Tip of the Week: Comparing the Pros and Cons of Desktops and Laptops

Tip of the Week: Comparing the Pros and Cons of Desktops and Laptops

Should your next computer purchase be a desktop or a laptop? Let’s talk about the less obvious differences between the two so you can make the right decision when buying computers for your staff.

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Skynet or Meatnet? Social Engineering and the Future.

Skynet or Meatnet?  Social Engineering and the Future.

Skynet or Meatnet?

I have talked about IoT and how that future can be a little grim. Of course the ultimate bad outcome of misapplied computing resources is the rogue AI that controls the world to the detriment of humanity. Remember Skynet?

In The Terminator, Skynet was a computer system developed for the U.S. military by the defense company Cyberdyne Systems, designed by Miles Bennett Dyson and his team. Skynet was originally built as a "Global Information Grid/Digitizal Defense Network", and later given command over all computerized military hardware and systems, including the B-2 stealth bomber fleet and America's entire nuclear weapons arsenal. The strategy behind Skynet's creation was to remove the possibility of human error and slow reaction time to guarantee a fast, efficient response to enemy attack. – Wikipedia

Part of the problem here was the fact that the computer system developed ‘artificial consciousness’ that allowed it to act independently. Once able to do that, it ‘decided’ humanity was the threat that needed to be eliminated.

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Remote Monitoring and Maintenance Keeps Your Business In Business

Remote Monitoring and Maintenance Keeps Your Business In Business

Depending on your business’ setup, you might have an in-house IT department that manages any of your technological assets, or you might have an outsourced vendor that you prefer to work with. Regardless, you know that as a business owner, you don’t have time to worry about managing IT--especially if you’re a small organization that has a limited budget and a limited workforce to do the work.

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What Else Can Blockchain be Used For?

What Else Can Blockchain be Used For?

Cryptocurrency, most notably Bitcoin, has made the headlines in recent months with huge fluctuations in supposed value. While the topic of cryptocurrency is one that would take far more than a single blog post to discuss, we can examine the technology that allows these currencies to exist and posit what it could likely be used for in the near future.

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Tip of the Week: Protecting Your Company from Invoice Impersonation

Tip of the Week: Protecting Your Company from Invoice Impersonation

While you should be sure to keep yourself apprised of threats, it could be argued that it is even more important for your employees to be aware of them. After all, they are the ones utilizing your business’ workstations, software solutions, and even Internet-based apps to facilitate their daily duties. You need to make sure that your employees are able to spot attacks and react to them properly.

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