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Summer Olympics Preparedness: Cyberattacks and Heatwaves

DRI Drive

Every Olympic host city must contend with its own unique challenges. For Paris, that means preparing for cyber threats and protecting athletes and spectators from extreme weather. A recent report identified several potential cyber vulnerabilities, particularly for hospitality, transportation, healthcare, and other companies providing services during the games.

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Recovery Diva - Untitled Article

Recovery Diva

From the Weather Channel: FEMA Funds Running Dry; Hurricane Season Looms A slew of billion-dollar weather disasters in 2024, now numbering 11, has pushed FEMA’s disaster relief fund to the breaking point with hurricane season still to come.

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Generative AI, RAG, and Data Infrastructure

Pure Storage

Generative AI, RAG, and Data Infrastructure by Pure Storage Blog This blog on generative AI initially appeared on Medium. It has been republished with the author’s credit and consent. Part of my job is to promote AI to people in IT. One or two years ago, I often started with what AI and machine learning are and why they matter. This has changed recently.

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It Isn't All Bad News for Ukraine

The Rand Blog

Western allies are finally making good on their promises, handing Kyiv substantial economic assistance, weapons, security deals, and now greater command freedom on the battlefield. Ukraine's prospects look better now than they have since early 2023.

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Mastering Remote Onboarding: Proven Strategies for Seamless New Hire Integration

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Join this brand new webinar with Tim Buteyn to learn how you can master the art of remote onboarding! By the end of this session, you'll understand how to: Craft a Tailored Onboarding Checklist 📝 Develop a comprehensive, customized checklist that ensures every new hire has a smooth transition into your company, no matter where they are in the world.

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Device Sense™: Discover, identify and protect all devices in clients’ networks

Acronis

Acronis is excited to introduce Device Sense™, our newest technology that redefines how MSPs manage their clients' networks. It is designed to discover, identify and protect every device within a client’s network.

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Top 10 Considerations When Choosing a Disaster Recovery Solution

Zerto

Disaster recovery solutions come in all shapes and sizes with many still built around the idea of traditional backups being taken periodically. As the amount of data we rely on and our demand for digital services both keep increasing, disaster recovery is more important than ever to keep services online without losing valuable data. Choosing a disaster recovery solution as part of your data protection strategy that does not meet your needs could be another disaster in the making when you try to

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China Isn't Giving Taiwan's Lai Ching-te Any Honeymoon

The Rand Blog

Since the inauguration of new Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te, China has ramped up threatening rhetoric and activities against the island. This trend at best will lead to heightened tensions and at worst could bring about full-blown war that prompts American military intervention.

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Acronis XDR: A comprehensive solution for MSPs

Acronis

Acronis is pleased to introduce Extended Detection and Response (XDR) for Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud. XDR provides a complete, natively integrated and highly efficient solution designed for MSPs. It offers comprehensive visibility through robust security data collection, monitoring, analysis and workflows across multiple clients.

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Billion Dollar Disasters in U.S. are Soaring

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: Billion-dollar weather disasters are soaring again this year. Here’s why. Eleven disasters — mostly severe thunderstorm outbreaks — have produced a price tag over $25 billion in the United States, second most on record to date. “The onslaught of costly disasters so far in 2024 is concerning ahead of what meteorologists expect to be an extremely active hurricane season.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Three to Get Ready: The 3 Key Areas of Business Continuity

MHA Consulting

Any organization that invests time and effort into improving its resilience is to be commended, but unfortunately many companies prioritize the wrong things in their business continuity endeavors. In today’s post we’ll look at the three most important aspects of business continuity—and share a bonus fourth item that applies to all of them. Related on MHA Consulting: The Science and Art of Writing an IT/DR Recovery Plan What Are the Most Important Aspects of BC?

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Did Kim Jong-un Really Seek to Denuclearize?

