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Survey: IT staff head for the exits due to work-related stress [Infographic]

on April 24, 2014

Stress is something we experience every day. It can be mild or intense. Every one of us deals with stress differently but in small doses, stress is good for us; it is what keeps us going. The problems begin when …


Windows 8.1 early adopters forced to update, or become insecure

on April 24, 2014

Those of us who like to stay on the cutting edge of technology are probably well on our way to fully deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. While it’s great to be on the cutting edge, sometimes that …


Video: Small business employees and remote working

on April 23, 2014

Longer hours mean lower job satisfaction – or so you might think. However, GFI’s small business employee survey indicates otherwise. According to respondents, those who have worked remotely report longer work weeks, with 26 percent working 50 hours or more …


Earth Day 2014: 18 tips for greener IT

on April 22, 2014

Today we mark Earth Day, and hopefully remind everyone that they can play their part, not just today, but every day, to help preserve what is left of our planet and its natural resources. IT can do a lot to …


Are you the Lone Ranger in your company?

on April 21, 2014

Understaffed and overworked? Flying solo with the workload of a team of many? Are you spending all your time just trying to keep things running, with no time for yourself or for proactive projects? Are you reading this post on …


On the beat: The high price of Heartbleed

on April 18, 2014

It’s been nearly two weeks since “Heartbleed” first made headlines. Have you changed your passwords? In that time, have you also allowed yourself to wonder whether we’re safer knowing this Internet security flaw existed in the first place?


GFI Cloud: A study of time savings

on April 17, 2014

Working in IT administration is a stressful endeavour. Granted, there’s no comparison with brain surgery or air traffic control; but it is a field that few people understand from the outside looking in. Non-technical people don’t really get what an …


How to confirm your systems aren’t suffering a major Heartbleed

on April 15, 2014

The Internet was rocked last week when a two-year-old bug in OpenSSL was revealed. Heartbleed, as the vulnerability is known, can result in massive information disclosure through simple requests that require no privileges, and leave no logs. Anything from command …


April showers bring May flowers…And the end of an era

on April 14, 2014

Upgrades necessary as key Microsoft products go end-of-life April 2014 is a significant month for many reasons. Spring weather finally returns to the Northern hemisphere. The Final Four NCAA tournament games will all be played. And three of the most …


On the beat: The Snowden effect?

on April 11, 2014

You be the judge: Coincidence or something more? The highest court in the European Union (EU) ruled the Data Retention Directive “invalid” on the basis that it interfered with citizens’ right to privacy. Under the law, which was adopted in …


GFI Cloud user interview: Michael Belisle, IT Manager at Fisher and Sons

on April 10, 2014

Michael Belisle, IT manager at Fisher & Sons, in Burlington, WA, explains how GFI Cloud helps ease the load of IT management and make his life easier as a one-man IT team. He is interviewed by Jackie Wake.