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Computerware has been serving the Vienna area since 1976, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

This Cyber Crime Landed a Former IT Administrator 2 Years in Jail

This Cyber Crime Landed a Former IT Administrator 2 Years in Jail

Managing permissions for their network is something that many organizations may only consider when it’s too late to do anything about it. This can provide outsiders with access to sensitive information that shouldn’t be seen by anyone but your employees. To learn a few lessons about user permissions, let’s look at the misfortune of PA Online, a Pennsylvania-based Internet service provider.

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Tip of the Week: 5 Questions to Ask When Interviewing for Remote Positions

Tip of the Week: 5 Questions to Ask When Interviewing for Remote Positions

Thanks to modern office technology, traditional office barriers that held businesses back are being brought down. With the right technology solutions, workers can work at any time from any location. This has led many employers to consider hiring remote workers due to the ability to bypass the restraints of geographical locations. Yet, just because you can hire anyone for a remote position doesn’t mean that you should.

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A 5-Step Checklist to Avoid Employee Sabotage

b2ap3_thumbnail_checklists_for_employee_turnover_400.jpgDo you know what would happen if your business were to lose a key member of its operational personnel? In some cases, it can be heartbreaking to see a good worker leave, but sometimes the one leaving doesn’t depart under the greatest circumstances. Are you confident that any angry employees leaving your organization won’t be able to access your infrastructure?

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3 Warning Signs That Can Reveal Your IT Staff’s True Colors

b2ap3_thumbnail_employee_true_colors_400.jpgYour IT staff deals with your technology on a daily basis, and that same technology is necessary for your company’s survival. In a sense, your IT staff holds the future of your business in their hands. This tremendous responsibility demands a certain level of trust from the business owner, but sometimes they might have other ulterior motives in mind. How can you tell if you’re being fooled by your IT staff?

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How Much is it the Employer’s Responsibility to Ensure Employee Productivity?

b2ap3_thumbnail_employer_responsibility_400.jpgWhen you hire a new employee, you make it clear what the job’s expectations are. You expect them to be productive, and you provide them with an environment that’s conducive to getting the job done. This leads us to ask a fundamental question about workplace productivity: How much responsibility do you have in aiding your employees’ productivity?

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Half of Your Employees Would Steal from You if Fired

b2ap3_thumbnail_former_employee_theft_400.jpgIn a survey by Cyber-Ark, close to half of employees interviewed admitted that if they were fired tomorrow, they would take with them their former company's proprietary data. This is a shocking revelation considering how much you trust your current staff, maybe even to the point of referring to them as "family." What can you do to protect your business from a former employee with ill intentions?

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