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Password Security

Security seems to be on my radar more recently. We just started handing out a security overview checkoff for clients to review their security risks and procedures, we will be talking to two different groups this month on being prudent with security and sharing best practices, and I’ve run in to multiple people with forgotten password issues. Security is something everyone should worry about, at least …

Do Something About Security at Home With Your Smart Devices

Believe it or not, I do not have a lot of hi-tech gear at home by today’s standards. People tend to think since I work in an IT company that I would have lots of cool tech everywhere. I would have more, but I am not allowed  :  ) In just the past couple of months though, I have added a Smart TV, Google Home, …

A Big Screen Laptop Light as Paper? Yup, and I have one

I’m not a big fan of replacing my laptop on a frequent basis. For years, I’ve had the oldest machine in the company so after nearly 7 years it started to crash regularly – I figured it was time to start looking. Several years ago, I replaced my hard drive with an SSD drive which made my aging laptop MUCH faster so if you are …

It happens. Someone in your company receives an email that looks pretty legit, clicks on a link or opens an attachment, and then notices something is wrong. Sure enough, they were hit with some sort of spyware/virus infection. Keep your fingers crossed that it was not a ransomware variant (like Crypto locker – once infected you need to pay the ransom to get your files …

I am excited to announce that on May 1, 2015, EMKAL Communications (em-kal.com) successfully merged with Waident Technology Solutions (www.waident.com). Emkal is a full service telecommunications company providing exceptional customer service and helping clients in the following areas: Business Telephone System Design, Implementation and Support VoIP (voice-over IP) System Design, Implementation and Support Office cabling for computers and telephones… Carrier Consultation The reality is that telecom …

Every year Waident partners with TEDx Naperville to be a part of this amazing event. There are always a lot of great speakers each year and here are two of my favorites along with a link to all of the videos from the 2014 event. Randy Lewis: Why I Hired a Workforce No One Else Would John Coyle: How to Design Moments that Help You Live …

                 Mancrates – Give the gift of a Zombie Survival and other manly gifts at Man Crates. Leatherman Multi-tool – A multi tool that looks like a bracelet/watch band. Pretty cool. Connected Cycle Smart Pedal– A Smart bike pedal with GPS and fitness tracking Solowheels Hovertrax – A Segway like device except super small and a fraction of the cost …

Here are some TED talks that have stuck with me over the years.   Aimee Mullins: My 12 pairs of legs Taylor Wilson: My radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles”

….. …..….. ….. Zombie Fortification Cabin – You never know when you will need a zombie proof cabin… In Case Of – Ever wanted an emergency kit in case you are attacked by a Vampire, Zombie, Werewolf, or Demon? Zombie Proof Bike – I want one! Americam Anura – Not very pretty, but looks like a great foldable pocket drone to buy Wearable Drone – …

I honestly did not think I would like these videos when I saw them, but after giving them both a shot earlier this year, they have stuck with me like all of the great TED videos do. David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 minutes Mike Rowe: Learning from dirty jobs

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