Should We Stop Expiring Passwords?

As I read through the new guidelines from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) about only changing passwords for a valid reason or condition, I thought these people were nuts. But then I kept reading…I realized that they could be onto something for improving password management without compromising security. This blog is […]

What Recourse Do I Have In Case of Failure of Recovering my Backups from the Cloud?

What Recourse do I Have In Case of Failure of Recovering my Backups from the Cloud? This continues to be a touchy subject and I want to start opening the discussions around it because in many ways, I feel that business owners make some assumptions about the cloud that are simply not true. For me, […]

Meraki CDP and Cisco 550X, 500X Tale of Insanity:

Recently I was contacted by a good client of mine because their organization was having issues with their Meraki wireless after installing the Cisco 500X switches connected to Cisco 550X core.  When I asked him the details, it turned out that Cisco had already replaced his switches in an unsuccessful attempt to fix the problem […]

Cohesity vs. Rubrik

Which do you think is the superior data protection product on the market? Here’s what we think:

Step by Step Guide to Configuring the Nexus 3K Line

Since many of my customers have issues configuring the Cisco Nexus line, I thought to create a short configuration guideline that readers can follow to get their switches up and running quickly. Personally, I’m extremely impressed with their performance and value. I’m going to start with explaining the difference between stacked switches and the Nexus […]

Join CrossRealms for a Security Breakfast Roundtable

Ask the Experts: 5 Ways to Protect Your Business from Emerging Security Threats             Recently, it’s been hard to miss the troubling headlines on security breaches affecting millions and causing havoc for businesses throughout the world. If you want to learn more about emerging trends and challenges in IT security, […]

Microsoft Office Specialist Update

Ready and Rolling In previous newsletters we followed the progress of our Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in training, Ashley Ganz, on her path to certification. We just reached an exciting milestone! Ashley is now certified and already out there putting this new complimentary Microsoft Office support service to use at client sites! We are also […]