Steering Clear of Security Breaches: Maintaining Cloud Integrity in 2020

With more large-scale cloud database breaches in the news seemingly weekly, as well as many different solution providers and offerings to research and choose from, it’s understandable why some companies might still be reluctant to make their maiden cloud voyage. While the looming threat of hackers and security breaches should not be taken lightly, the [...]

DevOps: Innovate Through Feedback

While working over 20 years in consulting, I’ve learned that one thing holds true: If you don’t respond to change, you’ll eventually be overtaken by your competitors. Customers want something new and different, a better way of interacting with the world. This emotion drives “change” and “change” drives us (or it should, anyway). So why [...]

Which Data Center Strategy Will Rule 2020?

Hyperconverged systems vs. composable infrastructure The digital landscape of 2020 is forcing many IT administrators to reconsider their roles and, with it, their infrastructure. IT administrators are now tasked with helping businesses open new revenue generation streams, promoting growth, strengthening profitability and driving innovation, all while putting together a data center strategy that minimizes the [...]

3 Essential Cybersecurity Strategies for 2020

One of the biggest challenges for IT security teams is trying to keep pace with the staggering number of new threats and attack surfaces. There are also an increasing number of tools and strategies recommended to handle this challenge. Cut through the complexity with these three crucial strategies for improved cybersecurity. Implement identity and access [...]

Kickstart Your Storage Modernization Strategy

More data, more clouds You’ve probably noticed that conversations about the cloud have evolved in recent years from simply referencing “the cloud” to focusing on multi-cloud capabilities. The conversation is no longer about where you can use the cloud; it’s about where you can use the cloud to better augment the applications and services you [...]

Pass on Passwords: Multi-factor Authentication Is Better Security

Truth is, nobody likes passwords. From a user standpoint, they’re hard to remember. From a security standpoint, they’re ineffective. According to Frank Abagnale, the ex-con who inspired the movie Catch Me If You Can and who now works for the FBI, “passwords are for treehouses.” Abagnale’s story is fascinating and his experience in cybersecurity spans [...]

3 Critical Business Technology Trends for 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—a time for celebrating, for looking back on where you’ve been, and looking ahead to what’s next. A big part of evaluating what's next for your business or organization is staying abreast of new trends and adopting those that make sense for you, especially where business technology is [...]

Happy Holidays from Sirius!

As we come to the close of another year, we want to pause to thank all our employees, partners and clients. We are grateful for each and every one of you. Thank you for making Sirius the company we are today. Best wishes for a happy, healthy holiday season and a joyful and prosperous new [...]

Case Study: Transforming Security for a Widely Dispersed Organization

A construction and real estate corporation with over 1,200 employees and 25 business entities in 35 locations needed to ensure the integrity and availability of their data and systems. With help from Sirius, the client developed a foundation for— and implemented ongoing processes to ensure — a strong security program. The results were outstanding: Reduced [...]

Blockchain Expo Recap: What’s Buzzing in Blockchain?

Blockchain conferences used to focus on cryptocurrency, disruption and hackathons. However, recent attendance at the Blockchain Expo North America showed a significant shift in the blockchain landscape. There is now less focus on cryptocurrency and more on achievable business value. More and more large organizations are no longer questioning if blockchain is worth the time [...]