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Posted by Mark Towler

Does Your Software Licensing Work for You or Your Vendor?

“If there’s one thing I hate the most, it’s software licensing.” This was said to me, unprompted, by my friend Janine who works in government. She managed operations at large federal organization and handled budget items in the billions of dollars each year. But her...

Posted by Joe Hewitson

Healthcare IT Security: Top 5 Soft Spots

Healthcare IT continues to be a poster child for enterprise security at large. A few weeks ago Infosecurity Magazine reported that healthcare data breaches rose 63% over the prior year. It's clear that health care is a common target for cybercriminals, but in what...

Posted by Michael O'Dwyer

Mars Missions in Film: Science Fact vs. Fiction

Reminiscent of the space race in the 1960s, when the USSR and the U.S. competed to be the first to put a man on the moon, today's projected Mars missions are possible thanks to a long history of evolving technology. A few months ago Boeing entered the race, claiming it...

Posted by Greg Mooney

Is Encryption a HIPAA Compliance Requirement?

Is encryption a HIPAA compliance requirement? Based on how the law was written it can be hard to tell.

Posted by Kevin Conklin

5 Reasons IT Pros Do Better in Darkness

The recent winter solstice - and the strikingly short amount of daylight that goes with it - got us thinking about how well our favorite people, IT pros, handle the darkness. So we did some research and came up with some helpful facts to cheer you up.

Posted by Greg Mooney

Fixing Blown Capacitors for Hero Status

A lot of people throw away a lot of otherwise fully operational electronics due to blown capacitors (caps). I've worked in IT for quite a few years and that doesn't even include my 5 years of time in the audio consumer electronics space. To put is simply, a capacitor is...

Posted by John P. Mello Jr.

Don't Chase the Next Big Thing When Selling Tech to the Brass

We've all faced this dilemma: a new product or process appears on the market, the trade press and an industry's hype machine goes into overdrive about how it will be a game changer. But we're reluctant to pull the trigger because "the next big thing" might be around the...

Posted by Greg Mooney

Defrag This - Episode 1 - Healthcare Attack Vectors

Defrag This host, Greg Mooney, and the VP of Security Solutions at Ipswitch, Rich Allen, discuss specifically how these attacks impact the healthcare industry.

Posted by Dave Seuss

Free Tools for the IT Crowd

Who doesn’t love free tools? They make our jobs easier to do. They help fill in the gaps. And they’re, well, free. Free as in beer.

Posted by Mark Towler

Dropbox Drops the Ball Along with Public Folders

As some of you may know, Dropbox recently aggravated many of their users by announcing the end of support for their Public Folder feature. The backlash has been swift, with users not only complaining loudly on Dropbox forums but also up-voting to the Top 10 list a...

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