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network security

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Network Security

By | Boring Tech

The Gist If you care at all about your business’s security, you should at least have an overview idea of these 3 fundamentals: network security, desktop security and a security policy.   There are two overriding principles in security design: 1) The overall level of security protection is only as…

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hard drive

Spring Clean Your Hard Drives the Safe Way

By | Boring Tech

The Gist It’s time to dump the old hard drives. Make sure you wipe them the right way with these tips and tricks.   It’s already spring and for most people that means spring-cleaning. Spring-cleaning for some means throwing out old socks, for others it means getting rid of a…

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automation

Is Automation the Death of IT?

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The gist Automation does not mean the end of IT work. Many businesses are using automation for low-level IT tasks.   Automation seems like a scary thought right? The idea that robots could take over your IT jobs, and potentially put you out of work. However, the not so scary…

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pc

Is the PC on the Fasttrack to Extinction?

By | Boring Tech

The Gist PC sales are dropping fast! Does this mean the end is coming for the PC?   If you take a look around, what are you noticing most people are typing on? What are people talking about? The second you start to pay closer attention, you’ll notice something –or…

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IT outsourcing

Pack Up! It’s Time for IT Outsourcing

By | Boring Tech

The Gist IT Outsourcing is the next step for businesses looking to evolve their infrastructures while gaining support and ultimately reducing costs and risks.   Running a business in today’s competitive market looks a lot different than how it did a few years ago. Having a couple desks, filing cabinets and tangled phone chords just…

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communications

Why Unified Communications is Taking Over Enterprise

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The Gist See why Unified Communication Solutions (UCaaS) are quickly transforming the natural multi channel communication for connecting enterprises.   Unified Communications or UCaaS has quickly become the hot buzzword for enterprises everywhere. Being a multi channel communication for messaging, emails, cloud videoconferences, screen sharing and voice (IP telephony) UC…

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online fraud

Make the Switch, Use the Chip

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The Gist So what’s the big fuss about this little chip? With one time use codes, these metallic chips are being implemented by banks to prevent credit card fraud.   If you haven’t noticed already, credit cards have all been looking a little different lately. I’m talking about that little metallic…

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security

Firewalls, The $81 Million Security Hole

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The Gist Overlooking basic network security can end up being an expensive lesson. Take it from the central bank of Bangladesh, who just lost over $81 million dollars due to a serious security hole, a lack of firewalls.   A security hole, its what hackers dream of and code tirelessly…

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