We all knew it was coming eventually but the date is rapidly approaching, July 2018 to be exact, when Google Chrome will flag every website that does not use HTTPS encryption. Overall, this is a security measure that will help to protect your customers’ as well as your businesses sensitive data by providing end-to-end encryption when data is in transit between your users’ browser and your website’s server.
This action from Google Chrome is part of a process that has been ongoing for several years already. In 2016, Google Chrome started showing the ‘not secure’ warning for websites that asked for passwords and credit cards in order to alert users that their sensitive data could be stolen in transit by anyone spying on the website’s traffic. However, this next step will show the ‘not secure’ warning in the address bar for EVERY website that doesn’t have HTTPS in their URL regardless of whether sensitive data is collected or not.
Business today depends on being mobile and with the increased use of smartphones and tablets it’s getting easier to make a business accessible from anywhere. However, with this technology comes the issue of whether to let your employees provide their own devices, if your company should have control of those choices, or something in between. There are advantages and disadvantage to each choice and so much of it depends on what your business objectives are, the size of your company’s budget, and many other variables. So here is the break down of these three options. (more…)
Anytime there’s a major overhaul of an operating system fear and panic ensue and Microsoft’s OS upgrade to Windows 10 was no different. Many feared another inception of Microsoft’s much hated Windows 8. However, now just over 2 years later many are realizing that Windows 10 is actually quite good on many levels. If you’re one of those that are still holding out on upgrading to the latest version of Windows because you’re still not sure if it’s right for you, here are some of the features that are part of Windows 10 that just might help you make the jump. (more…)