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Sep 6, 2021   |  By OpsMatters
Distributed denial of service attacks are one of the most established, and oldest, modes of cyber attack, dating back at least a quarter of a century to the mid-1990s. The cloud, on the other hand, is one of the newer revolutions in the tech world. While the term "cloud computing" was actually coined at approximately the same time as the inaugural DDoS attack, it is only over the past several years that the cloud has truly become a ubiquitous part of the computing landscape.
Aug 23, 2021   |  By HKM
Every time you use the internet, online service providers collect some data about you and your business. Internet privacy isn't just a concern of large corporations. According to statistics, up to 43% of cyber-attacks target small businesses. Furthermore, only 14% of these vulnerable organizations have effective mitigation measures in place. As digital data grows, cybersecurity should become your highest priority.
Jul 14, 2021   |  By OpsMatters
Cloud computing is undergoing a surge in adoption. In 2020, more money was spent on cloud computing than on-site data centers - a huge milestone. Increasingly, computing and storage are being routed off-site. How and why is this transition taking place? This article takes a quick look at some of the factors driving this watershed moment.
Jul 9, 2021   |  By Chester Avey
The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically altered working experiences and what we consider to be normal. Almost every industry has been affected and businesses were forced to scramble to find ways of operating at such a difficult time. Things have begun to improve, and we may be through the worst of the pandemic, but it has had a lingering effect.
Jul 6, 2021   |  By Gerald Curley
In the latest of an occasional series, today we hear from Andy Pflaum, Director of Platform Solutions at Slack, discussing the rapid growth in the number of apps being built by developers within the platform, the effect of the recent pandemic and remote working on current and future direction, as well as the recent tie-up with Salesforce.
Jul 2, 2021   |  By OpsMatters
While the current health crisis has seen a slowdown across many sectors of the business community, many vital service operations have had to continue in often trying conditions. For manufacturing and industrial operators, as well as those involved in transport and logistics, the need to maintain supply remains a priority. A consequence of heavy demand is the need to deal with waste materials management, and supporting plant and equipment needs to be maintained and upgraded.
Jul 1, 2021   |  By OpsMatters
Wondering what the latest tech trends are in the business world? There are always new tech trends emerging in the business world, and it is important for owners to be aware of what these are so that they can utilize them and stay current. Of course, these are unique times, which has led to a number of tech trends emerging over the last year or so that have helped businesses manage during COVID-19. So, if you want to know what the latest tech trends are and how they can help your business right now, keep reading to find out more.
Jun 30, 2021   |  By Chester Avey
Remote working is here to stay, so it's vital that businesses understand how to get the best out of their staff. For some roles, working remotely is easier than others - DevOps employees, for example, can face challenges if they're not fully supported within the organisation. In a distributed workforce, there's a higher risk of security issues and application problems, so it's crucial that organisations support them to keep the organisation running smoothly. Here are 6 ways to do just that.
Jun 28, 2021   |  By OpsMatters
Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) is a booming tech segment expected to skyrocket in the near future. Experts expect the global SaMD market to grow from $596.3 million to over $7.36 billion between 2021 and 2027, an astonishing 38.4% compound annual growth rate. Software developers understandably want in on the action-not only to profit, but to provide solutions that save lives and improve the quality of life for millions of healthcare consumers. But even software developers who have worked in regulated industries have not necessarily prepared themselves for the unique challenges of developing SaMD.
Jun 28, 2021   |  By OpsMatters
In May of 2021, a cybercrime organization called DarkSide successfully locked operators of the Colonial Pipeline, which supplies the east coast with 45% of its petroleum fuel, out of their own software system with a type of malware called "ransomware." True to its name, ransomware returns access to your software (in theory) if you pay a ransom. The result-fuel supplies collapsed across the eastern United States, with gas lines, price spikes, and panic. People began hoarding gasoline in states not even served by the Colonial Pipeline. The US government passed emergency legislation. Even DarkSide seemed shocked at the impact of their cyberattack.

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