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Improve Your Green Initiatives and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
As more and more companies actively seek to reduce their overall environmental impacts, one often overlooked discussion is the positive impact of cloud computing.  As…
 
The Essential Guide to Becoming Essential to Our Organizations
Last updated April 2, 2020 Connectria Book Recommendation: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin, 2010. How many executive assistants do you have within your organization? If you’re…
 
Common Types of HIPAA Violations And How to Prevent Them
Failure to manage the correct handling of healthcare data can lead to costly HIPAA violations. One study found that more than half of providers aren’t…
 
Coronavirus and Connectria’s Pandemic Policy
The coronavirus (medical name COVID-19) has been all over the news, with an impact not only on public health and travel but on commerce as…
 
6 Business Continuity Actions to Take During an Outbreak
People keep saying that we need to keep a sense of perspective when it comes to the Coronavirus known as COVID-19. After all, the 2018-2019…
 
Get in the Zone! Multi-Account Cloud Set-Ups Made Easier
Last updated April 6, 2020 For organizations looking to quickly establish a secure and scalable multiple-account AWS environment, the task may appear overwhelming – at…
 
IBM i vs. AS/400: Getting Clear on the Difference
The IBM Power Series, running the IBM i operating system, has a long history. And with a long history come certain terms and jargon that…
 
The New ODBC Driver for IBM i, and What it Means for Business
Recently, the IBM i Open-Source Software team ported their IBM i Access ODBC Driver so it could work directly on IBM platforms. While this might…
 
AWS
Amazon FSx: More Good News for Those Looking to Run Windows Workloads in an AWS Cloud
I often get asked some variation of the question, “Can I run Windows on AWS?” The answer is an emphatic “yes!” In fact, Connectria has…
 
AWS
FAQ: Should I use AWS Transfer for SFTP?
I hear this question most often from customers migrating legacy applications to AWS. To answer this question, let’s do a quick review of some of…
 
Passwords and Users with Superpowers: Two Common Security Risks and What to Do About Them in IBM i
In our previous post about HelpSystems’ annual State of IBM i Security study, we recapped one key theme the report unearths every year. The highest…
 
Protecting Your Healthcare Data Against Unauthorized Access or Disclosure
As reported by the HIPAA Journal, October 2019 was the worst month for healthcare data breaches on record, with a total of 52 incidents reported.…
 
IBM i Security Issues Aren’t Technical: They’re Cultural
For the past 16 years, IT firm HelpSystems has published a yearly “state of IBM i” security study. Year after year, the report uncovers consistent…
 
Identifying & Overcoming Security Challenges in the Cloud
More than likely, you’re aware that cloud computing options have significantly changed the IT landscape for many organizations. As such, chances are rather good that…
 
What are Options for IBM i Backup Solutions? (And How is This Different from Data Recovery?)
Web architects and IT leaders are increasingly offloading IBM i backup solutions and other workloads to the cloud. Cloud backups and data recovery offer improved…
 
Securely Migrate LARGE Amounts of Data with AWS Snowball
The nice thing about transferring data is that it doesn’t weigh much. The right connection and anyone can do it, right? Well, despite the ethereal…

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