Office Document Strategies Blog
Recent data shows that as many as 40 percent of the world's PCs are running Windows XP according to SMB Nation research. Windows 7 has market share of 45 percent and the balance is made up of either older Windows packages or Windows 8 which is still in the single digit stage.
" For the first time ever, Microsoft is offering direct cash payouts in exchange for reporting certain types of vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques," is the way Microsoft has described its change in policy which will see up to $100,000 being paid in specific instances where a serious exploitation is discovered in the Windows 8.1 Preview release.
Smaller amounts will be paid for other types of intrusion detections.
Every business person using a computer knows that it is important to back up their electronic data regularly so it can be recovered in the event of hardware or software failure. Unfortunately not everyone does this and even those that do don't always use the best methods or tools. Failure to put proper steps in place and then following them religiously can lead to serious consequences.
In our office we saw two new BYOD devices (Bring Your Own Device) show up after the holiday gift giving season. Not a lot until you work it out on a percentage basis and that is over 13% increase beyond the multiple of smartphones and tablets already being used. Over 50% of our employee group has some sort of device connected to our wireless for at least part of the work day.
Everyone complains about the amount of spam that is around the internet. Somewhere I read that as much as 80+% of the email sent everyday can be spam. If your email address is a long standing one and you have used it many times to sign up for services and as your login for various web based online opportunities you can be sure that you will receive spam in some form or another.
IT network management seems to be in a transition when we look at our practice in the Burlington area of Ontario. More and more clients are interested in knowing what is actually happening within their system, not just maintaining them on a break fix basis.