Why We Love System Administrators

by Modis on July 29, 2016

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system administrator at workTo those in the know, the last Friday in July is System Administrator Day. This is a day where sysadmins receive the accolades, gifts and praise for the time they spend keeping your business connected and secure. Your workplace wouldn’t be the same without the tireless work of system administrators behind the scenes.

Let’s take a brief look at the many areas system administrators are involved in and imagine how the workplace would be – and how you would do your work – without their contributions.

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Top 5 Security Apps for IT Professionals

by Modis on July 27, 2016

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Businessman holds smart phone with closed lockAs technology and the internet continue their rapid advancement toward the bold future, issues of cyber security remain a significant threat to companies of all sizes. IT professionals at the ground level have their work cut out for them when it comes to keeping their businesses and clients safe, which is why anything they can do to stay on top of the situation will help prevent epic disasters. Major companies, from Target and Staples to Sony and JPMorgan Chase, have been hit by high-profile hacks in recent years, costing them billions of dollars and rattling their customer base. It’s no surprise that the rising number of high profile data breaches and cyber threats are spurring companies to double down on IT security.  [click to continue…]

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BLS Regional Jobs Report

Year-over-year unemployment figures continued to trend in the right direction in June. No region’s unemployment rate was significantly different from the national average, but three regions did see an appreciable year-over-year unemployment rate decrease. Month-over-month unemployment rates were stable in forty-three states and the District of Columbia, lower in one state, and higher in six states.

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Drone with First Aid Kit New TechnologyNew technology is constantly evolving to facilitate a variety of different tasks and roles. Sure, the desire for modern convenience and fresh forms of electronic entertainment drives some of the biggest sectors of the tech world, but many innovators have higher aspirations, too. As much as we all love new games and gadgetry, advancements in the health and safety tech industry may have the biggest impact on our future. Each year ushers in surprising progress that is changing the world by leaps and bounds.

From saving lives and enhancing public safety to thwarting disasters and stopping criminals, here’s a look at five new technology advancements that can make a big difference in our future. [click to continue…]

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scifi tech of the futureIsn’t it a little uncanny how the wildest imaginations of today often become the unexpected technological realities of tomorrow? Our tech-savvy world is evolving fast — so fast, in fact, that the innovations that might seem outrageous at any given moment are often made possible not that far into the future. Long-time fans of SciFi classics will recall a plentiful parade of awesome advancements on the tech front that were once a matter of fiction. Here’s a look at some of the coolest ones that actually exist in some shape or form today.

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Illustration of an exoplanet beyond our solar systemWhat would it be like to live on a planet with three suns? You’d greet each day with an overwhelmingly beautiful triple sunrise and watch amazing triple sunsets. Well, that’s fun to imagine but it would not really be the case on HD 131399Ab, a newly-discovered exoplanet. A single orbit of HD 131399Ab takes 550 years. For 140 or so years of that orbital period, there would be almost constant daytime.

Exoplanets orbit stars outside our solar system. This latest discovery is part of an exciting new wave of planetary exploration that extends beyond our solar system and young scientists are helping to lead it.

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