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The cloud career boost

Many a CIO’s career began as an IT administrator, a process that took years, sometimes decades. Cloud computing in its various forms offers an unprecedented way for an admin to take a fast-track route and move their career forward.

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A different kind of working day for GFI volunteers

A team of volunteers from GFI’s Malta office took part in a Hands-on Day organized by the Rotary Club Malta on Saturday, May 10. The event was held at Dar Fejda – a residential home for girls – with the aim of improving the facilities there.

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Microsoft Advance Notification – May 2014

For the past four months – since the beginning of this year – we’ve had an extraordinary run of good luck in relation to Microsoft updates, with each Patch Tuesday bringing so few updates that we could count them on the fingers of one hand. Of course, we knew it couldn’t last forever; sooner or […]

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On the beat: Names in the news

Channeling Fred Wilson and making a prediction: On May 5, 2020, at least one website will post the comments Wilson made on Monday. The prominent tech investor will be recognized for boldly predicting the future – or mocked for a forecast that flopped.

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The six things SMBs need to know about social media

The social web is changing the way people and companies use the Internet. From staying constantly up-to-date on what your friends and the world are doing, to being able to reach out and correspond with anyone and everyone around the world, social media makes attention deficit disorder the new normal. While you can argue that […]

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Are kids today, too tech-savvy to handle?

Today’s kids have been brought up in an age that people like me (and most of our readers) have had to get used to, particularly where technology is concerned. So it’s not surprising that most kids are way more tech-savvy than their parents and teaching them about it – it’s a fact. I would dare […]

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Microsoft releases another out-of-band update

Microsoft has kept IT pros hoping recently. While the monthly Patch Tuesday update load has been surprisingly light for the last four months, we’ve started getting some emergency security advisories and updates that have been released outside the normal cycle schedule.

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May the 4th be with you – 30 Star Wars quotes to fit any IT situation

“May the 4th be with you” always makes me see Sylvester the Cat dressed up in Jedi robes. And since today is Star Wars Day, we wanted to provide a fun post to combine two of our favorite things: sys admins and Star Wars. To the ‘normals’ that are out there, some of the things […]

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On the beat: The dark side of Big Data

Days before the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII was revealed, a White House review ordered by President Barack Obama determined there may be a dark side to collecting large amounts of data.

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Microsoft releases out-of-band patch for IE zero day vulnerability

We reported here a few days ago that Microsoft had released an emergency security advisory for a zero day vulnerability discovered to affect all supported versions of Internet Explorer.  Today they put out a patch, so stalwart IE users can breathe a little easier after it’s applied, and IT pros can get ready to test […]

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