Posts Tagged“technology”

The huge leap in technology with smartphones, tablets and other digital devices have had a profound effect on the way we live our lives. They have changed so many aspects on a day-to-day basis that many businesses have actually had repercussions. Some have enjoyed huge benefits from this, and others have not fared so well. However your business has been affected, there is one thing you can be sure of: digital devices are going to continue to penetrate more areas of our lives, for better or for worse. With Statista predicting a sevenfold increase in mobile data usage between 2016 and 2012,…

Traditional research paper writing required an enormous amount of paperwork. Just two decades ago, the process would incur the long and complicated process of visiting a library, perusing the card catalog, visiting the stacks, taking notes in notebooks, organizing ideas on index cards, drafting your paper in longhand online paper, and typing a final copy on a typewriter, or visiting the library or computer lab yet again to use a machine and a dot matrix printer. The entire effort could take days for even the simplest of essays, just because of the challenge involved in going places and physically moving…

Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have learned to save money and to spread out technology expenses with “Software as a Service” (SaaS) subscriptions that store software applications in a cloud-based environment instead of on the SMB’s own servers. The growth of SaaS, however, has been matched and even surpassed by the expansion of “Crime as a Service” (CaaS), in which cyberthieves trade hacking tips and offer their data breach services for a fee over the dark web. Equifax’s recent hacking woes might lead an SMB to think that cyberthieves only target big businesses and leave SMBs alone. But the reality…