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Rolling with the Updates

Rolling with the Updates

I am sure that I am like most “techie” people right now who jumped onto the iOS 6 bandwagon today. I have to give it to Apple on this iOS release. I ran into absolutely zero issues with my upgrade on my iPhone and iPad. When iOS 5 came out, we all had serious issues for the first few days with servers being overloaded and corrupt iOS download files. I did not even have to connect my devices to a computer to complete this upgrade. This…

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Protect IP & SOPA: Bad Idea!

Protect IP & SOPA: Bad Idea!

How many people (especially in Congress) expected this ground swell against SOPA & PIPA?? They wanted to subdue the Internet and its users…all they did was make them angry.  Not wise to mess with the Internet collective. Did they not learn from how many recent dictators deposed due in some part to the communication vehicle of the Internet and social media? Check out the twitter feed on SOPA. A little more background on SOPA / PIPA, and Please let Congress know how you feel!

Bound by the chains of legacy

Bound by the chains of legacy

Legacy systems are the bane of most IT organizations. They handcuff us to the past and burden of our staff and budgets. The only problem is that we cannot ever seem to let them go. Do IT organizations suffer from some strange variant of the empty nest syndrome? Let us face it, Windows 2000 is very old in the computer world. I know many of you still have an old Windows NT box still hanging around. It is not easy…

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What Sarah Palin, Yahoo, and common sense can teach the rest of us concerning web applications

What Sarah Palin, Yahoo, and common sense can teach the rest of us concerning web applications

On September 17th, it was reported that Sarah Palin’s personal Yahoo email account was hacked. This was not achieved by using some unknown software exploit or a compromised computer, but with a little effort and effective use of search engines. IT departments have been battling working with staff to keep email under corporate control. Often employees want the increased ease and flexibility that the free email services like Yahoo, Gmail and Hotmail provide, but these often come with a hidden price in terms of…

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