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In my 23-year career as a software developer, I've noticed an imbalance of diversity in the world of technology - especially when it comes to hiring women in tech. Here's a look at ways I try to make a difference in my community and the industry as a whole.
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by:Andrew Leniart
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as the father of a young mixed race girl, here in the US I am fairly passionate about diversity
I'm not Australian born myself (was barely more than a toddler when my parents migrated here) and copped a fair bit of flack for that at school.

I have vivid recollections of being referred to as a 'wog' when I was a kid and have always despised any type of racism. Never fails to raise my blood pressure if I witness it. I would combat such remarks to me by saying things like "at least I came here with bags in my hands rather than chains around my ankles" :) It's sad the world is taking so long to come to its senses so I fully stand behind any progress made in this regard.

Should be pretty clear that to me, this is a bit of a hot topic and I'm going to resist going into it even further as I don't want to take away from the focus of this excellent article. In short, I fully agree with its sentiments, but I do question the value of some of the authors chosen ways of promoting the cause.

Do you have to solve those sociological issues in order to get more young girls of color interested in STEM or to get more women feeling inclusiveness within the industry, today? No.
Point taken. Thanks for sharing your insights Lucas.
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by:Kesha Williams
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As you note, women aren't well represented in the tech field. However, skin color is relevant in that women of color are marginalized even further. While women as a group potentially experience sexism --  women of color are simultaneously exposed to both sexism and racism. The theory of intersectionality discusses this experience, but the easiest way to explain is that women of color are facing more bias and a more complex social dynamic.

I couldn't have said it better, Lucas. Thank you for your insight. Women of color face both sexism and racism in the US. I'm actually speaking at Amazon re:Invent on intersectionality in tech. I hope to see you there!
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10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware
10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Did you know that ransomware is the most widespread, destructive malware in the world today? It accounts for 39% of all security breaches, with ransomware gangsters projected to make $11.5B in profits from online extortion by 2019.

G Suite to O 365
Switching from G suite to Office 365? Here are the top 5 reasons you need know for G Suite to Office 365 migration, comparing all the possible factors of both Google Apps and Exchange Online.
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Exchange EDB to PST Converter
Use SysTools Exchange EDB to PST Converter to safely converts Dismounted, Offline or Orphan EDB file of Exchange 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 Environment easily in PST file format. Now Converts Exchange mailboxes items such as emails, contacts, calendar details into .pst format without PowerShell.
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FoxyTab
This article shows how to save the names and URLs of open Firefox tabs in a plain text file with FoxyTab, a Featured Extension. I tested it in the latest Firefox Quantum release (61.0.1 on this article's publication date), both 32-bit and 64-bit, and in Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 — all worked perfectly.
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This blog can help you to acquaint yourself with some of the most essential data recovery tips from an expert’s desk. Read on to learn more.
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online safety

A recent Pew Research Center study reveals that one in three parents expresses concern about their children’s online activity. In today’s digital world, understanding the online activity of children is part of being a parent. Most people understand that virus protection and software updates are important for preserving online security. However, the personal habits and actions of young Internet users can affect their safety. 


Busy parents don’t always have time to stay informed about the latest Internet threats, making cybersecurity experts an invaluable resource for providing online safety information about protecting children and young adults. Still, parents must remain vigilant in staying informed about what social media platforms their children use as well as explaining the primary tenets of Internet safety.


Parents, as well as young Internet users, need cyber safety education. It’s important that youth understand how their social media activities affect their safety. It’s impossible to know who is reading and following media posts left by children, and security is often the last concern on the mind of an unsuspecting Internet user engaging with friends and family members.


Most parents make it a point to always know the whereabouts of their children. The same concern should apply to online activity. Parents should have a presence on their children’s gaming networks and social media platforms. Additionally, parents should have the account and password information of their children’s online accounts. Not to spy, but to verify their activities. Furthermore, it’s incredibly easy for unscrupulous individuals to track the real-world movements of children as they check into venues using online applications by using social media platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and Foursquare. 


Keeping Kids Safe in the Digital Domain


Parents should do their best to teach their children about online safety. However, it shouldn’t be left to parents alone to keep their children safe online. Community advocates and cybersecurity specialists can pitch in and do their part to help keep kids safe in the digital domain. Additionally, there are paid services that parents can use to help protect their children online. Most computer literate children understand how to protect their online privacy and security. However, they only use this knowledge to keep their parents from observing their online activity. 


Unfortunately, most children don’t apply this same caution when engaging with strangers online. Just as they do in the real world, parents must figure out how to oversee their children’s Internet activity. Additionally, it’s important that they establish online monitoring while children are young so that it’s easier to protect them as they grow older.


Research shows that parents are the best defense for protecting kids, teens and young adults online. Parents can establish a foundation for monitoring their children’s Internet activity by explaining that they want to share in their online experience, not infringe on their privacy. This process is easier if parents maintain an ongoing dialogue with their children about Internet safety. Parents must make sure that their children understand how their online activity exposes personal information about their lives that build up over time. 


Getting Help With Cyber Safety


Social monitoring apps and other resources can help parents stay informed about their children’s online behavior and keep them safe. Experts recommend that parents monitor their children closely to protect them from inappropriate content and activities such as cyberbullying and online predators. Sometimes, dishonest individuals pose as children online. They may even encourage children to divulge personal information, such as their home address and phone number. In light of these threats, parents should always be aware of their children’s online activities, including the information that they share and the people that they engage with online.


