Spring Tech News Roundup

There still might be confetti stuck in the corners of the house or office where you celebrated New Year’s Eve, but at the end of March, 2019 will be 25% of the way completed. It’s amazing how quickly time passes and related to that, how quickly the technology industry continues to innovate.

Following Stolen Data on the Dark Web

The internet is something even the most technologically-averse people interact with daily. This miraculous tool has changed the way we live our lives, how we interact with friends and family and how we conduct business. If the internet were a car, then the data created and shared online would be the gasoline that powers that vehicle.

Why and Where Outsourcing Can Benefit A Business

Timing is everything.

How many times have you heard this phrase? If you take a moment to think about it, you can likely remember several times throughout your life (professional or personal) when timing made all the difference in the outcome.

Another saying that applies to what we’ll be talking about today goes something like “luck is when preparation meets opportunity”. Small and medium-sized business owners need to consider growth differently than other more well-established companies.

Technology Solutions for Small Businesses and WHY They Matter

Last year we published a “Choose Your Own Adventure” style blog post highlighting how improvements in business technology (or lack thereof) can provide different outcomes for common problems around the office. In the post, we followed the adventures of a new IT manager attempting to solve several communication bottlenecks in the office by pitching different technology improvements.

Cyber Attacks in 2018 – A Year in Review

It’s nearly the end of 2018, and it seems like the year has gone by like a flash. If you’re like us, you might still be working on some of your New Year’s Resolutions from 2018 – that beach body can wait until spring of 2019 anyway.

But in between holiday parties and New Year’s celebrations, there is a good opportunity to reflect on the last 365 days and consider what has happened and what was learned.

Breaking Bad Technology Habits

Biting your fingernails.

Leaving the refrigerator door open.

Leaving car windows down during a storm.

These are all examples of bad habits. Almost everyone will admit to having some collection of bad habits, it’s part of the human condition.

Trying to curb these habits is also a healthy part of human nature, but bad habits don’t stop at personal hygiene or vehicle maintenance – there are plenty of technology-centric bad habits that can have disastrous consequences.