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On the beat: 1,000 Megabits per second!

These days, “do it yourself” is commonly associated with home improvement projects. Well, why not Internet service?

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The Dumbing-down of Software (There’s an App for That)

Some tech pundits have long bemoaned the phenomenon of software bloat – increasingly sophisticated and consequently increasingly complex applications that can contain hundreds of thousands or even millions of lines of code. Microsoft Office is a favorite target of these complaints, with between 25 and 50 million lines of code.

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The six most significant trends in IT management

Britain’s Sir Winston Churchill, famously said: “Never have so few, been asked to do so much, for so many, with so little.” If he were around today, he could use those same words to describe a growing trend in IT Management Senior leadership at companies big and small, from global corporations to SMBs, all seem […]

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10 BYOD policy guidelines for a secure work environment

Bring your own device (BYOD) is no longer simply a buzzword or a new trend; it’s reality. And in that reality, almost half of all employees use their own devices to access corporate assets such as network drives, documents, printers, web proxies, social media sites, and personal cloud services. Malware, viruses, theft, unsecured devices, jailbroken devices, and […]

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Which chess piece are you?

In IT, as in Chess, sometimes you have to play the long game, sometimes the short. You can try to come out on the offensive, but far too often you find yourself playing defense to stay in the game, forced to react to your opponent’s moves. Although you want to be proactive and stay ahead […]

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De-stress with cloud computing

IT administration is a stressful job, intensifying every day as new technologies are developed and the cloud is pushed as the next best thing in computing. Actually, the cloud is not a bad idea at all and if you take control of the strategy, it can make the job of IT administration, while not quite […]

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On the beat: Does Google have a gripe?

In the ongoing fight to protect privacy, Europe’s highest court delivered a landmark ruling. But did the ruling hit the mark? Rewind to Tuesday. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) determined people have the power to request that Google removes search results containing their private or sensitive information.

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Work vs. family: which comes first?

May 15th is observed around the world as the International Day of Families. It’s been celebrated on that date since 1994, and grew out of the United Nations’ designation of that year as the International Year of Families. Twenty years later, focus on the family is becoming important to more and more people, but families […]

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Wi-Fi glossary -71 terms you need to know

With the growing popularity of Wi-Fi and its increasing prominence in corporate networks, it is important to understand the various terms, acronyms, and standards that are rapidly becoming a part of the lingo. To that end, we’ve put together this glossary of common terms that are used.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday Roundup – May 2014

As reported at the end of last week in this month’s advance notification from Microsoft, if you have been celebrating each month upon seeing a number of Microsoft security updates that could be counted on the fingers of one hand, the party’s over. April’s four security bulletins has doubled to eight for May, and that’s […]

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