How In-Store Music Affects the Retail Experience

November 14th, 2019 Posted by Marketing, Sales, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “How In-Store Music Affects the Retail Experience”

“Before you switch-on the music in your store, you need to know your audience. What may be good for some might not be so inspiring for others.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Today, retailing is as much about the shopping experience as it is about the product. One way retailers strive to enhance that experience is through music. That said, decisions about in-music are a bit more complicated than one might think. Check out this infographic from Ayaz Nanji of MarketingProfs for a bit of insight into the do’s and don’t of playing music in your store. Better to be informed than potentially alienate customers.

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Adding The Human Element To Cybersecurity Strategy

November 1st, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Adding The Human Element To Cybersecurity Strategy”

“Cybersecurity is not the sole responsibility of IT. Companies must educate everyone to be more self-aware to empower them to play an active role in their cybersecurity.”

– Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Traditional thinking (outdated?) is that cybersecurity is a job for the IT experts and that the rest of the organization should go about their daily business. This rational leaves already vulnerable companies even more exposed as recent statistics point to a large number of breaches being attributable to human error. Current thinking is that self-awareness is now a vital component of cybersecurity strategy and that organizations who pursue a better understanding of how different individuals may be vulnerable to cybercrimes will be better protected.

This recent article by John Hackston for Security Infowatch touches on the current nature of cybercrime and sheds some new light on a more effective, holistic cybersecurity approach.

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10 Tips To Avoid Workplace Injuries

October 23rd, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “10 Tips To Avoid Workplace Injuries”

“Short but sweet list of tips for maintaining a safer work environment.”

– Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Every seven seconds, a worker suffers an on-the-job injury, according to the National Safety Council. In 2017, about 104 million production days were lost due to workplace injuries. Here is a snapshot on how to avoid workplace injuries written by David H. Perecman, Founder and Lead Trial Attorney of The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., for Facility Executive.

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The Arguments For And Against Facial Recognition

October 11th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The Arguments For And Against Facial Recognition”

“Privacy vs. higher-level security. Are the benefits worth the risks?”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


The use of facial recognition security and the development of new and more sophisticated equipment continues to grow. This expanding technology is deployed by law enforcement and in use at airports, schools, and SMBs. While growth continues, the technology has also become a hot-button issue with privacy advocates.

This article by Joel Griffin for “Security INFOWATCH” sheds some light on the issues and the insights from professionals in the field.

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Tips On Stretching Your School’s Security Budget

September 27th, 2019 Posted by Technology 0 thoughts on “Tips On Stretching Your School’s Security Budget”

“Today, keeping students and faculty safe is of the utmost concern. However, the challenge of doing so can stress school budgets. Here is some advice on stretching your security dollars.”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


Budgeting is an ongoing challenge for almost every school system in the US. Also, the issue of improving school security continues to be a growing concern for schools and often weighs heavily on their budgets. Schools and administrators strive to provide the highest levels of protection possible but often are forced to settle for less to keep in-line with budgets.

In this recent article from SecurityINFOWATCH.com, author  Bruce A. Canal takes a look at these challenges and provides excellent insight on how schools can make the most of their security budgets.

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Protect Your Business With Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication

September 24th, 2019 Posted by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Protect Your Business With Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication”

“Protecting your network is essential and weak passwords are your Achilles heel. MFA is an excellent solution to combat the problem and something you should be looking at right now.”

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


According to researchers, weak passwords are the cause of 80% of data breaches. If you are a small business, how do you protect your network when your team’s passwords are your weakest link? Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a good starting point, but the common one-size-fits-all approach to this method leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to network protection. If you want to improve your protection against cyber risks while being able to authenticate users with different access levels, devices, attributes and behavior, adaptive multi-factor authentication is the recommended solution.

If you are not familiar MFA, this article by Smart Hustle Magazine will give you a better understanding of the concept.

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