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Data Security: Keep Data Secure Even After Discarding The Hardware

You may know that some people, referred to euphemistically as “dumpster divers,” search through garbage for items they find useful/valuable.  But did you know that some dumpster divers are much more sophisticated and focused on harvesting data stored on discarded hard drives, full workstations, old mainframe tapes, and now cell phones?  With everyone seemingly worried about hackers on the wild internet, we forget about this other security risk.  And it is real.  These sophisticated dumpster divers can recover data from such discarded items. (more)

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Update #5: To Copyright APIs, or Not to Copyright, That is the Question

In a previous post about the long running Oracle vs. Google case, we noted that “Oracle has a federal appeals court precedent on its side, which it can use as a sword against all other Java API users who Oracle believes may be violating its copyrights.  So, unless and until another court decides otherwise, the IT community should be aware that Oracle may be on the hunt for violators.” (more)

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bTrade Recognized as a “Leader” in MFT Field

I’m pleased to report that bTrade has been acknowledged by Info-Tech Research Group as an “experienced and recognized leader in the MFT industry.”  The acknowledgement follows a period of evaluation by Info-Tech of bTrade and its MFT products, and is memorialized in a vendor landscape report appropriately titled, “Select and Implement a Managed File Transfer Solution.” (more)

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Update #4: To Copyright APIs, or Not to Copyright, That is the Question

The United States Supreme Court (aka, the “Supremes”) left today for summer vacation, and on the way out the door they posted a list of cases they will hear in the fall term.  We thought MFT Nation readers would want to know that the Oracle v. Google case was not on the list.  So what does this development mean? (more)

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Travelers Survey: Cybersecurity Ranks as the Second Greatest Concern for All Businesses

I want to offer a short follow-up to a previous MFT Nation post about the results of Aon’s Risk Solutions survey in which its business clients ranked cybersecurity as a Top 10 concern, for the first time ever.

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Is Your Home Office Ready For Disaster?

Summer has not made its official start yet, but we have already seen some fairly unusual and extreme weather.  Whether you are a full-time home-office worker, working from home temporarily over the summer, or planning a “working vacation” (and if you are, shame on you!), there are precautions to be taken to protect your sensitive data and ensure that you have as consistent a connection as possible. (more)

 
Update: Beware of Data Security Vendors That Try to be All Things to All People

We wanted to follow-up with MFT Nation readers to let them know that our recent blog entitled: “Beware of Data Security Vendors That Try to be All Things to All People” was recently featured in an article by the publication CorpCounsel.com (more)

 
bTrade’s Handy MFT Tips: What to Do with Applications during System or Database Maintenance

It’s no secret that properly maintaining your internal technologies is vital to their longevity and your company’s success.  The majority of businesses today could not function without them, and smart companies go to great lengths to properly maintain business critical systems.  Hardware needs to be maintained and replaced to keep up with increasing demand.  Operating systems and databases need constant updating to fix bugs, patch security holes and increase performance.  There is no avoiding this requirement which must be done on a regular basis. (more)

 
 
 
 




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