Category Archives: Technology

Is Your Business Opening the Door to Cyber Attacks?

Confidence scams are as old as human history, but in the modern age, they increasingly involve technology. Cyber security professionals refer to these scams as social engineering attacks: using technology to take advantage of the natural human nature to trust. Most of us have seen spam and “phishing” e-mails. Phishing attacks are e-mails designed to get you to click on

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Tech shines as companies move to hire telecommuters

For a growing number of workers, going to work no longer requires leaving the house. Over the last decade, the number of telecommuting workers in the United States has grown by 103 percent, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com. Last year alone, telecommuting jobs grew by 6.5 percent. TechCast estimates that 30 percent of workers could

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Smart Office—Cutting-edge smart home technologies could soon be going to work

Smart home devices are some of the trendiest tech products today. These new devices take household mainstays—light bulbs, thermostats, smoke detectors, door locks—and give them an internet connection using wireless networking. In concept, this allows various devices in your home to talk to one another. Homeowners can also use their phones as remote controls, allowing them to adjust their settings

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It’s time to dump these common high-tech office tools

The floppy disc. Dial-up modems. The electronic typewriter. At one point in time, each of these was an essential tool for most businesses. But now, they’re all long gone—obsolete. As technology evolves and our workplaces change, once-useful tools can quickly gather dust. All companies look to make sure their tech budgets are wisely spent. Here are a few common devices

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It’s Time to Upgrade Your Business Tablet — Is Apple Still the Clear Choice?

This April, the iPad turned 5. Already, it’s had quite a life. When launched in 2010, the iPad defined the modern tablet form. It quickly became an unparalleled success for Apple, selling more units than even the iPhone did during its first five years. If your company is like most, you’re likely using iPads in some aspect of your business.

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Google’s laptops could soon graduate from schools to businesses

In 2011, Google unveiled its vision for the future of laptop computers—the Chromebook. Chromebooks are designed to take advantage of the growing ubiquity of internet access, doing away with large internal hard drives in favor of storing and editing documents online. The Chromebook concept even forgoes installing many programs on the device itself, instead giving users access to web-based applications.

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Is your business card compatible with the digital age?

For hundreds of years, people have relied on a simple, paper tool for self-promotion—the business card. Regardless of where business cards originated, the practice of exchanging paper cards has had an incredible run. Without a doubt, paper business cards remain an important tool. However, here are some tips to help upgrade your business card to the digital age. Get a

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Conference Room 2.0—Technology can enhance meetings and foster collaboration

The conference room is a place for collaboration. It’s where brainstorming happens, where ideas are born, where decisions are made, and where sales are sealed with a handshake. With all of today’s communication tools, the conference room remains essential. It provides a setting for real-time conversation–a setting where body language, posture, and tone matter and where words are only part

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Beyond PowerPoint–Freshen up your presentations with these trendy alternatives

It’s a formula that office workers everywhere know by heart: when it’s time for a presentation, connect the laptop to the projector, dim the lights, and fire up PowerPoint. For more than two decades now, Microsoft PowerPoint has served as the indispensable tool for business speakers—and for good reason. PowerPoint is a reliable, full-featured program that’s available on practically every

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