Your business could benefit from taking steps to reduce cloud waste with strategic measures that work efficiently


Cloud computing has revolutionized how businesses operate. Offering cost-efficiency, scalability and flexibility benefits to its users, cloud services also create waste.

Cloud waste occurs when resources and funds are lost by overspending on cloud services that are not fully utilized or optimized, accounting for approximately 32% of cloud expenditures that go unused, which may have serious budgetary ramifications.

This figure represents an opportunity. By optimizing cloud tool usage, it's possible to save almost a third in costs associated with cloud.

Are you wondering how you can save money and cut waste in your business? Consider these clever strategies.

Before Implementing Strategies to Lower...

What is Microsoft Secure Score (MSS)?

temp-post-imageSecurity should always be a top priority, no matter the size or industry of your company. Microsoft 365 Defender's Secure Score measure reflects this importance - here is more on how Secure Score works and can benefit your business in this article.

Secure Score is a tool designed to assess your security posture. Microsoft Best Practices are used as benchmarks against which to compare your settings and activities, providing advice on how to strengthen security as well as pinpoint potential areas of weakness.

Administrators can view their current security score in the dashboard. It takes into account all Microsoft identities, apps and devices as well as having a target score; Microsoft warns you...

These Sustainable Tech Habits Will Improve Your Bottom Line


Sustainability has become an essential aspect of today's society. Eco-friendly practices are growing in popularity among businesses around the globe and not just because they have positive environmental outcomes; they can also bring significant cost-cutting advantages.

Sustainable technology habits shouldn't just be adopted for carbon emission reduction purposes. They should also increase efficiency, cut costs, and draw in environmentally conscious customers.

Going green can save money and help the environment at once. We will explore some sustainable tech habits you can adopt that are both good for the planet and good for your wallet.

1. Energy-Efficient Hardware & Appliances

Energy-efficient a...

Four tech trends to watch for in 2023


A new year offers us all an opportunity to start fresh - this holds true for your technology initiatives as well! Here are five IT trends that can help your business start 2023 in the right direction.

1. Cloud Migration

The pandemic forced businesses to change their working arrangements; even those who never thought they'd consider working remotely saw its advantages. Cloud computing proved effective and many offices have decided on either staying remote or hybrid arrangements.

Businesses looking to take advantage of cloud computing will continue to adopt it.

Productivity and output increased; mes Scalability to scale up or down as required; Saving capital and space space, whilst offering consis...

How to Combat SaaS Ransomware


SaaS (Software as a Service) has revolutionized how businesses operate, offering convenience, scalability and efficiency - no longer do you have to drag software from device to device - cloud collaboration has made working together effortless for everyone involved.

SaaS can have its drawbacks. Software and data hosted online are more vulnerable to attack; ransomware has recently begun targeting cloud environments.

Ransomware attacks against computers, servers and mobile devices have long been ongoing. Recently however, there has been an alarmingly sudden upsurge in SaaS-based ransomware attacks.

Odaseva conducted a study in 2022 which found 51% of ransomware targeted SaaS services during March ...

Four Strategies for Combatting Data Sprawl


Modern data provides many advantages, yet can also pose a formidable challenge: data sprawl. You risk losing control of your data and jeopardizing compliance, productivity or security if it becomes out of hand. This article will provide strategies to effectively deal with this complex problem of data sprawl.

How Does Data Sprawl Take Place?

If any of the following symptoms sound familiar, then data sprawl may be an issue for you.

  • Your files become unmanageable and you are unaware of which information is accessible to you.

  • Both personal and corporate technology are relied upon by employees for work completion; an error that frequently arises is duplicating work already completed.

  • Keep an eye on wh...

What Is App Fatigue and Why is It a Security Concern?


Employees continue to utilize more apps and web tools on a daily basis, with the majority of departments employing between 40-60 distinct applications. 71% believe that employees use too many applications, making work more complicated.

Many applications we rely on every day come with unique alerts. When someone mentions us in a Teams channel, we get an alert "ping". A popup notification informs us when an update has been made; and security or errors are alerted to us as well.

App fatigue is a real and growing cybersecurity risk. People become more likely to ignore notifications if they feel overwhelmed with them.

Consider all the digital alerts you receive. These may include:

  • Software applicati...

Are you considering making the move to the cloud as part of your green initiative?

temp-post-imageCloud computing has quickly become an attractive solution for businesses that want to streamline their operations, reduce costs and become more flexible.

But have you been persuaded that cloud services automatically benefit the environment? Could your desire to do your part influence your decision making process?

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Cloud services do offer environmental advantages over using your own servers, such as reduced energy usage and a smaller carbon footprint.

Yet you should not view cloud storage as a "green solution" without first considering its environmental impacts.

Considerations must also be given when using cloud services when selecting data centers where servers reside....

7 Customer-Focusing Technologies to Give You an Edge


Customers want convenience. In today's digital world, customers expect technology to make life simpler for them. Therefore, when creating webforms and POS systems you must consider the customer experience in mind.

People often leave companies when they are dissatisfied with how they have been treated. Their experience may not have been related to your products and services; perhaps they had trouble navigating your website or asked a question that wasn't answered satisfactorily.

Customers expect companies to make it simple for them to do business with your business. Companies who deliver on this promise tend to be 60% more profitable than those who don't, according to research.

Technology is es...

6 Tips To Prevent Misconfiguration (the Primary Cause of Cloud Breaches).


Companies often neglect misconfigurations of cloud solutions when devising their cybersecurity plans. Cloud apps tend to be user-friendly, making it tempting for companies to assume that security is handled automatically by these applications. Unfortunately, companies must rely on outside resources for effective protection from attacks.

This misconception is incorrect, as cloud security is a shared model. The solution provider takes care of the security of their backend infrastructure; however, it's up to each user to configure security settings within their account appropriately.

Misconfiguration is a major cause of cloud data breaches and often an unforced error. If a company has not adequat...