to solve them.By Compute Experts guest blogger Anurag Agrawal, Founder and Chief Global Analyst at TechaisleSmall and mid-sized businesses are committed to improvements in many areas of their operations: expanding their market reach, improving productivity, reducing costs, managing uncertainty, and increasing control over their operations. Simultaneously, SMB executives understand the real-world constra…

On-premises compute is growing: yet another new normal

Not all workloads are equal, and finding the optimal placement for them, be it cloud or on-premises, is crucial to making the most effective use of resources.On-premises compute is making a comeback—but don’t call it a comeback. An on-premises data center is a group of servers that you privately own and control. Traditional cloud computing (as opposed to hybrid or private cloud computing models) involves leasing data center resources from a third-party service provider. While cloud has seen …


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