What is your password?

A deeper dive into the passwords from the recent Gmail leak reveal some interesting psychology on why we choose the passwords we do. For one thing, the generated passwords are very easy to spot when you take a look at the data, because they’re so rare. That means most of us are still creating our…

Sales luck?

Sales coach Paul Kenny of Ocean Learning asked the conference attendees, point blank, if they ever made a sale purely based on luck. The show of hands was significant. “Sometimes,” he said, “you go out there and you were the least-worst option.” He also offered this powerful pointer: “If you don’t really know why you…

Web filtering and monitoring – Yes or No

Monitoring and filtering Web use isn’t just about controlling and micro-managing staff. Consider the following: 1. Staff “abuse” of the Internet can have consequences that go beyond the fact that businesses are paying employees to waste company time. If staff use the Web for immoral or illegal purposes, the legal implications could have an effect…

The Benefits of Blogging

The real benefit of blogging is that it teaches you to effectively articulate your thoughts and points better. It’ll make you a better salesmen, a better speaker, a better party guest! It’s easy to get started blogging – web-sites such as WordPress.com or Blogger.com allow you to quickly and easily setup a blog and get…

Eat your own dogfood

Credibility. It’s something that any salesperson in any business needs to have with his prospective client. Without credibility, making the sale is an uphill struggle and some might say, impossible. For any business, credibility with a prospective client is earned in a number of ways. Showing knowledge and expertise with a product or service. Demonstrating…

Microsoft Internet Explorer Security Flaw

This flaw has been fixed by Microsoft and an update to Windows XP made available. One could fairly state that Microsoft isn’t having the best time of it at the moment. Windows 8 is proving about as popular as Windows Vista (which obviously isn’t a good thing), and many people are seeking alternatives to Microsoft…

Business Continuity in a Disaster

Continuous access to IT systems is critical for a business to maintain growth and profitability. Downtime, data loss and lack of access to important files could mean loss of sales in the short term and fewer customers and profits in the longer term. Using industry leading technology, we offer a solution which monitors, analyses, protects…

“123456” – Now the World’s Worst Password

Do you insist that your clients all use complex passwords, or do you bow to the pressure of relaxing the rules? If you’ve been in the IT business for any length of time, you’ve inevitably come across clients who don’t really take password security very seriously. Some individuals genuinely believe that the risk of security…