Cloud-Based Phone System refers more specifically to the replacement of conventional business telephone equipment, such as a Private branch exchange (PBX), with third-party VoIP service. It's a new trend in modern enterprise communications allowing users to access the cloud from any device.

It's a phone system that integrates your desk phones, smartphones, and tablets through cloud technologies.

And you are empowered to manage your entire company communications with a web browser and mobile app. It frees businesses from outdated modalities of work and obsolete hardware—giving you voice, fax and text capabilities you can manage and access anywhere you go.

Cloud communications is attractive because the cloud can now become a platform for voice, data and video.

The cloud environment serves as a platform upon which all these modes can seamlessly work as well as integrate. Get a detailed scoop on how Cloud-Based Phone System can revolutionize your business by requesting a FREE Whitepaper now.

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The experts will tell you that keeping your network safe from the cyber-wolves howling after your data is complicated, expensive, and best left to them. But the truth is, anybody with a working knowledge of networks and computers can do just about everything necessary to defend their network against most security threats.

Whether your network consists of one computer with a high-speed Internet connection or hundreds of workstations distributed across dozens of locations, you’ll find what you need to build a secure network from scratch.

Get quick, easy, low-cost solutions to all your network security concerns, including how to use simple, economical techniques to secure your data in this free eBook.

Don't wait until you fall a victim, and they got you shaking in your boots. Request your copy FREE eBook on Network Security For Dummies now!

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Hadoop is an open-source software framework developed by Apache for distributed storage and distributed processing of Big Data on clusters of commodity hardware. It allows for distributed processing of large data sets across multiple computers using simple programming models.

While it can be the key to uncovering profitable insights and answering complex questions, many organizations struggle to store, manage and analyze this valuable resource.

This whitepaper summarizes a webinar in which three SAS experts discuss how Hadoop works and why it's important, how Hadoop can address big data challenges, and how advanced analytics can enhance and streamline Hadoop.

It's pretty easy to become overwhelmed by the growing volume, velocity and variety of big data. So, grab the missing piece to the big data puzzle, by requesting a complimentary FREE Whitepaper on "how to Use Hadoop as a Piece of the Big Data Puzzle" now.

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Bing Predicts: What Technology to Expect in 2015?

Posted by John Onwuegbu | December 19, 2014 |

Microsoft's Bing scored some points in predicting the outcome of several events in 2014, which included FIFA World Cup, US Elections, and the Scottish independence vote, and now has also resorted to its crystal ball to pinpoint what technology to expect in 2015.

Bing predicts, analyses search and social signals, among others to uncover emerging trends that it expects to break in the coming year.

Bing's predictions for technology in 2015 includes: Wearables, Digital Personal Assistants (like Cortana), Home Automation, Virtual Reality and 3D printing.

The predictions consider things like search intent and contextual understanding to distinguish the difference between what is truly a trend versus something that's just a buzz.

Microsoft is harping on earlier successes to pitch itself against Google as the go-to destination for predictive technology. And may perhaps, establish Bing Predicts in the space following more successful outcomes.

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Dragonfly, a code name coined by Symantec, refers to an ongoing cyber-espionage campaign against a range of targets, mainly in the energy sector, which gave attackers the ability to mount sabotage operations against their victims.

The major targets of Dragonfly were energy grid operators, electricity generation firms, petroleum pipeline operators, energy & industrial equipment providers located in the United States, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, and Poland.

The attackers managed to compromise a number of strategically important organizations for spying purposes and, if they had used the sabotage capabilities open to them, could have caused damage or disruption to the energy supply in the affected countries.

While, its most ambitious attack campaign saw it compromise a number of industrial control system (ICS) equipment providers, infecting their software with a remote access-type Trojan, resulting the companies to install the malware when downloading software updates for computers running ICS equipment.

Get an inside look into the tools and tactics used by Dragonfly, so as to stay ahead of the risks posed by this widespread cyber-espionage by downloading this exclusive report on Dragonfly Cyber-espionage Attacks Against Energy Suppliers now.

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Symantec Endpoint Protection, developed by Symantec Corporation, is an antivirus and firewall product aimed at centrally managed corporate environments - security for servers and workstations. It incorporates rules-based firewall, as well as an anti-malware technique that Symantec calls "generic exploit blocking".

Generic exploit blocking is a technique that attempts to proactively block malware from exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 is positioned as a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant and rated highest in its ability to execute. While, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition was the previous offering from Symantec in this market.

Download this FREE whitepaper on "Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection" to learn about the Endpoint Protection landscape, growth drivers and challenges, and where vendors are positioned.

