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Video: Small business employees and remote working

Longer hours mean lower job satisfaction – or so you might think. However, GFI’s small business employee 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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Earth Day 2014: 18 tips for greener IT

Today we mark Earth Day, and hopefully remind everyone that they can play their part, not just today, but every day, to help preserve what is left of our planet and its natural resources. IT can do a lot to operate in a more green fashion – it will benefit the planet, and can save […]

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Are you the Lone Ranger in your company?

Understaffed and overworked? Flying solo with the workload of a team of many? Are you spending all your time just trying to keep things running, with no time for yourself or for proactive projects? Are you reading this post on your phone while eating lunch at your desk because you don’t have time to take […]

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On the beat: The high price of Heartbleed

It’s been nearly two weeks since “Heartbleed” first made headlines. Have you changed your passwords? In that time, have you also allowed yourself to wonder whether we’re safer knowing this Internet security flaw existed in the first place?

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GFI Cloud: A study of time savings

Working in IT administration is a stressful endeavour. Granted, there’s no comparison with brain surgery or air traffic control; but it is a field that few people understand from the outside looking in. Non-technical people don’t really get what an IT guy does every day, so they can’t understand the level of stress they bear.

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A tale of two security approaches – and why you need both

Once upon a time, attacks on computers and networks were relatively simple. Our primary worry was viruses and their variants – worms, Trojans, rootkits. Their authors set out with malicious intent, to create software that can cause harm by shutting down a system or an entire network, destroying data and/or programs, or collect information and […]

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How to confirm your systems aren’t suffering a major Heartbleed

The Internet was rocked last week when a two-year-old bug in OpenSSL was revealed. Heartbleed, as the vulnerability is known, can result in massive information disclosure through simple requests that require no privileges, and leave no logs. Anything from command … Scan your systems with GFI LanGuard to make sure that the Heartbleed Open SSL […]

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April showers bring May flowers…And the end of an era

Upgrades necessary as key Microsoft products go end-of-life April 2014 is a significant month for many reasons. Spring weather finally returns to the Northern hemisphere. The Final Four NCAA tournament games will all be played. And three of the most widely deployed and impactful products from Microsoft all reach their end of life. In case […]

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New vulnerability makes your Heartbleed

This week’s big news on the security front is all about Heartbleed, a vulnerability in OpenSSL, which is used by many web sites to encrypt transmissions between the machines of users who visit their sites and the web servers. The Transport Security Layer (TSL) protocol – the successor to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) – is […]

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On the beat: The Snowden effect?

You be the judge: Coincidence or something more? The highest court in the European Union (EU) ruled the Data Retention Directive “invalid” on the basis that it interfered with citizens’ right to privacy. Under the law, which was adopted in 2006, telecoms companies in the 28-nation EU had to retain users’ data for up to […]

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