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Earth Day 2014: 18 tips for greener IT

on April 22, 2014

Today we mark Earth Day, and hopefully remind everyone that they can play their part, not just today, but every day, to help preserve what is left of our planet and its natural resources. IT can do a lot to …


Video: Small business employees and remote working

on April 23, 2014

Longer hours mean lower job satisfaction – or so you might think. However, GFI’s small business employee survey indicates otherwise. According to respondents, those who have worked remotely report longer work weeks, with 26 percent working 50 hours or more …


Are you the Lone Ranger in your company?

on April 21, 2014

Understaffed and overworked? Flying solo with the workload of a team of many? Are you spending all your time just trying to keep things running, with no time for yourself or for proactive projects? Are you reading this post on …


On the beat: The high price of Heartbleed

on April 18, 2014

It’s been nearly two weeks since “Heartbleed” first made headlines. Have you changed your passwords? In that time, have you also allowed yourself to wonder whether we’re safer knowing this Internet security flaw existed in the first place?


GFI Cloud: A study of time savings

on April 17, 2014

Working in IT administration is a stressful endeavour. Granted, there’s no comparison with brain surgery or air traffic control; but it is a field that few people understand from the outside looking in. Non-technical people don’t really get what an …


How to confirm your systems aren’t suffering a major Heartbleed

on April 15, 2014

The Internet was rocked last week when a two-year-old bug in OpenSSL was revealed. Heartbleed, as the vulnerability is known, can result in massive information disclosure through simple requests that require no privileges, and leave no logs. Anything from command …


April showers bring May flowers…And the end of an era

on April 14, 2014

Upgrades necessary as key Microsoft products go end-of-life April 2014 is a significant month for many reasons. Spring weather finally returns to the Northern hemisphere. The Final Four NCAA tournament games will all be played. And three of the most …


On the beat: The Snowden effect?

on April 11, 2014

You be the judge: Coincidence or something more? The highest court in the European Union (EU) ruled the Data Retention Directive “invalid” on the basis that it interfered with citizens’ right to privacy. Under the law, which was adopted in …


GFI Cloud user interview: Michael Belisle, IT Manager at Fisher and Sons

on April 10, 2014

Michael Belisle, IT manager at Fisher & Sons, in Burlington, WA, explains how GFI Cloud helps ease the load of IT management and make his life easier as a one-man IT team. He is interviewed by Jackie Wake.


Beyond storage: Why email archiving can save the day

on April 10, 2014

How many email messages do you send each day? How many do you receive? Like many regular users, you probably send over 30 messages per day and receive over 100. If you are a power user, you can probably double …


Is your work environment making you a more (or less) productive worker?

on April 9, 2014

We all know that a “hostile work environment” is bad for employees and for the company, in many ways. But what about a down right boring work environment? Some employers prohibit employees from engaging in “extracurricular” activities while working – …