Join RKON and Citrix for “From Wow to How” and discover how to enable flexible workstyles—without compromising management, security, or control on Tuesday, June 14 at River East 21 in Chicago or AMC Yorktown in Lombard. Afterwards, enjoy a private movie screening of Superman “Man of Steel.”
This double-feature event will show you how you can:
- Give users device and app choice without impacting compliance requirements
- Deliver internal and third-party mobile apps directly to users’ devices
- Provide self-service, single-click access to mobile, web, SaaS or Windows apps
- Increase user productivity with secure email, web browsing and data sharing apps
- Selectively wipe corporate apps and data to maintain iron-clad security
Afterwards, enjoy a private movie screening of Superman “Man of Steel” compliments of Citrix. Hurry! Seating is limited.
Friday, June 14, 2013
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
AMC Yorktown 17 with IMAX
80 Yorktown Shopping Ctr
Lombard IL 60148
River East 21
322 E Illinois Street
Chicago IL 60611
Get the latest events, news, and whitepapers in RKON IT Newsletter: May 2013.
Run with RKON: Lincoln Park Zoo 5k/10k - read more
Virtualization + Cloud = Perfect Storm for Disaster Recovery Services Whitepaper - read more
RKON Honored Among Top MSPs – read more
Thursday 6/20 – CampIT Enterprise Security / Risk Conference
Thursday 6/13 – Illinois Legal Technology LegalSEC Summit
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RKON CTO Marc Malizia’s article “Virtualization + Cloud Equals Perfect Storm For Disaster Recovery Services” appeared on CloudTweaks, a leading cloud community for cloud news, analysis, infographics and more. Click here to read the full article.
Not very long ago disaster recovery was a luxury afforded by only the very large companies due to the prohibitive cost and effort required. Frequently even these large companies were unable to justify the investment and went without a disaster recovery plan. Today, virtualization and cloud enables companies of all sizes to implement a scalable, highly efficient disaster recovery plan without a huge investment.
Costly and Resource-Intensive Disaster Recovery of Yesterday
At one time, investment in disaster recovery came in one of two forms: build a replica or subset of the production-computing environment at a secondary site or contract with a disaster recovery provider. These disaster recovery providers maintained data centers equipped with compatible computing platforms upon which a company could restore their environments when a disaster was declared. The latter was often the more feasible solution since the service provider was able to leverage their hardware investment over a pool of customers thereby lowering their per unit cost and passing some of the savings along to their customers. Though, I have heard many companies complain over their $50,000-$400,000 monthly costs to maintain their contract for a secondary site disaster recovery location. These exorbitant fees did not even cover the customer’s annual testing costs to simulate a disaster and test their recovery process that often included IT staff members rolling through airports with cases of backup tapes…
Click here to read the full whitepaper.
RKON and our partner Checkpoint, in conjunction with Chicago Multisport, are sponsoring RKON clients and employees to participate in the United Run for the Zoo. The 5k begins at 8am, followed by the 10K run, and finally the 5K fun walk and Safari Stampede. The route loops around Lincoln Park’s south park path, through the zoo, across residential streets and lakeshore paths, and finally finishing on the east side of the zoo—offering wild scenic views of the city and the zoo! The Safari Stampede mini obstacle course for children (ages 8 and under) will be held on the South Lawn, near Park Place Café inside Lincoln Park Zoo gates.
RKON kicked off a company-wide wellness program in 2013. This is the first event of many activities that promote healthy eating, living, and wellness for RKON!
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2013
Time: 8:00am 5k Run start, 8:20am 10K Run start, 8:45am 5k Fun Walk and 10:00am Safari Stampede on
Location: Lincoln Park South Field House at Stockton Dr. and LaSalle St.
If you are interested in participating, complete this entry form (excluding the payment information) and email the form to Sheila Les. If you have any questions, contact Sheila at 312-654-0300 or email@example.com.
Join the Society for Information Management (SIM) on Thursday, May 16 from 7:30-9:30am for Analytics – What Has It Done For You Lately? Register through event sponsor RKON and waive the $30 non-member registration fee.
The transformation of data into knowledge that is used in making decisions is just a starting point. Midsize companies that want to increase revenues by building strong customer experiences need to take additional steps and establish a plan for incorporating what they learn into business processes if they want it to impact customer behavior.
Guest Speaker: Susan Galberaith, Research Director, Gartner
Miss Galberaith has over 20 years of experience in Product Management and Marketing for software solutions; targeting midmarket and enterprise customers in a variety of industries. Click here to read more about her background.
On Thursday, June 13, RKON is sponsoring the Illinois Legal Technology Association (ILTA) LegalSEC Summit at the Westin Hote in Lombard, IL l with our partner Juniper Networks. LegalSEC is the education and networking event for legal technology professionals who deal with maintaining and raising the level of security awareness in their law firms or law departments. The areas of focus covered by the sessions include:
- Awareness Policies Incident Response
- Pressures on Security (Mobility, Accessibility, Client RFPs, Audits)
- Regulations, Professional Codes, Ethics
- Security at All Levels (Information, Data, Physical Level, Mechanical Level, Device Level)
- Standards and Tools
RKON provides full managed and professional IT services for law firms. Contact RKON to learn more about how we can help with your IT for legal.
RKON listed in the MSPmentor 501 distinguished report of the top managed service providers.
Threatpost.com reported that an organization on average experiences a malware-related event every three minutes, often involving business-related spear phishing and targeting technology companies. Those findings were included in a new report on advanced persistent threats released by researchers at the FireEye Malware Intelligence Lab and drawn from 89 million events the company’s appliances gathered worldwide during the second half of 2012. Click here to read the full article.
RKON provides a full suite of threat management and security assessment solutions. Learn more about how to protect your organization by having a vulnerability assessment conducted by one of our security engineers.
On Thursday, April 4, 2013 RKON will be co-sponsoring the Tech Security Conference taking place at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. We will be discussing current tech-security issues such as email security, VoIP, LAN security, wireless security, USB drives security and more with other security experts. Click here to learn more and register.
RKON delivers managed cloud solutions that empower enterprises with complete access, control, security, and scalability. Learn more about RKON Security Services.
Evernote’s Operations & Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service.
As a precaution to protect your data, we have decided to implement a password reset. Please read below for details and instructions.
In our security investigation, we have found no evidence that any of the content you store in Evernote was accessed, changed or lost. We also have no evidence that any payment information for Evernote Premium or Evernote Business customers was accessed.
The investigation has shown, however, that the individual(s) responsible were able to gain access to Evernote user information, which includes usernames, email addresses associated with Evernote accounts and encrypted passwords. Even though this information was accessed, the passwords stored by Evernote are protected by one-way encryption. (In technical terms, they are hashed and salted.)
While our password encryption measures are robust, we are taking additional steps to ensure that your personal data remains secure. This means that, in an abundance of caution, we are requiring all users to reset their Evernote account passwords. Please create a new password by signing into your account on evernote.com.
Click here to read more.