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Office 365, Google Apps Compared | Tips for Stronger Passwords

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  Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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Between The Lines ColumnistPasswords: Tips For Better Security
By Mathew J. Schwartz
You can make your passwords more secure if you follow a few simple rules: Don't reuse passwords, make them long and random, and don't be afraid to write them down, say security experts.

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Slideshow: Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Top 10 Enterprise Concerns
Is Microsoft Office 365 ready to rumble with the ease of use and lower cost of archrival Google Apps? Consider this point-by-point comparison for enterprises.

LulzSec Members Apparently Outed
An anonymous post claims to put names to four of the group's six members, leading security experts to predict imminent arrests.

Moving To Office 365 From BPOS: 7 Tips
If you're preparing to upgrade to Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, check out these seven tips for a smoother transition.

Feds Identify Top 25 Software Vulnerabilities
Department of Homeland Security worked with non-profits and the private sector to come up with a list of the most worrisome threats and how organizations can mitigate them.

Android Reaches Half A Million Daily Activations
Google's Andy Rubin says Android is growing at more than 4% per week, as Strategy Analytics reports that 42% of businesses now support Google's smartphone platform.

Social Email Moves Connections To The Fore
Harmon.ie plugin displays connected SharePoint users' profiles and activity streams, as well as documents, as a sidebar to email.

Flash Memory Storage Virtualization: Faster And Affordable?
Startup FlashSoft aims to speed storage access by virtualizing a new tier of flash between CPU and hard drive.

4 Reasons Google Apps Beats Office 365
Google makes its case for Google Apps as Microsoft Office 365 arrives.

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Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? -- Rose Kennedy

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Posted By MARIN000:
"High-entropy passwords are a great start but it doesn't help much if the user's PC is infected with keystroke logging spyware that sends the newly created passwords to waiting criminals."
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Posted By JohnWestra:
"What Google HAS done that may seduce these VARs away, is offer account control and billing directly to VARs themselves. This is different than Microsoft's model of "owning" each account and paying a decreasing commission on each Office 365 license that's associated with a Given VAR."
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Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Top 10 Enterprise Concerns
Is Microsoft Office 365 ready to rumble with the ease of use and lower cost of archrival Google Apps? Consider this point-by-point comparison for enterprises.

Two iPhones Landing In September: Analyst
Apple will release a mid-range handset for prepaid users as well as a high-end superphone come the fall, forecasts Deutsche Bank analyst.

LulzSec Hackers Retire: Time To Rethink Risk
The group stops hacking after a 50-day spree and security experts say IT had better learn a lesson about risk management.

14 Cool Mobile Apps From Uncle Sam
From a NASA app that keeps you up to date on space news to a Smithsonian app that shows what you'd look like as a caveman, federal agencies have cooked up innovative mobile apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry users. Here are 14 of the most popular.

The Storage Problem You Can't Ignore
Surrounded by data? Growing storage without end? Demands from users for fast access? Endless retention policies? Here's how to cope.

 

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14 Cool Mobile Apps From Uncle Sam From a NASA app that keeps you up to date on space news to a Smithsonian app that shows what you'd look like as a caveman, federal agencies have cooked up innovative mobile apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry users. Here are 14 of the most popular.   View Now

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