What Makes a Good Password Policy?
What is a "strong password" and how do you make strong passwords that don't have to be written down on a Post-It or copy/pasted?
by Paul Vandre on March 3, 2017
Everyone’s heard of big data, but defining it is trickier. Is it the digital equivalent of Elaine’s Big Salad on “Seinfeld” (Big lettuce, big carrots, tomatoes like volleyballs)? Is it, as one Redditor averred, Hoarding 2.0? Or is it, (attributed to @evertlammerts on Twitter) data that “piles up so high that it disappears into the clouds”? “Official” […]
by Oz Merchant on July 18, 2014
Unemployment for IT grads is lower than for new graduates with other majors, and some new IT grads find themselves in the enviable position of choosing among multiple job offers. But it's important to think through any job offer thoroughly before making a commitment.
by Taylor Burgess on June 10, 2014
We've all read about tech companies that offer outrageous perks like on-site masseuses, house cleaning, and unlimited vacation days, but most of us live in the real world. However, the IT job market is hotter than it has been, and companies have to compete for great IT talent. One way they do that is by giving employees perks that make a real difference,
by Laura Miller on May 27, 2014
When you put on a party for your IT team, you have a prime opportunity to thank them for everything they do. Feeling unappreciated can sap the energy from otherwise great employees, and you need to let people know you value their contributions. If you use freelancers and contractors, the informal office party gives people a chance to make connections:
by Taylor Burgess on May 23, 2014
By 2015, an estimated six and a half billion devices will be connected to the Internet, including over six million cars and 260 million televisions. We're just beginning to imagine the many ways the Internet of things (IoT) could be used to affect day-to-day life. From the time we wake up, we could expect fresh coffee from our smart coffeemaker, lighting in our bathroom that emulates the weather we'll face outside, and a car that lets us know we need to buy gas, but we have time because our train is going to be late.
by Adam Shearin on May 16, 2014
A well-planned sustainable IT initiative goes hand-in-hand with an overall operational efficiency initiative, with benefits positively affecting an organization's bottom line while meeting corporate sustainability goals at the same time.
by Matt Shanklin on February 3, 2014
High tech has long had an association with cleanliness. While the industrial revolution brought the world smoky, dusty factories, the tech revolution brought us microchip manufacturing facilities with standards for cleanliness that make both the house-proud grandma and operating room chief genuflect in awe. As for the computers into which these tiny technical marvels are installed, they are gleaming marvels of intelligence, innovation, and ... filth?
by Adam Shearin on January 24, 2014
Metrics aren’t exactly exciting, but measuring outcomes puts your IT team in better control of work group functioning, job satisfaction, and demonstrating the business value of the IT service desk. Fortunately, today’s help desk software makes it easy to capture plenty of performance data. If you know which of this data to use and how to […]
by Brandon Miller on January 13, 2014