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Super Bowl Technology. Will it go off without a hitch?

Anybody else excited to see what the Super Bowl technology will bring? While the Super Bowl celebrates its half-century of existence, the game (or at least the bells and whistles of it) will feel anything but ancient. This year, the audience will be treated to some new and exciting Super Bowl technology. Thank you, CBS and the tech-friendly city of San Francisco.

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Improving Database Security in 3 Steps

Because most modern businesses are moving to cloud-based storage systems, online security has become a rising concern among many companies. While the idea of database security may seem complicated, there are several small things that you and your employees can do to make your online activities safer. Here are just some ways to improve:

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Law firm needs for IT are unique and need immediate care

As attorneys, you’re committed to providing your clients with the best legal advice and service possible. In order to do so, you recognize that in the world of law, time stops for no one. Court dates are appointed, not chosen. Contracts have deadlines. Client meetings are a must. Any type of power outage, therefore, is a huge threat. As a lawyer, you have a finite amount of time to build your case, gather materials, research, etc. Should an outage strike your firm as a result of a natural (or most likely man made) disaster during your last few days before court, it could be detrimental to the outcome of a case.

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JetBlue computers fail when they are needed most

We’ve seen it happen to United. We wouldn’t be surprised to learn American Airlines has an archaic computer system, but JetBlue computers? Come on, we expected better. I guess this confirms that all American airlines are created equal–equally bad. Although, now that I think about it, this isn’t the first time JetBlue has had their computers go south for the winter. In March (yes, less than a year ago), they experienced another “system-wide outage” that left thousands stranded. But, I digress.

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5 Amazing Tips to Organize with Virtual Storage

Organizing media materials online is a challenge with distributed teams of people working on projects. Versions of campaign items, ranging from mailings or posters, are often shared via e-mail and in long lists of folders. This causes headaches when not managed carefully. We’ve created a brief list of tips for better organizing marketing materials across groups of employees:

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A new backup system can save your business

Have you ever run into a situation where that big presentation you needed to give your client disappeared from your computer? Or how about accidentally deleting a file that you really needed to make the sales pitch? Most businesses have experienced at least one hard drive crash, and anyone can imagine the havoc that is wreaked by such a “small” happening. If your business is worried at all about losing its data and files for any reason, it is time to consider a new backup system. And, not all backup plans are created equal.

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There’s a positive to being in IT during the holidays?

In yesterday’s post, we covered some of the added “challenges” the holiday season brings to our IT staff. You know, like the extra non-work-related traffic overloading the network or the scores of people who will be “working remotely” and suddenly need you assistance. However, let’s put that aside for a minute as there is a bright side to being in IT during the holidays.

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