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

Bottom Line IT
August 3, 2017 3:00 PM

amazon-2183855_960_720.pngIn 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.

Segment one: Girl Scouts Start Offering Cyber Security Badges

The Girl Scouts of America have announced that they will be offering a CyberSecurity badge.  Mike and Erik discuss why this is such a great idea and what it may mean for encouraging girls to enter the technical fields in greater numbers. For more click here! 

 Segment two: Your Business Needs to Adapt a Data Driven Culture- Here’s Why

Regardless of the size of your business, there are many reasons why you should consider adapting a data driven culture.  The guys discuss what this means and provide some tips regarding how you can move in this direction. For more click here! 

Segment three: Industry Disrupted- What the Amazon Acquisition of Whole Foods Means

Mike and Erik break down the retail grocery industry and the transformation that it is facing with the competitive threat from online giants like Amazon.   The battle lines have been drawn but the winner is from being determined.  What may happen and how this is likely to impact consumers will be fascinating. For more click here! 

Segment four: How a Small Studio Caused a Massive Breach for Netflix and What We Can Learn From It

The guys discuss a fascinating article covering the small studio that was at the heart of the recent Netflix breach.  There are many lessons to be learned and every business owner, regardless of industry, should pay careful attention to how this happened and learn from the mistakes made. For more click here! 

Segment five: Labor Department’s Lawsuit Against Google for Gender Discrimination

The guys discuss the Federal Government’s probe and suit against Google for gender discrimination.  A recent court judgement in Google’s favor set back the Government’s efforts but the suit continues.

Segment six: West Virginia Hospital Forced to Trash Its Computer System Due to a Cyberattack

The recent world wide Ransomware attacks like WannaCry and NotPetya had a more widespread effect than most people realize and the costs were truly astromical in monetary and human terms.  Mike interviews Josh Gembala about a West Virginia hospital that was crushed by the NotPetya outbreak. For more click here! 

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