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Listen to "Bottom Line IT" every week on The Michigan Business Network. We break down the technobabble by providing news, practical tips, and answers to your most pressing technology questions. We talk about how technology can be used to mitigate risks, reduce costs, increase efficiency, and produce profits for businesses.

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Bottom Line IT
September 14, 2017 5:00 PM

On this episode of Bottom Line IT Mike Maddox and Erik Jacobsen talk about the latest technology trends and stories. While segement six resumes the series where Mike catches up with Josh Gembala, Manager of Enhanced Security at ASK.

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Discussion of Capital Area IT Council

Bottom Line IT
September 11, 2017 12:00 PM

Mike is joined in studio by Andrea Ragan, most recent Director of the Capital Area IT Council.  Andrea and Mike discuss the tremendous work being done by the council as well as the challenges and opportunities faced by the IT industry in the Capital area.

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ASK - Important Announcement Regarding Equifax Data Breach

Bottom Line IT
September 8, 2017 3:30 PM

I hope everyone has had a great week. Unfortunately, we share this announcement to you this afternoon related to yet another data breach. A very severe data breach that impacts most Americans. The following is a statement from ASK President Mike Maddox on the newly reported Equifax data breach. Mike also plans to do a Facebook Live message on Monday at 11:30am  https://www.facebook.com/justasknet  on this topic once more information is released.

Shared below is a message from Mr. Maddox: The Equifax breach appears to be the largest corporate breach in history. I am sure that, like most Americans, you have questions and concerns. ASK Enhanced Security Services is tracking this breach and getting information as it unfolds. We want to ensure that you have the initial information as soon as possible. Please contact your ASK Representative with any questions.

 

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Technology News And More For The Week Of August 1, 2017

Bottom Line IT
August 3, 2017 3:00 PM

In this weeks episode of Bottom Line IT hosts Erik Jacobsen and Mike Maddox discuss recent technology topics including Industry Disrupted- What the Amazon Acquisition of Whole Foods Means and more.

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Technology News and More for the Week of July 25, 2017

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July 27, 2017 5:00 PM

In this weeks episode of Bottom Line IT hosts Erik Jacobsen and Mike Maddox discuss recent technology topics including President Trump being sued over Twitter.

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Technology News And More For The Week Of July 18, 2017

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July 21, 2017 11:00 AM

In this week episode of Bottom line IT hosts Amy Mumby and Erik Jacobsen discuss recent technology topics including This is What Foreign Spies See When They Read President Trump’s Tweets and more!

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Technology News And More For the Week of July 11, 2017

Bottom Line IT
July 17, 2017 1:00 PM

In this week episode of Bottom line IT hosts Amy Mumby and Erik Jacobsen discuss recent technology topics including The Internet is Actually Controlled by 14 People Who Hold 7 Secret Keys, Honda Gets Shutdown by WannaCry, and more!

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Wal-Mart Wants to Know When Your Milk is About to Expire

Bottom Line IT
July 6, 2017 4:00 PM

The near future is likely to change dramatically for the retail industry. That is no secret, as Amazon and other behemoths have taken large market share. Wal-Mart recently announced a unique twist on their plans to use high tech to allow consumers to automatically replenish things that they need.

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Macron Campaign Team Used Honeypot Accounts to Fake out Fancy Bear

Bottom Line IT
July 6, 2017 2:00 PM

The Russian government’s efforts to influence the recent French election were thrawted by some very smart and energetic Cyber Security “White Hats”.  This was a shiny example of how to Cyber Security good guys can combat Cybercrime.

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Here’s How Easy it is to Get Trump Officials to Click on a Fake Link in eMail

Bottom Line IT
July 6, 2017 12:00 PM

Gizmodo revealed a phishing scam that they recently ran against the Trump Administration.  The results may surprise you.  Mike and Amy discuss this scam and relay it to businesses and what they should do to protect themselves from phishing attacks.

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