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Connecting iPhones, iPads and Macs at your office

This is a scalding hot topic for senior level executives. Sometimes they say, “My IT is not excited about me connecting.” Here are some important tips—and you can pass them along to IT but only AFTER you look at the tips yourself:

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Do you use video on your website?

In case you haven’t noticed video clips are becoming very important on websites. If your website does not have videos and your competition does you could be missing out.

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Application streaming for executives

Executives take note—remote access applications took a huge leap forward years ago. Did your IT department never send you the memo? Or maybe you hear your IT professionals talk about using Citrix or Microsoft for application streaming and wonder what that is.

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How is your disaster recovery plan?

A lot of organizations are revamping their IT systems now that the economy is recovering. Many are using services like server virtualization and thin client technology—both of which lend themselves to you having a great opportunity to make a more robust Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP).

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Your Network May Be Safe, But What About Your Company Phones and PDAs?

A common theme you will notice in my new book “The Secure CEO” for protecting your network is the concept of Central Management. What’s that? Well, ask any IT professional, and they’ll tell you that one of the worst things in our career is when we have to change something on all the company’s computers. […]

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