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Working from home: blessing or burden?

Jun 29th, 2016 Home and Mobile Working James Gillies

Depending on your point of view being able to “work from home” can be either a blessing or a burden. The same can be said for organisations who decide to permit home and mobile working. Over time this dilemma becomes compounded by the number of users who need (or demand!) access to an ever-increasing amount of business-line applications and resources whilst outside of the office….

What exactly is a VPN and how does it protect me online?

May 25th, 2016 Home and Mobile Working James Gillies

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is very effective way of establishing a private connection between two parties, typically over the internet. In simple terms, if you could imagine looking through a long cardboard tube, with you at home at one end and your office network on the other end, but with all of the internet outside of the tube, that is the concept. You have…

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Is it safe to use an open Wi-Fi hotspot on my mobile device?

May 18th, 2016 Home and Mobile Working James Gillies

“Safe” and “Open” Wi-Fi are relative terms! “Convenient” and “Cheap” is more likely the question people ask themselves deep-down! Traditionally, the compelling reason for using a Wi-Fi hotspot would be to reduce costs for off-island Jersey tourists that are (still!) subject to excessive roaming mobile data charges. Entering an internet black hole as soon as they leave the island makes the offer of “Free Wi-Fi” in…

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