If you are paying attention to the news at all right now, you have noticed the increase in cyber-attacks around the globe. Cyber-crimes are a hot topic and for a good reason. The threat is terrifying but understanding what is indeed happening is a challenge. Within cyber-crime reporting, keywords are being thrown around, and to understand the dangers, you must first understand a few of the basics. One of the topics you may have heard is port scans. First off, what is a port and why is a port scan a threat?
The Antithesis to, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.”
October’s look at what Pendello President, Mike Jackson, is currently reading or listening to:
Smart Homes. What are they and are they safe?
Smart Homes are defined as,
“a residence that has appliances, lighting, heating, air conditioning, TVs, computers, entertainment audio & video systems, security, and camera systems that are capable of communicating with one another and can be controlled remotely by a time schedule, from any room in the home, as well as remotely from any location in the world by phone or internet.”
Microsoft Ignite, the infamous Microsoft Conference which gathers over 30,000 attendees and announces incredible news. Ignite was held once again in Orlando, Florida and the report again did not disappoint. There was so much news that all press received a 27-page booklet detailing all announcements. Although all announcements were exciting in their own right, there were a few that really tickled our fancy, and we hope they get you jumping for joy as well.
As of last week, Apple had released massive changes to their operating system. This update is one of logic and usefulness unlike many updates in the past that were not always helpful but leaned more on the sparkly side. This round appears to be very well thought out and baked. The changes, in fact, have not only been suitable for the new devices but also seem to be great improvements to the older technology as well.
The must-have technologies for a successful small business
For anyone who has ever started a business, you know just how challenging the process can be. Many times, the concept of owning your own business is hugely glamorized. Many dream of having a beautiful office, making your own hours and instantly finding great success with the launch of your idea or product. What people do not think about is the day-to-day grind that can quickly flip a small business to no-business. Which is why over 50% of small businesses do not make it more than 5 years. Below are three technology musts to help make the day-to-day world of small business as efficient as possible.
What is Artificial Intelligence and how can the small business owner benefit from it?
Artificial Intelligence or AI is the “it” technology. Everyone is talking about AI but without fully understanding what it is many think it is unattainable for their business. We see companies like IBM, Facebook and Google using it and believe that it is extremely out of reach for the average sized company. Let’s take a look at AI and debunk that notion and dig into how this incredible technology can benefit companies of any size and specifically, small businesses.