Author Archives: Tanya Hall

Business Intelligence Smart Even for Small Business

. CREDIT: Business intelligence image via Shutterstock View full size image While many small-business owners may be under the impression business intelligence is only for their larger competitors, research from St. Joseph’s University suggests they think again. Researcher Ginny Miori said business intelligence can boost small businesses by helping determine their best customers, their most profitable product or […]

CIOs Embracing Consumerization of IT

View full size image While much has been made of companies not accepting the bring-your-own-device trend among employees, new research shows many businesses are actually embracing the movement. Yes even trading does this though there are a lot of traders who are still comfortable sitting in front of their computers, getting into their trading platforms […]

Business Lack Tools to Tame Influx of ‘Big Data’

View full size image Businesses today are communicating with their customers more than ever before, whether it’s through their website, social networks or mobile devices. It is probably the website that is made to talk more about the trading field and the various trading software like the olymp trade. This is very clear from the […]

Businesses Beefing Up on IT Security Specialists

. CREDIT: IT security guard sign via Shutterstock View full size image In the wake of increased high-profile cybersecurity breaches, new research shows businesses are beefing up on their IT security specialists. The 2012 Career Impact study by (ISC)2, a nonprofit organization representing security specialists worldwide, found that 72 percent of businesses hired new employees last year […]

IT Firms Profiting From Cloud Use

View full size image As the use of cloud-based services continues to rise, so too do the profits for IT firms offering those services, new research revealed. According to a new survey from CompTIA, a nonprofit trade association for the IT industry, nearly half of IT channel companies offering cloud-based servicesreport that 50 percent or more […]

Is IT Becoming Obsolete?

View full size image With cloud computing, smartphones and social media all converging, experts are asking if there is still a need for traditional IT workers. “It is true that some of that IT infrastructure of managing email and other applications is moving to the cloud, and that has certainly changed the staffing needs of […]

Customer Service Team

View full size image “Have you tried turning it off and turning it on again?” This is the standard, annoyed greeting that help desk denizen Roy Trenneman —played by actor Chris O’Dowd on the British sitcom “The IT Crowd” — barks at each unfortunate colleague who phones his office seeking computer help. O’Dowd’s portrayal of Roy […]

Firewalls Give Businesses False Sense of Security

View full size image Small businesses are putting too much faith in their firewall’s ability to keep their network secure, new research shows. Conducted by nCircle, a provider of automated security and compliance-auditing solutions, the study found that more-than-65 percent of small businesses don’t scan everything behind their firewalland instead only run security scans of Internet-facing devices. […]

Mobile Devices Present Dazzling Security Challenges

View full size image With smartphones becoming an extension of the office, new research reveals businesses are finding out the hard way just how critical it is for security policies to be in place and adhered to. According to a newly released report from McAfee, 40 percent of businesses have had mobile devices lost or stolen; half […]

CTIA’s President Says We’re Heading Toward Wireless Gridlock

View full size image President and CEO of CTIA Steve Largent made a strong plea for more spectrum at today’s opening keynote for the CTIA Wireless & Enterprise show, citing a data crunch that has led to 104 percent wireless penetration. Largent says that there are now more wireless connections than people, and that data […]