Tech Talk – January 2020
A Note from the President
Welcome to a new decade! The 20-teens (or whatever the previous decade was called) was certainly an interesting one, especially in the world of technology. The decade started out with the introduction of the iPad, Instagram, and IBM Watson, then came Uber, Microsoft Surface, Amazon Alexa, followed by Apple Watch, and finally closed out with Disney+. There was a lot more in between, just don’t have enough typing space to list them all.
But from our standpoint, the 2010’s (I think that’s it) was the decade where cybersecurity took center stage. From the Target hack, to the Sony hack, Ransomware, to Heartbleed, WannaCry, Equifax and Facebook, the past decade was not short of threats affecting businesses and at home.
My prediction for the 2020’s, and I think it’s a fairly safe one, is that there will be plenty more amazing technologies that will be available to us in advancing our world, but that there will continue to be plenty more security threats looking to negatively affect businesses and people.
I wish everyone a prosperous 2020. LMS will continue to be there for you 24/7, protecting your business and staying ahead of any new threats that may (or hopefully won’t) be out there!
Our CEO Larry Shulman wrote a blog this month titled Part 3: Adaption, please give it a read and click on the link to read the entire piece!
Part 3 Adaptation; Being able to modify the offer over time, in time.
by Larry Shulman, CEO
We now have passed the 40 Year threshold in business, in the technology field that eats up and spits out business startups daily. How? Part 3, ADAPTION is the single most important part of sustaining a profitable business. Again, the books make it seem easy. Read the papers, listen to your customers and look at where the numbers point you. Seems obvious. So why is the 10 Year survival statistics for small businesses so grim. More importantly who wants to just survive. Building an internal process where you look at how other businesses serve you daily is critical. Whether it’s your visit to McDonalds or showing up for your colonoscopy, how did the delivery of the end product (no pun intended) feel? What did you love or hate about it?
Seven cybersecurity tips for 2020
Used with the permission of http://thenetwork.cisco.com
by Kevin Delaney
Security experts share their predictions, warnings, and best practices for the coming year.
2020 promises a wave of technology change that will further transform the enterprise — and our very lives — in profound ways.
But that inclusive, sustainable, and productive future demands a far-reaching commitment to cybersecurity.
In 2019, there was no shortage of damaging, heavily publicized security breaches. And given the ever-increasing sophistication of cybercriminals — and the mounting complexity facing the defenders — the threat landscape in 2020 promises all-new challenges.
The future of IoT: 10 predictions about the Internet of Things
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
by Steve Symanovich
The internet landscape is burgeoning. It’s not just about computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones anymore. Now a multitude of devices are internet-connected. The list of “smart” devices includes washing machines, robotic vacuum cleaners, door locks, toys, and toasters. The Internet of Things is the umbrella term — and, yes, you can now buy a smart umbrella — for anything that connects to the internet.
What is the Internet of Things, or IoT?
Windows 10 Tip: Create new events from the taskbar
used with permission from Windows Blog
by Athima Chansanchai
If you click on the date and time at the lower right corner of the taskbar, it opens into a calendar flyout that shows the itinerary of any date you choose, which is convenient by itself. But did you know that now you can create new events and reminders there?
Pick your date and start typing in the text box — you’ll now see inline options to set a time and location.
Check it out in action: