The Waident Blog

Technology and Business Insights
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 …

Make an Older Smartphone Like New Again

Got an older phone that has been misbehaving but you are not ready to buy a new one? This was the situation I was faced with recently. I like my Note 4 and am not super excited about any new devices to replace it, so I wanted to wait until upgrading. The phone is over 2 years old which, by today’s standards, can seem ancient. …

Cool Tech for May 2017

                             Pebby – Pet tech! Rolling robot with remote control, camera, and audio. Gita – Now this is a robot that could be REALLY useful to the masses. Storage that follows you around! RoadieTuner – An automated string tuner, that is quick, easy to use, and three times more accurate than the …

Technology Business Review – Microsoft Office 365

Date/Time Date(s) – 05/31/2017 9:30 am – 10:30 am Location 20 North Wacker – 15th Floor Gallery Monthly Technology Business Review Meetings – Last Wednesday of every month ──── Microsoft Office 365 What exactly is Office 365? Why use Office 365 instead my own internal servers/systems? Can I still use my “real” applications on my computer for Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.? Tips and tricks! Security, compliance, …

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