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Survey: IT staff head for the exits due to work-related stress [Infographic]

on April 24, 2014

Stress is something we experience every day. It can be mild or intense. Every one of us deals with stress differently but in small doses, stress is good for us; it is what keeps us going. The problems begin when …


Windows XP end-of-life: Danger or hype?

on March 17, 2014

If you work in IT, you are probably aware that official support for Microsoft Windows XP ends on April 8, 2014. After this date, Microsoft will stop sending out security patches for the aging operating system. Support for Office 2003 …


What do 300,000 Wi-Fi routers have in common?

on March 15, 2014

Did you hear about the hackers that hijacked more than 300,000 wireless routers? Four words for those of you expecting a punch line: Don’t hold your breath. This months-in-the-making story made headlines on March 3, and it was no joke. …


Will March Madness drive your company bandwidth insane?

on March 14, 2014

It’s that time of the year when American basketball fanatics are busy filling in the tabs of their tournament brackets and readying themselves for the big games (last year 693,000 brackets were filled in three hours after the selections). Millions …


Introducing … GFI WirelessSentry!

on March 13, 2014

Sara Foley is the Product Manager for GFI WirelessSentry, a new addition to the GFI Software family that launched today. In an interview with Marc Thaler, she provides an overview of the product, and explains how it helps businesses quickly …


Sensitive transactions over wireless: A recipe for disaster

on March 12, 2014

Europol issues warning regarding public wi-fi networks   Industry experts have been proclaiming for a while now that we’re headed toward a world without wires. Some pundits have predicted that new fast wireless technologies, capable of gigabit speeds, will usher …


Who’s afraid of the big bad hacker?

on March 11, 2014

There’s been a great deal of discussion about the “digital divide” in regard to people who have access to affordable broadband and those who don’t. But there’s another, more fundamental divide – related but different – that has been developing …


SysAdmins: Five tips for predictable and productive days

on March 10, 2014

Internal IT teams that spend their lives fire-fighting problems have to endure an unnecessarily stressful existence. Much has been written about the benefits of providing proactive support, but some IT departments still struggle with putting this into practice. Here are …


Windows XP: There’s more still around than you might expect

on March 7, 2014

Everyone who works in the world of IT is aware (or should be aware) that official support will cease for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. It’s easy for individual IT professionals to only think of how XP’s end of …


“My PC is slow and I don’t know why!” How often do you hear this?

on March 6, 2014

As an IT professional, there’s a good chance your own computer runs rather well. After all, you (should) know exactly what to do to address issues that have an impact on performance!


Five tips to boost your wireless network security

on March 5, 2014

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of freedom that comes with using your Wi-Fi devices anywhere, at any time, to access anything (within reason, of course). The key to this experience, however, is connecting to your wireless local area network …