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It’s 2014 – Why haven’t all businesses gone wireless?

I remember when networking your computers meant running cables, usually coax or Ethernet (any other old folks around who recall ArcNet and Token Ring?). In the very early days, “computer rooms” had built-up floors with a mess of cords and cables running underneath them.  A little later, if you wanted to do it right (and […]

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Hitting a home run with your network security solution?

In professional baseball, scouts rate position players on a five-tool system. Only the very best can do it all: hit for average, hit for power, and excel in baserunning, fielding and throwing. The Major Leagues are filled with athletes that shine in one or two of these areas, but all five?

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The Internet of things: It is your business

“Internet of Things” is a catchy buzz phrase that’s been floating around the IT world for a while. Like “Cloud” before it, it’s taking a while to gain attention, but its rise to the forefront is inevitable. Most of us think about it (if we think about it at all) as a concept that pertains […]

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IT admins: Ready to give an Olympic effort?

The “Miracle on Ice” at the 1980 Winter Olympics is widely considered the greatest U.S. sports moment of all-time – and with excellent reason. Nearly 34 years ago, a group of unheralded men’s college hockey players from Massachusetts and Minnesota stunned the mighty Soviet Union – and the world – with the upset of all […]

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Heart to heart – the way forward for businesses

A meme currently doing the rounds says, “It’s no more B2B or B2C. It’s H2H: Human to Human.”

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And the winner is… 123456

Fans of Star Wars or Star Trek will surely remember the excellent 1987 spoof, ‘Spaceballs’. Hilarious, witty and featuring a star-studded cast, Spaceballs was more than just a spoof… it also generated a massive cult following.

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The decline and fall of the Facebook empire?

Princeton University academics have predicted the demise (or at least, the rapid decline) of Facebook in a couple of years’ time.  While I have not read the full study upon which they are basing their opinion, various news reports provide a summary. Facebook was quick to respond with a wonderfully prompt and witty rebuttal.

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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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