By: Adam Baer
Today, it is a rarity to make it through a news cycle without reading a headline about the latest cyber-attack. Stories on Viruses, Hackings, Ransomware and the Darkweb clutter our newsfeeds yet many people, especially small business owners, still have the – it can’t happen to me mentality. Well, I am here to tell you it can and the threats are real. I understand this can be overwhelming for those business owners who don’t have an Information Security Officer (CISO) or even a full-time IT staff but don’t worry; I have a few helpful tips that can protect your data.
It’s a new world for long-term care providers, and the competition is fierce. As digitally connected children search for homes for their aging baby boomer parents, a technically inclined generation themselves, LTC decision makers have found themselves actively engaged in an amenities war. One amenity game-changer is facility-wide quality, wireless coverage – from dining rooms to individual apartments.
Tech Electronics is pleased to share the news of Brocade’s acquisition of Ruckus Wireless. This acquisition was completed on May 27th, 2016 and represents an important step in accommodating the evolving requirements of the digital era. The merger of these companies will also allow partners, like Tech Electronics, to add to their service offerings.
Adam Baer represented Tech Electronics in a roundtable discussion for the Business Journal’s Table of Experts: Technology. In this article, Adam discusses the latest technology trends, from mobility to cyber security and how our solutions help customers build reliable, secure networks.
As residents become more tech savvy, Chateau Girardeau recognized the need to offer more enhanced technology driven amenities. In order to accommodate these changing expectations the campus was in need of a more advanced wireless network that allowed for a secure network and seamless connectivity.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and we are getting involved. As a technology services organization, our experts want to help raise awareness on the realities of cyber-attacks. The fact is that a cyber-attack can happen to anyone and to any business, no matter the size, everyone and everything is a target. In fact, statistics show that over 44% of small businesses reported being the victim of a cyber-attack, costing them an average of $9,000 per attack. Statistics also show that almost 59% of SMB owners do not have a contingency plan for when they experience a data breach.
As stories of data breaches fill our news feeds daily, security should be the focal point of all business IT plans. Unfortunately, for some small and medium-sized businesses this is not the case. Firewalls are purchased and installed for the sole purpose of securing the business network and are left in the back closet to do so for the next 3-5 years. Many owners of small and medium-sized businesses don’t have the time or the resources for regular maintenance. They assume the firewall is serving its purpose, because after everything is working. Until it’s not…..leaving your business’s data more susceptible to hackers, viruses, etc. If time and resources are the reasons behind outdated or unmaintained technology, how can owners of small and medium-sized businesses make sure their network is secure? Enter – firewall as a service.
Tech Electronics of Bloomington played an integral part in increasing the cellular coverage at Purdue University’s, Ross-Ade football stadium. This new cellular system will increase voice and data communication capacity tremendously, making those 60,000+ fans, most of whom expect to be able to use social media, very happy.
Sherbrooke Village, a long-term care facility located in South St. Louis, MO was expanding its current campus to include a – 60 bed – rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility. The Lodge, was in need a of a complete technology solution, from fire alarm to a wireless network that would provide its residents and staff with a secure, modern and comfortable environment.