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The six things SMBs need to know about social media

The social web is changing the way people and companies use the Internet. From staying constantly up-to-date on what your friends and the world are doing, to being able to reach out and correspond with anyone and everyone around the world, social media makes attention deficit disorder the new normal. While you can argue that […]

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Mind games? Choosing the best way to archive email

Did you ever have to make up your mind? Pick up on one and leave the other behind. It’s not often easy, and not often kind. Did you ever have to make up your mind?  Do those lyrics look (and sound) familiar? They make up the first verse of The Lovin’ Spoonful’s 1966 hit song, […]

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Windows XP – where have all the bad guys gone?

April 8, 2014 has come and gone and you may be wondering what all the fuss was about. After all, the bad guys haven’t come out of hiding, wreaking havoc on those who still have instances of Windows XP running on their networks.

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Survey: IT staff head for the exits due to work-related stress [Infographic]

Stress is something we experience every day. It can be mild or intense. Every one of us deals with stress differently but in small doses, stress is good for us; it is what keeps us going. The problems begin when our stress levels reach a point where it proves detrimental to our health, to our […]

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Video: Small business employees and remote working

Longer hours mean lower job satisfaction – or so you might think. However, GFI’s small business employee survey indicates otherwise. According to respondents, those who have worked remotely report longer work weeks, with 26 percent working 50 hours or more compared to only 10 percent of those who haven’t worked remotely. Despite that, 75 percent […]

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Earth Day 2014: 18 tips for greener IT

Today we mark Earth Day, and hopefully remind everyone that they can play their part, not just today, but every day, to help preserve what is left of our planet and its natural resources. IT can do a lot to operate in a more green fashion – it will benefit the planet, and can save […]

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Beyond storage: Why email archiving can save the day

How many email messages do you send each day? How many do you receive? Like many regular users, you probably send over 30 messages per day and receive over 100. If you are a power user, you can probably double those numbers and still come up short. With so much mail flowing through your inbox, […]

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Is your work environment making you a more (or less) productive worker?

We all know that a “hostile work environment” is bad for employees and for the company, in many ways. But what about a down right boring work environment? Some employers prohibit employees from engaging in “extracurricular” activities while working – such as listening to music or taking an occasional break to check personal email or […]

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10 must-know email security tips

Email is by far the number one way networks are compromised and the main route for data leakage. Fortunately there are some simple ways to safeguard this vital asset and the resources your email connects to.

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The Wi-Fi question you need to answer… And why

Anything specific catch your eye during the recent Winter Olympics? (Hopefully it wasn’t the infection that turned broadcasting icon Bob Costas into the talk of Twitter).

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