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Is there anything more annoying than using a Unified Communications (UC) or VoIP telephony service—and suddenly everyone sounds like malfunctioning androids trapped in some sort of infinite echo chamber? Hello? (Hello.) Can anyone hear me? Allusions to Pink Floyd aside—even today, UC/VoIP quality is still an issue, despite all the IT monitoring we do. But…

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wheaps
By: wheaps
Feb 27, 2015
3:30 pm
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“Mom, Iggy Azalea is having a Twitter war with Papa Johns.” Because I am not cool, and have never been cool in my entire life, I had no idea who Iggy Azalea might be. In fact, my first thought was that an enterprising plant nursery was live tweeting some species of azalea’s Spring bloom schedule,…

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Rhonda Holloway
Feb 27, 2015
12:27 pm
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The inefficiency of tape data backup and the cost of a complete mirrored infrastructure explain the buzz around the concept of recovery as a service (RaaS). RaaS is a new model of disaster recovery in which service providers typically manage, own and operate the disaster recovery systems. Organizations which once bought and operated their own…

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MikeRobinson
Feb 25, 2015
8:24 am
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There was a time in my life when I got so far into the weeds of wife-ing, mothering, and working, that in desperation I began categorizing my day’s activities into three categories: Near Misses, Fails, and Epic Fails. The thinking was that if I could prioritize reducing the number of “near misses,” I could ultimately…

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Rhonda Holloway
Feb 13, 2015
12:03 pm
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Ever since the word “robot” was coined in 1920, writers have had no shortage of science fiction scenarios starring robots to play out on stage, on screen and in writing. Robots have been portrayed in every way imaginable, from workers on an assembly line, to intergalactic droids, to the housekeeper of a world-champion boxer…or playing…

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GeoffWebb
By: GeoffWebb
Feb 12, 2015
3:38 pm
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Identity defines who you are and what you do. But identity isn’t static—especially when it comes to IT. User identity can change and be manipulated, which introduces significant challenges for IT security teams. Multiple major data breaches made headlines in the past 18 months alone, and unless security teams start to focus on identity, they…

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David Mount
Feb 11, 2015
4:21 am
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Have you ever received a survey that you actually wanted to respond to? Not because you wanted to complain, but because it was relevant to something that interested you?” I received a survey this week from my health care provider. Based on the notable amount of transformation they have undergone these last few years I…

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Kent Purdy
Feb 10, 2015
10:12 am
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Technology provides consumers the world at their fingertips, so it should come as no surprise that employees—who are really just consumers in disguise—insist on using their personal devices for work. The BYOD trend undoubtedly creates new opportunities and benefits for both employees and companies. But if it’s done wrong, BYOD can also frustrate employees and…

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Travis Greene
Feb 5, 2015
8:34 am
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I know what you’re thinking and no,  I’m not drunk.  What does monitoring have to do with better applications? Well,  for me,  a lot.  Think for a moment about who is involved with creating applications.  You’ve got developers (obviously), testers,  architects, project managers and probably a few other roles.  Now think about who supports the…

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Joe Rogers
Feb 4, 2015
7:12 am
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5

There are a few things you can do to achieve greater efficacy during your next access certification campaign that don’t require a Superbowl-ad-sized budget. Here are some tips to consider to make your next access certification truly effective.

Amie Johnson
Jan 29, 2015
5:16 pm
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5