All parents want to keep their children safe as they explore the Internet, learn new things and engage with others from around the world. There are many academic institutions, community organizations and law enforcement and government agencies that provide resources that teach parents how to protect children as they browse the Internet. In fact, there are many directories with hundreds of resources from around the world that are updated frequently, and many of those resources are available in different languages.


In today’s digital world, it’s vital that parents maintain an open dialogue about Internet safety. Additionally, it’s important that cybersecurity experts advocate for the safety of children as they use the Internet to enhance their lives. Cybersecurity experts are well aware of the dangers that children face online, and as new threats emerge daily, they continue to develop innovative solutions for protecting the public’s safety.



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Sysadmin Day 2018 is coming up on July 27th, and, going along with the recent premiere of the new hit movie The Incredibles 2, we want to share a light-hearted and comical explanation of what sysadmins are and why they are so incredible.
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PaperPort installer detected previous installation
You did a proper uninstallation of PaperPort. You even ran the official PP14 Remover Tool. But when you try to reinstall PaperPort, you get the dialog box above, which you can't get past. There is simply no way to install PaperPort! This article presents a solution that has worked for many PP users.
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PaperPort Splash Screen
Sometimes PaperPort will not even open. It displays the splash screen (above) and exits, or it may show an "Application Crash" dialog before exiting (sometimes with a dump, sometimes not). There are many reasons for this problem. This article discusses several of them and offers possible solutions.
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PaperPort Splash Screen
Sometimes PaperPort will not even open. It displays the splash screen (above) and exits, or it may show an "Application Crash" dialog before exiting. There are many reasons for this, but a recent cause that has reached epidemic levels is due to an issue with Firefox. This article offers a solution.
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by:James Gramm
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This worked for me also, PP 14.5 stopped working about a month ago, changed the registry to Chrome and it now opens again.
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
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Hi James,
Thanks for joining Experts Exchange today and reading my article. I'm very glad to hear that, after a month of not being able to use PaperPort, it is now opening again — great news! Regards, Joe
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Newly released Acronis True Image 2019
Newly released Acronis True Image 2019

In announcing the release of the 15th Anniversary Edition of Acronis True Image 2019, the company revealed that its artificial intelligence-based anti-ransomware technology – stopped more than 200,000 ransomware attacks on 150,000 customers last year.

This Article basically defines how to advance or boost you software testing process. what are the best practices to strengthen your testing procedures? to learn in-brief do read further
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In this article, you are going to understand the different factors and elements that influence the software Quality Management Procedure while executing testing of any app, software or websites etc. To learn in-brief read further.
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With the evolving web to print industry, online businesses do understand the importance of implementing the web to print solutions. But, at the same time, there are many who provide these solutions.
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Test data generation in software testing depicts the underlying conditions for a test and speaks to the medium through which the tester impacts the product. It is a critical piece of most Functional Testing.
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Security on computers should be like an onion, with many layers that need to be peeled off one before the next. Read on to find out how to make your computer more secure.
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Severity and priority of defect in software testing are the two things we need to pick once the bug is found. At whatever point we discover a bug, we select the defect severity and priority.
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Encountering issues like sudden system shutdown, damage in one or more files, or accidental deletion, is common in the Exchange environment. And while manual techniques like PowerShell commands and Exchange Management Shell are easily available, they often don’t prove to be accurate and effective.
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Test data management techniques are extremely important while the testing software development lifecycle. The measure of data that is produced is colossal for testing the application.
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Data Recovery
Lost your data lately, thus looking for a data recovery software. In this blog, there is an earnest attempt to jot down five vital things you must look in the software before buying it.
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Managing Security & Risk at the Speed of Business
Managing Security & Risk at the Speed of Business

Gartner Research VP, Neil McDonald & AlgoSec CTO, Prof. Avishai Wool, discuss the business-driven approach to automated security policy management, its benefits and how to align security policy management with business processes to address today's security challenges.

Email Extractor Software
This article explains the points which makes the Email Extractor Tool unique from others and why users should opt it for email conversion.
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Here is the list of top 5 best SQL recovery software with their key features and licensing details. One can choose the specific SQL database recovery program according to their need.
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The success of any business whether a startup, SMB or MNC, it depends on your marketing skills. These marketing strategies will work best as these are suggested looking to the e-commerce trends and psyche of customers. Try them now and assess if they really work for your e-store.
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The more you yourself learn about multi-level marketing, the more the chances of you accomplishing great heights and success for earning some good extra bucks for the future of the family.
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Nothing can be perfect in this universe and Multi-Level Marketing is no exception to it. MLM Business may look like a promising business model and no doubt it is gaining popularity in the market, but the fact that it brings a sense of fear with it is not hidden from anyone.
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GDPR and Software Architecture
In this paper I identify the mandatory steps to make a software architecture GDPR compliant, looking at the legal instrument and keeping in mind that we are required to implement “data protection by design and by default”.
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Software is any set of instructions that directs a computer to perform specific tasks or operations. Computer software consists of programs, libraries and related non-executable data (such as documentation). Computer software is non-tangible, contrasted with computer hardware, which is the physical component of computers. Software written in a machine language is known as "machine code". However, in practice, software is usually written in high-level programming languages than machine language. High-level languages are translated into machine language using a compiler or interpreter or a combination of the two.