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Endpoint security: 5 things to know

Endpoint security: 5 things to know

Network security offerings clearly haven’t fixed the endpoint security challenge. The problems come on multiple fronts, which calls for a blended solution. Here’s what you need to know. 1. Antivirus is not enough There’s no argument that antivirus just doesn’t cut it anymore. There’s nothing new here, but it looks like the market is finally […]

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Keep business laptops secure

Keep business laptops secure

When it comes to notebook computers, their greatest strength can often seem to be their most profound weakness. The very portability that makes them such useful tools for the mobile professional leaves them vulnerable to a host of catastrophes that never faced the average desktop machine. Fortunately for the IT manager, tools and capabilities to […]

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Computer Security

Beware of the WannaCry Cyber Attack – it’s not over yet!

Overview Below are some frequently asked questions about the WannaCry cyber attack that affected over 150 countries and targeted old Windows systems. Where can I find more information? Refer to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team post for complete details: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA17-132A How did this attack happen? It was believed that the source of the attack […]

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It is all a cloud

It is all a cloud

One of the hallmarks of business is pragmatism. Effectiveness, rather than dogmatic purity, is prized. That’s demonstrated in the way that businesses are approaching cloud implementations. More and more companies are implementing cloud computing in a hybrid fashion, mixing public cloud, private cloud, and on-premises applications and services to build application infrastructures that combine the […]

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VDI can work for SMB

VDI can work for SMB

Since the 1990s, some companies have moved the operating system for workstations from the workstation itself to a server providing operating system images for many different workstations. This virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has been touted as offering lower cost of ownership for years, yet the majority of workstations in business are still traditional self-hosted operating […]

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Checklist for a successful 1:1 rollout

Checklist for a successful 1:1 rollout

One-to-one rollouts are game-changing projects. With proper planning, they can be less daunting. Nail this checklist, and the hard work is half done. 1. Establish a shared vision with community stakeholders You need teachers, IT, administrators, curriculum supervisors, special education teams, students, parents, and community business leaders behind a shared vision of what’s possible. Produce […]

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Does your business need a dedicated server?

Does your business need a dedicated server?

Are you feeling constrained running your business from your desktop or laptop? Chances are if you have more than a couple of users, the time has come to invest in your own server. It might feel like a big step for a small to medium business to take, but the functionality, time savings, improved security […]

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Laptops or tablets in the classroom?

Laptops or tablets in the classroom?

The trend to bring your own device (BYOD) means schools are handing more control over to parents when it comes to buying technology. Parents and students often weigh up between a tablet or a laptop. But with laptops getting smaller and lighter, and tablets getting larger, the question is broader than portability. Evolving technology and […]

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