Tech Talk – June 2018
A Note from the President
Hi from LMS:
June is coming close to an end, and it was a busy and productive month at LMS. We initiated Ice Cream Summer Friday’s internally in our office and it has been a great success with our team! Everyone enjoys the various types of ice cream brought in each Friday, the most popular has been the Mister Softee truck visit – nothing better than that vanilla cone with rainbow sprinkles.
We are finishing up the month of June with our first client breakfast seminar, with the topic being on Cyber Security. We have a panel of specialists presenting to our clients, sharing knowledge on the do’s and don’ts in regards to Cyber Security to protect their business. We are planning additional future events over the course of the rest of this year, so if you weren’t able to join the first one, we’ll look forward to you being at the next.
Enjoy the rest of the month as we look forward to a great summer and 2nd half of the year.
5 mobile threats you should shut down in 2018
used with permission from Tektonika (HP)
Mobile devices are now a staple of the workplace, as ubiquitous as open floor plans and videoconferencing. Enabling employees to work from their mobile devices can even boost satisfaction, productivity, creativity, loyalty, and engagement—that’s quite a list of benefits.
However, embracing these upsides also requires paying attention to the downside: mobile threats. Given the sheer volume and value of sensitive data on employee devices, mobile security needs to be an IT priority. Every time an employee accesses corporate data from a smartphone, they put the entire network at risk—unless proper security measures are in place.
To unlock the full potential of workplace mobility, IT pros need to understand the biggest mobile threats. Here’s an overview of the top five hazards you should look out for in 2018—and beyond.
1. Data leakage
As defined by PCMag, data leakage is “the unauthorized transfer of classified information from a computer or data center to the outside world.” There are a number of paths through which this transfer can take place, from security gaps in record systems or the misuse of data by a third party (such as an ad platform) to something as simple as an accidentally forwarded email.
Five Strategies for Winning at Working Solo
used with permission from SBA.gov
by Barbara Weltman
Eighty percent of all U.S. small businesses have no employees. The number of non-employee businesses is expected to grow in coming years, due in part to the expansion of the gig economy (e.g., Uber, TaskRabbit, Thumbtack) and favorable economic conditions. Being in business with no employees means you don’t have to deal with payroll, minimum wage rules, and other employer-related responsibilities. But it doesn’t mean you are relieved of all business-owner obligations. You must wear all the hats in your business and see that what needs to be done gets done.
Here are five strategies you can use to make your business work — even though you don’t have any employees working with you.
1. Outsource daily chores
There are only 24 hours in a day, and you can’t work every one of them. You have to let others handle certain matters for you. This may be doing your bookkeeping, handling your calendar, or dealing with customers. Outsource to individuals or companies that can address your needs. For example, consider engaging a virtual assistant who can spend the hours you require each month on your business activities.
Watch your thoughts: Text by thinking could soon go mainstream
used with the permission of http://thenetwork.cisco.com
by Laurence Cruz
It’s part of a larger quest for a mind-machine meld that could open a new frontier in VR/AR and trigger a productivity revolution.
Texting should come with a health warning. It has caused motorists to drive off cliffs, and ruined dates and dinner table conversations. It even has a couple of physical ailments named after it (text neck or texting thumb, anyone?). But what if you could text with your brain — composing and sending text messages just by thinking about them?
So-called “text by thinking” technology is in its early stages, but it could become a natural way of interacting with augmented reality (AR) glasses, which some predict will replace smartphones around 2025.