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IT Professionals: 3 Things IT Professionals Must Do to Avoid Being Fired

To keep their job, IT Professionals must do three things.

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“This is Your Captain Speaking – No Samsung Phones Allowed”

Yesterday afternoon, I and some of the more than 100 other passengers on our jet were paying attention to the safety demo. Unexpectedly, the announcement included a statement that prohibited the use of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone. Additionally, charging such a device is prohibited too. Now that’s harsh… or is it?

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A Way to Control Consultant Access – Every Time

What if you’d like to know each and every time a consultant attempted to access your systems? And would you like the ability to approve or deny each attempt?

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Are You Paying IT Pros Too Much?

Are You Paying IT Pros Too Much? IT Professionals have approached me to say they feel unhappy with their compensation. And some executives ask how much is enough pay. There are ways to know…

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Your IT Pros Deserve This

Give your IT Professionals an edge, and show your appreciation of them at the same time.

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NSA National Security Agency

At an NSA Cyber-Security talk last week, the presenter said: In the old days, if a military officer lost his gun, he would be in big trouble. Today, he is in just as much trouble if he loses his memory stick. The NSA provides 10 cyber-security guidelines…

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How Strict Do You Want your IT Pro to Be?

A CFO told me today that he feels challenged because his VP of IT is “very sensitive to being too ‘Big Brother’ in his approach to security.” The CFO wants his VP of IT to increase cyber-security, “even if it means taking away some latitude for employees, etc.” Other times, CFOs explain that their VP […]

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A Caller Says Your Computer Is Infected

Someone in your company receives a phone call, “This is Microsoft Technical Support. Your computer is infected with a virus.” They call back 50 more times after you tell them no.

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IT Training Budget for 2015

Send your IT Pros to the SuperTech “Best Practices” workshop in order to maximize cyber security, improve communication and increase your bottom-line results!

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Shellshock: Check Your Web Server

Shellshock is a bug that may exist on your servers and even your Mac. Even if you use Windows in your office, your web server may use Apache on Linux.

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