Tech Talk – December 2018
A Note from the President
On behalf of everyone at LMS, I want to wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday and New Year!
We appreciate you being part of our 2018, and look forward to what will bring as we start 2019, our 40th year in business!
We wish you nothing but success in the New Year!
The real New World
by Larry Schulman, CEO
Way back when Columbus sailed across, he found the new world. When we set forth to explore the bottom of the sea, we found it again, a new world to explore. When we flew to the moon, we found a new world that would expand our imagination
Very quietly, the new world has now begun for many of us who found our old world just fine. The internet and technology brought change, but nobody realized that another major change was coming along side this wonderful new technology. We were growing old.
Many of us understand aging. We understand that new things and ideas require adaption. The problem is that those who were driving the change never considered us. Disclaimer alert, I am a 65 year old with aging eyes, diminished hearing, large coarse finger tips, and a brain that does not like to do anything different unless it leads me to hot fudge sundaes or very sexy women.
5 predictions for your future
used with permission from HP Tech@Work
Wild things are coming your way
There’s so much changing in the IT world at this very moment—from transitioning to Device as a Service to managing the security of an increasingly mobile workforce—that it’s hard to look beyond next month, much less the next decade. So we did it for you. (You’re welcome.) Here are five burgeoning technologies that we think will radically change the way you work.
The idea: Not feeling well? Don’t worry about calling in sick—HR will do it for you. The office of the future will use a Device-as-a-Service model that includes wearable tech that your company will use to keep tabs on your health. It could be as simple as a smart watch or as sophisticated as “earables”—in-ear devices that can monitor temperature and heart rate as part of their wide range of features.
Why this could be great: A healthy workforce is good for a company’s bottom line, but it could also be good for you—wearables can catch health issues before you notice them, whether it’s illness or signs of stress.
Cybersecurity for small business: Physical security
used with permission from FTC.gov
by Andrew Smith, Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection
An employee catches up on some work while visiting the local coffee shop. She grabs her Double Mocha to go, but accidentally leaves behind a flash drive with hundreds of Social Security numbers on it. When she returns, the flash drive is gone. Then there’s the staff member who needs to free up file room space. After he tosses a stack of old company bank records into the garbage, a dumpster diver spots the trash and walks away with a windfall.
At meetings with small business owners across the country, you told us you wanted straightforward guidance on how to step up cybersecurity at your company.
People’s online social circles are becoming riskier, new Microsoft research shows
used with permission from Microsoft On the Issues
by Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft Chief Online Safety Officer
Bullying, unwanted contact and receiving unwelcome sexual images and messages were the most prominent risks in our latest digital civility research and, while strangers still pose the majority of online threats, data show a distinct rise in risk-exposure from people’s own social circles.
According to preliminary results from our latest study, 63 percent of online risks were sourced from strangers and people whom respondents knew only online — largely unchanged from the previous year. dvance Slide, check the box next to After and set a time amount.