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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 …


Techno rebels without a cause

on February 14, 2014

Remember when being a nerd was a quiet act of rebellion, back before it became a fashion statement?  Many of us grew up in a time and place when being interested in computers marked you as a little odd – …


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

on February 13, 2014

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 …


Hitting a home run with your network security solution?

on February 11, 2014

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 …


What’s lurking at your doorway? A hacker’s field day for small and medium businesses! [Webcast]

on February 10, 2014

The Windows XP Era started on October 25, 2001 and 13 years later there are many questions about Windows XP in a post Microsoft support world. These questions remain unanswered and the deadline is quickly approaching. Will stopping XP support …


The Internet of things: It is your business

on February 6, 2014

“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 …


IT admins: Ready to give an Olympic effort?

on February 5, 2014

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 …


15 gift ideas for your Valentine

on February 4, 2014

Valentine’s Day is round the corner – have you bought your sweetheart a gift yet? Don’t worry if not; we’re here to help! Here at TalkTechToMe, we’ve often focused on ideal gifts for sys admins. This time, we’ve decided to …


Report: Most vulnerable operating systems and applications in 2013

on February 3, 2014

The number of reported security vulnerabilities in 2013 continued to increase compared to 2012. In this post, I provide an overview of the statistics for 2013 related to software security vulnerabilities. These are compiled from data from the National Vulnerability …


Heart to heart – the way forward for businesses

on January 31, 2014

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


Monitoring logons in Windows environments

on January 30, 2014

The Windows logging system was never designed for ease of use. Depending on the audit settings, the information that is logged is rich and can meet the needs of any forensic investigation, but at the same time is cryptic and …