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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 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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’10 Concerts’ Facebook Meme May Reveal More Than Musical Tastes

Bottom Line IT
July 6, 2017 10:00 AM

Mike and Amy talk about why you may want to careful with Facebook Memes and other social media games, quizzes and the like.  A recent example called “10 Concerts” is a case in point.

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Magic AI: These are the Optical Illusions that Trick, Fool and Flummox Computers

Bottom Line IT
July 5, 2017 5:00 PM

Are computers going to take over the world? This is a common fear that seemingly becomes closer to reality every day. Well, before we all get too panicked Mike and Amy talk about a recent article discussing limitations in computer intelligence and how easily they can be fooled.

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How NYU Accidentally Shared Military Code Breaking Project with the World

Bottom Line IT
July 5, 2017 4:00 PM

A fascinating story about how an internet cyber researcher uncovered a completely unprotected server holding highly confidential information on a joint project between the Department of Defense, NYU, and IBM.  Mike and Amy discuss how this could have happened and the implications to business owners everywhere. 

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ASK - Keeping You Informed about Petya

Bottom Line IT
June 30, 2017 11:00 AM

As you likely have seen in the news the past couple of days, the world is suffering yet another ransomware attack, and this strand of malware — Petya (What is Petya) — seems to be even more concerning than WannaCry. That’s why the team at ASK are grateful to work with one of their trusted partners, Arctic Wolf Networks.

Small and medium sized businesses in all industries rely on the Arctic Wolf CyberSOC service to proactively protect them against the latest advanced threats, including this latest strain of ransomware.

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Small Business Tech Success Starts at the Top

Business Next
June 8, 2017 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Mike Maddox, CEO of ASK Technology in Lansing. ASK is on the list of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch for 2017.

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Technology News and More for the Week of May 23rd, 2017

Bottom Line IT
May 24, 2017 4:00 PM

In this weeks episode of Bottom Line IT hosts Erik Jacobsen and Mike Maddox discuss recent technology topics including What FBI Paid for Access to San Bernardino Killer’s iPhone, Ingham County Gets Hit with Virus and more. 

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