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    Ten Things About the IT Life of a Small Business Professional

    The challenge in supporting business executives in small to medium-sized business environments is that while they are extremely dependent on IT, most of them have no idea what IT can do for them.

    Here’s a quick look at what the average business executive does and does not know about IT, including some of their more risky behaviors.

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    Click through for 10 characteristics common among small business IT professionals, according to study conducted by Lenovo and Harris Interactive.

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    Four out of five work both inside and outside their office.

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    72 percent of them never take an e-mail-free vacation.

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    64 percent said they rely on mobile technology to keep up with their workload.

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    About 49 percent use Wi-Fi in their office.

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    One quarter admit to piggybacking on Wi-Fi networks.

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    Only two out of five use external drives to back up files.

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    Only two in five are somewhat familiar with cloud computing.

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    Nine in 10 are somewhat or not at all familiar with unified communications.

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    Less than a third say they use their laptop strictly for business.

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    But only 37 percent are familiar or very familiar.

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