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Linked – The Perilous Side of the Cloud: Shadow IT and Excess Data

“While the panel advocated eliminating shadow IT, they admitted the efforts involved in doing so could prove daunting. “The average employee is using about 28 cloud services, so when someone leaves that company, how long is it going to take … to shut all that down, and how do you get that data back?” said…

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Linked – Networking Event Hacks to Introduce Yourself, Meet People and Spur Conversation

“I learned this hack at an event in San Francisco. The event provided free pizza and beer.There were two beer taps and attendees could help themselves. With a lack of networking opportunities falling into my lap, I decided to grab two slices, then pour myself a glass of beer. In front of the beer taps…

Linked – Law Firm Pays $2500 to Get Data Back After Ransomware Attack

“Thomas Brown of The Brown Firm in Florida was yet another victim of a ransomware attack which encrypted his data, leaving him out of business and without access to his data. The cybercriminals demanded $2500 in bitcoin for the decryption key. The firm said that they had to pay up or lose all their data…

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Linked – Most IT pros have seen potentially embarrassing information about their colleagues

“More than three-quarters of IT professionals have seen and kept secret potentially embarrassing information about their colleagues, according to new research conducted by AlienVault. The research, which surveyed the attitudes of more than 600 IT professionals into how they are treated, found that many are being called in to help get their colleagues out of…

People Are Acting Like People and That’s Bad for Facebook and Twitter

People Are Acting Like People and That’s Bad for Facebook and Twitter

I’m sure you’ve all seen the news that has spread across the internet and social media recently. Teens are not using Twitter and Facebook, they’ve moved on to other social networks. Well, I did see one article that tried to explain why they are spending their time on other networks, and it’s not just because…