The Waident Blog

Technology and Business Insights
The Dark Web Drama

The Dark Web. You may have heard the phrase before on commercials, online, and other media. It sounds ominous and scary which is what it is supposed to do since it is really just a marketing term to evoke those feelings. Many companies advertising about the Dark Web are trying to sell you services for identity theft. But what is it really and why should …

3 Security Vulnerabilities You Don’t Realize You Have

These days security is not something you “should be doing someday”. Security is something that is critical to your company and needs to be managed every day and updated regularly. If you need a place to start (it is never too late) you can focus on the Top 5 Security Things You Should Do Right Now. Once you have that under control, you can start …

Documentation – Your IT “Canary in a Coal Mine”

I consistently hear the same technology concerns from business owners and executives: they don’t know what they don’t know. Do they have the right IT team in place (internal or outsourced)? Do they have the optimal technology solutions for their business? How, they ask me, will I know if my technology is on the right path or headed for disaster? I call this the “canary in …

GDPR Guidance – A Business Perspective

Please join us for an interactive discussion about the new GDPR data protection rules that will be affecting most businesses in all countries. See how they will affect you and your business and get advice for what you can do now and need to do in the future. What is GDPR and why should I care? I do not do business in Europe, so does …

A GDPR Primer

You have probably heard about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) recently and/or have gotten a slew of emails from different 3rd parties updating their security or information sharing policies. All of this is promoted by the new GDPR rules being rolled out and enforced in Europe. So what does it all mean and why do I care? What is GDPR? GDPR, at its core, gives …

Interesting Tech – I Dare You

     Sunrise Smart Pillow – A pillow that tracks your sleep, can play sounds or music, has lights for waking up, and many more features. I’m intrigued. ShapeScale – More than a simple scale – It’s a 3D body scanner for the fitness minded. Techboy Drone – A small indoor drone with a super easy and cool remote control. Only 25 bucks! SureFly – …

No IT Required – Top 3 Things to Increase Reliability

When it comes to your business and your technology, we all want systems that are reliable. No one likes a problem when they need to get something done. You do not need to have a high end IT consultant to come in and help make your systems more reliable. You can focus on these 3 simple things and they will greatly help with your reliability. …

Top 5 Security Things You Should Do Right Now

Dealing with security does not need to be daunting. Good security is really made up of 100 or more little things combined. Even doing a few basic ones can increase your security ten-fold. Here are some simple things you can do right now and you don’t even need to hire an IT tech to get them done. Educate everyone around you. This is the simplest thing …

Technology Business Review – Backup and Disaster Recovery

Date/Time Date(s) – 06/28/2017 9:30 am – 10:30 am Location 20 North Wacker – 15th Floor Gallery Monthly Technology Business Review Meetings – Last Wednesday of every month ──── Backup and Disaster Recovery Are You Prepared? Do I have good backup data and procedures in place? If my data is in The Cloud, do I still need backups? Why do I need a Disaster Recovery (DR) …

Take the Documentation Challenge

I dare you to ask your IT for all of your documentation. It just takes 1.5 minutes of your time, so no excuses. Details below. Documentation is the cornerstone to everything. If your IT is really good, then they should be documenting EVERYTHING. For an easy and foolproof litmus test to see if your IT has your back, just do this: Ask for a copy of …

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