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Remember the build-up last year for the death of Windows XP? A similar scenario will play out in 2015, as Microsoft announced in November that it would end support for Windows Server 2003 and Server 2003 R2 on July 14th. The most immediate impact of this announcement is that any system using...
If 2014 was “The Year of the Breach,” with a whopping 43% of North American firms telling the Ponemon Institute that they experienced a hack in 2014, then what lies ahead in 2015 for technology and security? Tech Crunch described our current state of awareness as “a tipping point for cybersecurity...
The New Year is upon us, which means we all get a fresh opportunity to consider what’s important for the next 12 months. In the small to medium-sized business world, technology routinely tops that list — you can’t work well without technology, and technology that doesn’t work well will only hold...
2014 is almost a wrap. But before we dive in to the promising opportunities of 2015 and relegate the last 12 months to the rearview mirror, let’s revisit the most popular QuickTips topics of 2014. CMIT Solutions wishes everyone a happy, safe, and productive holiday season, hopefully enjoyed over...
2014 is almost a wrap. But before we dive in to the promising opportunities of 2015 and relegate the last 12 months to the rearview mirror, let’s revisit the most popular QuickTips topics of 2014. CMIT Solutions wishes everyone a happy, safe, and productive holiday season, hopefully enjoyed with...
As many news outlets have reported over the last few weeks, the major trend in e-commerce this year has come from mobile device use. Over the three-day period encompassing Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday: •    33% of Thanksgiving Day sales came from mobile...
Last month, Microsoft’s Azure Storage cloud offering suffered what Forbes called a “catastrophic outage” that affected customers worldwide. Reports after the fact revealed that the 11-hour service interruption was caused by a glitch in a performance update. The exact cause, according to...
A new virus is flexing its corrupting muscle on computers and users worldwide. CryptoWall first appeared in February, but attention surrounding the ransomware spiked this summer, when researches at Dell SecureWorks reported on it. In October, the UK Register revealed that 830,000 victims had...
It’s that time of year again: turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, the presence of friends and family, and a reason to give thanks for all of our good fortune in the last year. If there’s one thing most of us want to NOT think about on Thanksgiving, it’s technology. Put the...
Lost amidst the recent avalanche of news concerning data breaches, system insecurities, and other external cyberattacks was a joint Department of Homeland Security/FBI alert about insider digital retaliation. Defined as the destruction of data, theft of proprietary software, removal of...

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