Posts Tagged: The Internet of Things

Small Business Tech Tip #5: Don’t Skimp on Conferencing Tools

Business people looking at projector during video conference in office

We conclude our Small Businesses Technology Tips blog series this week with a post on everything you need to know about today’s conferencing tools. Read on to discover how technology can make your meetings more efficient than ever. Video Conferencing Facetime is important. Nearly 100% percent of people agreed that face to face meetings are an essential part of doing business. Unfortunately, it isn’t always possible to be in person at every meeting. When that… Read more »

Telecommuting and You

The world we work in is changing due to the rise of telecommuting. Ten years ago employers would have laughed at the idea of a remote workforce, and now 60% of companies offer telecommuting opportunities. What was once a pipe dream is now a reality for 4.3 million US workers. The best part of this new workforce trend is that it benefits the employee and the employer. This week we will explore all the ways… Read more »

Be smarter than your smart devices: Consumer IoT security tips

Our recent post on creating a Smart Home by using connected devices brings us to a related and critical aspect of IoT: Security. Given the myriad IoT options, as a consumer, you need to be smarter than your smart devices. There are numerous helpful resources and tips available on the topic of security. Here are our top two: 1. Establish strong passwords and a secure home network. Ryan Polk says it best: “When it comes… Read more »

How smart is your home? 3 Ways Home Automation Helps Your Family

A “Smart Home” may sound like a thing of the future, but with today’s home automation technology and a high-speed Internet connection, you can be well on your way turning your house into your very own Smart Home. What exactly does that mean? A Smart Home is one that utilizes the Internet of Things (i.e. all of the devices in your home that are connected to the Internet with the ability to communicate with each… Read more »

New Smart TV? 4 steps to streaming TV online

Is your New Year’s resolution to cut the cord on cable and make the most of that new Smart TV you got for the holidays? After years of cable TV, the switch might seem like a daunting one, but we’ll walk you through a few easy steps to have you embracing your new devices in no time. Step 1. Determine your TV needs. To get started, consider your TV habits. Is network television something you’re… Read more »