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Bottom Line I.T. Learns about LEAP and PROTO Insurtech

Bottom Line IT
July 3, 2019 2:00 PM

Bottom Line I.T. with Mike Maddox
Tony Willis (LEAP)

July 2 and July 9, 2019

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ASK - Named One of 2019 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN®

Bottom Line IT
April 3, 2019 4:00 PM

Tech Elite 250 List Recognizes Highest Achieving IT Solution Providers in Vendor Certifications

Lansing, MI, April 3, 2019 – Application Specialist Kompany (ASK) announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ASK to its 2019 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors a select group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology suppliers, scaled to their company size. These companies have distinguished themselves with multiple, top-level IT certifications, specializations, and partner program designations from the industry’s most prestigious technology providers.

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Tom Conway | Review and Forecast for JustASK

Michigan Business Beat
January 10, 2019 10:00 AM

Chris Holman touches base with MBN partner ASK. He talks to Tom Conway, CTA, Business Development Manager at ASK of REO Town, Lansing, MI.

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Bottom Line I.T. | JustASK Has Officially Moved to REO Town!

Bottom Line IT
November 12, 2018 10:00 AM






Announcement from JustASK: After months of renovations and much anticipation, we are excited to announce that ASK is officially moved into our new headquarters at 316 Moores River Drive in REO Town Lansing.

So with that, we couldn’t be more thrilled with our new space and to join REO Town! We are also happy to have our sister company, Elevate Marketing Co., with us as well!

A Grand Opening event will be held in the Spring of 2019. Like us on Facebook to see more photos of the renovation!

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Lansing Regional Chamber | Four Regional Companies to be Honored at 13th Annual Celebration of Regional Growth Awards

Michigan Business Network
October 29, 2018 11:00 AM

Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), Auto-Owners Insurance Company, Cinnaire and Harbor Bay Real Estate Company Named 2018 Recipients


Lansing, Mich. – Four organizations will be honored on Thursday, November 15 for their significant community investments at the 13th annual Celebration of Regional Growth Awards luncheon presented by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC). The organizations being honored this year are: Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), Auto-Owners Insurance Company, Cinnaire and Harbor Bay Real Estate Company.

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Flawed code-signing process could have let attackers pass malware off as Apple-approved

Bottom Line IT
July 27, 2018 10:00 AM

Hold your breath…even Apple experiences security issues. We know it may come as a surprise to some who claim Apple products are more secure than others, but the truth is, even your favorite brands, like Apple, are prone to vulnerabilities.

In the latest security issue with Apple, researchers discovered their software was not interacting as it should with Apple’s code-signing API. This vulnerability could allow malicious files to bypass the code-signing process, which would make it look like the code is Apple approved.

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This robotic hose-dragon could jet its way into burning buildings

Bottom Line IT
July 27, 2018 9:00 AM

Technology and robotics just keeps getting better. A new firefighting robot is in the works. Dragon Firefighter, a robotic snake, can crawl into windows of burning buildings.

Erik and Amy discuss how it is designed to act like a water hose with powerful jets to get into areas of burning buildings that firefighters cannot get to.  

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Using Video Analytics to Create Efficiencies

Bottom Line IT
July 26, 2018 5:00 PM

Cherokee Nation Entertainment (CNE) realized they were spending an incredible amount of time reviewing security footage. So much so, that they wanted to find a way to make the process more efficient, so their security team could focus on other tasks.

CNE now uses an on-premise video analytics solution to identify events of interest more quickly. This is just one example of how businesses can utilize technology and video to improve efficiencies.

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Why Are So Many Execs Sleeping On Cybersecurity?

Bottom Line IT
July 26, 2018 4:00 PM

Kevin McCarty couldn’t have said it better: “Cybersecurity is like fire prevention: Sure, your house is probably not going to catch on fire this year, but you install smoke detectors and pay your insurance premiums anyway.”  

Cyberattacks are growing more complex and sophisticated by the minute, so why aren’t more business owners taking the steps to protect their businesses?

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Compelling ways the C-level can leverage the IoT

Bottom Line IT
July 26, 2018 3:00 PM

IoT was not originally designed to cater to executives, but business owners and C-levels alike are finding incredible ways to leverage IoT to improve and grow their businesses. Privacy issues aside, businesses can analyze the data collected by IoT devices to meet business objectives. They can see which features are not being used on the devices, so they make better products for their customers. They can even use the data to fix issues with the devices quicker.

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