Why is a Secure File Sharing Platform Vital to My Business?

Posted by Georgina Park

Apr 22, 2014 2:00:00 PM

When a thief cases a street for a car or house to break into, they are looking for vulnerabilities – an unlocked door, an open window, a vehicle with valuables left on the passenger seat; the same principles apply in the virtual world too.

Cyber criminals search for vulnerabilities in systems. When they find one they either steal what has been left unguarded or they create havoc for the owner – as if to punish them for failing to shut up shop properly.

Think your information is safe? As a small business, why, you might wonder, would someone be after my data? Well consider this: suppliers, customers and partners are seen by many opportunist criminals as conduits to higher-profile firms.

 

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Topics: Security

Data Time Travel – The Not So Good Old Days

Posted by Georgina Park

Apr 21, 2014 2:00:00 PM

If the internet is the bazaar of modern times than data is its currency – passed along from merchant to customer to supplier to business partner to contractor. Luckily this process can be initiated at the click of a button and completed securely and quickly with the right data transfer product. But that wasn’t always the case.

Before cloud vendors, data hubs and fast replication, getting large files from one place to another was not so easy. Here’s a trip down memory lane to see just how bad it was…

 

The long haul trip

We say memory lane but some business’ still employ these archaic practices today.

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Topics: Cloud and Big Data

Our Data Travels Quicker Than…

Posted by Georgina Park

Apr 18, 2014 1:30:00 PM

There’s a saying about time that it is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody gets 24 hours/1,440 minutes/86,400 seconds a day no matter who you are, where you’re from or how much wealth you have. Some just do things quicker than others.

 

Maytech’s ultra-fast network

Take Maytech’s ultra-fast and uncongested network of global data hubs for example. With mirroring between Tier 3 data centres in London, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney and Dubai our cloud platform products provide users with transfer speeds up to 100-times faster than the public internet.

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Topics: Cloud and Big Data

Introducing Quatrix Business

Posted by Georgina Park

Apr 16, 2014 12:00:00 PM

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At Maytech we never stop innovating, so it’s with great pleasure we’re announcing the latest evolution of our growing product range: Quatrix Business.

Quatix Business is for organisations that crave a no-nonsense data-transfer service which is fast and secure, because it marries these two essential elements with a near-religious focus. Security and Simplicity are our gods.

It means Quatrix Business users get the sort of stringent security standards demanded by modern IT departments coupled with a level of usability that can be mastered by the average domesticated moggy. So Brian in marketing should be fine with it too.

 

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Topics: Quatrix

Your Data, Your File Sharing Vendor, Your Responsibility

Posted by Georgina Park

Apr 16, 2014 11:00:00 AM

It’s no coincidence that the first point of call for any parents in the market for a babysitter is family. Outside of the cheap labour costs, family also represents people they know and trust. When it comes to business file sharing this approach might not be as productive but the same rules apply.

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As data controller the buck stops with you regardless of whom you outsource your online storage and file sharing to. It’s still very much your baby and you are still responsible for knowing where it is, how it is secured and what rules and regulations apply to it.

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Topics: Security, Cloud and Big Data

PCI Industry Compliant File Transfer

Posted by Georgina Park

Apr 15, 2014 11:51:41 AM

Ignorantia juris non excusat.

 

That’s the Latin for a foundational principle of the laws governing all European-law countries such as the UK... “ignorance of the law is not an excuse”.

In other words, just because you didn’t know that you were required to do something, doesn’t excuse you from the consequences of not doing it.
If your company accepts, transmits or stores any cardholder data, then the Law requires that you are PCI DSS compliant.

 

Not sure of what that is?

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Topics: Security

How Data Transfer Helps When it’s a Marathon, not Just a Sprint

Posted by Georgina Park

Apr 11, 2014 1:37:53 PM

The rapid transmission of data hasn’t just transformed the professional world. It’s completely changed the way that people watch and partake in sport too. Huge advances in technology, alongside the evolution of data transfer systems, means that it’s easier than ever before to analyse performance and maintain safety – particularly in long distance running.

 

How data is used to help professional marathon runners

Before it was possible to collect and transfer data from runners in races and training situations, different coaches swore by different training theories and techniques – to varying levels of success. But nowadays, with quick data transfer available, athletes can be monitored down to the last hundredth of a second – allowing for the most in-depth analysis and helping to improve performance down to the very last detail.

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Topics: Cloud and Big Data

8 Steps To Protecting Yourself From The OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug

Posted by Georgina Park

Apr 10, 2014 5:29:00 PM

 

“On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11.”

These were the words of Bruce Schneier, world-expert on cryptography and security, talking about a major Internet security flaw that was publically reported on Monday 7th April 2014.

Known as “Heartbleed”, it was discovered by Google security researcher Neel Mehta, and independently confirmed by security firm Codenomicon.

 

Heartbleed is a flaw in the OpenSSL framework, which is the open-source encryption standard used by the majority of websites to transmit data that users want to keep secure.

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Topics: Security

Cloud China; Monthly Update

Posted by Georgina Park

Apr 10, 2014 10:33:00 AM

In China data news: Chinese state-owned telecoms operator China Unicom has opened a data centre in the Shuitu Hi-tech Park of the Liangjiang New District, Chongqing, in Southwest China.

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The new data centre will provide bandwidth leasing and internet data centre hosting services.

Phase 1 of the project has a total floor space of 14,415 sq m and is designed to host 1700 racks and 35,000 servers. Chinese internet companies Guangdong Huaduo Network Science and Technology, Shanghai Grand Cloud and Beijing Fushion have already signed up with China Unicom for the data services.

 

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Topics: FTP-China, Cloud and Big Data

Lady Gaga Stole Your Customers. Here’s How You Can Get Them Back

Posted by Georgina Park

Apr 9, 2014 4:32:00 PM

“I don't want the 5 dollars in your pocket, I want your soul.” – Lady Gaga

Image: Jason H Smith

Here’s a silly question.

Would your best customer willingly tattoo your company’s name, tagline or logo on their face?

On the surface this might seem like a ridiculous thing to ask.

But in the context of major companies going out of business due to a failure to retain their existing customers (e.g. Blockbuster), this is a highly important question.

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Topics: Cloud and Big Data

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