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If you have mobile teams, get them a portable broadband router

One of the biggest challenges many companies face is having users that work off-site and need to connect to the Internet. The users may be at a construction site, performing an accounting audit at a customer site, working from a hotel or conference center, or be in some other location. The temptation is to allow […]

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Are IT professionals afraid to make important IT recommendations to their boss?

When I ask IT professionals why their users have blank passwords or use words like “password” for their password, the IT professional explains “my boss told me I had to leave it that way!” The same goes for restricting Instant Messenger, or blocking web streaming sites that allow users to watch video and eat up […]

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