The Fusion of Art and Technology: Sept 2016

My son Harrison was always a bright kid, but just didn’t like school. But he knew what he liked and he liked a lot of different things. Because he had a knack for playing guitar, he formed his own band ...

The Day My Technology Died: August 2016

During a recent trip with my family to California, the comfort of having my cell phone with me was reassuring (it is my most important business tool). From Phoenix to Los Angeles and then San Francisco, I remained connected to ...

Medical Firm Falls Victim to Cyber-Extortion: June 2016

LabMD, owned by Michael Daugherty, was an Atlanta-based company that tested blood, urine and tissue samples for urologists. In May of 2008 they were approached by a cybersecurity company called Tiversa who stated they had gotten hold of a list ...

The 5 top reasons why IT firms fail their clients:

Technology is critical to the smooth and profitable operation of most small and medium businesses, and I’m proud to have chosen this industry in which to advance my business life and career. I have chosen a profession that requires a ...

Nutrition and Technology

Have you noticed that the subject of nutrition is one of the great controversies of our time? It never stops being a source of differing and often opposing opinions on what and how we should be eating. Low fat or ...

Vinyl and VOIP

This is the turntable I owned back in the 90s. It represented the start of the art in vinyl playback at that time. The picture does not really convey the size of this rig but keep in mind that the ...

Everything is Built for a Purpose

The other day I was trying to fix my daughter’s floor lamp and needed new fasteners. I wasted a fair amount of time before I discovered this fact: light fixtures use their own type of nuts and screws. The standards ...

The New Star Wars Movie and Your Network

The new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, picks up the story of our favorite characters years after Return of the Jedi episode. This installment describes a new threat to freedom called the First Order. Formed from the remnants of ...

Last Night I Was Startled Out Of Bed In A Cold Sweat, Heart Racing, With Fear Running Through My Mind…And YOU Were The Reason For My Panic!

Was I having a nightmare? Was I just watching too many reruns of The Twilight Zone? Had I eaten a big meal before bed? No – it simply occurred to me that you might be relying on cheap, online backups ...

Spooked About Your Network’s Security?

You should be, unless somebody’s keeping a vigilant eye on it for you… Not too long ago, in a place not so far away...when ancient hordes attacked your city, a single breach in the wall could mean certain death – ...