Cloud Applications

5 Ways CloudDrive Makes Offices More Productive

5 Ways CloudDrive Makes Offices More Productive

Many consumer-grade file sync services work well for basic file sharing, but offer little else in the way of advanced features. Meridian's CloudDrive, on the other hand, can transform the way people collaborate and do business.

What is the Cloud? And Where is it?

What is the Cloud? And Where is it?

There has been a ton of talk about the cloud. Cloud this, cloud that. But what actually Is the cloud? It’s okay if you don’t know, most people don’t understand it and even some tech people tend to wave their hands towards the sky when trying to explain it!

Petya Ransomware: Is your data at risk?

Petya Ransomware: Is your data at risk?

A new ransomware named Petya hit high-profile targets in multiple countries, including the United States, on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of infections have been reported globally, just one month after the WanaCry outbreak.

Spring Clean your PC, Remove & Prevent Malware

Spring Clean your PC, Remove & Prevent Malware

Cyber criminals frequently and automatically scan websites and PCs with different types of malware, to see if there are vulnerabilities they can use to gain entry to your system. Outdated programs provide these cyber criminals with an easy path to your computer.

How to stay safe and secure online in 2017

How to stay safe and secure online in 2017

One of the few industries in the world that will never see budget cuts is security. As the world grows ever more complex and connected, our valuable information is increasingly exposed to malicious actors around the world.

4 IT Trends That Will Affect Businesses in 2017

4 IT Trends That Will Affect Businesses in 2017

There is no crystal ball that businesses can use to see the exact IT problems and opportunities that they will encounter each year. However, by looking at past and present IT trends, they can get a sense of where IT is heading and how the new direction might affect their business.

5 Ways to Protect Your Data in the Cloud

5 Ways to Protect Your Data in the Cloud

Cloud computing is now the norm — 95 percent of businesses worldwide are using at least one cloud service, according to a 2016 study. While there are many services that fall under cloud computing, businesses often use the cloud to store data.

5 Ways Your Employees Might Be Putting Your Business at Risk

5 Ways Your Employees Might Be Putting Your Business at Risk

Employees can be your most valuable asset — and your biggest security nightmare. Sometimes, they engage in risky behaviors without even realizing they are doing so. Taking work home, for example, might seem innocent enough, but it can put holes in your security defenses.

Understanding Cloud Technology

Understanding Cloud Technology

The cloud is virtual and therefore does not require any hardware of your own to deliver a service. Cloud technology can deliver that service to you, without having to install anything or have it on a server at your business.

What You Need to Know About Pokémon GO

What You Need to Know About Pokémon GO

If you haven’t already heard, Pokémon GO has quickly become the biggest mobile game in U.S. history. However, the game’s rapid rise in popularity has also raised some major mobile security concerns. Its millions of users may not be aware of the many data vulnerabilities that lay hidden within the game and its privacy policy. Are you one of them? Here are the answers to your most pressing Pokémon GO questions. 

Cloud Hosting vs. File Servers: A Pros and Cons Analysis

Cloud Hosting vs. File Servers: A Pros and Cons Analysis

With cloud computing well into the mainstream and steadily replacing roles currently filled by traditional server architecture, it's time to ask the big question: can cloud hosting replace traditional file servers for storing and sharing files between employees in your organization? 

How to secure your laptop fleet

How to secure your laptop fleet

When the corporate network proves difficult to penetrate, hackers start looking for softer targets. This can include laptops your employees use to access the work network.

BACK UP DON'T PAY UP!

BACK UP DON'T PAY UP!

When it comes to ransomware, it’s not the ransom that’s so damaging to your business. It’s the downtime.  Just ask the folks at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.

How to Access Previous Document Versions Within Microsoft OneDrive

How to Access Previous Document Versions Within Microsoft OneDrive

There are some mistakes that you never make twice. One of them is forgetting to save a document, a detail immediately regretted in the event of a system crash or power outage. In the past, this mistake was a costly one, but it no longer affects Microsoft OneDrive users.

Cloud or dedicated server? Where is the smart money going?

Cloud or dedicated server? Where is the smart money going?

Should you be entrusting your data to the cloud or keeping it down to earth on your own servers? This is a decision facing every CIO. And it’s one they’ll be forced to justify and revisit regularly for the foreseeable future. That’s because there’s been no knock-out blow in the argument between the cloud and the in-house server. There’s plenty to be said for both, which makes the question one of what’s right for you.

Ransonware Hits The Mac

Ransonware Hits The Mac

It was revealed that KeRanger is the first real Mac ransomware, and it’s not just theoretical. It’s in the wild and something users should take seriously.

The Latest Office 365 Editions: What Business Owners Need to Know

The Latest Office 365 Editions: What Business Owners Need to Know

Just after Microsoft launched its new subscription-based Office 365 Home Premium for individual users, the company rolled out a major update to Office 365 for enterprise users, too. As with any major tech release, 

4 Reasons to Use a Cloud-based Data Backup Solution

4 Reasons to Use a Cloud-based Data Backup Solution

A solid data backup plan can help your company survive catastrophic data loss. Both cloud-based and traditional in-house solutions can be used to back up data. However, cloud-based solutions have several notable advantages.

4 IT Trends to Watch in 2016

4 IT Trends to Watch in 2016

What is going to happen to the IT world in 2016? While no one knows for sure, it is possible to make a few educated guesses based on current industry trends. The following predictions offer both early warnings and potential opportunities for business owners, helping them chart the best course forward.