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Information Security 101: an Introduction to Being Compliant and Protecting Your Assets
E-mail, Internet access, and collaborative tools (whether a phone system’s conferencing capabilities, or document-sharing applications) are “must-haves” for

free events proposal  affected employees a years’ free credit monitoring, at a reported cost of $25,000 (USD). Again, had the company been aware of the potential risks of mobile devices such as laptops, and the need for not just passwords but security features that prevent the download of unauthorized programs or applications, this breach could have been prevented. Pfizer is probably thanking its lucky stars the damage wasn’t more costly, and that customer information was not part of the breach. What an Information

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CMMS – EAM

Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. EAM typically includes computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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