Technology and Security Articles

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    8 Ways to Keep Your Business From Being Hacked

    by on December 15, 2014

    Just because your business is small, don’t imagine you’re immune to the predatory tactics of malicious hackers. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) reports that 50 percent of small-business owners in a 2013 survey said they had experienced a cybe…

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    5 Tips To Protect Your Small Business From a Data Disaster

    by on December 11, 2014

    The digital revolution has given small-business owners and startups tools that let them compete with much bigger businesses. Computing power allows entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into success stories faster than ever. But if you have ever had your comp…

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    5 Reasons to Invest in Mobile Payment Options

    by on December 9, 2014

    Apple Pay has gained popularity in the last few months with the introduction of the iPhone 6 and iOS 8. It joins the long-existing Google Wallet as a viable transactional currency at both brick-and-mortar and online storefronts. However, the debate over whethe…

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    In the Trenches: Answering the Phone

    by on September 17, 2014

    Maybe it’s just the way my generation works, but I generally feel more comfortable doing business online than I do over the phone. With that bias, I assumed that we’d do most of our business online at Cranky Concierge as well. I even designed the business to f…

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    4 Top Online Security Concerns for Small Businesses

    by on September 16, 2014

    Cloud security is in the hotseat following a massive leak of celebrity photos that were stored on Apple’s iCloud service. Apple initially issued a statement that its servers are secure, but conceded that several prominent celebrities had their accounts comprom…

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    Ensuring the Security of Your Company’s Data

    by on July 20, 2014

    A survey from the Ponemon Institute revealed that 55% of small business owners have experienced a breach of private data. While many of these small business owners are aware that data breaches hurt business, most don’t appear to be taking action.
    Many ste…

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    The Best Free Resources for Learning Web Programming

    by on July 17, 2014

    There are numerous computer science programs that teach students the latest and widest-used programming languages for desktop, mobile and web applications. Unfortunately, these courses and certifications can cost students anywhere from a few hundred to several…

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    5 Tools for Managing Big Data

    by on July 17, 2014

    The business world is all abuzz about the part big data plays in developing effective marketing and sales strategies. In case you haven’t heard about it yet, big data is a term that marketing and IT folks are using to define the massive amount of data regard…

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