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Technology Business Review – The Cloud

Date/Time Date(s) – 04/26/2017 9:30 am – 10:30 am Location 20 North Wacker – 15th Floor Gallery Add event to your calendar iCal Monthly Technology Business Review Meetings – Last Wednesday of every month ──── The Cloud What is “The Cloud”? How can you leverage the cloud for your business Is it secure and is my data safe? I like my own equipment in the office …

Technology Business Review – Ransomware

Date/Time Date – 03/29/2017 9:30 am – 10:30 am Location 20 North Wacker – 15th Floor Gallery Add event to your calendar iCal   Monthly Technology Business Review Meetings – Last Wednesday of every month ──── Ransomware – Don’t be a victim What is ransomware and tips for how to prevent it Be prepared so you do not have to pay the ransom How did I …

Cool Tech for March 2017

                                                                                  Here Active Listening – Amazing wireless earbuds on Kickstarter that allow you to tune the audio environment around you. Block out the screaming kids while you can still …

Spyware and virus infections used to be more of an annoyance more than anything. They could cause some pretty big problems with your computer, but were fairly rare and pretty much only affected that one machine. Sadly, those days are long gone. The new reality is that everyone needs to worry about the new ransomware infections and do everything they can to avoid them. A ransomware infection …

Technology Business Review – Security

Date/Time Date – 02/22/2017 9:30 am – 10:30 am Location 20 North Wacker – 15th Floor Gallery Add event to your calendar iCal Monthly Technology Business Review Meetings – Last Wednesday of every month ──── How can we be secure without it getting in the way of your job or business? Below are some of the topics we will discuss: The business side should be driving …

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 …

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