Robert Agar

Robert Agar

I am a freelance writer who graduated from Pace University in New York with a Computer Science degree in 1992. Over the course of a long IT career I have worked for a number of large service providers in a variety of roles revolving around data storage and protection. I currently reside in northeastern Pennsylvania where I write from my home office.

Cloud-Based Voting Systems for More Secure Elections

Fair elections are an essential activity in democratic nations. They are at the heart of the democratic process and are what sets “free” societies apart from autocracies, monarchies, and dictatorships. Ensuring the viability and accuracy of elections has been a challenge for countries and municipalities throughout history. New methods of developing voting systems that make use of the security and flexibility of cloud computing may help alleviate many of the issues that plague what should be a right for all citizens.

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The Increased Use of the Cloud in the Healthcare Industry

Cloud computing has impacted many areas of society and the business world. In some cases, the benefits that organizations realize by using cloud services are transparent to the majority of the population. Most people are not overly concerned with how an organization designs its infrastructure unless they are directly affected by it. One industry that everyone interacts with at one time or another is healthcare. 

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The Growing Risk of Cybersecurity Threats in the Cloud

The IT world continues to migrate more of its workflow to cloud providers and there is no indication that this pattern will slow down anytime soon. A cloud presence presents a new avenue through which a corporation’s data resources can be attacked by cybercriminals. While some of the risks are essentially the same as with an on-premises data center, there are additional factors that need to be considered when cloud instances are in play.

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