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How to Save on IT Costs During a Recession
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May 2012
How to Save on IT Costs During a Recession

Individuals become more frugal as the economy dips into a recessionary period. Businesses who learn how to reduce their operating expenses are far more likely to survive a recession than those who continue to operate “business as usual”. For many business owners, information technology costs are expensive; here are some tips for saving on IT […]

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Sushi and Firewalls Made For One Delicious Lunch & Learn!
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April 2012
Sushi and Firewalls Made For One Delicious Lunch & Lear...

Digerati Group along with Barracuda Networks hosted a lunch and learn event on March 28th in the private Red Room at Sushi Samba (504 N. Wells). While attendees enjoyed a delicious assortment of sushi, reps from Barracuda demonstrated via PowerPoint presentations, the various risks that can effect a company’s web applications and web sites. One […]

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Telecommuting: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
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March 2012
Telecommuting: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Business trends change from year to year and sometimes even month to month. One of the most debated about trends is telecommuting. There are a lot of opinions concerning Telecommuting; unfortunately, as it is a fairly recent trend there is not much data around it. Does it make employees more productive or not? Does it […]

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Password Strength is Vital in Protecting Your Business and Personal Information
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February 2012
Password Strength is Vital in Protecting Your Business and P...

In today’s technologically driven business marketplace one of most often overlooked points of vulnerability to your business and personal security is the strength or weakness of the passwords that you define for usage when logging into: your computer network, email provider, online banking, and accounting or payroll applications. To underestimate the importance of strong passwords […]

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Why You Should Break Up With Your Old Tape Backup
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February 2012
Why You Should Break Up With Your Old Tape Backup

No matter how you look at it, breaking up is not typically an easy thing to do. If you currently use a tape drive as your method of backup it is time for you to come to terms with the reasons why it is just no good for your business. Often times outweighing the pros […]

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How Data Backup Can Help Save Lost Data Files
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February 2012
How Data Backup Can Help Save Lost Data Files

We maintain our computers similarly to how we maintain our own health – rarely do we take the time to learn about preventing health complications, and instead work to repair our health once we’ve become ill! We take care of our computers the same way, in that we rarely think about the safety or well-being […]

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Technologies That Stick Around
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January 2012
Technologies That Stick Around

We see new technologies come into our lives everyday. It seems like as soon as we purchase a new computer, a better, more impressive version comes out. It is hard to stay ahead of the technology curve. You may not realize that there are a few technologies that have with stood the test of time. […]

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Applying Professional Goals in the New Year
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January 2012
Applying Professional Goals in the New Year

Setting goals keeps us motivated. As we strive to reach these goals, the challenges that we overcome inspire us to keep going, and set our future goals even higher. With every step taken we move towards the future that we have planned and the lives that we want. We all know this truth about life, […]

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Is the iPad Useful For Businesses?
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January 2012
Is the iPad Useful For Businesses?

Some businesses have jumped on the iPad wagon and are finding creative ways to use the iPad. For example, the Global Mundo Tapas restaurant in Sydney, Australia uses the iPad as an interactive menu. There’s a budget airline, Jetstar Airways, using the iPad for in-flight entertainment, rented for $10 a flight. A luxury sedan by […]

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6 Tips for Using Passwords to Protect Against Identity and Business Theft
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December 2011
6 Tips for Using Passwords to Protect Against Identity and B...

Ah, those pesky passwords. If you work in the corporate world or in an office, you have one for your PC/Networkand, unless there is a password synchronization application that combines them, you probably have more than one for other applications. Add those to the ones that you have for your home Internet, your banking and […]

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