AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Embrace Drones

2018-09-10T04:53:14+00:00July 14th, 2016|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

Will future growth in non-military drone use come mostly from hobbyists and event planners? This is not likely. Wireless companies are already finding ways to leverage the capabilities of these small aircraft. AT&T and T-Mobile are using drones to perform aerial inspections of their cell towers. By using drones, these companies are able to conduct inspections in a more safe manner. They can also access [...]

Cybersecurity Enlightenment for CEOs

2018-09-10T04:56:47+00:00June 16th, 2016|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

More than 90 percent of corporate executives say they can’t read a cybersecurity report and are not prepared to handle a major attack according to a report from Nasdaq and Tanium — an endpoint security and systems management vendor out of Emeryville, California. The report, which can be seen in a CNBC video, highlights a training opportunity [...]

Skype Technology for Four-Legged VIPs

2018-09-12T05:10:55+00:00May 12th, 2016|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

If you’re a busy executive who travels for work and has to leave your four-legged buddy at home, what do you do? In the past, you would hire a pet sitter, board, or leave your dog with a family member. Your canine buddy would be taken care of, but you don’t have a chance to [...]

Are Bots the New Apps?

2018-09-12T05:15:15+00:00April 14th, 2016|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

How many of the apps on your smartphone do you really use? According to The Verge, a virtual assistant named Amy made by the New York City startup X.ai, exemplifies a new frontier in personal computing: the conversational smart bot. “There is a paradigm shift about to happen in how software is being delivered,” says [...]

Taking Action on Counterfeit Semiconductors

2018-09-12T05:19:48+00:00March 17th, 2016|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

Why should you care about counterfeit semiconductors? Semiconductors are embedded into numerous products and systems that perform critical functions in our daily lives, and the failure of a single component in one of these products or systems can have dire health and safety consequences.  Here are some key examples discovered by the Semiconductor Industry Association [...]

“Smart City” Growth from Coast to Coast

2018-09-13T04:33:06+00:00February 11th, 2016|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

The wireless industry is clearly investing in the "smart city" concept according to FierceWireless. Both Verizon and AT&T have teams dedicated to increasing dialogue between wireless players and city officials, with the goal of installing new technologies in metro areas that proponents say will make city life safer and more efficient. Gartner, Inc. estimates that [...]

Information Security in 2016

2018-09-13T04:38:25+00:00January 14th, 2016|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

In 2016, information security continues to be a critical topic for organizations of all types to address. In its 2016 Annual Security Report that discusses cybersecurity trends and threat intelligence, Cisco drives this point home. The report points out that only 45 percent of organizations worldwide are confident in their security measures as today’s cyber attackers [...]

Smartphones and Tablets Lead U.S. Device Growth

2018-09-13T04:43:21+00:00November 12th, 2015|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

Smartphone ownership by Americans increased 33 percent, and tablet ownership increased 42 percent in the last five years according to recently released survey data from the Pew Research Center. As of 2015, 68 percent of U.S. adults have a smartphone and 45 percent own a tablet. Smartphone ownership is nearing the saturation point with some [...]

Malware for Macs

2018-09-14T04:28:33+00:00October 15th, 2015|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

There has been a substantial increase this year in malicious software that affects Apple’s OS X operating system according to MarketWatch, GlobeNewswire and security firm Bit9 + Carbon Black. A 10-week analysis conducted by Bit9 + Carbon Black demonstrated the unprecedented growth in OS X malware. In 2015 alone, the research found that the number [...]

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