The Rand Blog

Former South Korean President Moon Jae-in claims in his recent memoir that Kim was sincere in promising to denuclearize in 2018, and Moon believed him. Moon sees the failure to pursue Kim's willingness as a major lost opportunity. Can we believe such a claim?

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SIA New Member Profile: Algotive

Security Industry Association

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Algotive creates and combines its own artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, Internet of Things devices and cloud orchestration services to develop enterprise autonomous AI and keep us our property safe. The company is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico. SIA spoke with Pablo Castillón, CEO of Algotive, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.

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Major Hazard – the Cascadia Subduction Zone

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost.com: Scientists map one of Earth’s top hazards in the Pacific Northwest. A catastrophic earthquake and tsunami will one day hit the Pacific Northwest as tectonic plates slip at the Cascadia subduction zone. “Scientists have mapped one of the most hazardous spots on the globe in unprecedented detail: a 600-mile geologic boundary just off the Pacific Northwest coast.

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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NexusTek Honored with Pax8 Beyond Award at Beyond 2024

NexusTek

June 14, 2024 NexusTek Honored with Pax8 Beyond Award at Beyond 2024 Denver, CO, June 14, 2024 — NexusTek, a leading provider of comprehensive IT services, proudly announces its recognition as the Most Valuable Player: Operations at the Pax8 Beyond 2024 conference. The awards program recognizes partners who drove significant revenue growth, cloud adoption, and the success of companies worldwide by leveraging their relationship with Pax8 and its innovative Marketplace. “We are thrilled to r

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Announcing agentless backup for Azure VMs in Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud

Acronis

In recent years, the adoption of public clouds has skyrocketed, with Microsoft Azure emerging as a leading platform for businesses worldwide. With the 24.05 release of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, we are excited to introduce agentless backup capabilities for Azure VMs.

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IntelligentSIA: The Top 11 Benefits, Events and Opportunities for SIA Members in June 2024

Security Industry Association

Hey SIA members! Here are the top things you need to know about our latest activities and resources, upcoming events and opportunities and more. Welcome, New Members! The Security Industry Association (SIA) would like to welcome its newest members: EMS Integrators , LiveU , McKinsey & Company , NGA Security Advisors , Niural , NWC LLC, Quality Low Voltage Systems , Snellings Walters and Velasea.

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Redefining Modern Data Protection, The Pure Way

Pure Storage

Redefining Modern Data Protection, The Pure Way by Pure Storage Blog Modern data protection. It’s a phrase that deserves some unpacking, right? “Modern” can mean so many different things. “Data,” as we know, now takes a dizzying amount of forms. And “protection”—let’s just say that’s become somewhat of a loaded term in the IT world these days. Luckily, I had some serious “backup” (pun intended) for this unpacking job—two Pure Storage industry data protection experts: Solutions Architect Ben Kend

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.

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The Importance of a Solid Business Continuity Plan: Unlocking the Benefits for Long-Term Success

KingsBridge BCP

The Importance of a Business Continuity Plan for Long-Term Success In today's unpredictable business landscape, a solid Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is crucial. Disruptions such as natural disasters, cyber attacks, or global pandemics can create significant challenges for organizations. A well-designed BCP not only safeguards business operations but also unlocks a range of benefits for […] The post The Importance of a Solid Business Continuity Plan: Unlocking the Benefits for Long-Term S

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Intellyx names Acronis a Digital Innovator for Spring 2024

Acronis

This notable achievement reflects Acronis’ tireless innovation and disruption in the MSP market. The award recognizes Acronis as a standout vendor that meets Intellyx’s stringent briefing requirements.

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Understanding APIs: The Backbone of Modern Security Interoperability

Security Industry Association

In the ever-evolving world of physical security, technology is crucial in ensuring our safety. One term you might have heard buzzing around is API. But what exactly is an API, how does it work and why should you care? Let’s break it down in a way that’s easy to understand and see how it positively impacts the security industry. What is an API?

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How Does the Embodied Carbon Dioxide Equivalent of Flash Compare to HDDs?

