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San Antonio? A tech town? Yes and yes!

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Over the last few years, there’s been a significant groundswell of growth in the tech sector in San Antonio. Young mavericks, start-ups, and young companies are all seeing huge potential for growth in this, the second-most populated city in Texas. The reasons? Economy, talent, and community. San Antonio is one of the most affordable cities in which to do business in Texas, making it hugely attractive to bootstrapping entrepreneurs looking to establish themselves and create opportunities. As more and more of these entrepreneurs come to the city, the tech talent is following. The result has been a growing community of like-minded professionals who are quickly establishing a culture of creativity and innovation in the city. TechBloc – a non-profit organization of local tech professionals — is a great example of how the San Antonio technology community is flourishing. Their mandate: create an infrastructure that will attract…

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Philippe Jetté Keynote at Canadian Telecom Summit 2016: Interesting times, for sure – but rewarding, too

TORONTO, June 8 2016 – In his keynote speech at last week’s Canadian Telecom Summit, Philippe Jetté, President, Cogeco Peer 1, talked about the ever-increasing role that technology has in people’s lives, especially in today’s uncertain times – times of flux. Change was indeed a major theme of the speech. The rate of change in the tech world, driven largely from the explosion of cloud services, has led to new possibilities in business, in politics, and in people’s personal lives. But it’s also led to serious concerns about data privacy and data security, which led to another major theme of the speech: trust. Who can you trust? How much can you trust them? These are all-important questions for today’s businesses, who are more reliant on technology than ever before to drive value for customers and growth for investors. “We believe that technology,” Philippe said, “is no longer an add-on service…

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Here, there, and everywhere: what IT leaders now need to know about data sovereignty

The Panama Papers. The Apple-FBI standoff. The Snowden leaks. The eBay breach. Just to name a few. Is it any wonder that data security and privacy are omnipresent issues for today’s IT leaders? The critical concerns? Access. Control. Responsibility. For whom. And from where. It’s a complex set of challenges made even more complex by its global scale. A rapidly changing regulatory environment in Europe, the Americas, and Asia has made it critical for IT leaders to be even more vigilant about their corporate policies concerning the handling of personal data, particularly in managed services environments. The delineation is clear: data privacy is the purview of individuals; data privacy, of companies. In other words, individuals own their data; companies are simply the stewards. Even so, the same rules do not apply in every jurisdiction – not by a long-shot – making the potential for corporate liability greater than ever before….

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Cogeco Peer 1 Announces New Point Of Presence In Mexico City

NEWS FACTS Cogeco Peer 1, a global provider of essential business-to-business products and services, today announced the launch of new network infrastructure in Mexico City, Mexico. This new Point of Presence (PoP), paired with the company’s extensive FastFiber Network™, 21 global data centers and cloud infrastructure, was constructed to accommodate Cogeco Peer 1’s broadening customer base and represents the company’s growing commitment to the Latin American market.

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DDoS Attacks: The True Cost and Impact

Each year the impact of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks gets bigger and harder to ignore. A study of 270 North American organizations, varying in size from 250 employees to 10,000+, shows the true costs and impact of DDoS attacks. The study gauged the organizations’ real experiences with these assaults. The infographic, shown below, pulls out the key highlights of the threat landscape. With DDoS assaults on the rise, unfortunately, organizations are still only protecting themselves with outdated, recall-based solutions. Instead, they should be safe-guarding their businesses with solutions that provide real protection against unscheduled downtime and financial losses. Organizations needs to be flexible and prepared. Those continuing to rely on existing protection solutions—or worse, no solution at all—will need to re-evaluate the risk to their business in light of the invasive threats. Download the Cogeco Peer 1 white paper, DDoS Protection: Keeping Your Business Safe, for a seven-point…

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Women in Tech: Pamela Hojilla, Legal Counsel

Interview: Pamela Hojilla, Legal Counsel Why did you join the technology industry? In private practice, I greatly enjoyed working with technology clients on strategic deals. They were entrepreneurial, creative and passionate about their products and services. When selecting an in-house position, it made sense to join the technology industry in order to be part of a culture that fosters innovation, efficiency and problem-solving. Who is the person who has inspired you professionally? My mom has inspired me throughout my life. She teaches by example and I’ve always been amazed by her work ethic and dedication to lifelong learning. If you could give one piece of advice to your 13 year old self what would it be? If you wish to move mountains tomorrow, you must start by lifting stones today. How do you think we can encourage more women in tech? How do we encourage more women to consider STEM…

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