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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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10 BYOD policy guidelines for a secure work environment

Bring your own device (BYOD) is no longer simply a buzzword or a new trend; it’s reality. And in that reality, almost half of all employees use their own devices to access corporate assets such as network drives, documents, printers, web proxies, social media sites, and personal cloud services. Malware, viruses, theft, unsecured devices, jailbroken devices, and […]

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Work vs. family: which comes first?

May 15th is observed around the world as the International Day of Families. It’s been celebrated on that date since 1994, and grew out of the United Nations’ designation of that year as the International Year of Families. Twenty years later, focus on the family is becoming important to more and more people, but families […]

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The latest updates from GFI LanGuard!

Today we launched the latest version of GFI LanGuard 2014. Cristian Florian, product manager for GFI LanGuard, talks about the updates.

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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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