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Category Archives: Tech Trends

Football players are wearing more than just uniforms

The 2016 NFL season will begin on Thursday, September 8th and kick-off will be accompanied by more than just screaming fans and cold beer. As wearable technologies progress, the devices are maneuvering their way into the sports world. Today's athletes are exposed to everything from specially-designed helmets to band-aid like wearable devices used to track temperature, heart rate, movement, and more. These innovations will allow coaches to more closely monitor…
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The future of IoT in the classroom: How traditional education is changing

Today's school settings differ significantly from the traditional pen and paper environments of the past. Now, you can walk into a kindergarten classroom and find many students who have their own cell phone or mobile device. A majority of the devices are connected to the Internet and as the Internet of Things (IoT) movement progresses, additional technology and applications will be integrated into lesson plans and activities in the classroom.…
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Teaching digital natives: How technology is changing the classroom

Today’s youth are often referred to as digital natives because of their familiarity with modern technology at such a young age. Look around almost any public place and you will see children handling cell phones, tablets, iPads, etc. While technology may be helpful when trying to keep young children occupied at the grocery store, its usefulness extends beyond entertainment. Digital devices have been integrated into classrooms throughout the nation. As…
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Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn and bolster social media presence

On Monday, June 14, 2016, Microsoft announced its plans to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in cash. The deal is scheduled to close by the end of this calendar year and both companies expect the merger to enhance their growth and competitive position within the business sphere. LinkedIn’s CEO, Jeff Weiner, will retain his role, and report to Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella. Microsoft says LinkedIn’s unique brand and culture will…
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Wearable technology and business: How wearables will change the way we work

Smart phones and tablets have nearly all of the capabilities of the wearable device, causing wearable technology to encounter some resistance from mass-market consumers. However, wearable devices have proven to be especially helpful for enterprise use. Wearables can be devices or equipment one wears on a lanyard, attached to one's belt, as a wristband, as glasses, and so on. Wearables can do everything from measuring heart rate, to displaying a…
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Wears the risk: The future of wearable technology and data security

  Wearable technology trends are spreading rapidly as the devices have begun to serve functions that extend beyond basic fitness and sleep monitoring. Consumers spent more than $2 billion dollars on wearable technology in 2015, and this number is only expected to rise in the coming years. According to eMarketer, 81.7% of U.S. adults will be using wearable devices by 2018. It’s predicted this technology will make its way into…
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Aldridge Examines Top Five Technology Trends for Growing Businesses Already Shaping 2015

Aldridge expects businesses to derive greater strategic value from the cloud, frequent security breaches will signal a new normal and prompt businesses to redouble their security protocols, cloud-based services and apps driven by employee behaviors will force companies to adapt, and the advantages of IT outsourcing will grow in value due to economic realities. By Mark Glowacz of Aldridge In the 1980s, when “Back to the Future Part II” looked…
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Understanding BYOD technology

  Bring your own device (BYOD) platforms are becoming ever more popular as individuals incorporate a variety of personal devices into their work environments. The integration of these devices into the business world provides a number of advantages such as increased mobility, efficiency, and accessibility to employees. However, these benefits are accompanied by elevated security risks and blurred lines regarding data ownership and legal responsibilities. Members of your organization are likely…
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5 Ways To Use Wearable Tech In Business

Entertainment features such as apps, music, email and messages are conveniently just a glance away on a consumer’s wrist now, so it was only a matter of time before companies discovered ways to creatively make the technological jump from the fun to the profitable. Businesses are using wearable tech to create more efficient work environments, happier customers and a better bottom line. Here are five ways you can get in…
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How The Internet of Things Is Changing the Way We Do Business

A car that keeps you connected, refrigerators that speak to you, smart electric meters. These sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but they’re the new reality in a booming Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is an ecosystem of information--connected devices that bring the virtual world into our realities--and it’s changing the lives of consumers and companies more and more each day. Here are five ways the IoT could…
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