Monday, 17 October 2011

A Colleague Far, Far Away: 10 Remote Conferencing Tips

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Maximizing IT Investments October 17, 2011
No doubt about it, today's technology can make distance irrelevant. As the workforce becomes more dispersed and companies recognize the cost savings of connecting remotely, phone, video and Web conferencing — and especially, applications like Skype — are growing in popularity. It can be difficult, however, to know how to interact with colleagues and business contacts who are in different locations. Follow these tips provided by Robert Half to stay on the up-and-up. Read more >
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This year's string of hacking crimes has put many people and corporations on guard, as people are wary of losing critical company information or having money stolen from their bank account. However, one myth that needs to be debunked is that all hackers are geniuses. In reality, they are just average folks who are just as smart (or dumb) as the rest of us, which means they sometimes make some very dumb (and comical) mistakes. Alan Wlasuk, CEO of 403 Web Security, has compiled a list of the top six dumbest hacks of all time.

Telecommunications is always in the throes of transition. Today is no different, as IPv6 and cloud computing gradually are changing the legacy infrastructure. Chip Popoviciu, president and CEO of Nephos6, says that the two transitions are deeply related. He tells IT Business Edge blogger Carl Weinschenk that carriers and enterprises that understand this connection can support users more effectively and efficiently — and save money.

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