Chi Connect is a newsletter designed for tech professionals who want quick updates on news that pertains to data networking, security, backup, storage, disaster recovery, and virtualization. That’s a lot of information to cover in a newsletter, so each edition will have a different focus and we encourage your comments and input. If you have a story, news or blog you’d like to share on Chi Connect, please contact our editor, Christine Thome, at

Below is the December 2019 edition – enjoy!

Shadow IT – Should Your Organization Worry?

In today’s collaborative, mobile world, employees are constantly looking for new and better ways to get their work done.

But when they bring unapproved applications and devices into your environment —often unwittingly and for seemingly practical reasons — they can expose sensitive data and violate compliance regulations.

Unfortunately, this so-called shadow-IT phenomenon poses tremendous risks to your organization and can open you up to potential cyberattacks.


Five Disruptive Storage Technologies for 2020

Next year promises to bring even greater disruption to the formerly staid storage market, as IT leaders seek more efficient ways of coping with the data tsunami generated by AI, IoT devices and numerous other sources.

Here’s a look at the five storage technologies that will create the greatest disruption in 2020, as enterprise adoption gains ground.

10 Habits of Good Network Administrators

No one wants to end the year trying to recover from a cyberattack. As threats continue to get more sophisticated and dangerous every year, avoiding an attack requires knowing where you’re vulnerable and the steps you can take to defend your business.

Here’s a quick guide to help you reduce cyber risk.

Join us for the Premiere of Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker

Bring a friend and be our guest for the premiere of Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker on Friday, December 20.

We will have showings in Cleveland and Columbus. For more information and to reserve your seats, please click one of the links below.

Cleveland – AMC Ridge Park Square 8 Brooklyn

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