Why and how to prevent internal IT attacks

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Sep 16, 2019 7:42:00 AM

The case is still very much in the news and is still causing concern. Personal information, including the social insurance numbers of 2.9 million Desjardins members, was stolen by an employee of the institution.

If it wasn’t already, this confirms the seriousness of this type of IT attack from within.

In the text that follows, I use the misfortune of Desjardins to illustrate my point on IT security. Of course, there is no point in pointing the finger at this institution, since it is far from the only organization to have been the victim of internal attacks.

 

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Topics: IT infrastructure, IT security

5 Reasons Why SMBs Need IBM Power i (AS/400) Servers

Posted by Francois Desjardins_ on Jun 18, 2019 7:45:00 AM

To run ERP and other critical business tasks, reliable servers are needed to reduce costly business interruptions. The IBM i5/OS (AS/400) operating system is extremely performing, reliable and secure.

IBM Power Systems are popular with among others, SAP users, as well as with competing database management systems. IBM architecture has also become an increasingly popular cloud solution, with the growth of cloud computing applications available.

In this article, we will define the Power i (AS400), 4 advantages for SMBs as well as some recommendations for the use of the Power i.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, IBM

Migrating to the cloud: what is the cost of doing nothing?

Posted by present on Apr 30, 2019 11:45:00 AM

Over the last decades, the business world has redefined itself in an accelerated way. Today, more than ever before, entrepreneurs must quickly change the way they do business to keep pace and stay relevant to their customers.

Companies that resist change and have not followed suit unfortunately have paid the price.

88% of Fortune 500 companies in 1955 are no longer around today.

At that time, the life expectancy of a company was 60 years. It is now reduced to 20 years.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Cloud, Digital transformation, CIO/IT leaders

Present Featured in Top 10 as Most Innovative Infrastructure Partner

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on Jul 25, 2018 1:07:36 PM

Recently, Present was featured on the cover of Insights Success as one of the top 10 Most Innovative IT Infrastructure Solution Providers for 2018.

We want to share the content of this article with our readers as it lays out our view of IT in today's business, and how the steady backbone of IT infrastructure will support a company's ever growing needs in the increasingly disruptive world. As well we share our corporate vision and ethos, that we believe sets us apart.

So here are the main excerpts, you can view the complete article here.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Trends, CIO/IT leaders

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications: the # 1 platform for SAP HANA

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on May 24, 2018 7:45:00 AM

Why SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is an optimized operating system platform, validated and certified by SAP, for all SAP HANA solutions.

This outcome is the result of a close collaboration between SAP and SUSE, in order to optimize the performance, scalability and high availability of SAP HANA.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications is currently running thousands of SAP HANA installations, including at SAP itself.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, SAP Hana

Bring your IT to the speed of your business with a software-defined data center

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on May 9, 2018 7:45:00 AM

As business strategies are now inextricably linked to technology solutions, companies need to rethink the role and spend of their IT in order for it to become a true growth engine.

It's not about the needs of IT, but about the needs of the business.

 

 

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Topics: IT infrastructure

Migration to Office 365: A Case Study of a Multinational

Posted by Christian Breton_ on Apr 10, 2018 7:52:00 AM

Present recently completed a huge project: the successful migration of Exchange to Office 365 for a multinational in the security industry. As the case study will demonstrate,  the difficulties of such a process are often not technical, but rather logistical.

In fact, it is generally believed that the most difficult part of a migration process is the technical element, but in reality, communication and process management are at the heart of the operation.

Let's first look at the reasons why the company migrated to Office 365, how the process unfolded and the benefits it gained from this complete migration.

 

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Office 365, Case study

The New IBM Power9: A high performance server for today's and tomorrow's IT

Posted by Francois Desjardins_ on Feb 28, 2018 7:45:00 AM

IBM remains on the cutting edge of innovation to meet the ever-growing needs of businesses, particularly with its Power servers (AS400).With Power 6, 7 and 8, the IT giant developed increasingly powerful systems for memory, storage and processor power.

The major innovations of the IBM Power9 generation are more than ever aligned with the business needs of companies in terms of the Cloud, artificial intelligence and BI (Business Intelligence).

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Topics: IT Innovation, IT infrastructure, Cloud, Big Data, IBM

Case study: Familiprix gears up for new projects with the help of SAP HANA on IBM Power

Posted by Laurent Chayer_ on Jan 23, 2018 7:45:00 AM
Solution synopsis

Familiprix consolidates its infrastructure, simplifies the production environment and increases system uptime when it has IBM Gold Business Partner Present implement an IBM Power E850 server that runs a Linux operating system and an IBM Storwize device to support its new SAP S/4HANA application.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, SAP Hana, Case study

9 common risk factors linked to an enterprise’s IT network

Posted by Francois Desjardins_ on Dec 12, 2017 7:45:00 AM

The IT network is a driving force for all businesses today because of the volume of information that is exchanged electronically. But, when we talk about connectivity and information sharing, we also must address the increased risk of data loss or service disruption. Breaches in the system can be disastrous. 

To find out if a sword of Damocles hangs over your business, it is important to analyze the potential risks your network faces daily. If you experience one or more of these 9 problematic situations, you should remedy it as soon as possible. Here are our recommendations.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, IT security

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