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The Internet of Things: Is it Hype or an Emerging Technology?

Posted by Gregory Wolf on Aug 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM

IoT, better known as “The Internet of Things,” is a term given to an emerging technology that uses cloud connected devices to gather data from sensors which can be used for further analysis. Both organizations and individuals can use this data to make intelligent decisions which could lead to cost saving measures or new profit verticals. IoT can be used in just about anything: buildings, automobiles, and even entire cities are being outfitted with IoT devices.

The Internet of Things has become somewhat of contentious topic in the IT world. While many are excited at the prospect of a world controlled by the Internet of Things, others feel that IoT could be an over-hyped technology. Some IT professionals are skeptical of Cisco’s prediction of there being 50 billion IoT devices in use by 2020. Could IoT enthusiasts be overly optimistic in their predictions?

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Topics: Internet

Guest Post: A Disaster That Knocks Once — Permission Marketing and Data Protection

Posted by Guest Post on May 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

There are hundreds of reasons why Data Protection must be a priority for your business. Here’s one of the reasons, explained in the following guest post by Waypost Marketing, a Hubspot certified inbound marketing company based in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Topics: Safety & Security, Internet

Internet Safety Best Practices

Posted by Gregory Wolf on Nov 24, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The internet is a wonderful tool. For businesses, the internet helps facilitate communication with customers. For consumers, the internet is most popularly used for digital media and online shopping. While the internet has been around for decades, network security should remain a top priority to businesses and consumers alike as hackers have perfected their tactics in order to gain access to your personal information.

If you're a victim of an information breach, more than your financial information could be at risk. For example, consider the Ashley Madison data breach, which resulted in its member's dirty laundry being aired for anyone on the internet to see. Here are some internet safety best practices that will ensure your systems stay safe and secure:

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Topics: Safety & Security, Internet