Category: Virtualization

BYOD can have some downsides

Employers know that employees prefer BYOD policies and that they can increase productivity. However, BYOD can have some downsides. Probably the most prominent concern among those who have to address the BYOD issue is the increased risk to data security. Obviously, the more devices you have with the ability to connect to your data, the more opportunities you create for a breach. Simply put, a house with 20 doors and 50 windows with multiple lock styles is a bit more vulnerable than a house with one door and one window.

BYOD increases risk to the organization. Data breaches bring a few layers of concern. First, the loss of proprietary data can affect your competitive status in the market. However, the real high-visibility concern is the theft of your customer’s personal data. Theft of personal data brings three serious consequences.

First, data breach laws require informing all victims of the data breach and in some cases, the media must also be informed. This public visibility can have long-lasting implications for brand value.

Second, you face a short- and long-term revenue hit. Customers angry and frustrated, as well as others who learn about the breach through social media, word-of-mouth, and traditional media sources, may move their business to the competition.

Third, data breaches can bring civil penalties. In the case of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union, these penalties can be extremely severe. ( And keep in mind, the GDPR doesn’t just apply to entities physical operating within the EU. It applies to the data of any user who is a citizen of the EU.)

In summary, given the severity of the consequences and the increased vulnerability created by BYOD, it is important to create a BYOD policy with strict parameters. It cannot be a “wild west” of anything goes.

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Microsoft App-V Baton Rouge

Whether you are setting up Microsoft Application Virtualization for your company fresh or already have another service provider, Wahaya IT Consulting helps all businesses in the Baton Rouge area with their Microsoft Products. What we think makes our company special, is our staff is trained and excel at some of the more advanced Office 365 products. AppV, Azure, Dynamics CRM and GP, SCCM, Federation, Navison, SQL and to close…outside of Office 365, we are Microsoft Windows Server Experts.

Many clients buy direct from Microsoft, but after they purchase they find that setup, configuration and training can be very complex and typically seek companies like Wahaya IT Consulting. We encourage clients to call us before you opt to use a product, so you can receive the best setup configuration and training. Some of these products can be very complex to configure correctly. We always ask our clients to create a list issues and what you need accomplished, then call us for a no cost consult and we will give you a quote based on you’re your organizations needs and expectations. We have aftercare and on-going support options as well.

Backed by technology experts, we help organizations gain the full benefits of existing systems, make strategic investments in implementing replacement solutions and maintain infrastructure that is secure, dynamic, and reliable. We offer a full range of solutions including a full managed services, mobile computing, Virtual CIO, IT strategy, virtualization, cloud computingbusiness continuity, network security and IP telephony.

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Secure Offsite server backup software provides more than piece of mind

Data is the most important aspect of your computer. An operating system can be reinstalled and so can applications, but it may be difficult or impossible to recreate your original data.

It is essential that you always back up your important information and have a plan for recovering from a system failure. An attacker could crash a computer’s operating system or data may be corrupted or wiped out by a hardware problem.

Whether you run a small business or work for a large corporation, your data is important as that’s the powerhouse of information for making future strategies, providing better services to clients and for measuring both challenges and progress of your business.

Your organizational data needs to be protected for growth of your server backup and you cannot and should not simply consider it as a secondary task to be given attention to in your spare time as data once lost can never be recovered to the full extent.

There are many factors which cause loss of information, like hardware failure, power outage, data corruption, human errors, disasters, and criminal activities like hacking, theft, malicious activities etc.

With an offsite backup solution, you can securely access, restore or administer data from anywhere. It guarantees high level of security and peace of mind as it allows data storage off site/online. It helps you in saving time and costs too.

It provides much better protection against the natural disasters. Also allows unlimited amount of data retention. Moreover, it does not need any manual tasks to change tapes, label CDs etc.  Thus, remote backup is the preferred method of backup.

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IT Outsourcing Baton Rouge

Wahaya provides full outsourcing solutions and services to help small and mid-sized organizations sustain growth and reinforce routine processes. We pride ourselves on being the most responsive technical team in the Baton Rouge area. We strive to have the lowest downtime for your company and keep your systems running at full speed so your business can do what it’s good at, not fixing IT programs and fixing broken systems.

Backed by technology experts, we help organizations gain the full benefits of existing systems, make strategic investments in implementing replacement solutions and maintain infrastructure that is secure, dynamic, and reliable. We offer a full range of solutions including a full managed services, mobile computing, Virtual CIO, IT strategy, virtualization, cloud computingbusiness continuity, network security and IP telephony.

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Hosted PBX Vs On Premise PBX

There are pros and cons of both hosted PBX as well as on-premise PBX. There are some fundamental differences to each of the systems and they feature advantages that should be known prior to making a decision on one or the other. The move to an IP-PBX business phone system is beneficial regardless of which system is ultimately chosen. However, there are differences and knowing those leads to a better VoIP phone system and a higher level of satisfaction for the company, employees and even callers.

What is Hosted PBX?

Hosted PBX or hosted VoIP, otherwise known as an Internet phone system is one where the provider is responsible for housing the IP-PBX as well as handling the technology required to provide the services to the phone system. The desk sets will plug into a router and the calls, signaling, and features are handled through an IP-PBX server at the provider’s location. The provider of the hosted PBX charges a monthly fee that is inclusive of a minutes package and potentially certain features. Charges can also be at a per minute calling cost. Either one can be affordable depending on the rates. A company that knows the amount of minutes spent on the phone in a given month can make effective cost comparisons. Extended features may come with additional cost.

What is On Premise PBX?

On-premise PBX is also known as an IP-PBX phone system. It is similar to a traditional PBX system that resides at a location, such as a computer equipment room or phone closet. The main difference is that IP routing is done with more current technology. The signaling is done with an IP phone to the IP-PBX server using a LAN. Calls can go through a traditional phone company as well as voice over Internet (VoIP) using SIP trunking. Gateway cards are used to connect the system to the traditional phone company provider. The provider can be the one that already provides service, though a SIP trunk can be configured for use with an Internet service telephone provider (ISTP). An Asterisk based system is the most affordable option for on-premise PBX due to the flexibility that is offered with open source software.

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