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If you’re going to do video content, do it right!

I’ve been noticing a trend lately – content that was originally text and image-based, such as tutorials, tech support reference material and so on, is now showing up as video content.  Not all content can or should be text-based, that’s a given, but my beef about this trend and towards those trying their hand at […]

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2014: The year of doing more with web filtering data? [Infographic]

As an IT Administrator, you endeavour to ensure that the technology you choose to use makes a positive impact on the business, and you are always looking for new ways to use technology that will bring additional benefits to your organisation. Take the new web filtering software you may be considering, for example. Web browsing […]

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The privacy of things

The right to privacy is something we take for granted. If we are in the comfort of our homes, on the phone to a relative or friend or simply sending an email from a personal account, we expect that no one is prying, listening in on our conversation or reading what we wrote.

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Next Gen IT: It’s More Than Just the Cloud

As we head into the middle of the second decade of this new millennium, it seems all eyes in the IT world are cast upward, to the Cloud. There’s no doubt that cloud computing is set to create a paradigm shift in how we use (and pay for) computing services in the years ahead, but […]

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The Big Tip for 2014: Network Security Begins with Automated Patch Management

Welcome to 2014! It’s the start of another year, and who knows what new threats, viruses and Botnets will be uncovered in the coming months? The good news is that whereas the ingenuity of hackers may keep us guessing, the basic attack vector has not changed: their focus is to exploit weaknesses in network security […]

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An Introduction to E-Discovery (Part 2)

In part two of this two-part series, I discuss the e-discovery process (EDRM) and highlight two common e-communications archiving architectures used by organizations today as part of their e-discovery strategy. If you missed part one, check it out here.

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Snapchat Breach: Good, Bad or Just Plain Ugly?

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, and it should motivate all social media consumers to re-examine the value they place on […]

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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 you hired? You better believe it.

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Top 10 Tech Stories of 2013

’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, I submit to you the list of top 10 tech stories that captured my attention […]

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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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