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12 email tips to share with your users

Unsolicited email or spam may be a mere nuisance for most emails users, but for an IT administrator spam is a headache and a major security threat. More than 3% of all spam includes a malware payload, but that doesn’t mean that the remainder is safe. Far from it. You can still be directed to […]

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World Cup priorities: morale over productivity?

The United States and Germany, each with a proverbial foot in the door to the World Cup’s Round of 16, only need a draw in their head-to-head Group G match today to reach the knockout round. It’s a reality reportedly doubling as a nightmare scenario for FIFA, which dealt with a similar situation in 1982.

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PCI DSS compliance isn’t for you? (It can be)

The rules may not apply to you. But you should still apply the rules. Wait. What?

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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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