Logicalis US Earns Architectural Excellence Award in Security at the 2016 Cisco Partner Summit

Reading Time: < 1 minuteBy Logicalis Staff At Cisco’s recent annual partner conference in San Francisco, California, Logicalis US received Cisco’s Architectural Excellence Award in Security for the Central US in recognition of its innovative practices, leadership and outcome-focused programs as a Cisco business partner in the United States. A Cisco Gold Partner, Logicalis US helps its clients evaluate the effectiveness of their IT security solutions and develop holistic, adaptable, risk-aware strategies for managing security threats across the entire attack continuum – before, during and after an attack occurs.  It also offers a portfolio of managed security services designed...

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How to Make the Right Security EOL Decisions

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Ron Temske, VP, Security Solutions, Logicalis US Here’s a question: What area is commonly overlooked in the IT technology end-of-life (EOL) decision-making process? The answer: Security. Many IT professionals tend to focus on improving productivity or reducing costs when deciding whether it’s time to upgrade or leave a legacy asset in place. And with good reason: the right end-of-life (EOL) decision can help reduce operating costs, improve end-user productivity, or, on the flip side, avoid large, unnecessary capital outlays on new technologies. What naturally happens is that most EOL initiatives focus more on solutions such...

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Can On-Prem Capacity Be a Metered, OpEx Expense Like It Is in the Cloud?

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Brett Anderson, Senior Director, HPE Solutions, Logicalis US While workloads are definitely moving to the cloud and the desire for that kind of consumption-based model is fueling the pace, the need for hybrid and on-premise infrastructure is still very real. As a result, if your workloads are better suited to hybrid or on-premise environments, you may want to re-examine how you’re managing your on-prem resources with the expectation that you can achieve the same kind of financial and capacity flexibility that a public cloud has to offer. One of the chief reasons moving data to...

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The Rundown on Ransomware

Reading Time: 2 minutesA quick glance at the news headlines will make it very clear—cyberattacks are evolving. They’re becoming more prevalent, more impactful and harder to stop. One of the most common is a kind of malicious software called ransomware. Here’s what you need to know. What it is: Delivery methods vary, but the end result is your business-critical data gets encrypted by folks with bad intentions, rendering it inaccessible—unless you pay their ransom. What’s unsettling is the availability of this software. Nearly anyone can go out and purchase a ransomware attack via underground markets. For example, the Neutrino...

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What Can You Do When a Cybercriminal is Eyeing Your Healthcare Data?

Reading Time: 3 minutesA Q&A with Logicalis experts Ron Temske, Ed Simcox, and Mike Johnson Healthcare data is among the most valuable data on the black market today, which makes medical organizations prime targets for cyberattacks. What are the threats, what can you do to protect your healthcare IT data, and what are some of the barriers standing in the way? To find out, we asked three of Logicalis US’ top experts: Ron Temske, Vice President of Security Solutions; Ed Simcox, Practice Leader for Logicalis Healthcare Solutions; and Mike Johnson, Director of Technical Sales. Q: What are some of...

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Are You Ready for a Managed Services Relationship?

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy David Leech, Vice President of Professional and Managed Services, Logicalis US Today’s CIOs are facing some incredible challenges as they make the transition from being technology-focused to becoming a services-defined, digital enterprise. If you’re caught in the midst of this transformation, it’s probably clear by now that not every task IT is responsible for needs to be performed in house. In fact, as you re-invent the way your IT department functions, it’s important to move your staff into more business-facing, application-centric, vendor management roles by using a managed services provider (MSP) as an extension of...

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Ransomware: To Pay or Not to Pay – Is That the Right Question?

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Ron Temske, Vice President, Security Solutions, Logicalis US By now, nearly every CIO has heard about some organization that has literally been held hostage by a ransomware attack. And each time you hear about it, there’s one pressing question on your mind: What if it happens to my organization?  Should we pay the ransom or not? To pay or not to pay, however, may not be the right question. Ransomware, which holds business data hostage until a fee is paid, has become one of the most sophisticated criminal enterprises the world has ever seen. Everyone...

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Is Flash Technology the Right Choice?

Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Frank Nishimori, Solution Architect, and Brett Anderson, Senior Director, HP Solutions, Logicalis US When you talk to people about storage, the buzz today is all about flash.  And there’s a good reason for that – flash is fast.  Really fast.  Most IT pros know that flash offers significant performance advantages over disk and certainly over tape, but for many, the idea of flash was out of reach due to its hefty price tag.  If you read flash vendors’ marketing materials today, however, you’ll quickly get the idea that the cost of flash has come down...

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The Unique Security Challenges Facing K12 IT Pros

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Ron Temske, Vice President, Security Solutions, and Matt Catalanotto, Tempe Area Sales Director, Logicalis US In the K12 world, security has become one of the most important topics of conversation among IT professionals, and in fact, much of the responsibility for providing that security has fallen onto the shoulders of already lean internal IT staffs with limited budgets.  E-Rate can help, particularly when the goal is to protect children from seeing obscene or otherwise inappropriate material online.  But that only scratches the surface of what a comprehensive IT security solution must do. K12 IT professionals...

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