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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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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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