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Should executives buy a second computer for banking?

Has anyone every recommended that you buy a second computer for your home to use strictly for online banking and financial transactions?

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IT professionals–tell us when you finish

Amazingly enough, this is one of the most common complaints I hear about IT professionals: “I asked them to do such and such, and I waited a long time, and never heard from them. I was more and more frustrated every day! I finally asked them and they said they had completed the task a […]

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A data backup strategy for your company

Backup problems continue to plague businesses. One of the biggest problems happens when you attempt to restore and find out your backup is no good. For the past few years, business continuity devices have emerged to ease the pain of backups.

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Follow these 7 steps when you buy a new computer

* Read the updated version of this blog post. Executives often want to know what steps to take when they purchase a new computer.

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A virus possibly contributed to a fatal passenger jet crash

On August 20, 2008, 154 people died when Spanair Flight 5022 crashed right after takeoff in Spain. A preliminary report, discussed in an article in the Spanish daily newspaper El Pais indicates that a diagnostic computer should have detected problems with multiple systems on the aircraft. Had the problems been detected, the takeoff would have […]

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