How Word Got Around in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

How Word Got Around in a Galaxy Far, Far Away Science fiction is filled with incredible technology, especially in terms of how the characters communicate. This is especially true in the epic space opera Star Wars. Fortunately for viewers like you and me, some of the communication devices and technologies used a long time ago, […]

Don’t Let Bias Influence Your Business

Don’t Let Bias Influence Your Business Have you ever heard of the term “bias?” It has a negative connotation to it, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. A bias can predispose you to a skewed consideration or thought when met with what is known to be a seemingly neutral stimuli. In some cases, they […]

Office 365 in The Office or On The Water

Office 365 in The Office or On The Water Ashton Technology Solutions takes a deeper look at how Microsoft Office 365 helps Bryce McDonald, a solo entrepreneur who runs DAY 1 Wake, a wakesurf board making business, scale his home-based business out to the world. Office 365 helps Bryce get the job done because it […]

The CLOUD Act Explained

The CLOUD Act Explained Another eleventh-hour spending bill passed through the U.S. Congress and was signed into law on March 23, 2018. This time, however, there was a certain earmark that may work to erode individual privacy protection around the globe. The new law, called the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (or CLOUD) Act, […]

Skynet or Meatnet? Social Engineering and the Future.

Skynet or Meatnet? Social Engineering and the Future. 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 […]

How the Business Software Alliance Will Come After Your Business

How the Business Software Alliance Will Come After Your Business As a business owner, you should know that you shouldn’t abuse the software licenses that your business relies on to function, or use pirated software to fulfill that need. While there are many people do such things, the response from software companies in an attempt […]

20-Year-Old Exploit Finds New Life as ROBOT

20-Year-Old Exploit Finds New Life as ROBOT There is no shortage of threats on the Internet, from situational issues to deliberate attacks meant to damage your company or steal your valuable data. While new threats pop up almost every day, some have been around for some time–so long, that many seem to not consider them […]

IBM’s Supercomputer Watson: Jeopardy! Winner, Customer Service Rep., and Now, Tax Professional

IBM’s Supercomputer Watson: Jeopardy! Winner, Customer Service Rep., and Now, Tax Professional Watson, IBM’s famous question-answering supercomputer, has held many jobs over the years. After dominating the competition on the quiz show Jeopardy! In 2011, Watson moved on to help companies like Macy’s and Geico answer customer questions and improve their mobile apps. More impressively, […]