5G Will Change How You Do Business – Someday. Maybe Soon.

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Ultra-fast 5G mobile and data communication is coming – perhaps as early as this year to some parts of the country. What it will mean to business owners and consumers remains somewhat unclear until we answer the question: What do we want to do with it? We know that our kids will start asking for […]

The Hits Keep on Coming – Drupal And Juniper Are The Latest

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Widely used software from Drupal and Jupiter Networks – two companies known for helping businesses create web pages and improve connectivity – were hacked in the past month, causing potentially serious damage to their client companies and, just as important, demonstrating that you can never let down your guard. Drupal offers content management software. Many […]

Generative Adversarial Networks Promise to Change Computing, and Us

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You have heard of machine learning, in which a computer gains “knowledge” and expertise as it tries and fails at a human-designed task until it learns the correct approach. That type of machine learning is still being used, but it could soon become very old-school. Some day, generative adversarial networks will take over, as two […]

A Good Day of Phishing Could Mean a Bad Day for You

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Here’s a scary fact if you are responsible for your company’s security: Some phishing emails encourage a nearly 100 percent open rate. Apparently, emails are irresistible when they pretend to inform recipients of a new evacuation plan for their workplace. The same is true for fake password update alerts. According to Wombat Security’s annual “State […]

What Went Wrong With Facebook? An Explanation.

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Everyone knows Facebook has a problem. The headlines are relentless and appear day after day. If you only read the headlines, though, you might have an uneasy feeling, without knowing exactly why. Here is a primer on what’s been happening recently, what’s gone wrong, and how it might be addressed. To begin: Facebook collects a […]

How to Protect Yourself from CyberMonday Scams

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As if the internet weren’t already a scary enough place, with cybercriminals lurking everywhere and unleashing malware at the rate of hundreds of thousands a day, the holiday season can be the stuff of nightmares. Cybercriminals really ramp up their wicked game on CyberMonday and during the holiday season – knowing full well more people […]

Protect Against a KRACK Attack

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A new cyber threat emerged recently, and it puts any person using a wireless network, even one with a secure password, at risk of being hacked. The bug, called KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack), is essentially a fundamental flaw in the WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) encryption that is used on all modern Wi-Fi routers. This […]

Blockchain: The Foundation of Trust for Cryptocurrency

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You may have noticed that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have taken off this year. Their market capitalization went from about $18B in January 2017 to more than $110B in June. The foundation of such digital currency is built on a technology called ‘blockchain.’ This is the foundation that enables users of the digital assets to trust […]

Cryptocurrency: A Primer

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Cryptocurrencies – aka ‘digital assets’ – have been growing in popularity since Bitcoin was created in 2009. Its creation was based on a white paper that described a currency immune to manipulation by using mathematical algorithms as a method of regulation. Since then, thousands of cryptocurrencies have popped up; some survive, others have died. Today […]

2017 IT Data Trends and What They Mean to You

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How Data Solutions Are Changing in 2017   Like every year, 2017 is bringing a whirlwind of changes to the software industry. When it comes to listing the biggest 2017 IT data trends, the same categories seem to make an appearance year after year. While it’s true that artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things […]

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The Latest Backup & Recovery Data Solutions

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How the World of Data Recovery Is Changing in 2017   As the world of big data continues to explode across the IT/software industry, so does the world of recovery data solutions. Backing up and securing sensitive data has become the name of the game. Some of the world’s largest companies are pouring millions of […]

Trump Administration Shaking Up IT

How the Trump Administration Is Shaking Up the IT/Software Industry

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What Can IT Professionals Expect from President Trump?   There’s been a lot of commotion coming out of Washington since President Trump took office on January 17th. While the new president has yet to pass a major new piece of legislation through Congress, the Trump administration has been signaling towards some major changes when it […]

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