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Laptops Protected Against Searches Without Warrants

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There was an interesting U.S. District court ruling that determined U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents cannot seize and inspect someone’s laptop computer without a warrant. Until the ruling, it was permissible for agents to do so within 100 miles of the border. As an article at ITKnowledgeExchange.com observes, according to the American Civil Liberties […]

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Thought Provoking Approaches to Security Issues

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There have been a couple good white papers recently dealing with security issues. One focuses on big data analytics to predict security risks while the other looks at recovering from a data breach or loss. Consider them a before and after look at protecting your data. It seems only logical to look at preventing security […]

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10 Fastest Trending Job Skills in Technology

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Are you keeping up on the trending job skills in technology? Do you know what your staffing needs are going to be and what positions might be difficult to fill? The 10 fastest trending job skills in technology could help you stay on course. Dice, which tracks technology issues, says technology pros who are proficient […]

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Looking Ahead 10 Years for Tech Predictions

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There’s a new report out by the Institute for the Future that purports to look ahead to the year 2025 and what technology will be like both good and bad. It’s a trends report worth reading. According to USA Today, the report is called Information Generation: Transforming the Future Today. It was commissioned by cloud-storage […]

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Department of Defense Issues New Cyber Strategy

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Four years is a long time in the cyber world – but not necessarily in the halls of government where 48 months can pass in the blink of an eye. That could explain why the Department of Defense has issued a new cyber strategy: its first since 2011. The Department of Defense said on its […]

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What You Will Pay for Top 5 IT Certifications

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The cost of IT certifications keeps rising but understandably. The people obtaining the certifications are demonstrating a value to your company through their dedicated education efforts. The question is what will this dedication cost you? What can you expect to pay for some of the top IT certifications? Global Knowledge, which provides business and IT […]

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Combating Myths About Disaster Recovery

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Is your company having problems justifying its disaster recovery efforts? Are you getting push back from the financial side about how to accomplish it in a fiscally prudent way? Well, the problem might be misinformation about disaster recovery. Let’s take a look at the myths about disaster recovery and how it might help you get […]

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Government Working on Human-Computer Communication

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is in the midst of working on an interesting new project. (Then again most of its projects are interesting.) It’s exploring removing the barrier between humans and computers. Could it have an impact on your organization going forward? DARPA says, “The lifelong human imperative to communicate is so […]

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Mobile Fraud Expected to Explode by 2017

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Here’s a statistic that could keep most CIOs awake at night – especially with so many companies having a false sense of security. Mobile fraud is expected to grow by 47 percent in the next five years – and that number might be too conservative. J. Gold Associates, a market research firm, surveyed 250 organizations […]

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Overcoming Struggles with Human Resources IT Needs

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Turns out struggles with human resource departments and IT departments are headaches for lots of CIOs. It seems to be the norm more than the exception according to a recent survey. According to PriceWaterhouseCooper, “While the shift from on premise Human Capital Management (“HCM”) to cloud HCM based applications is significant, many HR business and […]