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Gearing up for SysAdmin Day? We’re already celebrating!

We’re dedicating seven days to sysadmins – a SysAdmin Appreciation Week – starting from today!

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On the beat: Baseball, bats and Big Data

Statistics and sports go hand-in-hand. But the bond is strongest in baseball – and best explained during a scene from the 1999 film For Love of the Game: Kevin Costner’s character, aging star pitcher Billy Chapel, is asked during a dinner date, “Do you lose very much?”

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The challenges of a modern mobile workforce

Next year, over 37% of the global workforce will be mobile; this equates to 1.3 billion individuals. We look into how IT professionals can meet the challenges that come with this.

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How to export and import mailboxes with Exchange

Whether you are trying to make a backup for a departing employee, to respond to a discovery motion or a compliance request, or you are trying to import data into a test environment, you may from time to time need to either import data from a PST into a mailbox or export a mailbox to […]

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Safeguarding your emails and files with GFI MailArchiver 2014

A new version of GFI MailArchiver is available today and we asked its product manager, Ian Bugeja, to tell us how GFI’s award-winning solution can help companies combat this problem.

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Survey: Work/life divide? The gap has all but disappeared thanks to email [Infographic]

One in four US respondents check their work email at least once a day in personal time, while 9.8% continue to check email in real-time even before and after work. More survey results in this post.

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Why cloud services now make real sense for SMBs

Back when cloud services were a new trend, many IT professionals resisted their implementation. A few traditional techies had a perception of relinquishing control if they moved services away from the usual comfort zone of an on-premise model; citing concerns about security and reliability.

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On the beat: Silicon Valley’s youth movement

Humanity has yet to find the fountain of youth. But several tech giants may have discovered the business equivalent. Facebook, LinkedIn, Airbnb and others are employing summer interns – from high school.

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The scariest security stories of 2014 (so far)

I’m still not used to typing “2014” in the date field yet, but I just looked up the other day and realized that this year is already half over. An assessment of the first two quarters shows that on the security front, there’s both good news and bad news. The good news is that software […]

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How healthy is your network?

A study published last year in The Journal of Hospital Infection proposed fist-bumping (the “closed-fist high-five”) as an alternative to the old-fashioned handshake. The latter, according to the study, is a giant germ-swap that can impact human health.

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