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Understanding The Internet of Things

You may have heard the term “The Internet of Things”, one of the growing buzz-words in an industry chock full of them. But what does it really mean, and how might it impact you? To provide some potential answers, let’s…

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The Alphabet Soup of Technology Acronyms

Throughout the course of the day, we hear many acronyms.  When I take my car into the shop to find out why my check engine light is on, the mechanic tells me that the problem is with my O2 sensor and…

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The Costly Consequences of Cybercrime

While sitting in my doctor’s office, I started thinking, “What if?” What if the doctor’s computer network were hacked tonight? Does he have knowledgeable I.T. staff protecting the sensitive personal information in all those patient files, including mine? I could end…

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To the Cloud…or Stay Grounded?

Before you go “to the cloud,” you should have an understanding of what that really means. “The cloud” is nothing more than a catchy buzz-word for the various networks and servers that make up the Internet; the very same Internet…

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What to Do When Your PC is Past its Prime

Most of us have had to deal with getting rid of old computer equipment.   It either breaks, or gets very old and something new is purchased.  So what should we do with the old stuff? The main issue with disposal…

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The Invisible Criminal

I receive e-mails periodically from industry sources that share information on various insurance topics. One thing that’s certain is that communication has changed since I entered the industry. From the not-so-green printed manuals to Facebook and digital newsletters, information flows…

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10 Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Be Using

Douglas Engelbart introduced a prototype of the first computer mouse in 1964 – it was made of a wooden shell and had 2 metal wheels.  Billions and billions of clicks later, we now have a version of the mouse on…

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