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Phone Wars: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Is Ready to Launch

By George Rosenthal

Samsung is making its latest assault against Apple and others in the battle for smartphone supremacy.

The new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge should be ready for purchase sometime in April.

The new phones appear to be Samsung’s most sophisticated to date, slightly larger than the iPhone 6. They even feature a larger screen and higher resolution than their Apple counterparts.

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Parents: It’s Time for Your Kids to Stop Yakkin’

Parents, are your kids chatting on the Yik Yak app?  Do you realize your children could be seeing adult type material from someone within walking distance from your home?

Eric Aguado, COO and Partner with ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the popularity of Yik Yak and why its content is inappropriate for all school aged children.

Aguado said the content on Yik Yak can be so vile it is worth veering away from the usual business oriented discussions on TNtv to warn parents about it.

 What is Yik Yak?  It is a free social chat app that can be utilized on any iPhone, Android, or tablet device.

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The New Audio/Visual

Is your conference room up to date? Do you have the latest A/V equipment or are you still trying to get by with older analog devices and outdated whiteboards?

Tom Madsen, Regional Vice-President of AVI Systems, visited TNtv to discuss the latest trends in audio and visual presentations, and how a lack of modern technology could be keeping you from attracting today’s tech savvy talent.

AVI has an extensive history and experience in all things audio/visual. The firm was founded 40 years ago in one office in Bismarck, North Dakota. It now has 16 offices and 460 employees.

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HIPAA is not just for Healthcare—Part 2

Do you understand how and when to report a HIPAA related data breach? 

In Part Two of a two-part series, Sarah Badahman, owner of HIPAAtrek, appeared on TNtv to discuss the importance of accurate reporting once a HIPAA related incident has occurred.

She said there are two sets of rules. One for breaches involving less than 500 individuals and one for those exceeding 500.

When 500 or less are involved, the breach must be reported to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on their website at hhs.gov/ocr/office/. A portal has been set up for this purpose. The breach should be reported by the end of the calendar year.

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HIPAA is not just for Healthcare - part 1

Do you think HIPAA laws apply only to those in the medical community? 

As a small business owner do you realize that HIPAA laws pertain to all employees who work with health related data?

Sarah Badahman, owner of HIPAAtrek, appeared on TNtv to discuss how HIPAA data protection laws include everyone who come into contact with medical related data, not just the staff at a physician’s office.

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It’s Time for The Apple Watch

By George Rosenthal

The clock is finally ticking for those waiting to get their hands on the new smart watch from Apple.

The iPhone-compatible wearable is said to be ready to be released this April.

The Apple website said it will come in a variety of styles and colors. Included are 34 different watch choices and nine default watch faces.

Users can customize them in a variety of ways.

The watches all have the same rectangular design. Corners will be rounded off. The differences in styles will be in the “collections” featuring different materials.

Apple is calling them...

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The Dangers of the Rogue Employee & Weak Network Security Policies

Usually, the big data breaches involve experienced hackers in foreign countries, but your company’s biggest threat to its network security policies may be the guy who sat next to you. The guy who just had his personal belongings packed. The guy who just left the office kicking and screaming before peeling out of the parking lot.

Your ex-coworker. You know him as Bob. Your company may soon know him as their biggest nightmare; the rouge employee.

Intermedia just released a great infographic and study featuring some shocking statistics about employee data theft and what companies can do to protect against a rogue employee like Bob. 

The report looks at Bureau of Labor statistics and labor turnover in the professional and business services industry, and looks at the amount of information some 923,000 people who left their jobs in November, 2014 took with them.

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Get Ready for Windows 10

Is your business ready for a new, friendlier operating system? 

Then get ready for Windows 10, a new O.S. that should be ready for distribution around the fall of this year.

Eric Aguado, COO and Partner at ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv to discuss the features of the newest Windows operating system and how it will benefit your business. 

Aguado said "simplicity" is the key word when describing Windows 10.

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The Anthem Breach and What It Means to You

More than 80 million employees across the country who currently have, or have previously had health insurance through Anthemwere in for a rude awakening recently when learning that the healthcare provider was the victim of what it calls a sophisticated cyber-attack.

The healthcare data breach is the latest in what seems to be a never-ending string of data breaches impacting a wide-range of industries, and the Anthem breach was potentially one of the largest to ever impact a healthcare organization.

This is the second time in recent history Anthem, specifically, has been hit, as in 2010 they were fined $1.7 million for a computer breach that resulted in a similar disclosure of personal information for approximately 612,000 people, a miniscule attack compared to the one that occurred recently.  Early information indicates this single data security breach could affect more individuals than thelast five years of healthcare record breaches combined, according to research by Forbes.

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What the Sony Hack Attack Means For You

Could your business be the target of a cyberattack like the one at Sony? Do you have the proper safeguards in place to prevent a similar event from occurring at your company?

Mike Heil, CEO and Partner at ThrottleNet, appeared on TNtv, to discuss the impact of the Sony attack and the action steps you can take to prevent a potential disaster at your firm.

Heil said businesses can reduce the likelihood of a major Sony type breach by addressing three top vulnerabilities. These include…

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