Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) the Key to Cyber Security?

Digital threats are an ongoing concern for any person or business with internet connectivity. Even the best firewalls and virus protection cannot completely eliminate risk, and as business data is an increasingly important asset, companies are starting to look for more technologically advanced ways of protecting it. British based IT firm, Darktrace, for example, is working on a new artificial ...

When In Doubt, Throw it Out

IT security continues to be one of the biggest threats to individuals and businesses and criminal hackers are always looking for new scams that will lure unsuspecting email users into opening attachments or clicking embedded links from fake email addresses that are masked to look like they’re coming from trusted sources. The most recent iteration of this cyber scam is ...

And You Thought Today’s Macs Were Expensive…

Forty years ago, two friends named Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs were building computers in a home garage. Between April 1976 and September 1977, about 200 Apple I computers were manufactured and sold. This computer was particularly noteworthy at the time because all you needed to use it was a keyboard and a functioning TV set, which was a much ...

Intel Makes Big Play in the Autonomous Vehicle Game

Believe it or not, Intel isn’t just about computer processing chip technology. For several years now, Intel has had a division dedicated to developing technology associated with making driverless cars a mainstream reality, but they haven’t been a big enough player to make a big impact on the market. That all changed in mid-March, however, when Intel announced that they ...

2 Everyday Tech Gadgets We Love

You’ve probably heard of the Consumer Electronics Show (also known as CES) in Las Vegas, and frequently the gadgets that get the most press from CES are electronics prototypes or the robotic technologies that cost tens-of-thousands of dollars. But we are here to share two of our favorite, readily available and relatively affordable consumer electronics that were top picks at ...

Oracle’s Cloud-Based Services on the Rise

Anyone who has followed our blog, read our website or is a current ATB client already knows that we are big proponents of cloud services, and for many of our small and medium sized business (SMB) clients, CRM and database software play an integral role in their ongoing operations. While we still see a lot of benefit for clients to ...

Millennial Money: Big Banks Take on Venmo

If you’re not a millennial, it’s quite possible you’ve never heard of Venmo, but this peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfer service certainly has its advantages over more traditional means of transferring money between individuals, such as bank transfers or even PayPal payments. From a pure functionality perspective, what immediately set Venmo apart from other legacy online payment services such as PayPal ...

Verizon Makes a Move to Get In the High Speed Internet Game

As you might have already heard in conjunction with the Charter Communications and Verizon merger rumors that were swirling around earlier this year, wireless phone carrier Verizon is making a move that has the potential to change the way that high speed internet service is delivered to customers.  While Comcast, AT&T and Google Fiber all try and figure out the ...

Microsoft Outlook for Mac Will Soon Support Google Calendar & Google Contacts

For Gmail users who are also avid Mac users, the Outlook mail app has consistently been a bone of contention, as Google Calendar and Google Contacts was not supported by Microsoft’s software. But that is all about to change. In early March, Microsoft announced that it would add Google Calendar and Contacts support to the Mac version of Outlook 2016. ...

Amazon Is Chiming In With a New Cloud-Based Video and Voice Collaboration Tool

When you think of online meetings and web-based conference calls, Skype for Business and/or GoToMeeting probably come to mind, but a few weeks ago Amazon Web Services (AWS) decided to get in the game with their new platform known as Chime.  With their strong position as a leader in cloud computing, AWS is taking swings at the established players in …