Pure Storage

How Does the Embodied Carbon Dioxide Equivalent of Flash Compare to HDDs? by Pure Storage Blog Recently there have been a number of web articles and blog posts comparing the embodied carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 e ) of commodity off-the-shelf (COTS) hard disk drives (HDDs) vs. solid-state disks (SSDs). If you take those comparisons at face value, chances are you’d walk away believing that on this sustainability metric, SSDs are up to 8x worse than HDDs with the implicit suggestion that buildin

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Brain Fog HQ: Memory Enhancement Techniques for Professional Development

Speaker: Chester Santos – Author, International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Memory Expert, U.S. Memory Champion

In October, scientists discovered that 75% of patients who experienced brain fog had a lower quality of life at work than those who did not. At best, brain fog makes you slower and less efficient. At worst, your performance and cognitive functions are impaired, resulting in memory, management, and task completion problems. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Chester Santos, "The International Man of Memory," will assist you in developing life-changing skills that will greatly enha

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Where Do You Get Your News?

Plan B Consulting

In this week’s bulletin, Charlie looks at different news platforms and gives his experience of comments left on LinkedIn for recent D-Day tributes. To date, I have contentiously avoided getting TikTok on my phone. Not for any moral reason, but as my youngest daughter Phoebe said, “Daddy, you will enjoy it too much.”. I can lose the odd hour on the Facebook version and I understand TikTok is even better at sussing you out and the algorithm gives you exactly what you like to listen to.

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Master your inventory: Advanced Automation's latest module streamlines MSP stock management

Acronis

For many MSPs and IT solution providers, selling hardware to clients alongside managed and cloud services forms a significant revenue stream. This is where our new stock inventory management module for Advanced Automation steps in, solving critical operational challenges and paving the way for enhanced client service and business growth.

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SIA RISE Q&A on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion With Dayanna Nunez, Human Resources Director for i-PRO Americas

Security Industry Association

Tristin Vaccaro, lead on the SIA RISE community’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee In this Q&A, Tristin Vaccaro, lead on the SIA RISE community’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Subcommittee, sits down with Dayanna Nunez, human resources director for i-PRO Americas, to discuss the impact of DE&I initiatives on workplace culture, the journey towards inclusivity in the security industry and the challenges and triumphs in promoting diversity at a foundational le

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You Get What You Pay For: Invest in a Unified Data Platform to Save across the Board

Pure Storage

You Get What You Pay For: Invest in a Unified Data Platform to Save across the Board by Pure Storage Blog For today’s executives, weathering market trends and changes is nothing new. What is new, however, is how they’re facing this change. When you can’t predict where disruption is coming from next, being as flexible and adaptable as possible is how to survive.

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How to Master the Operational Risk Assessment and Keep Your Business Running Smoothly

Alert Media

Discover how to use operational risk assessments to proactively protect your business, and learn proven strategies for operational risk management (ORM).

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Storage and Data Protection News for the Week of June 14; Updates from Backblaze, Druva, StorMagic & More

Solutions Review

Solutions Review Executive Editor Tim King curated this list of notable storage and data protection news for the week of June 14, 2024. Keeping tabs on all the most relevant storage and data protection news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last week, in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy

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Security Strategies for Remote Workers

Security Industry Association

Keyser Santana, member of the SIA RISE Steering Committee As the remote work trend continues to grow, ensuring the physical security of remote workers has become a critical concern for organizations. While much attention is given to cybersecurity, physical security should not be overlooked. Here are some key strategies to enhance the physical security of remote employees. 1.

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How to Create a Disaster Recovery Plan

Pure Storage

How to Create a Disaster Recovery Plan by Pure Storage Blog A disaster recovery plan is a set of documents representing how your organization will withstand events that impact the continuity of business operations. They’re simple documents but surprisingly complex to develop. In part, that’s because of the importance these documents carry. They represent continuity in the face of a crisis or worst-case scenario.