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Category Archives: SMB Zone

Current tech issues, research and articles, tailor-made for the SME!

Wearable computing: How will it change business and society?

Wearable computing: How will it change business and society?

on March 26, 2014

The tech industry has been talking about it for decades: the personal area network (PAN) and wearable computing. It’s the logical outgrowth of the smart phone craze – computing devices that you attach to your body (or even, in extreme …

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Where there’s a will, there’s a social media way! [Video]

Where there’s a will, there’s a social media way! [Video]

If email was the killer app of the 1990s, social networking holds that distinction thus far in the new millennium. It began as a venue for the younger generation but now people of all ages use Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and …

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How to capture ‘all emails’ and meet compliance

How to capture ‘all emails’ and meet compliance

on March 25, 2014

Environment Canterbury is a regional council of the New Zealand government, and it is responsible for protecting the quality of air, land and water in Canterbury – the country’s second-most populated region. The council of 570 employees is also responsible …

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Nobody’s safe: Big companies’ websites inadvertently spreading malware

Nobody’s safe: Big companies’ websites inadvertently spreading malware

on March 24, 2014

If you don’t speak/read Dutch, here’s a malware story that you might have missed: ConsuWijzer, which is a consumer advice web site run by the government in the Netherlands, advised last week that a large scale malware campaign was spreading …

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XP support withdrawal: Some tips for SMBs

XP support withdrawal: Some tips for SMBs

on March 21, 2014

It’s been a long time coming, but Microsoft is finally removing support for Windows XP (as well as Outlook 2003 and Exchange 2003) on April 8, 2014.

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5 ways to strengthen your wireless security

5 ways to strengthen your wireless security

on March 20, 2014

Try to wrap your brain around these numbers: In a mere six years, an estimated 24 billion devices will connect to the Internet. (Yes, that’s “billion” – with a “b.”) And half of those devices will be mobile.

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Patching and antivirus tips every sys admin should know

Patching and antivirus tips every sys admin should know

on March 19, 2014

When you started out in IT, did you really want to spend all your life applying patches to PCs and checking if the antivirus product installed is up to date and working properly? Let’s be honest, these tasks get a …

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Target’s tale: Lesson learned or will you be burned?

Target’s tale: Lesson learned or will you be burned?

Turn back the clock to late last year. At the height of the holiday season, between November 27 and December 15, hackers certainly gave new meaning to the term “hit the bull’s-eye!”

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9 tips to improve wireless connectivity in the office

9 tips to improve wireless connectivity in the office

on March 18, 2014

Two things that really upset people when they try to connect to a wireless service is that a) the connection is not free and b) that it doesn’t work properly. The reaction is very much the same within an office …

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Windows XP end-of-life: Danger or hype?

Windows XP end-of-life: Danger or hype?

on March 17, 2014

If you work in IT, you are probably aware that official support for Microsoft Windows XP ends on April 8, 2014. After this date, Microsoft will stop sending out security patches for the aging operating system. Support for Office 2003 …

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