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This Month in Small Business Technology
March 22, 2017 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, about code schools and boot camps that teach computer programming skills prove they can rapidly retrain American workers for the 21st century. They also talk about how vulnerable your smartphone may be. If you want to read the articles associated with these podcasts please email info@michiganbusinessnetwork.com

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How to limit the damage from ransomware attacks

Business Next
March 21, 2017 9:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with IT security expert Jeff Bowes from NuWave Technology partners, to learn more about how to counter threats to the security of your IT operations. Michael and Jeff zero in on how to limit the damage from ransomware attacks. NuWave has offices in Kalamazoo, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, St. Joseph, Jackson and Southfield.

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Widespread Malware Hitting Banks All Over the World

Bottom Line IT
March 20, 2017 4:30 PM

Josh discusses an announcement by Kaspersky Labs that a Widespread bank cyber infection has been discovered. 

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Big Companies Banding Together to Create New Safer Computing System 

Bottom Line IT
March 20, 2017 3:30 PM

Will the current global economic system be replaced by a digital economy?  The advancement of block chain technology and the advantages that it has to offer make a strong argument that this is coming.  What’s more- major companies are investing heavily in this so every business person needs to be aware of this coming trend.

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Discount Tire Goes Cloud Based and Transforms Stores

Bottom Line IT
March 20, 2017 2:30 PM

The Bottom Line IT crew discusses how Discount Tire is completely transforming their business to Cloud.  This is a major move that is estimated to enhance service, reduce costs and position the company for greater competitive advantage. 

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Leo Dion mobile technology discussion

Bottom Line IT
March 20, 2017 1:30 PM


Leo Dion, CEO of Bright Digit,  joins Mike in the studio to discuss Mobile technology, the future of the iPhone, Internet of Things and a variety of other fascinating topics.

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Verizon Deal to Buy Yahoo Keeps Getting Sweeter

Bottom Line IT
March 20, 2017 12:30 PM


The announcments of major breaches at Yahoo threatened to completely derail their acquisiton by Verizon.  Recently Verizon announced plans to proceed with the acquisition.  Mike and Erik discuss why Verizon made this decision and what they are hoping to gain from it.

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Now we Can't even Charge our Smartphones on Public Ports

Bottom Line IT
March 15, 2017 9:00 AM

Josh discusses the use of charging stations and other public facilities to charge your smartphones.  He explains what is safe and what isn’t.  For all of us that need to keep our phone charged- this is a segment you don’t want to miss. 

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Out of Fear of Cyber Attack-Some Businesses Have Decided to Save Bitcoin

Bottom Line IT
March 14, 2017 3:30 PM

Businesses all over are saving up bitcoin in order to pay off Hackers if and when they are hit by a cyber attack.  Mike and Erik explain why this is a big mistake and clear up the misconceptions that have led business leaders to believe that this is their best course of action. For more click here! 

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Siemens IT Chief Pushing for Digitization of Manufacturing

Bottom Line IT
March 14, 2017 2:30 PM

Siemens is going “all in” on technology advances to revamp their manufacturing processes.  This massive company is gaining efficiency and return on investment based on their integral use of technology. For more click here! 

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