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Aspects of virtualization: licenses

Aspects of virtualization: licenses

Software developers make a profit by selling us the best product they can create. When selling pieces of their software in bulk they offer licensing packages to businesses so you don’t have to buy 100 copies of the same CD. Simple enough, right? Well, now that an increasing amount of services and tools are moving into the cloud it’s a lot harder to track how many licenses you’ll need and how much they’ll cost.

Are your site’s images hiding an attack?

Are your site’s images hiding an attack?

As more and more content management services are released to aid SMBs in online marketing, security risks also increase. One such helper is the image processing service ImageMagick. And while it has proven useful to countless businesses, it is now something you should be concerned about from a security standpoint.

A more secure cloud-based Microsoft Office

A more secure cloud-based Microsoft Office

Privacy and security concerns can derail a lot of great software ideas — but Microsoft is determined not to let that happen to their browser-based Office Online services. Last week, the software giant announced that their cloud-based versions of Office would be available to be hosted locally, wooing over security skeptics.

Tap into the benefits of the human cloud

Tap into the benefits of the human cloud

Companies have increasing opportunities to tap into a virtual, on-demand workforce that’s proving to be a third-generation sourcing ecosystem for key talent. The human cloud offers a competitive advantage for startups and SMBs to compete with large enterprises by leveraging specialized skills and expertise that are outsourced globally.