Author Archives: Tony Ciotti

How Often Do I Really Need to Look At My Company’s Data? It Depends — How Much Money Do You Want to Make?

I’ll admit it. I’m a data geek. Sometimes when I’m working on an application for a client, I can get absorbed in the code for hours and hours until I realize that I have 30 new emails stacked up in … Continue reading

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Does Your CFO Know Tech? New Survey Says Yes and No

In the early days of the business technology revolution, I imagine some of the conversations between IT chiefs and CFOs had to sound like Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First” sketch.

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Nerd Tells Congress to Get a Clue.

I love it when nerds get pissed off. I love it even more when they’re right.

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Cool Email Tip for MAC Users Is Your Inbox Overflowing? Here’s How to Fix It

If you’re anything like me, your email Inbox is like a family of Tribbles. Once you have two of them, they multiply and multiply until finally, you have an Inbox that is packed, leaving you to hunt and scroll for … Continue reading

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What Are the Best Mobile Apps for Your Business? How to Do Business From the Ninth Hole

I love the smartphone commercial where the supervisor sends one of his team to the golf course because they now have the mobile apps that would allow him to run his department off-site. Yeah, that’s something that happens every day. … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Passwords More Secure? Avoid Sites That Make This Very Basic Security Mistake

I want you to do something for me. I want you to close your eyes and Imagine the chaos that would be caused if, in a single hack, millions of passwords to sites like Yahoo and LinkedIn were compromised. Now, … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just a Computer – It’s a Machine A Few Tips For Maintaining Your Laptop

I’d be the Master of the Obvious to call attention to the fact that computers are becoming more and more complex with each passing day. Manufacturers are striving constantly to add new features and new functionalities to the machines they … Continue reading

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Is a Cyber-911 Possible? Gas Pipeline Hack Makes One Expert Wary

As computers and servers have taken over running everything from trains and subways to electrical plants and power stations, the concept of a Cyber-911 — a hack so critical that it actually puts lives or vital resources for survival in … Continue reading

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Do You Use QR Codes? Here’s Are a Couple of Reasons They May Be on Their Way Out

Do you use QR or “Quick Response” codes with your smartphone? They are the small boxes with squiggly little patterns that can magically link your smartphone’s browser to a commercial Web site for the purpose of buying stuff. They are … Continue reading

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What is Workflow Automation, Really? First in a Series of “What Do They Mean?” Tech Term Breakdowns

You know you’re a tech geek when you see technology in the most unlikely of places. I was flipping through the cable channels the other day and caught a few minutes of “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,” the Pee Wee Herman … Continue reading

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