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When comparing these two, it is important to consider all expenses, including time and money related to training. If you and your employees are comfortable with the Microsoft interface, then the switch to Microsoft Office 360 will be easier. It may take a only few seconds more to complete a task in an unfamiliar setting but there are hundreds of tasks in an eight hour workday and those few seconds can mean one or two hours of lost productivity. At two hours, that’s 20%! Not a reassuring number in a “do more with less” world.
Most people agree that, if you want spreadsheet capabilities and formulas, Microsoft Excel is much better than its competitor is. And that brings…
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HTTPS is a secure communications channel that is used to exchange information between a client computer and a server. It uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). A SSL certificate is a way to encrypt a site’s information and create a more secure connection.
We need to do the following steps to setup a secure web server- apache using SSL
- Install apache2 web server
sudo apt-get install apache2
- The next step is to enable SSL on the droplet.
sudo a2enmod ssl
- Restarting Apache.
sudo service apache2 restart
- We need to create a new directory where we will store the server key and certificate
sudo mkdir /etc/apache2/ssl
- Create a self-signed certificate : We nee to specify how long the certificate should remain valid by changing the 365 to the number of days we prefer. As it stands this certificate will expire after one year.
sudo openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 365 -newkey…
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The software giant said it was hit with a similar hack to that used against Facebook and Apple
Microsoft has disclosed that it recently fell victim to the same type of cyberattack that targeted Apple and Facebook.
“During our investigation, we found a small number of computers, including some in our Mac business unit, that were infected by malicious software using techniques similar to those documented by other organizations,” the company said on its Security Response Center website Friday.
“We have no evidence of customer data being affected and our investigation is ongoing,” it said.
Microsoft joins a list of companies that’ve recently reported being hacked, including Facebook, Apple, Twitter, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Apple and Facebook were both targeted via a vulnerability in Oracle’s Java platform, and Microsoft said Friday it was hit by a similar attack.
“This type of cyberattack is no surprise to Microsoft and other companies that must grapple with determined and persistent adversaries,” it said.
The Times, the Journal and Apple each pointed at China as the source of the attacks. Twitter didn’t say where it thought the attacks originated but urged 250,000 of its users to change their passwords.
China has denied involvement in the attacks.
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Server / Virtualisation
Data centre virtualization improves the efficiency of resources and availability of applications in your organization, addressing the issue of underutilized resources in a traditional model of single applications housed on dedicated servers. Effort in managing environments is redirected towards innovation.
A virtualized datacentre, lets you respond to business change faster and more efficiently than ever before; consolidation of resource pools delivers substantial savings, improved returns on investment whilst maintaining high-availability for mission critical services.
Run multiple operating systems on a single computer; improved utilization rates
Reduce capital costs by increasing energy efficiency provisioning less hardware and increasing your server to admin ratio
Enterpriseapplication performance to the highest levels of availability and reliance.
Develop business continuity with improved, seamless, disaster recovery solutions and shorter recovery times
Improved change management & desktop control
Faster deployment of desktops and new services; fewer application conflicts – reduced Service Desk and Support calls.
Migrating to a Virtual infrastructure, whether a partial or full consolidation project, is a significant undertaking.
Large scale changes to environments, such as virtualization, go far beyond conventional change management situations and require a detailed systematic approach obtaining information about the current physical infrastructure, the overall objectives and goals of the project, in depth analysis of both technical and business constraints.
Small virtualization projects are normally carried out to either replace a failing or ageing hardware or to create a development environment, the successful deployment often the required result.
In larger scale virtualisation projects the goals are quite different, the objectives behind the projects often include consolidation of resources, rationalisation of business processes, centralisation of data, increased reliability and resilience and reduced cost.
Amicus ITS understands your need to plan, effectively, for the future and takes a rigorous approach to ensure that it is done in a way that mitigates risk, maximizes the reliability of the affected business services and provides a clear path to the lowest possible total cost of ownership.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is similar to server virtualization, which virtualizes users’ desktops. Unlike servers however, virtualized desktops need a broader collection of tools to interact directly with end users, as well as to create, host and manage virtual machines.
Benefits of VDI include
- Lower costs by centralizing management and resources; less administration.
- Increased security by moving data fromthe desktop and into the datacentre
- Business agility through faster deployment and flexible, universal, user-access
Thin Clients and Provisioning
VDI is a broader technology and when desktops are centrally hosted, users often access them through a ‘thin’ client and can include, optionally, a connection broker that authenticates connections and assigns users to Virtual Machines (VM). This enables companies to provision VMs and managing resources for peak demand rather than total usage.
