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My Professionals Are Too Busy to be Proactive

This segment of the ongoing series “What to ask your IT Professionals” addresses an almost universal problem: Proactivity in the IT department

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Software Manufacturers Sometimes Sabotage Your Company!

The next question you need to ask your IT Professionals is: “Do you have to reduce security in order for all of our programs to work properly?”

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IT May Have Your Users Misconfigured!

This is the start of a new series called “What to ask your IT professionals.” This series will provide you, the busy executive, with quick and important questions to discuss with IT. This series empowers you, as an executive, to broach topics that don’t “come up” in ordinary conversation.

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Is Your Guardian Angel Tranquilized?

Whether or not you believe in guardian angles, believe in browser protection. So you know about the big breach at Yahoo. Are you protected against similar attacks?

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FYI: Were you online between 12/31/13 and 1/3/14? Your PC may be infected.

If you used your computer, especially if you visited Yahoo (including webmail users who logged in to the mail website to check their email) between December 31 and January 3, there is a chance your computer is infected. The “drive by download” infected an estimated 27,000 users per hour. The exploit attacked a vulnerability in […]

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Two Reasons Why Microsoft Phones are Better than Apple Phones

And these are two reasons Microsoft doesn’t even advertise…

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