Project Management and Your IT … Do You Need Help?

Do you plan like the Big Boys?
When it comes to project management and your technology infrastructure, an important question arises: At what point do small and midsize businesses adopt the management practices of large enterprises? The answer depends: Will the required investment(s) will be rewarded through a sufficient increase in productivity? Or profit margin to justify the change.

If SynchroNet had Been Around in 1776 – Part 2

This is Part 2 in our Independence Day Celebration ... let's keep thinking about what would have happened if SynchroNet had been around in 1776. (Wait, did you read Part 1? Do that first!)
If SynchroNet had Been Around in 1776
Working with Lafayette
History buffs know how the French aristocrat, Marquis de Lafayette came to the aid of the American revolutionaries with his fortune and military leadership.

If SynchroNet Had Been Around in 1776 – Part 1

Timeline be Darned ... Because this is Going to be Good
On July 4, we’ll celebrate our nation’s birth—241 years ago. As it turned out, declaring independence was the easy part; we still had to fight the Revolutionary War. Sure, we won (ergo, the celebration) but we got to wondering how much more easily things might have gone for the Founding Fathers had they gone The SynchroNet Way.

Do You Have a Plan for Your Digital Estate?

Nothing's Certain Except Death and Taxes, Right?
Let's lighten things up and discuss managing your online affairs after you pass away because having a plan for your digital estate is more important than you think.

Downer though it may be, "digital estate planning" is something that not many people even think about.

Technology as Our 45th President Takes Office

Fair or not, WikiLeaks, "fake news" on social media, government by tweet ... these are byproducts of the computer-driven information age (a brave new technology world) that's widely associated with our incoming president. As a lesson to us all, however, the hacking of emails from Hillary Clinton-campaign workers and supporters (by whomever) should drive home the importance of securing our networks and data files.

As If You Don’t Enough to Be Afraid Of… Introducing Self-coding Computer Viruses

Take just about any fictional monster, and somewhere there's a fictional mad scientist who wants to make it even more dangerous. (Anyone remember Jurassic World?) Well, how about taking oh-so-real malware-nasty strings of code that cripple networks, steal data and generally wreak mayhem on the world ... and imbuing it with artificial intelligence? Welcome to the world of self-replicating computer viruses.

Fearsome Amex Phishing Scam

We know this horror story: A trusted character is not who (or what) others think he is. Typically, movie audiences get to see the creature's eyes glow or go all black when the onscreen victim isn't looking. Devils behind a recent phishing scam that targeted American Express accounts, however, were fiendishly clever about hiding their tell-tale signs of evil.

In Other Tales of Terror

As frightening as the recent Amex phishing scam was, it wasn't the only monster-related cybersecurity incident to come to light during the past few weeks. Here are a few of the headliners:

On September 22, Yahoo revealed that data from at least 500 million user accounts might have been stolen in one of the largest cybersecurity breaches ever.