Developing: Could IoT Botnet Mirai Survive Reboots?

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Could IoT Botnet Mirai Survive Reboots

Mirai has been making a zombie army of swaths of the internet of things, so it is no wonder that manufacturers are taking steps to protect against it. However, one IoT device manufacturer’s failed attempt to protect its products against the botnet (used in massive DDoS attacks) shows how challenging this climate has become. When… Read more »

Krebs Correctly IDs Mirai Botnet Master Bestbuy

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Mirai Botnet Master Bestbuy

  Anonymity. It is a characteristic that is often not viewed positively. We all want to be recognized for our accomplishments and actions, our most impressive or good-hearted deeds. However, sometimes, we would prefer to remain in the shadows – and that’s especially true for the criminals among us; after all, their identification could lead… Read more »

Why Colocation?

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Why You Should and Shouldn't Use Colo

What if you could somehow pass on your server room responsibilities to someone else? How would it feel to get access to the network power, performance, and staff of a huge enterprise? If you replied, “That would be awesome,” to either of the above questions, colocation may be the right choice for you. Let’s first… Read more »

How to Use Colocation to Your Advantage

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How to Use Colocation to Your Advantage

  Let’s look at the colocation market and a few statistics; talk about why businesses are choosing colocation (i.e., the problems it addresses); and finally, review 10 strategies to select the best colocation provider.   What does the move off-premises look like?   The amount of computing workloads that are handled onsite has hovered at… Read more »

3 + 7 = 10 Major Cloud Developments in 2017 [Forrester]

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Major Cloud Developments in 2017

Over the past few years, cloud computing has become an increasingly central topic in discussions of top IT trends and concerns. The technology was one of the main points of focus of the Forrester report “2017 Predictions: Dynamics That Will Shape The Future In The Age Of The Customer.”   Forrester’s discussion notes that while… Read more »

How Jazzercise Shook off its 80s Image with Magento [case study]

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Jazzercise Rebrand with Magento

Jazzercise needed to change its image and upgrade its online presence. The company rebranded in 2015 and launched a new Magento site in 2016 – resulting in 20% fixed operating cost reduction and 14% higher revenue.   Jazzercise. Yes, it’s a household-name exercise program, but it certainly has not been the workout of choice for… Read more »

The Right E-Commerce / Brick-and-Mortar Balance

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Ecommerce and Brick-and-Mortar

We know that the average shopper has needs that are met in-person, as well as ones that are met through digital channels. How can companies balance their efforts between online and offline for the best possible results?   Stats that prove the transition to online shopping   When we think of a store, the first… Read more »

Calling All WordPress Lovers

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WordPress Lovers

The SEO-friendliest CMS Expandable open source Flexibility / customization potential Time-saving Peace of mind Lower cost upfront and ongoing Responsiveness Scalability Simplicity   As indicated in our companion piece “Calling All WordPress Haters”, 18.3 million people now use WordPress. That number of users accounts for 59% of the market, more than 8 times the second-place… Read more »

Calling All WordPress Haters

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WordPress Haters

You know you need a website, and everything you hear is about how great WordPress is – how simply and seamlessly you can create a site using the platform. It’s clear from the number of sites using it – 18.3 million at last count – that it is an immensely popular brand. But the statistic… Read more »