Is your small business easier to hack than Hollywood?
Odds are your business is not an overtly attractive target like a big Hollywood studio with lots of money and data. But everyone is a target. Compared to larger enterprises, small businesses are disproportionately affected by disasters that involve financial or security concerns. What can a small business do to be more secure? A UTM solution is quickly becoming the new normal even for businesses on the small side of the SMB spectrum.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
HPE ProLiant and ClearOS – Simple, Secure and Affordable IT for Small Businesses

The fast pace needed to win today’s economy is prompting business leaders to evaluate their current IT solutions and future IT needs. The ability to anticipate and react to changing market conditions is increasingly defining successful businesses and separating them from the rest. What allows these businesses to effectively compete is their adoption of the right technology to achieve optimal levels of performance, agility, and scalability.  Technology is particularly important for a Small Business to have the capacity to efficiently operate, grow and serve customers with limited manpower and IT resources...

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by Tim Peters
Michael Proper Named to CRN List of 2017 Top 25 Disrupters
Michael Proper is the driving force behind ClearOS, an open-source, Linux-based operating system that is powering astronomical cost savings and improved security for SMB computing. Partners embracing ClearOS say they are seeing huge gains in recurring revenue and customer satisfaction.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
ClearCenter Welcomes Blaine Raddon to Executive Team
Blaine Raddon has joined ClearCenter as Senior Vice President of Sales - and we couldn’t be more excited. Blaine’s energy and experience makes him the perfect fit with ClearCenter as we head into a major sales channel expansion phase. For the last 28 years, Blaine has been a top channel expert working for IT vendors such as Acronis, Juniper Networks and IBM. Most recently Blaine was the Senior Director of Worldwide Partner Development at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) where his emphasis has been in partner sales and segmentation, with a focus on Enterprise and SMB.

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by Colin Kelly Jr.
ClearCenter Featured in SMB Nation’s 2q2017 MSP Analyst Report
Harry Brelsford and Karl Palachuk today discussed ClearCenter and HPE’s new partnership agreement to preload ClearOS on select HPE ProLiant servers during SMB Nation’s 2q2017 MSP Analyst Report. They talked about ClearOS filling gaps in a SMB’s IT infrastructure and how ClearOS is a disrupting technology that combines the Server, Network and Gateway all into one system.

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by Colin Kelly
Spiceworks On the Air Live Series
On July 12, 2017 CEO ClearCenter Michael Proper along with Shab Madina HPE Group Manager, Product and Solutions and Joaquin Ochoa, CEO Jtech Enterprises appeared live on Spiceworks’ “On the Air” show.

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by Benjamin Chambers
The Perfect Cybersecurity Storm
If you read between the lines a bit in IDG’s recent CSO article, “Top 5 cybersecurity facts” two serious issues are colliding to create a perfect storm. Cyber theft is the fastest growing form of crime with damage expected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021. Also by 2021, there is a shortfall predicted of more than 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs. Yikes.

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by Colin Kelly
Open Source Can Help to Ease Fear Over Security
According to an article in MSSP Alert, U.S. cyber defenses may not be able to withstand a withering security attack aimed at government and critical infrastructure targets. Linus Torvalds famously said, “Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow.”

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by Colin Kelly
Watch HPE and Michael Proper on Spiceworks TV to win an Oculus Rift

Join the Spiceworks community for the On the Air with HPE show featuring ClearCenter CEO Michael Proper next Wensdsay, July 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT. One lucky attendee will win an Oculus Rift - VR Headset! HPE and ClearCenter are partnering to offer ClearOS on HPE ProLiant to SMB customers to make it very easy to deploy servers, networking, and gateway systems.

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by Colin Kelly
The Windows 10 Leak Could Be Positive For Microsoft
Recently source code for a few Windows 10 builds was leaked to betaarchive.com and temporarily available for anyone to download.

According to an article in The Register, the leak will make it easier for hackers to find exploitable bugs. From ClearCenter's perspective, this will only help the newer versions of Windows to become more secure or kill the viability of a closed Windows platform altogether, forcing Microsoft desktop OS versions into the open source World.

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by Colin Kelly
MicroServer Gen10 Intro Video from HPE
Check out the video below to learn more about HPE’s new ProLiant MicroServer Gen10. There is a lot of power packed into this small cube. It features AMD’s accelerated processing unit (APU) and 2 DisplayPort connectors allowing you to connect 2 4K monitors. You get 4 drive bays for plenty of storage. It even includes 2 NIC cards allowing it to function as a gateway and protect your LAN.

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by Colin Kelly
Live on theCUBE
Peter Schrady, SVP & GM, ProLiant Servers & SMB Enterprise Segments at HPE is live on set with  Michael Proper, Founder and CEO of ClearCenter. Interviewed by John Furrier and Dave Vellante during HPE Discover 2017 in Las Vegas.

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by Colin Kelly

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