They say that when times get tough, the tough get going. But it’s when times are good that some dealers get complacent and smart dealers go for that extra bonus, the bonus achieved through conquest sales. These are times to expand one’s market share at the expense of competitors who sit back in satisfaction when… Continue reading Sales are good. Time to conquest by digging into the data.
If you think hackers aren’t trying to infiltrate your business or organization, you are probably lying to yourself. The average data breach lasts 205 days before it is detected and stopped and the average cost to clean up the mess is $5.5 million. If your company or organization doesn’t have that kind of money to… Continue reading Your data might already be breached
Heartbleed made the rounds in the media as the security threat du jour. What made Heartbleed so dangerous was that the OpenSSL protocol it exploited was utilized by most websites. Just about everyone was put at risk. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Heartbleed isn’t an anomaly; it’s one of many… Continue reading Your data is at risk: 5 eays to protect it
A recent study from Acronis has shown that most people value their data over their mobile devices. This isn’t hard to believe as smartphones and tablets are replaceable, while pictures, files, and music are not always replaceable. So of course, since we value our files so much, wouldn’t we back them up often just in… Continue reading Don’t forget to back up that data
One of the most annoying parts of the Edward Snowden revelations isn’t what everyone is focused on. It isn’t that the NSA has been snooping on anyone and everyone they can. It isn’t that they seem to have their fingers in places that were once considered virtually impossible to hack. It isn’t even the poor… Continue reading Tech giants can’t (or won’t) protect your data when push comes to shove
It’s called having business intelligence, savvy, and it doesn’t just mean knowing the ropes or being well versed with the client. It means having an eye to the current, an intuitive ability to respond to the river of data coursing through your company, and if yours is a small business, it probably means knowing where… Continue reading A small business guide to tackling big data
No harm, no foul, lesson learned, you’re data is safe. That’s the message that Facebook gave its users with a recent blog post titled “Protecting People On Facebook”. Things ended well. Laptops of employees were attacked when they visited an app developer site with malicious code on it which triggered a zero-day java exploit. Forensic… Continue reading It was the best hacking Facebook could have hoped for
Over the first few thousand years of our existence (up until 2003), humankind generated 5 billion GB of data. Today, we generate that amount every two days. Think that’s a big jump? Well hold on to your seats, because experts predict that by next year we’ll be generating that amount every 10 minutes! This infographic… Continue reading Data footprints by generations
On the tail of the release of a report that showed how synthetic DNA could be used to store zettabytes of data in the palm of our hand, it’s important to understand just how much information that really is. The term “big data” is already appearing to be the most overused word of the year… Continue reading Big data is bigger than most realize
Never has a internet company had so much information about its users. Facebook knows your friends. They know where you go in real life and online. They know who you hang out with, who you talk to, what interests you, and they have a database of pictures of you that the FBI would die to… Continue reading Is Facebook creating its own demise by building a moat around the castle?