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2/03/2015 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
A frequent question we get is, "Should we use a template for our new site?" While website templates are easy to work with, they suffer from serioues issues. One being that they make your business look like a thousand others! Here in WOOF! we make the case for custom web design. We talk about "what you see" - your branding, content and user experience.
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11/19/2014 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
When was the last time you changed your passwords at work? If you aren't sure when, you need to read this month's WOOF. Using multiple passwords, and changing them frequently, is one of the most important - and least used - IT security practices.
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10/02/2014 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
Hundreds of cyberattacks are taking place right now. Most target datacenters, particularly in the U.S., after private data. But datacenters aren't the only target of attackers--power grids are also at risk. And the U.S. electrical grid is vulnerable.
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9/03/2014 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
IT Support is necessary, for computers and for network operations. But that doesn't meanyou have to pay high support costs. In fact, there's a lot of ways to reduce your support costs with simple practices. Here are 16 examples, direct from our own Support Team.
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7/28/2014 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
Facebook manipulates its users' emotions. It and other social media networks drain away employees' time. And malware is flooding in. What can we do to curb social media use in the office?
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6/30/2014 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
Where do your computers come from? Your servers? Wireless? Where a piece of hardware is made, and who makes it, is more important to your business' operations and security than you might think.
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5/30/2014 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
Should the Internet be open (Net Neutrality) or closed (paid priority)? Most Web users are on the side of Net Neutrality...but if we look closer, we'll see that the issue is not so black-and-white. This WOOF examines the possible consequences of both classifications, and what the future may hold.
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5/01/2014 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
ICANN, the organization responsible for the "roots" of the Internet, is looking for a new oversight body. The U.S. has decided to transition ICANN to a more global governance. Does this move risk the Internet's safety? What sort of issues could result? We tackle those questions in this month's WOOF.
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3/25/2014 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
If you're a healthcare organization (and thus subject to HIPAA regulations), it's said that using Windows XP after the April 8 deadline will immediately push you out of HIPAA compliance. Is this really true? There are situations where it is. Read this month's WOOF to find out what you can (and should) do about it.
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2/26/2014 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
Ever wondered why people use email service providers like Constant Contact? It's because sending out hundreds of emails through your company's Exchange Server is dangerous. It can even prevent your entire organization from sending ANY emails. Read about how, and what you should do the next time you want to email a bunch of customers at once, in this month's WOOF.
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1/16/2014 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
Many startups use public cloud services like Google Apps and Amazon to get started fast. But these services pose a serious security risk for a startup's new intellectual property. There's a smarter way to start.
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12/04/2013 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
Do you use video in your online marketing? If not, 2014 is the time to start. Video is one of the most powerful marketing tools on the Web - and more affordable to make than ever. This month's WOOF examines video's widespread influence, why it works so well in business, and how you can start making videos.
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10/31/2013 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
Are you archiving all emails, instant messages and blog posts into your regular backups? Could you find a specific email if needed? The California Electronic Discovery Act says you must be able to do so. Here's what the Act is about, and how you can stay in compliance.
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9/30/2013 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
What's the harm in employees using personal email for work purposes? Plenty, in fact: privacy violations, falling out of legal compliance, potential for data theft and other risks. This WOOF article documents those risks, and gives advice on how to stop employees from using personal email at work.
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9/04/2013 - PlanetMagpie, Press Release
Telerik has won a 2013 Stevie Award for its Sitefinity 6.1 Content Management System. It won the People's Choice Award (20,000 people voting) for Favorite Content Management solution, beating out 2 enterprise competitors.
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8/26/2013 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
How dangerous is the BYOD trend? We can count 10 ways employees using personal devices risks network security and the privacy of your data. We're also sharing several ways to protect against those privacy risks...and none require overhauling the network.
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6/28/2013 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
Do you use a public cloud product like Google Docs or Microsoft Office 365? Guess what? The NSA has your data. 9 tech giants have cooperated with its PRISM surveillance program, constituting a gross violation of our privacy. We discuss just how severe this violation is...and the solution to avoiding PRISM's net.
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5/30/2013 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
We often think of cyber-thieves as a Hollywood archetype. But they're very real, and very damaging. Cyber-espionage is running rampant, gigabytes of private data stolen every day. Read about where cyber-espionage comes from, how it works & and what you can do to stop it.
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4/09/2013 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
No one wants to suspect their own employees of violating security. But the scary fact is, U.S. businesses lost $300 billion to trade secret theft in 2012...and most of that came from internal theft. This is how it happens, why, and what you can do.
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2/27/2013 - PlanetMagpie, WOOF! Article
So you've determined that you need help with your network. In order to save time and money, it's best to have some technical information on-hand when a networking consultant arrives. What kind? That's what our checklist will help you with.
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