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Hold Technology Accountable to Increase Profit and Reduce Risk

Technology is a necessity for businesses of any size. From smart phones to email to CRM and accounting systems, a business can’t function effectively or efficiently without some form of technology. The big question for business owners is: “How much technology do I invest in, and how do determine if I made a good investment?”

There is a balance to technology spending.

Tablets Lead to Innovation, and Change How (and Where) We Work

The iPad has created a burgeoning market for a totally new device – the tablet. Weighing in at 1.5 pounds, and with battery life of up to 10 hours, tablets are very appealing to mobile executives. An estimated 20 million iPads have been sold to date, and IDC, a technology research firm, estimates total tablet sales (not just iPad) will reach over twice that amount this year.

Protect Your Organization from Data Loss and Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing types of criminal activity. It is usually easy to perform, almost impossible to catch the criminals who engage in it, and penalties for stealing data are relatively light. When security breaches do occur, the organization that maintained the stolen data is responsible for notifying the victims, and the costs can be exorbitant.

Protecting Your Company’s Information

Do you know when computer files leave your network, and who has access to what? Or where files are located on your network?

The information companies have created, accumulated and paid for provide a competitive advantage against competitors, but that advantage can be lost when companies can’t access the information they need or control the information that enters and leaves the organization.

The Battle for TV Market Share

As people begin to rely more and more on the Internet to access the movies and television programs they want to view, cable and satellite TV companies are quickly losing their market share as content providers. Coupled with rising cable costs and little control over content, some consumers are abandoning cable altogether.

Hackers Come to Las Vegas

Hackers from around the world descended on Las Vegas in July to uncover the latest scams criminals are using to take advantage of businesses. With so much of our online lives vulnerable to hacker attacks, understanding the need for business network security is now more important than ever.

The Power of Google

Google is quietly creating its own New World Order. Its size, power and influence are probably larger than you are aware and Google will shape our day to day lives for many years to come.

Google was founded by two PhD candidates at Stanford University in 1998 and over the years has revolutionized the search engine and helped mature and shape the Internet.

Popularity of eReaders and Tablets on the Rise

Recent research from The Boston Consulting Group revealed that of consumers who currently use the Internet and read print books, magazines or newspapers, 40 percent plan to buy either an eReader or tablet within the next three years. If this research is accurate, eReaders and tablets will quickly join the ranks of other mainstream electronics such as TVs, mobile phones and personal computers in our lives.

Facebook

Facebook has over 400 million active users worldwide, 3 million active pages, and 1.5 million business listings. 50% of its active users log on to Facebook every day. Like it or not, there's no contesting Facebook's popularity. For more surprising statistics, see Facebook's own stats page.

Apple’s latest gadget – The iPad

On April 3, Apple unveiled its much-anticipated iPad. The gadget that retails from $499 to $699 is a cross between a laptop and a smartphone, but doesn't quite eliminate the need for either one. There was much hype surrounding the iPad since it was announced in January, and that momentum led to more than 300,000 units sold on its first day of sales.