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The Dangers of Online Shopping and How to Stay Safe [Video/Infographic]

This past Cyber Monday, consumers spent nearly $8 billion online, with over 54% of purchases made directly from smartphones. Two days prior, on Black Friday, online sales surpassed $6 billion. The holidays are, of course, prime time for purchases in...
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The Key to a Successful Office Move Project

Over the past three decades our company has helped businesses of all shapes and sizes move from one office space to another. While each of these projects is unique, they are invariably complex by nature. But this doesn’t mean that they have to be a...
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How to Choose the Right Cloud Provider for Small Business

More and more, businesses are getting rid of the servers in their office and migrating their entire technology infrastructure to the cloud. In fact, according to a Technavio report, the global virtual desktop market is expected to grow at a pace of 11%...
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Will the Cloud Save My Law Firm Money?

When it comes to cloud computing, providers tend to harp on the idea of mind-blowing cost savings in their promotional material. In fact, this notion has saturated the IT landscape to the point where many firms will reflexively equate “cloud” with...
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Do I Need a CIO for My Law Firm?

This is going to be a short read.   When it comes to whether or not your law firm needs a CIO, the greatest and most clear indicator is that you’re asking the question to begin with.   After helping DC law firms navigate technology for nearly 25 years,...
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Microsoft Office 365 vs. Hosted (Cloud) Desktops for Business

A cloud is a cloud is a cloud, right?   Absolutely and positively not. Especially not when what is being advertised as a "cloud" solution is really only partially rooted in cloud computing.   When it comes to really digging into Microsoft Office 365 and...
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How to Test a Disaster Recovery Plan for Associations (Trade/Professional)

  According to the ESG Research Review Data Protection Survey from Enterprise Strategy Group, 53% of organizations can tolerate less than an hour of downtime before experiencing significant revenue loss or other adverse business impact. Of those that...
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What Are the Problems with Cloud Computing?

You can’t step into the tech world without hearing something about the cloud. “It’s so cheap!” “You can access your data from a submarine!” “All you have to do is sign up!” “Once you’re there, you’ve made it to Valhalla!”   The conversation is certainly...
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How Much Should Associations Spend on IT Security (Trade/Professional)?

Here’s an unsettling statistic for you: according to The Ponemon Institute’s 2014 Global Report on the Cost of Cybercrime, 2014 cybercrime incidences increased by 10.4% over 2013 numbers.   Another from IBM: after a breach, an organization loses, on...
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How Much Does Hiring a CIO Cost for Associations? (Trade/Professional)

Where C-level executives are concerned, “CIO” is one of the newcomers in the game; not many associations were concerned about aligning their overall strategy with their technology resources back in the seventies.   But as organizations become more and...
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