VM provisioning can be helpful in call and contact centre environments, where employees work in shifts.
Visit Vyom Consultants for Data center Virtualisation and Support.
LOOKING TO MOVE TO THE CLOUD? VYOM CAN DELIVER A CLOUD-READY PLAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS
We believe that IT is a strategic asset and an opportunity for delivering competitive advantage. Through implementation of Cloud Computing, we can drive further value and performance improvement for all businesses both large and small. Through our Cloud Integration Services, we can help you uncover more ICT efficiencies and business value.
Our Chief Technology Officer at VYOM, understands the value which cloud computing can provide to business. VYOM’s “technology for business” background experience means we are well placed to advise on how cloud solutions can eliminate unnecessary costs and improve your business performance.
”There is much discussion around the benefits and simplicity of ‘the Cloud’ – but how do you know if your business can avail of these new services and ensure they will deliver the promised advantages? At VYOM, we understand the complexities of moving to the cloud and can develop a cloud-ready plan for your business and implement your move. And if you are a start-up business, we have the solutions to get you up-and-running swiftly.
With our experience as a provider of Cloud Integration services, we can provide you with expert guidance and a migration path for your business where appropriate.
Cloud Computing is an emerging technology which should be examined strategically for a business. It is not just about selecting the appropriate cloud solutions but how IT will inter-operate across the business.”
WHY CHOOSE CLOUD?
No capital costs
Match computing requirements to actual need
IT is accessible fromanywhere
Reduce carbon footprint and energy bills
New servers can be provided in as little as 30 minutes
Availability of temporary computing power when required
Lower administration costs
Improve IT resilience
Resources can be scaled to suit demand
WHY CHOOSE VYOM AS YOUR CLOUD INTEGRATION PARTNER?
Design skillsets to help clients choose most appropriate solutions
Experience in client migrations
Managed Services team to provide full visibility, monitoring and support
Service management of users and desktops available through VYOM Service Centre
CLOUD SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE FROM VYOM
Software as a Service (SAAS)
Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS)
Microsoft Software including Office 365
Multi-tenanted solutions including VDi
We’d be delighted to talk through our approach to Cloud Services, so why not contact us and we’ll talk with you straight away.
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Vyom offers network management services. Network management is a service that makes use of a variety of tools, devices and applications to assist network managers in the maintenance and monitoring of large-scale computer and telecommunications networks.
The network management tools assist you in simplification, automation, and integration of the network to reduce the over all operational costs and improving productivity.
Network management is execution of a set of functions required for controlling, planning, allocating, deploying, coordinating, and monitoring network resources, including performing functions such as:
Gathering network elements
Analysis and Prediction
Configuration and control of network elements
Performance and system planning management
Initial Network Planning
Cryptographic Key Distribution Authorization
Key Features of Network Management:
> A cost-effective, open source solution integrating with other leading open source tools.
> Visibility into the availability and performance of entire infrastructure
> Easy and cost-efficient to deploy and maintain
> A single point of access for consolidated information frommonitoring systems
> Helps network administrators track machine uptime, outage and usage information so they can keep their operations healthy
Network elements such as interfaces on switches and routers
Services which network resources provide such as web pages, database access, DNS, DHCP, etc.
Citrix LDAP SMTP
DHCP Microsoft Exchange SNMP
DNS Notes HTTP TCP
Domino IIOP POP3 ICMP
FTP SMB IMAP
Monitoring of network services (SMTP, POP3, HTTP, NNTP,PING, etc.)
Monitoring of host resources (processor load, disk and memory usage, running processes, log files, etc.)
Monitoring of environmental factors such as temperature.
Ability to define network host hierarchy, allowing detection of and distinction between hosts that are down and those that are unreachable
Contact notifications when service or host problems occur and get resolved (via email, pager, or other user-defined method)
Optional escalation of host and service notifications to different contact groups
Ability to define event handlers to be run during service or host events for proactive problem resolution
Support for implementing redundant and distributed monitoring servers
External command interface that allows on-the-fly modifications to be made to the monitoring and notification behavior through the use of event handlers, the web interface, and third-party applications
Retention of host and service status across program restarts
Scheduled downtime for suppressing host and service notifications during periods of planned outages
Ability to acknowledge problems via the web interface
Web interface for viewing current network status, notification and problem history, log file, etc.
Simple authorization scheme that allows you restrict what users can see and do fromthe web interface
Contact VYOM consultants for more details