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Top 10 New Products from the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 By David Ryan for America's Backbone Weekly Our expert reviews top technology trends from the CES Show in Las Vegas. Learn more about new technologies that your business may need in the year ahead. ...Read More »
KnowBe4 Warns Organizations of Antivirus Giving False Sense of Security By Stu Sjouwerman, CEO KnowBe4 Nearly every organization has some type of concern about ransomware as it continues to hit epic proportions of infections. Profits are soaring for the authors and those spreading it as costs reach $1 billion. Why is it continuing to grow despite precautionary efforts by IT managers? An alert warning IT departments to re-evaluate their current 'safety net' of antivirus and spam filters was sent out by KnowBe4 earlier this week. The antivirus industry's premier 'insider site', Virus Bulletin (VB), released tests that identify how good or bad end point detection software is and shows a major drop in effectiveness for Jun-Dec 2016 over the same period in 2015. These RAP (reactive and proactive) tests measure both the vendors' ability to handle newly emerging malware and their accuracy in detecting previously known malware. ...Read More »
New Ambulance Technology to the Rescue By David Ryan for America's Backbone Weekly Outdated technology in ambulances can hamper emergency communications and delay response time. An upgrade to your legacy technologies will ensure that your ambulance fleet are properly equipped to moving information, and patients quickly and securely. ...Read More »
What to Look for When Choosing a Hosting Option? By Dan Radak A host is a company that is supposed to provide a website owner with all the services their business needs. Now, while the host has to fulfill a wide array of conditions, all that a client has to do is learn what to look for when searching for the host. Seeing how the stability, quality and performance of your website can have a great impact on your business, you need to learn how to make the right choice. Here are a few pointers that will help you choose an adequate hosting option. ...Read More »
Job Hunting in the Digital Age By Nick Rojas Technology has revolutionized the job hunting process to the extent that job seekers, whether they be college students entering the workforce or professionals pursuing career advancement opportunities, need to understand what it takes to succeed in the digital age. Reputation, resumes, and video interviews all play an important role -- and this is particularly true for jobs where there is intense competition. What follows is a rundown of what job seekers need to be mindful of as they embark upon job hunting in the digital age. ...Read More »
Should we be afraid? By Molly Connell, TradeMachines Industry 4.0 has arrived and it is making changes. The introduction of the Internet of Things and cloud computing to manufacturing brings new employees to the scene, robots. According to the IFR, if the current exponential growth keeps up, by 2019 2,6 million robots will be in operation opposed to the 1.8million which are at the moment. Just as a comparison, the number of new robots expected to be installed in the next 3 years is almost double the population of Iceland. ...Read More »
Data: Choosing The Best Cell Phone Plan For Your Business By Paul Fitzgerald for America's Backbone Weekly There are an array of data plans for business leaders, but which one is right for your business? Mobile workforce communications is essential in this day and age and knowing which data plan suits your needs will help your business grow. ...Read More »
Best Tips for Water Conservation in Agriculture By Paul Fitzgerald for America's Backbone Weekly Thanks to sensory technology and new gadgets farmers now have an array of choices to conserve water on their farms while cutting their costs. ...Read More »
Readying Your Data Center to Deal With Traffic Surges By Tim Mullahy On October 1, global streaming service Netflix suffered a severe, worldwide outage. Lasting from 3PM to 5PM Eastern Time, it was the most significant downtime suffered by the provider since 2012. Although the reason for the outage is still generally unknown, most signs seem to point to a massive, unexpected surge in traffic following the release of Luke Cage. Imagine if the same thing happened to your data center. Imagine if, as a result of an unexpected surge in traffic, your facility went offline for several hours. How much business would you lose? ...Read More »
How Real-Time Vehicle Tracking Will Help Optimize Your Fleet By David Ryan for America's Backbone Weekly High-Tech solutions that can help your bottom-line profit. ...Read More »

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