Musings on Security in the Cloud; How Do You Solve A Problem Like Cloud-ia

March 28th, 2016 by Jennifer Lough

Security in the CloudIn true The Sound of Music style, I’ve decided to find out how exactly one does take a cloud and pin it down. As it turns out, there are more successful methods than the nuns thought. Granted, there are plenty of problems. Employees like to bring their own devices and access sensitive material with them, insecure software pops up all over the place, and there’s always the classic account hijacking problem. Public cloud also presents the issues that come with sharing storage space with somebody else. Nonetheless, all cloud services have some kind of security measures for their facilities, infrastructure, systems and applications Read the rest of this entry »

BYOD and Poisonous Amphibians (Yes, They’re Related)

March 14th, 2016 by Jennifer Lough

BYOD and Poisonous Newts - Micro Visions, Inc.Having spent the last few months of my life in a zoologist’s lab poking at poisonous amphibians, there is one thing I would do well to remember: Never put the toxic newts in tanks with the nontoxic.

Separating the toxic from nontoxic is standard procedure for labs, but companies tend to be less dedicated to separating personal from professional devices. Enter Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), in which the personal devices invade the business zone and make operations more difficult. Read the rest of this entry »

How Newly Developed 5D Discs Could Preserve Our History for Billions of Years

March 3rd, 2016 by Pamela Michael

5D Disc StorageA fascinating article recently published on The Verge explored a new data format created by a group of scientists from University of Southampton in the UK. Using nanostructured glass, the 5D discs have a lifespan up to about 14 billion years even in extreme temperatures. Keep reading or Click Here to be taken to the full article on

-Micro Visions, Inc.

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