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Facing down the Ramnit virus on Facebook: Tips for protection and clean-up

By Bob Eisenhardt January 23, 2012, 12:55 PM PST Takeaway: Bob Eisenhardt explains how the Facebook virus Ramnit works, why it’s so bad, and how it can affect much more than a Facebook account. Ramnit is advertised as a lethal virus for attacking Facebook, having stolen 45,000 accounts and passwords. The virus itself is actually pulled from […]
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10 things you should do when you get a new Windows laptop

By Brien Posey January 12, 2012, 12:56 PM PST Takeaway: Before you take a new laptop on the road, make sure it’s correctly configured, secured, and provisioned to meet your needs. I recently replaced my laptop with a newer model, and I went through a number of steps to get it ready for use.  I thought it […]
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The first 5 apps to install on your iMAC

By Scott Lowe January 9, 2012, 3:12 PM PST Takeaway: Once you move beyond the basics when provisioning a new Mac, certain apps jump to the top of the list. Here are a few good ones to consider. Over the past few years, I’ve changed. Whereas I used to be a hardcore Windows guy, I eventually made […]
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Configuring Email Rules for Apple Mail

By Erik Eckel January 6, 2012, 7:00 AM PST Takeaway: Erik Eckel explains the steps to creating flexible mail-handling rules in Mac Mail. Most business users are familiar with Microsoft Outlook rules. Many might be surprised to learn Mac Mail, the default email application included with Mac OS X Lion, includes its own rules feature. Mail’s rules […]
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Guidelines on upgrading vs. replacing a client workstation

By Erik Eckel July 11, 2011, 9:49 AM PDT Takeaway: Erik Eckel shares his IT consultancy’s guidelines that help them determine whether to upgrade or replace a client system that’s showing age. Although some clients will never admit it, most services an IT consultancy provides are black-and-white objective. Regardless, some clients will equate technical proficiency with something […]
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Encourage clients to maintain new investments

By Erik Eckel August 13, 2011, 11:46 AM PDT Takeaway: After you complete a major upgrade or replacement, it’s the perfect time to try to correct clients’ bad habits and inform them about best business and maintenance practices. Many industries are struggling in this economy. Even though credit has tightened up, the temptation to curtail necessary investments […]
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What the IT department will look like in 2015

By Jason Hiner September 28, 2011, 10:56 PM PDT Takeaway: The IT department of 2015 will have fewer full-time staff members, will hire more consultants, and will focus on software, mobile, and the cloud. I kicked off the annual TechRepublic Live 2011 event on Wednesday by asking the question, “What will the IT dept will look like in 2015?” […]
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