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The 2017 Mid-Year Status Of Web Security: DDoS And More

While the recent WannaCry attacks have kept ransomware front-and-center in the news, businesses can’t forget about protecting themselves from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. According to ZDNet, Ransomware and DDoS are the top digital security threats the public faces today. While ransomware holds data hostage on one side, Internet of Things-based botnets create DDoS attacks on previously unimaginable scales on the other. […] Continue reading

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Why your Business Needs a CDN

A Content Delivery Network is a geographically spread-out network of servers configured to decrease the amount of time it takes for visitors to load a website. Using a CDN can make a huge difference for businesses looking to give their website an edge over the competition by creating a smoother user experience. Additionally, CDNs can help […] Continue reading

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Moving to the Cloud: Know Before you Go

Going through all of the trouble to move an application to the Cloud, only to find it running slower or not at all, can put your business in a rough spot. While moving applications from a data center to the Cloud offers incredible potential for both performance and budgeting, it should not be treated as a magical wand that […] Continue reading

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What to Think About Before Migrating to the Cloud

Migrating applications to the cloud offers incredible opportunities that can make your business more versatile and efficient. Collaboration is often easier with the cloud, for example, and it can make disaster recovery a breeze. However, the cloud isn’t necessarily the right choice for every application. Is your team thinking of shifting your application to a […] Continue reading

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Testing in the Cloud

The world is moving to the cloud and it’s making sense for growing ecommerce sites to move off of their hardware and into the virtual space.  The cloud makes it possible to increase your infrastructure on demand, even automatically, to keep up with the demands put on your website.  Virtual space may be a breakthrough […] Continue reading

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How Reliable Is Your Cloud?

Businesses that depend on cloud services live or die by the stability and availability of those platforms. Reliable cloud services are an essential part of employee workflow and sales cycles for businesses across the globe—and any downtime is a waste of money on both idle workers and missed sales opportunities. A stable cloud service is […] Continue reading

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Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling

Development teams need to be aware of how well their web application server platforms are able to keep up with the demands of a constantly increasing number of users accessing services. The load testing experts at Apica recently took on a project addressing the issue of “how much power” a business’s cloud implementation needs to […] Continue reading

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Components for Testing Software Quality

Testing software quality is an essential part of the development process that includes work before and after the software’s release. Software quality testing is like a more robust form of software debugging—where the development team is concerned with how well the program works as opposed to whether it works. The process not only examines end […] Continue reading

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Understanding Security and Dependability for SOAP and REST

Overview on APIs Application Programming Interfaces are a vital part of what makes business communication operate efficiently and securely in an online environment. APIs establish guidelines for software communication and operation. Without APIs, software would use wildly different methods to accomplish the same goals, requiring programmers to learn a whole new set of rules for […] Continue reading

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5 Ways to Better Identify and Eliminate Application Failure Points

Failure points—places in an application’s infrastructure, network or API where errors typically occur—can be the downfall of good code. Whether your team is plagued by common failure points or you’re working out complicated bugs, these points can be frustrating, time-consuming, and even expensive if extensive downtime is incurred. Here are five ways to identify and eliminate […] Continue reading

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