Top Tech Stories of 2012

February 20, 2012

Top 5 Technology Stories of 2012 Here is our list of some of the most interesting technology trends and stories for 2012. In no particular order.  The Facebook IPO With over a billion users, Mark Zuckerberg took Facebook public on May 18th with a valuation of $108 billion, which is the highest valuation ever for a newly public company. The overhyped offering was plagued by technical difficulties and shareholders brought suit claiming that certain large banks were given secret i... Read More

Tech for Tranparency

December 03, 2012

Regardless of your political beliefs, most of us will agree that being bombarded by partisan, often misleading, political advertising is no fun at all. The advent of Super-PACs has raised the FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, & Doubt) factor to new highs, but technology rises to meet needs and there are some great websites and apps to help you this campaign season. Super-PACs are the result of vs. Federal Election Committee which allowed for the creation of independent expenditure-onl... Read More

New Dispatch Administrator Hired

July 30, 2012

As many of you know, Amber has moved to Florida for family reasons. We all wish her the best.   We have been lucky enough to find a great replacement and are pleased to announce the hiring of Kamala Banks as our new Dispatch Administrator. She joins the team with a strong background in Dispatch, Office Management, and Technical Writing. Once we get her up to speed, Kamala will be your primary point of contact for tickets and scheduling, as well as our "Client Champion"... Read More

Stuxnet & Flame

June 15, 2012

Members of the US government are now admitting that Stuxnet, the computer worm discovered in June of 2010, was created by the US with the help of Israeli Intelligence as an attack on the Iranian nuclear program. Stuxnet was unique in that it included the capability to spy on and subvert industrial systems, specifically Siemens programmable logic controllers. The Stuxnet project was apparently created in 2006 under the Bush administration as an alternative to pre-emptive Israeli airstrikes on... Read More

The Bring-Your-Own-Device Dilemma

June 15, 2012

The BYOD Dilemma IT folklore has numerous tales of a pompous senior executive of IBM, or GE, or the Air Force who visits a client like IBM, or GE, or the Air Force and has his expensive new laptop confiscated because he ignored the security warnings about no outside equipment entering the building. These days the situation is so common that it has gained its own acronym, BYOD or Bring Your Own Device, and IT departments all over the world are struggling to deal with it. Technology wri... Read More

DNS Changer Malware Information

June 15, 2012

DNSChanger Malware is NOT a big threat. Major media outlets have taken a warning from the FBI about the DNSChanger malware and are running stories titled 'Don't lose the Internet in July" or "The Internet may stop working in July!". We think these stories are doing a better job of scaring people than of informing them and want to re-assure you that this issue is not one for you to be concerned about at work. You may want to read the rest of this message and check yo... Read More

RIM/BlackBerry News

June 15, 2012

RIM/Blackberry Woes ∞ Research In Motion, makers of the BlackBerry and PlayBook lost $125 million in the 4th quarter, their first loss since 2005. The last quarter of 2011 was the 5th consecutive quarter in which RIM missed their earnings estimate, despite shipping 11 million BlackBerries and half a million PlayBooks. Rumor has it that RIM will be looking for a buyout. Blackberry users might do well to start looking at iPhones and Android phones. ∞ RIM has postponed its an... Read More

LinkedIn Spam Alert

June 15, 2012

WARNING: LinkedIn Spam Alert   We are getting reports of spam which looks like it is from LinkedIn arriving in your mailboxes rather than being caught by the filters and want to caution all of you against opening them. Please delete them instead. If you think they may be legitimate email from LinkedIn, please go to LinkedIn and check your invitations there. Postini has updated definitions once today at lunchtime already and appear to be working on another... Read More

LinkedIn Passwords Stolen

June 15, 2012

By Tom It has been a bad couple of weeks for LinkedIn.  First, security researchers found that the LinkedIn mobile app was harvesting a lot more personal information from user calendars than it was letting anyone know about. Then hackers breached the system and made off with over six and a half million passwords from LinkedIn's 160 million users.  They sent out an email alerting affected users which was probably lost in the flood of spam spoofed to look like it was coming fr... Read More