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The Future Office is Now: What used to be for play is now for work

Jordan Arnold

Posted by Jordan Arnold
Tue, Dec 06, 2016


New trends in tech can reshape the purposes of some office devices.

With new advancements in the workplace, businesses may need to rethink the way they view many technologies.

That can mean taking something commonly associated with recreation — such as augmented or virtual reality (VR), originally made popular by gaming platforms like Oculus Rift — and incorporating it into the standard workday.

The Internet of Things (IoT) will likely play a big role in this transformation. Since it's fundamentally based on putting technology to productive, connected use, the change can make employees more aware of different kinds of data.

Read on to learn more about the following implications:

  • Blurring the lines between departments, such as IT and FM (facility management)
  • Impact on the way employees communicate
  • Getting down to (social) business
  • How you can keep up and get ahead
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The Badlock Bug: What You Need to Know

Jasmine Lancaster

Posted by Jasmine Lancaster
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Today, disclosures and patches are being published for a new critical security vulnerability by the name of the Badlock Bug, which was recently discovered in Samba and Windows.

While engineers at Microsoft and Samba have been working diligently to fix and patch this bug ever since whispers of it began appearing online a few weeks ago, cyber criminals have been anxiously waiting to attack. In order to protect your systems, users of Windows and Samba are advised to implement patches as immediately as possible to prevent security breach. Read on to learn more about Badlock and how to secure your systems against it.

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