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Effective new trends in training and instruction design

By Jeanette Rogers Interacting with your phone. Playing online games. Watching 2-minute videos. A casual observer might think you’re distracted but it might mean you’re actively learning new skills. The traditional training method with an instructor lecturing in front of participants for an hour or more has been on the decline for decades. And now,…

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Why Bing should be part of your marketing strategy

Does your company offer a product or service and have a marketing budget? Do you default to Google for all things online, including your advertising? If yes, you may be missing out on a huge market of customers by passing on Bing. According to BingAds.com, ‘Bing powers one third of U.S. desktop searches and 12…

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InfoSec and the great IoT gold rush

Author: Sean Rosenberger The IoT gold rush Generally seen as taking off in 2009, the presence of the Internet of Things (IoT) grew at a furious pace with approximately 10 billion devices on the Internet by 2012 and double that figure by 2017.  The extent to which our society relies on connected devices continues to…

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Mobilizing your point-of-sale

I was recently out making my annual purchase of new sneakers. When I found the right pair I gave a nod to the salesperson and he walked over with an iPhone in his hand. I told him my shoe size, he scanned a bar code on the shoe to check their inventory, went to the…

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5 ways to add hours to your day

It’s the constant problem we all face in the workplace, and in life. How can we get it all done when our to-do lists never get shorter and time seems to move faster and faster? How can we make our workday more efficient and organized so we’re delivering results without burning out? You can grab…

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What everyone needs to know about the Equifax Breach

Author:  Nic Baus Everyone knows how precious your credit rating can be and how much it can swing you getting a loan for a house, car or even a simple retail credit card. There are three major credit reporting agencies that hold this control, Equifax, TransUnion and Experian. They have everyone’s personal information ranging from…

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What happens when you incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) into a cloud-based fuzz testing service?

By Todd Barnes For those of you that may know Springfield does not refer to the lovely locale in Illinois, Missouri or even Oregon for that matter. Springfield for my context refers to the code name for what is now Microsoft Security Risk Detection (MSRD) – a newly released Security as a Service offering. Springfield…

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The “things” to know in the Internet of Things

When MIT grad and innovator Kevin Ashton coined the now infamous term the, “Internet of Things” (IoT) in 1999, he probably sounded wildly crazy. Few people at the time were thinking about the potential of the Internet to reach beyond Y2K and our clunky desktops to become something connecting the entire world and everything we…

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Can training be fun and effective? Storyline can help

As an Instructional Designer for 12+ years, I have used a number of tools to build both classroom and online courseware. Some have been extremely difficult to learn and others haven’t had the functionality I needed to build an effective product. That all ended last year when I joined a team that required us to…

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Socializing your business – Exploring the top social platform for you

We’re long beyond the days when social media platforms like MySpace and Facebook were used by those in college and teens to meet friends. While the latter is still widely used for this, any business and candidate looking to thrive in modern society must have a presence here and on at least a handful of…

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Building a dream team: 5 key tips

According to Wikipedia, a dream team is ‘a team of people perceived as the perfect combination for a particular purpose.’ Seems like a broad definition and yet, don’t we all want to be a part of or help assemble one? I sure do! In fact, I’ve been on a couple of projects where it seemed…

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Now you’re speaking my language – Exploring the top 5 programming languages

Today, the world has more than 250 programming languages to performing a variety of jobs for a more advanced, productive tomorrow. But why do we need so many ways to tell a computer program what to do? Simply put by Stack Overflow’s Matt Sherman, we don’t, but we want to. Think of it like tools…

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New identity. Same focus.

Welcome to our new brand! You will see that our look has changed, but our commitment, level of service, and offerings have not. We took ...
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Cybersecurity tips for WFH connectivity

Since we are in the new normal, it is a good idea to adopt your own security practices. Here are a couple of tips to ...

Have you updated your cyber policies for remote work?

We received a notice from one of our clients today detailing their expectations for vendors visiting their locations in this time of pandemic. It made ...
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Can virtual customer onboarding beat the onsite experience?

For most companies in the throes of the 2020 COVID pandemic, there’s no question of whether to onboard customers virtually. You may be thinking of virtual customer onboarding as a short-term fix, a band ...
5 signs your project may be in trouble

5 signs your project may be in trouble

You've got a project underway, but something just seems…off. You've got all the elements – project plan, roadmap, resources – but it's not progressing the ...
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Cyber security training for work at home employees, can it make a difference?

Last year I was going to write an article about being squeezed up next to somebody else on an airplane and how easy it was ...
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Upgrading to MS Teams? Avoid this common misconception

Like many organizations, you may have found that business trends or the current environment are driving you to adopt collaboration software. If you’ve chosen Teams, ...

[Webinar] Working from home – Securely

Google has detected a 350% increase in phishing websites since January. That's just one of a flurry of threats your employees are facing at home. ...
Security Tips for Remote Work

Security tips for a remote workforce during COVID19

With the increased need to work from home and a heightened sense of urgency during this pandemic, more and more organizations are being affected by ...
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A moment to pause: A personal encouragement from our CEO

You have undoubtably been consuming many messages over the last few weeks with tips on managing through COVID. This is not one of those messages, ...
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Could Microsoft Teams help your team during COVID-19?

1. Why you need a tech platform when everyone is remote Having meetings is a vital way to continue staying connected with your team. Without ...
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Product Owner – The forgotten Scrum role

Sure, everyone wants to be a Scrum Master. It's easily the most recognizable Agile role. Even people unfamiliar with Agile have heard of it. I ...