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Category Archives: SMB Zone

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

Snapchat Breach: Good, Bad or Just Plain Ugly?

Snapchat Breach: Good, Bad or Just Plain Ugly?

on January 6, 2014

Looking for a technology story to follow in these first days of 2014? The suggestion here is the Snapchat data breach, specifically what comes of it. The leak of 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers occurred on New Year’s Eve, …

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Social Media: The Job-Seeker’s Real-Time Resume

Social Media: The Job-Seeker’s Real-Time Resume

The Internet is filled with stories of social media stupidity: rants, tantrums, snide remarks, racy images and pranks in poor taste that kept promising candidates from landing a job – or got employees fired. But can social media also get …

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Top 10 Tech Stories of 2013

Top 10 Tech Stories of 2013

on January 3, 2014

’Twas the season for lists: grocery lists for holiday feasts, wish lists for holiday gifts and, of course, lists for the biggest stories of the past 12 months. In the spirit of counting down those final seconds of the year, …

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2014: The Year of the Hybrid Cloud

2014: The Year of the Hybrid Cloud

on January 1, 2014

Every IT pundit on the Internet seems to be busy during the holiday season with making predictions about what’s going to happen to the industry in the upcoming year. To say 2014 will be the Year of the Cloud seems …

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Businesses Be Warned: Data Breaches Don’t Discriminate

Businesses Be Warned: Data Breaches Don’t Discriminate

on December 23, 2013

You have PII – and you’re not alone. Now, before you rush to your physician begging for a prescription, PII stands for “personally identifiable information.” The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines PII as:

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Profiling Today’s Small Business Workers

Profiling Today’s Small Business Workers

on December 21, 2013

Mega corporations may get all the media attention, but small companies make a massive contribution to the economy. According to the National Small Business Association (NSBA), there are more than 28 million small businesses in the U.S. and they employ …

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The Spy Storm

The Spy Storm

on December 20, 2013

I am very careful when writing about security. There is a fine line between an objective discussion on security and engaging in what we often term “FUD” – fear, uncertainty and doubt.

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Survey Says: Small Business Workers Get Social [Infographic]

Survey Says: Small Business Workers Get Social [Infographic]

on December 19, 2013

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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Working Remotely: Mobility Makes Most Happier [Infographic]

Working Remotely: Mobility Makes Most Happier [Infographic]

on December 17, 2013

Longer hours mean lower job satisfaction – or so you might think. However, GFI’s recent small business survey indicates otherwise. According to respondents, those who have worked remotely report longer work weeks, with 26 percent working 50 hours or more …

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Job Satisfaction: Bigger Isn’t Better for American Workers

Job Satisfaction: Bigger Isn’t Better for American Workers

on December 14, 2013

Some believe landing a job with a major corporation is the pinnacle of success, especially if you work with computers. Big businesses have more money to pay big salaries, provide more valuable benefits, and hand out more perks. They can …

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