Tips on Increasing Security at Your Business

The owning of a small business is no easy job and in order to do it right you will have to invest a lot of money. There are a number of things a business owner has to keep up with and one of the most important is the security of their building. With all of the crime going on all across the country, finding a way to keep your employees and your possessions safe should be a top priority. The following are a few tips to use when trying to increase the security of your business.

The Cost To Your Business When The Power Fails

There’s no question that a power failure can be a nuisance to your business. But have you ever stopped to consider what a loss of power actually costs your business? Power outages are virtually inevitable and certainly unpredictable, and can cause significant losses for businesses — thus they should always have a backup plan in place to deal with such eventualities. Whether small or large, a business should always have a contingency plan in place to minimize the losses associated with power outages. One of the best options is to invest in an uninterrupted power supply, or UPS.

Not convinced yet? Let’s look at the potentially disastrous impact that a power outage can have on a business.

The Cloud vs. UPS Backup: What’s The Difference?

Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about “the cloud,” right? You may have also heard about the importance of the cloud to your business operations. What is it exactly? Is it the same as the UPS backup power source you have running in your business? This article will examine the differences between these different ideas of what it means to back up your business.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III “Ember” Trailer Teases Humanity’s Plight With Technology

Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 7.28.11 AMIn what can only be described as a preview of things to come on the 26th of April (the full world reveal), both real and not so much so. Activision and Treyarch have released the next Black Ops III trailer, called “Ember”.

Featuring replaceable limbs and technologically-advanced body enhancements, this trailer attempts to paint a time-based look at how technology has changed humanity, and might destroy it — within this very century.

Trailer, after the break.

Acer’s World Trade Center Press Event: Convertibles, Wearables, Gaming, Oh My

picsToday’s Acer event showcase features over 250 devices, with 40+ devices announced at the event. Acer’s new product line features some of the first Windows 10 devices on market, and that’s just the surface of Acer’s current advantage in the market, albeit brief, most likely.

From the 54th floor of the World Trade Center, Acer’s CEO Jason Chen unveiled to the global tech press new products of the company’s computer line. Chen’s new company strategy is composed of having designs “that captures people’s hearts”, bringing stable devices to market, and keeping it global by selling Acer devices in over 160 countries.

More after the break.

Google Announces Project Fi: A New Kind Of Wireless Network

ap_resizeBy announcing Project Fi today, Google has taken to the wireless spectrum.

In summary, Project Fi allows the user to pay one rate for data around the world, only paying for used data, unlimited domestic talk and text (with unlimited international texts), which is alongside low-cost international calls, WiFi tethering and coverage in 120+ countries. The first (and currently only) phone to support Fi will be the Nexus 6, built by Motorola. In the U.S., service is provided by Sprint and T-Mobile, both of which will seamlessly be switched on your device depending on signal strength.

Pricing for Project Fi (currently invite-only) starts at $20 a month, which nets you all the basics (talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering, and international coverage in 120+ countries). After that, it’s a flat $10 per GB for cellular data in the U.S. and abroad — 1GB is $10/month, 2GB is $20/month, 3GB is $30/month, and so on. Again, one of the primary strengths of Fi is that a user will only pay for used data, so say you paid 3GB for $30 and only use 1.4GB one month; $16 will be credited to you.

It’s a project, a concept really, but it has the potential to change the way consumers look at wireless coverage, which is interesting above all else. Promo vid, after the break.

Via: Google Blog, Project Fi

Google Mobile Search Now Prioritizes Mobile-Optimized Sites

Screen Shot 2015-04-07 at 2.20.01 AMIt’s more of a wakeup call to web developers who have yet to produce mobile-optimized versions of their desktop sites, which on mobile can task the user with excessive scrolling and zooming to navigate a page. Announced in February, Google is finally rolling out the change for mobile searches. Highlighting mobile-ready versions of sites means that those compliant receive more traffic from searches, and those that stay in the style of yesterday will be penalized with a traffic drop.

Fun times!