Jan 23
2018

We’re under attack! Because of a computer screen?

False Alarm

By John Lim, CTO

Over the weekend, the residents of Hawaii got some crazy alerts about a missile that had launched. People were in a panic…but it was a false alarm. How can clicking one button immediately send out an alert like this, causing a state-wide panic, with no precautions in place and no “false alarm” alert handy just in case? How does a mistake like that happen? more


Jan 9
2018

How TekTegrity is addressing Spectre and Meltdown

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By John Lim, CTO

As you may have heard, there are two major security vulnerabilities in the wild coined Spectre and Meltdown.  These two vulnerabilities may impact computer, phone and tablet processors dating back to 1995.  TekTegrity is working with major technology vendors to immediately address this situation.

What is TekTegrity doing for you?

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Nov 15
2017

Battle for the Net: Why We Believe in Keeping the Internet Neutral

Net Neutrality

By John Lim, CTO

Where were you on December 14th, 2017? Wait, What? What is going on December 14th, 2017? A very critical vote by the FCC will happen on December 14th, 2017. Without Net Neutrality, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will be able to provide you better service to content on the internet from their business partners and not others.

So a small business owner that has an Etsy site selling wares might not be able to compete to get into your internet browser as fast as say an Amazon or Walmart that can afford to pay for direct access to your home.

Sound fair?

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Oct 11
2017

Internet for All; What’s Not to Love?

Internet for All

By John Lim, CTO

So last Friday, I was up in my old stomping grounds, San Francisco Bay Area, attending the annual Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California Fall Conference. What does TekTegrity have to do with Non-Profit/Affordable Housing?

A lot, actually.

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Sep 19
2017

Hiring for Tech: Who’s Right For IT?

IT Ready Program

By Russ Levanway, CEO

Best of Both Worlds

I’m often asked what I look for in a technician when it comes to hiring for our company. Sure, there are required prerequisites such as education, experience, and cultural fit, however fundamentally a technician has to do two things really well to work in IT. He or she must be able to troubleshoot a wide range of issues while also being comfortable interacting with a wide range of people.

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Aug 10
2017

Layering works for Oreos, not Technology Solutions

Stack Oreos not Tech

 

By Russ Levanway, CEO

How to integrate your tech so you can start working smarter not harder

Picture if you will: One person in your finance department buys a new cloud-based billing package – the coolest thing since sliced bread – but it doesn’t integrate with invoicing and other software in the company, so adoption never gets past the number-crunchers.

Sound familiar?

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Jul 12
2017

Now Hiring…Everywhere

Tech Careers

By Russ Levanway, CEO

The Future Will Be Built on Tech

I believe there’s going to be a sea change in the workforce. But I don’t think that necessarily means we’re going to have the chronic, long-term unemployment that so many fear if we play our cards right and start training American workers to meet the extraordinary demand for technical positions.

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May 15
2017

Machine Learning: Cybersecurity’s Most Promising Weapon

Machine Learning

By Russ Levanway, CEO

I recently returned from an HTG Peer Group conference where I met with a number of my colleagues from around the country to discuss trends in technology and business. Over the course of the conference, a very hot topic emerged: the benefits and liabilities of encryption.

Not that long ago, most traffic traveled across the internet unencrypted and relatively easy to intercept. Today, in order to secure traffic, the right side of the law has been using more and more encryption methods. For instance, when you visit a website and enter your credit card number, the page is always encrypted; when you enter a username and password, that’s also always encrypted. You will typically notice this via the yellow padlock next to the web URL in your internet browser.

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Apr 18
2017

When Rubber Meets Road

Rubber Meets Road

By Russ Levanway, CEO

So you’ve identified your company’s mission. Now, are you ready to defend it?

As times have changed, a lot of what we buy has a very limited lifespan and is not easy to repair. “They don’t make it like they used to” is actually quite accurate. The phone in your pocket is meant to die in three years. The computer on your desk becomes obsolete in three to five. Whereas refrigerators were once built to last 40 years, now they run for seven to eight. Pop the hood on any modern car or truck and you’ll find an opaque cluster of electronics and plastic, impossible to penetrate or understand.

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Apr 10
2017

SLO County Tech Scene: Ingredients for a Viable Tech Region

San Luis Obipso tech region

Image by Exclusively San Luis Obispo

By Joshua Erdman, IT Pro

Flour, eggs, sugar, butter, baking soda, salt…

Individually these ingredients would never be considered a meal, but together you have a good base for some cookies. The same can be said for the tech scene on the Central Coast.

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