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On May 30th, the Council partnered with Business Associate Member CinchIT to host a free networking breakfast in Worcester. During this breakfast, Lisa Gurgone, Executive Director, provided an update on recent issues and staff from CinchIT provided information on Written Information Security Program (WISP) compliance. Thank you to CinchIT for sponsoring this event and to Home Staff for hosting!...

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Yes If you like, you can reference this PDF, which is one of the most recent studies on how using multiple monitors changes productivity. I'll try to summarize the article and really hit on the main points, supplementing them with my own experience. There are some basic numbers in the article that really stand out. In one test, going from a single monitor to a dual monitor...

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Short answer: Yes Long answer: Yes. In our experience access to personal email is the primary cause of malicious software entering the workplace. When running your company, the last thing you want to do is spend lots of money and time on securing your network, only to allow users access to personal email and have them compromise it. That nice spam filter you have? Virus blocker? Phishing...

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Good afternoon all, If you own a business that shares files between computers, chances are you were recommended to make your network gigabit at some point. Its one of the first things that IT consultants will recommend, and rightfully so. Here's some background info on why every IT professional recommends a gigabit network. Gigabit (Gb) vs Gigabyte (GB) vs Megabit (Mb) vs Megabyte (MB) : This comes down to...

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Good afternoon all, If you have not heard of them, SSDs are Solid State Drives. They are a type of hard drive that has no moving parts. In short, they are many orders of magnitude faster than your typical hard drive. They are the single greatest upgrade you can put into a computer. They will make old computers feel faster than brand new ones, assuming the...

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