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The question of whether to buy software or build it internally to solve business needs is becoming increasingly prevalent in today's world. While building software had always won in this debate in the past, with the introduction of cloud computing, the tables are turning.

As the pace of technology innovation is accelerating at almost exponential rate, making it difficult for the average internal IT groups to cope with the pace of change, they not only have to create the software internally - they must also maintain and struggle to upgrade it indefinitely.

The largest enterprise software companies in the world (IBM, Oracle, SAP, etc.) see their future delivery platform as the cloud, so their customers are rapidly retiring in-house IT environments, dramatically reducing their IT operational costs as well as their historical reliance on internal IT staff for software development and support.

In fact, the Gartner Group sees the public cloud for the hosting of enterprise applications as the fastest growing IT market in the next ten years. Check out this FREE eBook for an easy analysis of when to buy, when to build, and the pros and cons of each.

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The Symantec Internet Security Threat Report provides an overview and analysis of the year's global internet security based on data from the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, which Symantec's analysts use to identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic cyber-threat landscape.

It highlights the 2014 Internet Security landscape: including mobile security, with about 38% of mobile users haven experienced mobile cyber-crime within past 12 months.

Web-based attacks are up 23%, 1 in 8 legitimate websites have a critical vulnerability and 1 in 392 emails contain phishing attacks. While, the overall trends in spam and malware can be characterized by a larger number of more targeted, stealthy and sophisticated attacks.

This report is designed to highlight the key security threat landscape and suggest ways to defend against sophisticated next generation of Internet threats. Request your complimentary FREE whitepaper on "Symantec Internet Security Threat Report" now.

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eBook: Vulnerability Management for Dummies

Posted by John Onwuegbu | December 12, 2014 |

Vulnerability Management for Dummies is aimed at availing you with the facts and shows you how to implement a successful Vulnerability Management program. Whether your network consists of just a handful of computers or thousands of servers distributed around the world.

Especially recommended to network administrators who are responsible for network security within organizations, and those who need to understand how to prevent attacks and eliminate network weaknesses that leave businesses exposed and at risk.

This 5-part ebook will help: Explain the critical need for Vulnerability Management (VM), and outline the various VM Solutions - including the pros & cons.

It includes the award-winning QualysGuard VM solution, and detailed best-practice steps of a successful VM Program. Get all the facts and see how to implement a successful Vulnerability Management Program today by requesting your complimentary FREE eBook now.

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Microsoft: Insights for Office gets smarter Context

Posted by John Onwuegbu | December 11, 2014 |

Insights for Office is Microsoft's newest enhancement added to Office Online, which includes online versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and Outlook, plus access to your calendar, People contacts, and OneDrive cloud storage.

It avails Office users on any modern browser, ability to highlight a word or phrase, right-click it, and search for more information on those specific terms.

Microsoft has provided several options, including copy and paste, and the ability to add a hyperlink. With the new addition, Insights bring up a right-hand sidebar that offer up information from Bing Snapshot, Wikipedia, Image Search on Bing.com, and more.

Albeit, Insights is still an online-only feature for now, some of its improvements might migrate to Office 365.

Microsoft, however is yet to add it to its Office 365 roadmap, but as the company is poised into positioning all derivative of Office (both, Office Online and Office 365 or its standalone software), may eventually collapse the versions into a unified experience.

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Linux is an open-source operating system, low-cost and free alternative to Microsoft Windows; with numerous distributions. This ebook, Linux For Dummies 9th Edition covers Ubuntu Linux, Fedora Core Linux, and gOS Linux, and includes them on the DVD.

It's written in easy-to-follow everyday language to get you started by concentrating on two distributions of Linux that beginners love: the Ubuntu LiveCD distribution and the gOS Linux distribution, which comes pre-installed on Everex computers.

If you have ever wanted to migrate to Linux, this ebook is the best way to go, and you want to get a solid foundation in Linux.

Linux allows you to use free software to browse the Web, listen to music, read e-mail, edit photos, and even run Windows in a virtual environment. Get acquainted with the Linux command line by requesting this free eBook today.

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Special Report: 8 Critical App Engagement Metrics

Posted by John Onwuegbu | December 09, 2014 |

Analytical measurement and optimizing for the right engagement metrics is the key to attaining and keeping users. Even while the metrics are available, identifying which are the most important for tracking engagement and most actionable can be tricky.

In this guide, you'll learn how to get started in structuring your analytics and running targeted marketing campaigns in five easy steps.

Also included are the eight engagement metrics you should be measuring for app success, and why they're critical and what insights you gain from them. Along with statistics around user behavior and how it impacts app performance.

