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Feng Shui Fabulous

Happy New Year! One way to celebrate 2015 with fresh, new energy is to implement Feng Shui. Feng Shui is a popular practice in many Asian households to balance the energies of a space: promoting health, wealth and good luck. An important element of Feng Shui is to get rid of clutter. Clutter creates confusion,…

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What Is Group Policy?

One of the most indispensable features of Active Directory is Group Policy. Group Policy is a feature that allows you to centralize user and computer settings throughout a network. For example, if you have 1,000 PCs and you don’t want to spend an eternity manually configuring the shutdown/logoff/restart options in the “Start” menu, you can…

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99.99% Report Brakes Slowing Down Their Car

(.01% were moving too quickly to comment.) “The whole point of a car is so I can get where I’m going quickly. I just can’t understand why they put the brake pedal right next to the accelerator. And the brakes are merciless now. Whenever I step on them I stop almost immediately. What were they…

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Ipswich Hospital Chooses DatAnywhere

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is a busy district general hospital in Suffolk, England. Its 3,500 employees serve the medical needs for a community of over 350,000 people. The Ipswich IT Team was recently faced with an information security challenge. How do you share sensitive, internal documents from the hospital file system with third-party organizations (insurance,…

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Alex Is Smarter Than a Hacker [Contest]

We had a strong feeling that our Metadata Era readers were up to our hashing challenge. And they certainly came through. After reviewing many solutions, our judges have chosen Alex Bessonov of New Jersey as the contest winter. And his victory came just in the nick of time: his son’s Nexus 7 had recently stopped…

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Privacy Predictions 2025!

After posting our IT predictions for next year, we decided to assign ourselves an even more challenging task. Using recent headlines from the tech press as a baseline, we tried to extrapolate ahead to the year 2025. Where might today’s stories about technology and privacy lead to in ten years if we don’t change how…

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Are We Smarter than a Turkey?

One of my favorite parts of Nassim Taleb’s The Black Swan, a book about how highly improbable and unpredictable events can have massive impact, was the story about the turkey. The idea was that if you were a turkey you might believe that your masters are nice benign folks that mean you no harm because…

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Replace Enterprise Applications with DatAnywhere

When I was in elementary school, Ms. Brownfield taught us that one of the big things separating humans and animals was that humans were tool-users. Since that time, innumerable YouTube videos of crows using sticks to crack nuts have surfaced and taught us two things: What really distinguishes us from animals isn’t the use of…

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Migrating Your Data to Office 365

What do I need to know before moving to Office 365? Moving your company’s data to cloud-based storage is a big job, and we want to make sure you understand what it takes to ensure that your Office 365 data is managed, protected, and accessible. Click here to sign up for a free assessment, where…

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Corporate Data: A Protected Asset or a Ticking Time Bomb?

How many days pass between big, publicized security breaches now? Not many. You’ve probably been worried about the state of data security, but you’re going to be surprised at just how out of control things really are. We asked the Ponemon Institute to survey employees and IT people from organizations large and small. Their eye-opening…

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