Simplex-IT was recognized as a Weatherhead 100 Upstart on Thursday December 1, 2016. The Weatherhead 100 Upstart Award is granted to the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio with no more than 15 employees or net sales of less than $15M last year.
Computing systems are always vulnerable to some obscure hack or another, and researchers are always trying to find ways to shore them up and prevent future attacks. One previously undiscovered hack literally sounds far-fetched. It uses the sounds that your hard drive makes to help a hacker steal data from your machine, including encryption keys designed to keep your data safe and secure.
Cell phones: as much as they’re needed for business purposes, there are definitely times that they shouldn’t ring and interrupt what is going on around you. However, turning a phone’s volume up or down isn’t always the first thing on a user’s mind.
Technology is a critical component of the modern office, but it’s only a matter of time until it breaks down and leaves you in a bind. In a way, it’s a lot like owning a vehicle. You need it to get from Point A to Point B, but when it doesn’t work properly, it winds up costing you an arm and a leg.
What crosses your mind when you think about hacking attacks and data breaches? Do you picture a hacker in a ski mask typing furiously, or do you imagine scenes made memorable like those in television and film in works like Mr. Robot or Live Free or Die Hard? In the latter, hacking attacks are perpetrated by masterminds or those with grand ambition.
Our Annual Geek Raffle was so much fun! A great big thank you to The Malted Meeple for hosting us again this year, and to Back to Balance for providing chair massages to our participants! We sold $233 dollars worth of raffle tickets and handed out some great prizes (see all the pictures below). We did it a little differently this year, each prize had it's own drawing.
It seems that you can find absolutely anything while shopping online, but unfortunately, this also includes cyber threats. No deal is worth the risk of a hacking attack, but some best practices can help you stay safe while searching for that great bargain.
Whether you like it or not, millennials (those reaching young adulthood around the year 2000) make up a significant portion of the workforce. Appropriately leveraging their skills is going to become a big part of succeeding as a business, but millennials are known for their tendency to hop from job to job as opportunity calls.
All businesses need to use some sort of technology to keep their operations moving forward. Yet, it’s often difficult to gauge how new solutions will function with your current systems. You need to take your options into careful consideration before making such an important choice, and only an analysis of your current setup will help you ensure the success of your new technology.
So. November. You played me. In so many ways, by so many methods. Some wonderful. Some reaaally annoying. Some…so close. So very, very close. But it’s time to say goodbye.
But we also need to say hello to my latest grandson, Alexander Locke Shonk.