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The Worst Hacks and Breaches of 2020 So Far

July 7th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The Worst Hacks and Breaches of 2020 So Far”

“While we wish it weren’t true, the facts say that we should stay alert and protect ourselves as well as possible for the second half of 2020.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


The first six months of 2020 have been challenging. While we continue to navigate our way through the Coronavirus pandemic, the economic challenges that have come with it and the civil rights issues facing our country, the reality is that the cyber-bad guys have not taken a break. In addition to these events, much has happened in cyberspace during the first half of the year as well. This article by Lily Hay Newman for Wired covers the worst hacks and breaches of 2020 thus far.

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7 Big Updates In Apple’s iOS 14

June 25th, 2020 Posted by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “7 Big Updates In Apple’s iOS 14”

“Coming this fall to an iPhone near you, iOS 14! Apple’s new iOS update is a big one and has some fab new features.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


14 is a significant number, especially for iOS operating systems! iOS 14 is coming this fall for iPhone users and will feature substantial changes according to Apple’s recent keynote for the company’s online-only developers. This article by Kyle Alspach for CRN.com highlights seven of the most exciting changes included in this software update (pictures too!). Spoiler alert, I won’t tell you what they do/are but, my favorite ones are App Clips and App Library. Check out the article to learn more about some fun and useful stuff!

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The Pandemic Is Propelling a New Wave of Automation

June 23rd, 2020 Posted by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The Pandemic Is Propelling a New Wave of Automation”

“AI can have tremendous benefits to companies’ bottom lines. However, these benefits may come at a cost to the human workforce.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


The use of AI continues to expand in business with applications of all types, from redundant physical tasks to website chatbots that help visitors navigate through websites. The growth was quick before the COVID-19 outbreak and is now accelerating at an even more rapid pace. Experts point out that companies are actively looking for ways to simplify and automate administrative office processes, while many of their staff are still at home. This article by Will Knight for WIRED looks at recent examples of how the pandemic is propelling a new wave of automation in office work and how this execution may have long term effects on our workforce.

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These Paper Partitions Create the Adaptable Space We Need Right Now

June 22nd, 2020 Posted by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “These Paper Partitions Create the Adaptable Space We Need Right Now”

“As offices reopen, imaginative solutions will be critical to safety efforts. Temporary or permanent layouts present many challenges for organizations and landlords.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


In the evolving COVID-19 environment, new phases of back to work are in progress around the country. Many offices are designed as shared workspaces or open plan designs. These offices will require new thinking and reconfiguration, at least for the foreseeable future, to help keep organizations and their returning team members safe. While some will require permanent solutions maintaining design flexibility will be necessary for many.  Check out this article by Morgan Goldberg for Architectural Digest, highlighting a creative approach with a proven track record that is also environmentally friendly.

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The Remarkable Stuff Scientists Get Done As They Work From Home

June 15th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The Remarkable Stuff Scientists Get Done As They Work From Home”

“Necessity continues as the mother of invention. Scientists and engineers are now helping to fly space missions and fighting COVID-19 from their home offices or living rooms.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


It is now the middle of June and for me, that means that I have been working from home for about three full months. I am guessing that most of us are in the same boat. I feel I have been very productive, upping my game as I use additional working hours available without my daily commute. That said, while I love what I do, it’s certainly not rocket science (pun intended). On the other hand, some scientists and engineers are doing incredible things while working from home!  If you like science and space travel, this article by Chris Wright for WIRED is a great read and highlights some of the fantastic things now being done from home as well as the hurdles WFH presents to these scientists, engineers and research programs moving forward.

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Don’t sacrifice security for speed

June 11th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Don’t sacrifice security for speed”

“Application development requires a balance between speed and security if you want to avoid disaster.”

– Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Application development continues to thrive for businesses and organizations of all types and sizes. These new apps are designed with UX (User Experience) in mind as they race to simplify what was once more complicated or less accessible processes or tasks. Part of the optimized user experience is always speed, and usually, the faster the application runs, the more pleasing the user experience turns out to be. This informative piece by Mayur Shah for Securityinfowatch.com sheds more light on the subject and provides some simple guidelines for safer design and development.

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