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Identity Theft

by Patrick Rardin in News, Technology

There are a lot of questions surrounding this “Hot” topic of the day and it is a topic of serious concern. I am often asked “Is this a serious threat?” to which I always answer with a resounding YES!

First of all what exactly is Identity Theft? The clearest definitions circulating are quite simply; Identity Theft is an illegal use of third parties personal information (ex. Social Security Number) to obtain financial gain.

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Choosing a Backup Solution and Storage Device

by Patrick Rardin in News, Technology

Tape drives were the leading technology used by organizations for backup and archiving. However, the slow speed and low capacity of tape drives on the market make alternative choices a no brainer. How do you select a backup solution that satisfies your needs without blowing the budget? The following are just some of the main factors to consider.

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Email Etiquette

by Patrick Rardin in News, Technology

Think of e-mail as a permanent record, just like a paper memo. Remember that it is also not private. Despite their perceived disposability, e-mail messages should be kept official and professional:

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The Risks of Free

by Patrick Rardin in News, Technology

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“FREE Digital Camera, FREE IPod, FREE Screensavers, FREE Games….. Is there a theme here? Yes, and it’s called The Risks of “FREE”. Oh , I must say I still get a little excited at the prospect of something for free. When I was a child growing up free meant just that something given without additional charge or strings attached. Of course I’m probably dating myself but when you went to the gas station and they offered a free glass with fill-up, you actually got the free glass. Based on the new Internet definition of “FREE” that same gas station experience would be something like this – You would fill your tank and in order to get the free glass you would have to fill out a 10 page form, agree to let them send you tons of mail and then your car would start stalling out the moment you drove away from the gas station, the glass would probably break into a thousand pieces within seconds as well.

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