Activist Group and Hackers Anonymous, notorious for breaching security platforms, recently struck again, disabling the United States Sentencing Commission’s website, just another of the many federal government computer networks it has claimed to have infiltrated. Recently released intelligence points to the Chinese for alleged computer hacking at the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and numerous other U.S. businesses for years now. [Read more...]
Worldwide, information technology spending this year is expected to total $247 billion with 69 percent of that earmarked for server management and administration. Microsoft has ensured an even larger portion of this by increasing the purchase price on some of its most popular and widely deployed server software. [Read more...]
Recently I found myself at a Rotary meeting at Theresa Free Library. I was greeted by a sign that read “We are now fully automated.” Being an IT geek, I was intrigued to find out what being “automated” would do to my familiar Theresa Free Library experience.
Hopefully you have allocated a portion of your 2012 budget to technology, whether it is to become more mobile, move to the cloud or modernize some of your older legacy systems. Phil Garland, of PricewaterhouseCoopers US CIO Advisory Services, says, “Many, or most, of the investments for 2012 are focused on either gaining agility or pushing innovation, cost reduction is still big, but there’s an even greater emphasis on the other two.”
Adworkshop names new president
Adworkshop, Lake Placid, a Northern New York employee-owned digital marketing and public relations agency, recently announced the promotion of Watertown native Darcy Norfolk to president.
Founded in 1977 by Tom and Adele Connors, the agency delivers a full suite of marketing services from its Lake Placid location and employs 26 full-time professionals.
There is no time like budget time to reevaluate your overall marketing strategy and look at no and low cost options you can begin to implement today. Social media can be that option, providing innovative and creative ways to market your business.
Quick Response Codes, or QR codes, seemingly still a novelty in the United States is another mobile business technology that will greatly help you market and advertise your business. QR Codes have been the rage in Japan since the early 1990s and are now quickly gaining popularity through convenience-oriented applications aimed at the consumer and their smartphones.
A decade or so ago, the decision to embrace e-business and the Internet was the decision that has now come to separate the innovators from the laggards. Today, another decision is on the horizon: whether or not to embrace m-business, or mobile business. Embracing m-business and expanding mobile technology through your enterprise will help to insure that your business is a survivor, and not risk dinosaur-like extinction.
It was 1987 when our orders came down for Fort Drum, New York. It had been four years and two babies since we had set foot on U.S. soil. Little did we know we would become some of the firsts – first to be assigned to the newly reactivated 10th Mountain Division (LI), first to live in brand new 801 Housing, and some of the first to decide to make the north country our home.
Sidewalks have been “rolled-down” along the river towns, tourists are in, kids are ready for summer vacation, and the calendar says June in the north country. For most of us summer brings an upswing of activity further fueling the north country economy.