Recent Articles from Carl Mazzanti
TECH INTELLIGENCE: Promise and peril
Hybrid work is here to stay. The model does offer benefits to employees and employers alike, but it also presents significant cybersecurity challenges.
TECH INTELLIGENCE: Get off of my cloud
Migrating to this system of servers in data centers can offer a lot of cost savings and other benefits — but like everything else, security measures are only as good as the people who provide them.
TECH INTELLIGENCE: The dark side
ChatGPT and other AI tools can be useful, but businesses need to protect themselves from having this technology used against them.
TECH INTELLIGENCE: Beware of zombies
Phantom records and accounts can represent a real threat to businesses. However, working with an experienced cybersecurity consultant and following some relatively painless cyber-hygiene steps may offer a defense.
TECH INTELLIGENCE: A better way
Reducing expenses while maintaining robust cyber defenses against continually evolving threats can be a balancing act.
TECH INTELLIGENCE: Desperate times, desperate measures
Cybersecurity managed services providers, however, can provide protection.
TECH INTELLIGENCE: Real alarms
One of the major components of an effective cybersecurity defense involves threat alerts, but the challenge is that innocent mistakes can trigger an avalanche of alerts.
TECH INTELLIGENCE: Application denied
Many apps are useful and often available at little or no charge. But IT support services professionals know that the convenience they offer does have a price: the user’s personal information.
TECH INTELLIGENCE: Do not spend more
The theme at the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show may have been “shiny, exciting, and easy to buy,” but for many businesses in 2023 – struggling with rising prices and supply chain challenges – the theme could perhaps be described as, “do more with what you have already got.”
TECH INTELLIGENCE: Unwrapped
Unlike that ugly sweater or hideous pair of pants – which can be returned – the virus or malware an unknown admirer sent your way is truly a “gift” that keeps on giving.
TECH INTELLIGENCE: A back door for hackers?
While it has its advantages, ERP — a type of software that can manage supply chain operations, accounting, procurement and other recurring business activities — also has many security threats.
TECH INTELLIGENCE: Dirty secret
The convenience offered by online shopping can also offer an opening for cybercriminals who seek to rip off consumers, lining their own pockets while leaving retailers looking like the villain.