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This article was published on May 27, 2009


    Football mad IT Workers will not be disturbed this evening.

    Football mad IT Workers will not be disturbed this evening.
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    Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

    google1_1410823c21As many of you may or may not know, tonight is the European Champions League, an event of enormous standing if you’re a football (soccer) fan.

    The event is such a spectacle, Google have altered their logo to feature a green version featuring a football stadium.

    However, on a more serious note, a survey conducted by Firewall security firm Tufin Technologies revealed 39% of IT Professionals would not take their eyes of the match, no matter what the scale of IT failure. Simply put, they would not be disturbed during the final.

    As you can (hopefully) tell, this is all a bit tongue in cheek, the real purpose of the survey was in regard to firewall management. According to PC Pro, the survey revealed that “63% of companies only check the rules governing their firewalls every three months, with 9% not bothering at all. A further 51% freely admitted their firewall rules are “a mess.””

    Additionally, “24% of IT professionals admitted they would happily buy hardware for their company from eBay if it saved them money, despite the inherent security and stability risks.”

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