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Posted on 02.14.18 by Jeff Edwards

Ten Terrible Ways to Tell Your IT Team You Love them This Valentine's Day

Given how difficult life on an IT team can be, it’s only appropriate to show a little love to the unsung heroes who keep networks and applications humming along. So let's use this Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to express our devotion to our favorite members of the IT...

Posted on 02.13.18 by Michael O'Dwyer

How User Agreements Are Killing our Privacy 

Online privacy is a mythical creature not unlike the unicorn or Cyclops—we’ve all heard the tall tales, but we’ve never seen it in the wild. And we have only ourselves to blame. If we take governmental monitoring as a given and add the fact that U.S. ISPs can now...

Posted on 02.12.18 by Jeff Edwards

2018 Olympics Site Snowed Under by Hackers: Who's Responsible?

Just four days in and the 2018 Winter Olympics have already seen their fair share of setbacks. First, there’s the norovirus, which has reportedly infected 194 athletes, then there’s the gale force winds, disrupting and postponing events. But forces of nature aside, the...

Posted on 02.12.18 by Michael O'Dwyer

How Likely Are You to Lose Your Job to a Robot?

If some comedians speculate that women only tolerate men only because replacement devices can’t buy them dinner, perhaps employers of the future will be as logical when allocating robotic resources to their workforce?

Posted on 02.08.18 by Jeff Edwards

Bad Karma: Typosquatters Set Up Fake 'Reddit.co' To Steal User Credentials

Aggregator and social network Reddit.com is one of the most popular websites on the internet. In fact, the site it touts itself as the “front page of the internet." But that level of popularity has made it a target for fraudsters, and now, Reddit users, especially those...

Posted on 02.06.18 by Michael O'Dwyer

Digital Threats to Democracy—Real and Imagined

Democracy is in many ways about protecting freedoms, the freedom of the press, the freedom to bear arms, to arm bears, to vote in elections, and much more. With the advancement of technology, many feel these freedoms are under threat and the alleged Russian interference...

Posted on 02.05.18 by Greg Mooney

Defrag This - Advantages of Automating Network Tasks with Python

With so many available languages, knowing which one to choose for automation can be overwhelming. In our interview with Eric Chou from A10 Networks, we learn advantages of using Python Networking to automate tasks as engineers.

Posted on 02.02.18 by Michael O'Dwyer

The Rise of the $1000 Smartphone: Will Businesses Embrace Expensive Phones? 

The prospect of spending more than $1,000 in cold hard cash on a smartphone seems ridiculous to many of us, but after the much-publicized release of the iPhone X, the prospect became a very real one.

Posted on 02.01.18 by Jeff Edwards

Defrag The Month: The Biggest IT Stories from January 2018

New Year, (not so) new security problems. And what a year it’s been! From the Meltdown/Spectre fallout to the rise of cryptojacking, to rumors of Dell buying itself back public, 2018 has been a hell of a year for the IT space—and it’s only been a month. In this edition...

Posted on 01.31.18 by Jeff Edwards

Cloud Glossary: The Terms You Need to Know

In 2018, it’s pretty obvious that Larry Ellison was wrong. The cloud is here to stay, so you'd better understand it, if you don't already. 

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