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Technology Trends to Watch in 2016

Forbes recently put out a list of the top 10 technology trends for 2016 from Gartner. There were few surprises among them, as we live and breathe t

For IT leaders at small businesses, it is important to be aware of technology trends and continue to adapt business practices to suite the growing needs of a technology hungry audience.echnology every day, and see it evolve before our eyes.

In this article, we have picked five of those technology trends that everyone should be aware of moving forward through the New Year.

 

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Facebook at Work: Will It Work For You?

By George Rosenthal

Facebook at Work is a new version of the social network designed for business use. It is moving out of beta stage and could soon be readily available as a business tool for both large and small businesses.

Based on the Facebook personal platform, its goal is to enhance communication among colleagues and improve efficiency in the workplace.  By using the platform’s Groups feature, a company can reportedly cut down pointless workplace emails, eliminate long email threads, and provide a customizable place for conversations. 

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How to Get Around IT Barriers that Prevent IT Innovation

Technology continues to adapt for the better. Driverless carsdrones delivering packages and wearables are all examples of IT innovation companies across the globe are working towards to make the world a more manageable place to live in.

IT innovation isn’t without obstacles, however. IT innovation companies across the globe are working towards to make the world a more manageable place to live in.

Management is always pushing their IT staff to come up with the next big thing because IT innovation helps fuel profits. But the daily more immediate responsibilities of IT staffers often puts IT innovation on the shelf.

According to a report in Baseline Magazine, which polled 2,785 global IT professionals, there are eight important IT barriers preventing professionals from following through with development of IT innovation.

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Are You Using Skype For Business?

Twelve years following its launch, it appears Skype is all grown up.

Throughout its existence, Skype has been best known as a communication tool for long-distance friends, making new ones and spur-of-the-moment journalism, but now the popular app and desktop program seems poised to officially enter the workforce following the rollout of Skype for Business.

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Occupational Burnout in The Information Security Field – How Managed Network Can Save Small Businesses From The Same

It’s no secret that people in the information security field are stressed out especially Chief Security Officers – and it’s also unfortunate that there’s a huge talent gap in the technology sector.

We’re not surprised to see the two are connected by occupational burnout– according to a new report by the International Data Corporation (IDC).

There are still new, talented, hungry people entering the information security field but unfortunately, the industry is seeing record low retention figures facilitated by occupational burnout at higher levels.

For entry-level IT professionals, live is for the most part good. Expectations for entry-level IT employees are basic enough and companies are more willing to be flexible. After working up the corporate ladder, things get tougher, blood pressure rises and turnover becomes more inevitable.

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Amazon Air’s Delivery Drones “As Common as Seeing a Mail Truck?” ThrottleNet Examines

It’s a bird! It’s a plane…no, it’s that organic birdseed and the die-cast B52 Bomber model you ordered online a few days ago, along with some toiletries and a few cans of Surge to wash down that taste of your impulse shopping adventures.

Like we discussed with Google’s Driverless Cars a few months back, another futuristic could-be reality coming soon is the implementation and regulation of delivery drones being pushed heavily by Amazon.

See what we think about delivery drones and whether or not they will put your neighborhood UPS driver out of a job or not. 

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Is Periscope Worth The Hype? We Think So

Social media has been a big deal for business since 2007 when the first brands joined Twitter and Facebook launched advertising.

That landscape has continued to change with networks like Pinterest, Instagram and even Snapchat evolving to fit the needs of business marketers to expand their audience through social communication.

For better or worse, social media today is less about communicating with your friends and more about a universal conversation between you, your friends and…brands.

Is your brand on Periscope? ThrottleNet is!

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What You Need to Know about Windows 10

By George Rosenthal

Windows 10 is on its way. The Microsoft upgrade should be available for use in late July.

A preview look indicates there is much to like about this upgrade, especially for users of Windows 7.

First this upgrade is free. No longer is there a $50 or $100 fee. Microsoft wants to spread the system across all devices including not only PCs but smartphones and others. The goal is to get the app community excited about the new system and create more features and more usage long term. They hope the no-charge upgrade will do just that.

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Making the Most of IT Time Management

In the traditional office environment, something is always on fire.

Not in the literal sense, but when an IT professional plans out their work day, more often than not, their initial game plan gets derailed by hectic occurrences we have learned to expect and adjust to.

IT time management is hard. You’re busy planning a hardware refresh schedule, but an employee alerts you of a virus on their machine. Later in the day, you learn from HR that a new marketing person is starting tomorrow and you need to set up their workstation. Oh, by the way, you also have to suspend access for the sales guy who just quit. Time management strategies become crucial for IT professionals, as to not lose anything in the shuffle.

 

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Breaking Down the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report for Small Business Owners

With the first quarter of 2015 behind us, technology companies are still pumping out reports shedding light on the year 2014 in tech, with the newest coming from Anti-Virus provider Symantec – maker of Norton Security software detailing 2014 in Internet Security with their Internet Security Threat Report.

We’re not going to go as far as saying the cybercriminals won in 2014, but according to the Symantec security report, last year was one of the worst on record as far as cyber-attacks went...

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