Tag: United States

19
Jun

Microsoft Announces New Tablet Computer

Introducing Microsoft Surface! Tablet computers are the latest craze in the computer world. Apple’s iPad is the reigning champion, commanding 62% of the U.S.’s $75 billion tablet market. In an effort to usurp Apple’s position, Microsoft announced Jun. 18, 2012, that it will release two new tablet computers, the Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro,…

5
Jun

European Commission Wants to Give Internet Users the ‘Right to be Forgotten’

We all make mistakes. We all do and say things that we wish we could take back. But in today’s world, instead of maybe a few dozen people being privy to a particular faux pas, it could be a few hundred or a few thousand. In the case of celebrities, like Ashton Kutcher and Spike…

4
Jun

Websites Go Dark in Protest of Canada’s Bill C-38

Remember when websites like Wikipedia and several others went dark all day on Jan. 18, 2012 to protest the U.S. government’s proposed PIPA and SOPA and legislation? Well, something like that is happening again; only this time, websites – though not Wikipedia – have decided to “go dark” all day today, Jun. 4, 2012, in…

1
Jun

New Duty-Free Limits Come Into Effect on June 1

In an inexplicable moment of largesse, the Canadian government decided to increase the spending limit on duty-free merchandise for Canadian citizens who make purchases while visiting the United States. Let me start with this warning:  Day trippers still can’t bring anything back from the United States. Canadian citizens still have to remain stateside overnight in…

22
May

New York Department of Education Says No To Facebook

Accepting a friend request from a teacher is similar to accepting a friend request from a boss, and both are bad ideas. Becoming Facebook friends with a boss opens an employee up to all kinds of problems if he doesn’t immediately limit what gets shared with said boss. But for a student – even a…

18
May

U.S. Government Movin’ on Up Into the Cloud

Folks in the United States have been griping about how much the US federal government spends three years. Well, according to an article by Joe McKendrick, the government may have finally started taking these complaints seriously. Federal agencies that have adopted cloud computing have already saved approximately $5.5 billion, according a federal IT consortium that McKendrick…

15
May

2 New Russian Ransomware Scams – Warn Your Employees

From: CyberheistNews Check out their free phishing test at http://www.knowbe4.com/phishing-security-test/  Just in the last week, two new Ransomware scams were found in the wild. One scam accuses the end-user of copyright violation, as content was found on the victim’s PC and has been moved to an encrypted directory. To release the encrypted data, and to prevent…

8
May

Where is Information Technology Heading?

Information technology (IT) has provided us with many things to make our lives more convenient. The quality of our lives would diminish greatly without the convenience of shopping online, sharing documents in Google Docs and other file sharing platforms, connecting with friends and family via Facebook, or watching music videos on our cell phones. But…

27
Apr

How do you keep your staff productive?

The Cost of Lost Productivity Could be Higher … or Lower Than You Think Productivity, productivity, productivity. It’s always been important. IT firms around country promise potential clients that their IT services can help companies maintain business continuity and employee productivity no matter what. But what no one really seems to know is how much…

24
Apr

April 25 is Administrative Professionals’ Day

The week of Apr. 23-27, 2012 marks Administrative Professionals Week in North America, and Apr. 25 is Administrative Professionals’ Day. The term administrative professional covers a wide range of jobs, but Administrative Professionals’ Day is meant to recognize the contributions of administrative support professionals such as secretaries, administrative assistants and receptionists. Believe it or not,…

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