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6 Cybersecurity Precautions Companies Fail to Take

6 Cybersecurity Precautions Companies Fail to Take

Guest Author: Shawn Stugart, Technical Instructor

The September 2017 Equifax breach is shaping up not only to be one of the largest in history (143 million private records exposed, or about 44 percent of US adults) but also the most potentially damaging since the data includes names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, and, in some cases, driver’s license and credit card numbers. In combination, this personally identifiable information could be used by identity thieves to open new lines of credit, apply for loans, file fraudulent tax returns, and more.

What is XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service)?

What is XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service)?

Three common cloud services are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)—collectively known as (SPIaaS)—but more and more vendors are coming up with new ways of delivering traditional services via the cloud. These creative approaches have led to the concept of "anything" as a Service" or X-as-a-Service (XaaS), where the X represents an unknown value, just like it did in your middle school algebra classes.

XaaS, the essence of cloud computing, refers to an increasing number of services that are delivered via the Internet, rather than provided locally or on-site. Plus, analysts recently forecasted the global XaaS market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 38.22% between 2016-2020.

12 Great Resources for Power BI Development

12 Great Resources for Power BI Development

Guest Author: George Squillace, Technical Instructor

These past few months I’ve been captured by Power BI. It is amazing to me how much Microsoft has invested in the Power BI ecosystem; many other developers have responded by investing much in the development of Power BI solutions.

A Technical Instructor's Perspective of Online Learning

A Technical Instructor's Perspective of Online Learning

Our students and potential students often have some doubts about our “new” Online LIVE (OLL) class delivery modality, and I thought I would offer a few observations from the instructor’s perspective to allow some greater understanding of online learning.

Top 10 Presentation Tools, Apps & Utilities

Top 10 Presentation Tools, Apps & Utilities

Often, while I am presenting material during one of my courses, I receive questions from my students about the specific presentation tools, utilities, and applications that I like to use, and many times, the students have never heard of them.

The Major Benefits of Hyper-V Virtualization

The Major Benefits of Hyper-V Virtualization

Virtualization is having a virtual machine that stores information and can be accessed through an authorized server. But many IT professionals reading this probably already knew that. However, as a novice to virtualization, that is about as much as I can tell you.

Luckily, I got a chance to speak with three instructors at New Horizons who are experts on three different platforms.

What Makes Citrix the Best in Virtualization

What Makes Citrix the Best in Virtualization

Virtualization is having a virtual machine that stores information and can be accessed through an authorized server. But many IT professionals reading this probably already knew that. However, as a novice to virtualization, that is about as much as I can tell you.

Luckily, I got a chance to speak with three instructors at New Horizons who are experts on three different platforms. They gave me an overview of virtualization and discussed which platform they believe is best. 

Why VMware vSphere is the Best Virtualization Platform

Why VMware vSphere is the Best Virtualization Platform

Virtualization is having a virtual machine that stores information and can be accessed through an authorized server. But many IT professionals reading this, probably already knew that. However, as a novice to virtualization, that is about as much as I can tell you.

Linux Frequently Asked Questions

Linux Frequently Asked Questions

What is Linux?

Linux is an operating system installed on a computer. It is equivalent to Microsoft’s Windows Server or Apple’s Mac OSX. It can be used on an end-user’s workstation (ie. The receptionist or CEO’s computer) but is more commonly found as a server platform. It can host database services, web sites, file and print services, DNS, etc. Linux is particularly well known for being very flexible, very stable and very modular. This allows for a great many different deployment options.

How to Get the Most from Your Online Learning

How to Get the Most from Your Online Learning

So you’ve just signed up for your first OLL (Online LIVE) course from New Horizons and you’re wondering what to expect and how to get the most out of it—and your boss needs to know you’ll get your money’s worth. Plan to commit the same amount of time for online training as you would for traditional classroom training. That way, you will be able to get the most out of your class, so you can truly enjoy it!