Leadership – Five management success factors for Virtual Teams

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This CIO magazine article share 5 key success factors for managing team members, who are not physically in the same office. https://www.cio.com/article/3276452/collaboration/how-to-lead-a-virtual-team-5-keys-for-success.html The days of workplaces located in a single office are done. Today’s workforce is distributed — across multiple small offices, embracing work-at-home-employees, and spread across continents — and IT has always been at the […]

Leadership – Modern Collaborative tools for Virtual Teams

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This CIO magazine article highlights collaborative tools that can link a team members together, who are not physically in the same office. https://www.cio.com/article/3276452/collaboration/how-to-lead-a-virtual-team-5-keys-for-success.html Anyone managing a distributed workforce is going to end up using a lot of different tools to facilitate collaboration. PhoenixNAP’s Ian McClarty was kind enough to rattle off for us the list […]

Facebook – Teenage usage drops 20 percent from 2014 user survey

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A Pew Research Center study notes that among users ages 13-17, that Facebook usage ranks 4th now, after YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat https://phys.org/news/2018-05-facebook-fast-teens-survey.html Facebook is rapidly losing ground against rival internet platforms in attracting and keeping US teenagers, a survey showed Thursday.  The Pew Research Center report confirms a trend seen in other surveys, showing […]

Leadership – 3 ways to improve executive effectiveness in 2018

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The John Maxwell leadership training center shares valuable techniques to help improve executive effectiveness, as follows: http://johnmaxwellcompany.com/blog/3-ways-to-cement-yourself-as-an-impactful-executive-leader If you’ve been in leadership roles for long, you know that talent alone is never enough. It’s when initiative is put into place around your talent that it begins to expose and exploit your capabilities for everything they […]

Leadership – 8 ways to improve employee training in 2018

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The John Maxwell leadership training center shares valuable techniques to help better create a “culture of learning”.  Great organizations are always in an continuous improvement mode. And making employees more knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced are key factors for future success. http://johnmaxwellcompany.com/blog/8-ways-to-create-a-culture-of-learning So how do you create a culture of learning in your organization? How can […]

Google Chrome – version 67 released

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The Born security site is a favorite new resource for key security news & technical info recently discovered .. The release of Chrome 67 is highlighted below in an excellent recap for the new features:     Google Chrome 67 released Google Chrome 67 overview Google Chrome 67 has been announced in the Google Blog on May […]

Apple – iOS 11.4 features AirPlay2 and Messages in iCloud

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Apple is working on development of iOS 12 & will announce some of the new features soon.  However, iOS 11.4 is now available.  One main feature is AirPlay 2 — which provided multiple room speaker support & more advanced sound capabilities.  The new “Messages in iCloud” capability will feature advanced multiple device synchronization. https://www.cnet.com/news/ios-11-4-arrives-with-airplay-2-messages-icloud-ahead-of-wwdc/ iOS 11.4 arrives […]

Security – Google Chrome 69 warns on non-secure websites

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Google’s project Canary will eventually become Chrome version 69, as a major features update.  It will more prominently warn users on any non-secure website where HTTP is used, rather than HTTPS.  Encrypted SSL processing is more secure and Google is advocating webmasters to migrate to HTTPS, as Internet Storm Center shares.  Many other browsers are doing likewise […]

Amazon Echo Alexa – How to review and clean up online history

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This link shares how to check on & clean up old history for the Alexa intelligent speaker system.  Sometimes background noise is interpreted by the Echo system as a possible command.   https://lifehacker.com/how-to-listen-to-and-delete-everything-your-alexa-has-r-1826372696 https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/28/17402154/how-to-see-amazon-echo-alexa-conversation-recording-history-listen Last week a story circulated the web about Alexa recording the personal conversation of a woman and then sending it to a […]

FBI – VPN Filter malware attack targets Routers and Network Devices Worldwide

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A dangerous new malware attack called VPN Filter is circulating and it attacks routers and other networking devices as described below https://www.ic3.gov/media/2018/180525.aspx https://www.symantec.com/blogs/threat-intelligence/vpnfilter-iot-malware Summary — The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle (reboot) the devices. Foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and […]


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