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The Most Common Ways of Securing Passwords is a Bad Idea

Bottom Line IT
August 23, 2016 5:00 PM

Erik Jacobsen and Amy Mumby of Bottom Line I.T. talk about how enabling “two-factor authentication” is a relatively easy way to secure your digital accounts. It’s hard to know how to protect your personal security online and passwords with data breaches happening at businesses and institutions all the time. Enabling “two-factor authentication” (also called “multi-factor authentication” or “two-step verification”) is a relatively easy way to secure your digital accounts. This is absolutely true, but unfortunately nothing in security is ever quite as easy as people would want it to be. Full Article HERE

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Data Breach At Oracle’s MICROS Point-of-Sale Division

Bottom Line IT
August 23, 2016 3:00 PM

A Russian organized cybercrime group known for hacking into banks and retailers appears to have data breached hundreds of computer systems at software giant Oracle Corp., KrebsOnSecurity has learned. More alarmingly, the attackers have compromised a customer support portal for companies using Oracle’s MICROS point-of-sale credit card payment systems. MICROS is among the top three point-of-sale vendors globally. Oracle’s MICROS division sells point-of-sale systems used at more than 330,000 cash registers worldwide. When Oracle bought MICROS in 2014, the company said MICROS’s systems were deployed at some 200,000+ food and beverage outlets, 100,000+ retail sites, and more than 30,000 hotels. Full article HERE

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Microsoft’s Current Cloud Business is Bigger Than Most People Realize

Bottom Line IT
August 22, 2016 5:00 PM

Microsoft has quietly taken the lead in the race to $10 billion in cloud revenue. Most of Microsoft's revenue came from its Office 365 commercial offerings (the versions of Office 365 sold to business) but it also includes revenue from its Amazon-competitor Azure, its Salesforce competitor Dynamics Online, and "other cloud properties." Now, this cloud revenue isn't all brand new revenue — a lot of it is replacement revenue. In particular, Office 365 is growing at the expense of the Microsoft Office software business, as businesses shift from buying the software to buying the cloud service. Full article HERE

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Your LinkedIn Profile Should Reveal These 10 Things In 10 Seconds

Bottom Line IT
August 22, 2016 4:00 PM

Some people call LinkedIn the Facebook of the working world. While the platform definitely draws comparisons, employers don't search it to be updated on your latest party or to play Candy Crush. They want to learn more about you and your professional experience. Once an employer reaches your profile, they'll want to know some things right away. Your profile should answer these ten questions quickly in order to satisfy employers who don't have a lot of free time to spare. Full article HERE

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Use Your Eyes, Voice and Thoughts to Replace Passwords

Bottom Line IT
August 22, 2016 3:00 PM

For three years, Professor John Chuang, co-director of Berkeley University's BioSENSE Lab, and his graduate students have been working to identify people through their brainwaves. The result is called a passthought, and it could eventually become the ultimate personal ID protector. Security software company Kaspersky Lab, for example, found that nearly a quarter of the consumers it surveyed used just five passwords for almost 20 accounts. For hackers, this is the gift that keeps on giving, since the weak and recycled passwords they steal will unlock even more websites they can loot. Full article HERE

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Here is The Perfect way to End an Email

Bottom Line IT
August 22, 2016 2:00 PM

Writing an email isn't so hard, but figuring out how to sign off can be a real challenge. Is "cheers" too casual? Too pretentious? Too British? Is "sincerely" timeless and professional, or stodgy and overly formal? Erik and Amy provide their email sign-off feedback. Full article HERE

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Sara Miller on the Role of the Membership Department

Association Impact
August 22, 2016 1:00 PM

Sara Miller, CAE a recognized experienced membership professional and membership director and author of two chapters in the new ASAE and Willey publication, Membership Essentials, Second Edition, shares her perspectives on managing the membership department and new ideas for department success.

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Staying Up To Date With Social Media And The Younger Generation

This Week in Small Business Technology
August 22, 2016 9:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Veronica Gracia-Wing, associate strategist for Piper & Gold Public Relations in Lansing, for this month's edition of This Week in Small Business Technology's 'Social Media Edition'. In these six segments, Michael and Veronica discuss a range of topics which include... how small businesses can increase the number of their Facebook and Twitter followers, Pokemon Go lessons for marketers, how to stay up-to-date on changes in social media and how to use social media to connect with millennials.

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Pure Michigan 400 Impacts Economy In a Day!

Michigan Business Beat
August 19, 2016 5:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with president of MIS Roger Curtis about the Nascar Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400. The event brings in a crowd people from all over Michigan and impacts the economy within a day!

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The Importance Of Policy And Decision Making

Leadership Low Down
August 19, 2016 4:00 PM

Dr. Paul Elam is quickly becoming one of Michigan’s most influential thinkers. The leader of Public Policy Associates is a regular guest co host on the LeadershipLowdown and today Paul thinks with Dr. Phil about the importance of policy and decision making that  is equitable and leads all the citizens of Michigan to the opportunity to build wealth and a sustainable lifestyle. Dr. Elam is helping shape the future of Michigan with his keen insight into the unique yet solvable challenges we face as a state. Dr. Paul Elam and Dr. Phil Knight share about influencing the influencers on the Michigan Business Network.

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