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2014: The Year of the Hybrid Cloud

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 a little redundant, given that ZDNet was tentatively predicting the same back in 2012. IBM […]

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Businesses Be Warned: Data Breaches Don’t Discriminate

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

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 about half of the American workforce. But when we say “small business”, what do we […]

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The Spy Storm

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]

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 other social sites for both personal and business-related communications. GFI’s recent small business survey shows […]

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Working Remotely: Mobility Makes Most Happier [Infographic]

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 compared to only 10 percent of those who haven’t worked remotely. Despite that, 75 percent […]

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Job Satisfaction: Bigger Isn’t Better for American Workers

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 afford to supply their employees with state-of-the-art equipment. Small business workers scrape to get by […]

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The Numbers Game: Layering Your AV Protection

The Baltimore Ravens won their first Super Bowl in 2000 on the strength of a nearly impenetrable defense. It allowed just 10.3 points per game – a record for a 16-game season in the National Football League.

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Survey: 81% of Small Business Employees Are Satisfied with Their Jobs [Infographic]

Technology has changed the way we communicate, socialize and do business. Every day, millions of employees in the US use some form of technology as part of their daily work and personal activities, contributing to the growth and success of the companies that they work for. Technology has also enabled the US employee to do […]

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10 Tips to Enforce Your Online Security

I recently wrote an article called What the Hack, in which I discussed the spate of hack attacks happening at the time. Unfortunatley, not much has changed since then, and we keep on hearing of more and more password leaks, hacks, identities being stolen and loss of personal information. One of the password leaks that […]

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