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By Global Information Technology

January 16, 2014

More and more information is being stored in the cloud, and the number of personal cloud users is on the rise with no signs of slowing down.  Social media sites such as Facebook in the U.S. and Sina Webo in China are sites where everyone meets and where data is being stored permanently. Today, we seldom exchange photos via email or carry USB sticks for storing documents. Instead, we trust the cloud as our preferred place to meet and exchange information.

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By Global Information Technology

December 12, 2013

For those of us who have been using social media for a while, it’s inevitable to have received a request to connect from someone whom you don’t know. While it can be tempting to accept the request to expand your social network and open up new horizons, you could also be exposing yourself and others connected to you to a malicious social engineering risk. If you’re not familiar with the term, a social engineer runs what used to be called a “con game.” For example, a person using social engineering might try to get you to reveal sensitive information, known as phishing.

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By Global Information Technology

July 22, 2013

Have you ever wanted to fly among the clouds? To rapidly deploy apps or manage IT services with greater flexibility? To support real-time analytics across all types of data from email to ERP? West IT is leveraging cloud computing to help realize those goals. West began its journey to the cloud several years ago by looking first at cloud service offerings for all new IT services. Such services allow IT to satisfy the strategic goal of cost-effectively enabling high availability of IT services in a more mobile and globally competitive world.