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The current security craze is affecting more than our daily computing.  The implementation of various security measures has gone beyond standard security measures and has entered the obscene.  Where do we draw the line between taking precautions and stifling productivity.  IT concerns are valid, immeasurable, and undeniable… however, so is productivity. If we look at a company I have done business with as an example; the company has implemented numerous security measures such as Hard Drive Encryption, Web Filter, Password Policies, Internal and External Firewalls, IP Security, Port Security, SPAM Filtering, Domain Policies /scripting,  and more, all in an effort to protect themselves.  All these security measures can be viewed by IT as necessary measures, however daily business has been greatly affected and a productivity decline has been noticed. From a user and vendor perspective, this makes doing business difficult.  The inability to accomplish necessary tasks easily has become too Read More...8WGC-LfqwgY

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