And once you learn and apply the 8 key metrics to engaging your app users, you'll start retaining your users by understanding their in-app behavior. Request your complimentary FREE eBook on "8 Critical App Engagement Metrics" now. .

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The term "Content Marketing" is the technique of creating relevant and valuable content to attract, acquire and engage a clearly defined target audience in order to drive customer action. The content can be presented in a variety of formats; including news, video, white papers, e-books, infographics, case studies, how-to guides, question and answer articles, and so forth.

SMBs don't have to have an entire content marketing organization (or budget) to be successful in content marketing.

Joe Pulizzi, Author and Founder of Content Marketing Institute and Werner Mansfeld, President of NetLine Corp, discuss realistic and actionable methods for your company to get awareness, consideration and sales leads using marketing content – without the budget or resources of an enterprise-level organization.

Learn from their combined experience how to take advantage of content marketing for your business, no matter the size. Join Joe Pulizzi and Werner Mansfeld by downloading this exclusive webinar series now.

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Special Report: Real-life Examples of Killer App Marketing

Posted by John Onwuegbu | December 06, 2014 |

The term "app" is a short form for "application software", a computer program designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices. It debut could be traced back to 2008, and it's popularity has continued to rise, even as their usage has become increasingly prevalent across mobile phone users.

Some apps are free, while others have price tags, and must be bought from their respective platform to a target device, such as an iPhone, BlackBerry, Android phone or Windows Phone, but sometimes they can be downloaded to laptops or desktop computers.

Developers are often saddled with the enormous task of getting their newly developed apps to the right segment of users. In this 49-page eBook, we showcase real-life examples of killer app marketing campaigns to get your creative juices flowing. You'll learn what makes each campaign work and how to apply these lessons to your own app strategy.

Find your inspiration by looking at what leaders in the industry have done to drive revenue, engagement, and conversions from their apps.

And in turn, build goal-crushing app marketing campaigns by learning what works: How to use the best marketing ideas of leading apps, checklist of best practices for running campaigns that work, and an introduction to the four pillars of app marketing campaigns. Request your complimentary FREE eBook now.

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Microsoft Sway: Shareable Content Creator of the Future?

Posted by John Onwuegbu | December 05, 2014 |

Sway is a free way to publish and share content, as a simple content creator for documents that can be shared online. Sway preview debuted in October as the latest free Office app, and is still an invite-only service.

Sway allows you to import images from your PC, Twitter, Facebook, or a variety of other sources, including images from the Creative Commons repository on Bing.com and use them to illustrate your stories. It equally makes it easy to start building layouts that look professional.

It's intuitive, and keep track of what you’re writing, and will pre-populate relevant images when it's time to look for an image.

There's a critical limitation, however, akin to Microsoft's norm, printing is not enabled for Sway and may limit its effectiveness in some circles.

You can sign up for an invitation at Sway.com to try out the service before launch date.

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Google reimagine the Holidays Made with Code

Posted by John Onwuegbu | December 04, 2014 |

Now, picture the usual Christmas holiday's scenario, carol-singing, hot chocolate and ice skating are all things that get us into the spirit of the season. Google is currently planning a new way to deck the halls: with code.

Madewithcode.com, a program to inspire millions of girls to try coding, launched by Google earlier in the year is getting the girls to use the introductory programming language, Blockly to animate the lights of the state and trees that will decorate President’s Park, one of America’s 401 national parks and home to the White House, through the holiday season.

Albeit, the tradition of the tree lighting ceremony dates back to 1923 when President Calvin Coolidge lit the first fir tree outside the White House, this is the first year kids from across the country will be in control of the state and territory holiday tree lights.

The lights will debut at the 92nd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, which will be live-streamed by the White House today, December 4 and aired on PBS nationwide throughout December in partnership with the National Park Foundation and National Park Service.

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Cryptography is the most effective way to achieve data security. It's essential to e-commerce activities such as online shopping, stock trading, and banking among others. This eBook discusses specific technologies that incorporate cryptography in their design, such as authentication methods, wireless encryption, e-commerce, and smart cards.

It is based entirely on real-world issues and situations, and the material provides instructions that readers can put to work immediately.

Authored by Chey Cobb, who retired from the NRO, where she held a Top Secret security clearance, instructed employees of the CIA and NSA on computer security and helped develop the computer security policies used by all U.S. intelligence agencies.

Learn everything from the terminology used in the field to specific technologies with the pros and cons by requesting your complimentary FREE eBook on Cryptography For Dummies now.

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