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Do you speak “Data”?

Do you speak “Data”?

Quick, what’s the most important thing about your business’s precious data? Besides knowing how to back it up properly and protect it from catastrophic loss, how about understanding all the lingo used to describe it? The term “big data” – in reference to large, complex data sets – is a well-known buzzword these days, but a slew of new “data” terms are in style now, too.

Is your mobile website stressing people out?

Of course, page-load times can affect conversion and brand perception.  But did you know they also affect user heart rate and stress levels?  According to a 2016 study on mobility by Ericsson, page-loading delays lead to an average 38% jump in heart rate.

Skip the airport – just hop in your e-jet and fly!

By 2018, owning your own battery-powered VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) two-seater could be one step closer to reality.  That’s the plan for the Lilium Jet, being developed in Germany under the auspices of the European Space Agency.  This Jetsons-looking aircraft sports “fly-by-wire” joystick controls, retractable landing gear and gull-wing doors.

Forget apps…here comes the voice-controlled future

Soon, we won’t be fumbling around with a gazillion different apps, trying to figure out which one turns off the sprinklers in the front yard... Apple Siri, Amazon Echo and now Google Home all point to the future of digital living.  When it comes to voice plus smart machines vs.

Want to know your Lyft or Uber passenger rating?

Ratings are a two-way street with both Uber and Lyft.  Of course, as a passenger you can rate your driver. Yet passengers are rated too, by their drivers.  To find your average Uber passenger rating, open your Uber app and tap the menu bar in the top left corner.

Your Crystal Ball For Hiring

I don’t know if what I’m about to share with you is impressive or pathetic...

First, a brief history, to earn your trust.  I studied in graduate school 20 years ago with the Father of Management, Peter Drucker.  He estimated that managers make hiring mistakes 50% of the time.

5 simple but manageable security measures

5 simple but manageable security measures

Don’t be put off by the tech jargon of security experts you find in forums and self-help books. A managed service provider is what you need to break down complex security ideas into easy-to-understand language. However, they generally focus on installing and managing protection software that’s often far too complicated to operate without their help.

5 Ways To Spot A Social Engineering Attack

5 Ways To Spot A Social Engineering Attack

“We’re not going to make payroll and will have to close our doors.”

Unfortunately, that statement is becoming more common among small business fraud victims, according to Mitchell Thompson, head of an FBI financial cybercrimes task force in New York.

Benefits of using dual monitors

Benefits of using dual monitors

Have you ever witnessed your coworkers crazily straddle two computer monitors like madmen? Many find that working multiple monitors in this way is either intimidating or just plain weird. So it’s no surprise that such a set-up is unpopular. But even if you look like you’re preparing to launch rockets into outer space, that shouldn’t dissuade you from working with dual monitors altogether.