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Lost emails?! The IRS’ taxing tale

You may never – ever, ever, ever – feel sorry for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). But, surely, you can appreciate the migraine-like headache that officials from the US government’s tax agency are experiencing.

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Is virtual reality just a game, or the next big thing for business?

The concept of virtual reality (VR) has been around for a long time and has been implemented, with varying degrees of success, in the gaming world. It’s a favorite subject of sci-fi writers and as an avid reader, I immersed myself in Tad Williams’ Otherland, a late 21st century world where VR simulations get frighteningly […]

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Survey: Internet of Things… Is it time to fear the dark side? [Infographic]

New security threats, more devices – companies starting to think about Internet of Things (IoT), its relevance to and impact on their business. Picture the scene: You walk up to the coffee vending machine in the office, stop for five seconds, and you’re greeted with a: “Good morning John, coffee, extra milk, extra sugar. Have […]

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Removing your digital footprint: Better luck than Beyoncé?

Musician and actress Beyoncé Knowles – a star so bright she is mentioned by first name only – is among the world’s most powerful celebrities. She ranked fourth overall in Forbes’ top 100 of 2013, ahead of such notables as Madonna, Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, David Beckham and husband Jay-Z.

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27 days, 32 teams, 66 matches, 99 hours – all your bandwidth… It’s the World Cup! [Infographic]

The World Cup is coming: 27 days, 32 teams, 66 matches and 99 hours of soccer. A dream come true every four years for soccer fans around the world. As is always the case with major sporting events – from March Madness in the US, to the global Olympics – sporting enthusiasts will be keen […]

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Manual invoicing’s affordable (and efficient) alternative

Car maintenance, electrical repairs and, as Bruce Springsteen once famously sang, “Working on the highway” are important jobs that require manual effort. Invoicing customers? That’s one job that no longer needs to be manual – though this labor-intensive task remains quite common in small to mid-sized businesses.

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How to destroy your IT career in five easy steps

You probably heard about the (former) PayPal executive who went on a Twitter rampage one Friday night and fired off a bunch of nasty tweets about the people he worked with, after which his two-month-old career at that company not-unexpectedly ended. Although the exec in question later offered the excuse that a new phone was […]

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How to simplify vulnerability assessment on network devices [Infographic]

When we talk about vulnerability assessments, we most like think of operating systems, applications, laptops, workstations and servers, yet network devices are often overlooked. And that could become a problem. That is why it’s important to have a tool which scans your network and does a full vulnerability assessment of all your software and hardware. […]

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If it’s free, you’re probably the product

Free email, free accounts, free storage, free software, free hosting, free this, free that, free the other. “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”. Companies plying their wares on the Internet are not charities. They are trying to make a profit. And there is nothing wrong with that. Everyone has to pay their bills, […]

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The six most significant trends in IT management

Britain’s Sir Winston Churchill, famously said: “Never have so few, been asked to do so much, for so many, with so little.” If he were around today, he could use those same words to describe a growing trend in IT Management Senior leadership at companies big and small, from global corporations to SMBs, all seem […]

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