Author: grapevinemsp

Reforming The Internet Let’s exchange details about our lives for the convenience of quick searches and friendly connections. What’s the harm? Well, some 20 years of internet advancement has led to data breaches, privacy invasion, distorted information and sheer exploitation. The result is that much of America is divided along a fault line of hate. Several speakers at the Interactive Advertising Bureau's annual...

Clubhouse: Big Tech Wants To Tear It Down Clubhouse might be the big new social network of 2021, but tech’s superpowers seem intent on taking it down. A series of new product announcements from Facebook, Reddit and Twitter are naked attacks on Clubhouse’s audio rooms. Let’s start with Facebook, which yesterday announced a series of new audio products, including a thinly veiled...

Microsoft Teams Microsoft Teams added some new features to improve user experience, with some additions directed at meeting organizers and teachers. A new attendance report feature is being added that allows the meeting organizer to download an attendance report after a meeting has ended. The new participants report feature will be available to desktop users, with Microsoft confirming it begins to roll...

Microsoft Teams will soon allow admins to control how much bandwidth it gobbles up Microsoft is working on a new feature for its online collaboration platform Teams that will help ensure the service performs consistently, irrespective of the user’s location. As per an entry to the product roadmap, a new roaming bandwidth control will allow admins to build bespoke bandwidth policies, based...

Last year, the world experienced huge challenges created by the pandemic. Not only were we living in a state of uncertainty, but most of the workforce was also suddenly working from home offices and using their personal internet connections. Where once IT professionals could walk down a hallway to address technology issues, they now have to use remote access and...

Cyber security should be at the top of your list of concerns, because, whether your business has two employees or two hundred, you are still vulnerable. Cyber criminals see an opportunity and they go for it. Yes, of course they want the most return for their efforts but being a smaller business does not make you immune to their illicit...

Why do many organizations have a hard time keeping up with the evolving threat landscape and effectively managing their cyber-risks? Financial services companies have been a popular target for cybercriminals for a long time. Not without good reason, since beyond working with money, financial companies handle a slew of sensitive client data that criminals utilize in various fraud schemes or sell...

As we explored in the previous blog in the series, cyber security should be of paramount concern both in day-to-day life and when working. Being adequately cyber secure should be just as important as your home being secure against burglars - you wouldn’t leave your doors and windows wide open when you go out, would you? That’s the equivalent of...

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