Why everyone you know is on Zoom

April 27th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Why everyone you know is on Zoom”

“Video conferencing has exploded in our new stay at home world and ZOOM, has become the king of conferencing apps. This recent article from FastCompany helps us understand how the how and why.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


While we continue to social distance, stay at home, and work from our home offices, the most popular way for us to meet for business or get together with family and friends is video conferencing. The paradigm shift in this space is nothing short of amazing as “Zoom” has taken over both work and play in the age of COVID-19. When I started to participate in and organize virtual meetings, I asked myself, “Why Zoom?” Why not other applications I had used previously (the first to come to mind was SKYPE).

Well, thank goodness author Mark Wilson must have been thinking about the same question when he wrote this 8-minute read for FastCompany.

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COVID-19 and 3D Printing

April 22nd, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “COVID-19 and 3D Printing”

“3D Printing, while not perfect, has helped accomplish some amazing things during this crisis. Hopefully, the benefits of this tech will inspire further advancement and adoption.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


As we continue to move through the COVID-19 crisis, manufacturers, suppliers, and consumers are exploring new approaches to critical global supply chain issues while also striving for increased agility in innovation design. One of the solutions proving its effectiveness is 3D Printing. While not new, 3D Printing has come a long way from its inception and early challenges and is having a positive impact. This article by Steve Banker for Forbes provides a brief overview of how the 3D Printing community has come together to help during the crisis and what the potential benefits and challenges are for the technology in the future.

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How to Make a CDC-Approved Cloth Face Mask

April 21st, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture 0 thoughts on “How to Make a CDC-Approved Cloth Face Mask”

“Wearing a mask in public can help save lives. If you do not have access to pre-made ones, this article will help you to be able to make your own at home.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Covering our face is now recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control when going out in public, where maintaining the prescribed 6-foot social distancing rules may be difficult. In essence, this means just about everywhere we go in public. The idea is to help curb the spread of COVID-19 as most masks are primarily for the safety of others and not to prevent ourselves from being infected. Some people have access to pre-made masks, but many others do not. That’s where this article by Medea Giordano and Jeffrey Van Camp for WIRED can help. Here they provide step-by-step instructions to make your CDC-Approved cloth facemasks so you can help fight the spread.

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The 10 Coolest Laptops For Working From Home In 2020

April 14th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The 10 Coolest Laptops For Working From Home In 2020”

“WFH productivity is a challenge. Having the right laptop can make the difference between frustration and nirvana.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Working from home is now the routine for just about everyone. For some of us, it’s old hat, and for others, it is a new dynamic. Whether you’re a work-at-home veteran or newbie, your ability to remain productive in your remote work scenario is challenging. One of the most critical elements of being productive is your laptop computer. Not only do you need solid performance, but other features can also make or break your work-at-home computing experience. There are many laptop models available and making the right choice and be daunting. Don’t worry, this timely article from the experts at CRN highlights the 10 coolest WFH laptops for 2020 to help you decide.

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Coronavirus Robocalls Are Spamming Our Phones Every Day

April 7th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “Coronavirus Robocalls Are Spamming Our Phones Every Day”

“Stay alert for suspicious characters, not only in your emails, but on your mobile and home phones too. The bad guys are trying to play on our fears, so be diligent.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


It’s not just happening in email phishing scams; the bad guys are out in force, making scam robocalls looking to capitalize on our CORONAVIRUS fears. Be aware, the subject matter of these fraud calls is enticing, including topics like, “How will Coronavirus could impact student loans,” and the callers claim to be from legitimate sources like “United States Department of Health” and many more. Read about what you can do to protect yourself and this growing problem in this 4-minute piece by Mark Sullivan for FastCompany.

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26 Easy Ways to Make Your Online Meetings, Workshops, and Programs a Success

March 31st, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “26 Easy Ways to Make Your Online Meetings, Workshops, and Programs a Success”

“In our new remote working reality, virtual meetings will be more common than ever. If you need some help on how to host effectively, this article is for you.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


As the author says, we are no longer “going remote” or “transitioning to online.” The reality is that quickly as the speed of our internet connections, the majority of us have moved to a remote work situation. As you and your colleagues continue to work remotely, there have already been or will be many meetings now held in the virtual stratosphere as opposed to those that were held internally just a few short weeks ago. I this piece for Inc., meetings and presentations expert, Deborah Grayson Riegel provides us with a brief A-Z list of easy ways to start facilitating online meetings and programs in your business.

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