Understanding PCI DSS

Central Point Networks provides solutions for companies searching for a secure interface in which to transfer sensitive information. Does your business accept credit cards? Do you need it to? In order to open your California area small business up to the enhanced profit potential that accepting credit cards can provide, you’ll need to understand what responsibilities you take on by accepting these forms of payment. Small businesses are prime targets for data plunderers. If…

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Understanding Cloud Computing

Understanding Cloud Computing Free yourself from traditional IT with Cloud Services Cloud computing is managed, shared applications, development platforms, or computing infrastructure accessible via the internet. It provides options such as bandwidth and on-demand computing power with flexible capabilities normally purchased as a metered service. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines cloud computing as a “model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing…

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Windows XP End of Life

Microsoft Windows XP End of Life – Upgrade Your IT with Solutions from Central Point Networks To ensure your data and user identities are secure, upgrading immediately makes sense. Microsoft has announced that as of April 8, 2014 support will no longer be available for for their popular Operating System, Windows XP. The world’s biggest software manufacturer has supported the software for 12 years, even though they have released three major OS’s since; Vista…

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