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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...
We’ve written extensively in the past about detail-specific tips, tricks, apps, and add-ons for Microsoft Office programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. But the powerful Office productivity suite, which still claims 80 to 96% of worldwide user share almost 25 years after its...
Technology is often heralded as the be-all, end-all of our existence. Upgraded smartphone models come out every few months. Fresh apps pop up every week. New methods of doing business — in the cloud, with Big Data, or on mobile point of sale systems — overtake old ones on a daily basis....
Tuned in to any IT-related news over the last month or so? Then you may have noticed the avalanche of cybersecurity revelations. First, in mid-September, Home Depot admitted that a malware-based data breach had compromised the credit card information of more than 56 million customers — the...
On Thursday, October 16th, more than 20 million people participated in the latest Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. Most surprising about this figure, though, is that nearly 10% of the participants exercised disaster preparedness in the Southeast, a region of the country no one ever associates...
One of the most famous quotes in the business world comes from Founding Father and early American Renaissance man Benjamin Franklin: “Lost time is never found again.” But in today’s digital-driven, connectivity-obsessed world, it’s easier than ever to waste time. Listicles, viral videos,...

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