Digital Thinking Gallery
68 years ago, Isaac Asimov imagined a future where robots and humans coexisted. They may prove to be less human-like than Asimov envisioned, but the robotic age is maturing.
Coupled with the ever-present onslaught of new data breaches, security vulnerabilities, and data leaks, it’s not unreasonable to think that most of us would have a passing understanding of the social media risk-benefit equation by now. But we might be wrong about that.
The Cambridge Analytica-Facebook connection is complex, deeply flawed, and now, deeply damaging. But there is an important takeaway: Trusting third-party vendors is dangerous and wholly avoidable. Here's how.
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Business Intelligence is a process not a destination. Do you have the knowledge and the tools to maximize all the information you intrinsically have? We'll see.
Have you had your annual business checkup yet? No? There are a lot of banana peels lying around and only a matter of time before someone slips.
Are you on social media? How's that working out for you? If you’re scratching your head on that one, we get you started with some basic analytics every small business and nonprofit can get their (free) hands around.
Why don’t we get better innovation results? We certainly talk about it a lot. Innovation is really finding a different way to do something. And there’s a lot of that right in front of us.
How often do you read tech news? That’s what I figured. Geek speak often hides important information that business leaders need to know. Here are two in recent events.
What's on the horizon? The EU throws down the gauntlet for security, states stake a claim to lead on cybersecurity, and virtual assistants may help make a 20-year-old promise a reality.
Government is investigating new options to manage citizens' identities. Lawmakers are launching new legislation to require even more businesses to collect and secure Social Security numbers. Guess who is caught in the middle?
If art imitates life, we have a lot of work to do to protect hospitals and medical practices from potentially lethal attacks. Yes, Virginia, a lot of the Gray's Anatomy episode is frighteningly real.
Sharing, reposting, retweeting across social media have blurred the lines of authorship, spurring the growth of plagiarism outside of academia. What's a business - pushed to become a content creator - to do to protect its intellectual property?
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Moving your business fully into the cloud can be a leap of faith. Here are some things to take into consideration and questions to ask before you decide to jump.
Equifax's ginormous data breach pretty much puts an end to the question: Has my identity been exposed? Is there anything small businesses can takeaway from this? You bet: Size doesn't matter, but people do.
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Building a culture of cyber security in your business is a critical piece of any functional security. And if you don't know what that entails, October, national Cyber Security Awareness Month, is a great time to get started.
Crisis communication today goes far beyond a disaster or major business issue. It can be as small as a social media post gone viral. It can also be an opportunity. If you're prepared for it.
We are just not good at planning for the worst; instead we hope for the best. But sometimes stuff happens. If you haven't taken the time to do a full disaster recovery or business continuity plan, you can still take a few steps toward protecting your business when the creek does rise.
Breaking up with your IT professional can be painful. But it doesn't have to be. Prepare yourself with a few basic protections.
Every week, the average business person probably sits through at least 2-3 presentations at a lunch, on a webinar, in a meeting. And through them all, we wonder: Can't these be better? Yes, they can. Here are four steps to get there.
Solopreneurs, small businesses and nonprofits may be missing out on a lot of data opportunities. And most of then are free.
In less than a half-century, the world of work may be changed forever. That's not as far away as you think - not for your children and grandchildren. How will we get there and what will we do when there's no work to get?
IT has a diversity problem and it goes far beyond hiring. The solutions are baked in the cake and require culture changes in boardrooms and data centers.
Hundreds of thousands of users wanted to cry after getting the WannaCry Ransomware variant. Still, there were protections out there and so there are some lessons to be learned.
Small businesses face a daily juggle - say 'yes' to one thing and 'no' to something else. Three common technology areas are often places where businesses choose to go cheap. In today's security climate, that's risky. Here's why.
Nonprofits live and die by volunteer contributions. But often they risk security in the process. There are some do's and don't's that can help you have both!
What's the real impact of the Internet privacy rollback and what's next on the president's agenda? Strap in. It's going to be a bumpy ride. (Thank you, Bette Davis!)
On the face of it, all cloud providers kind of seem the same. But they aren't. Here are some conversation starters to help you find the provider who'll be the right fit for your business.
Cloud speak. It's a language all its own. You'll need at least a few terms under your belt to talk to your provider. Here's a starter glossary.
Whether you are red, blue or purple, there's an app to fire you up, educate you, help you reach out to your elected officials or stay connected on a local level.