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5 Reasons why hackers are targeting schools

Schools are rarely known for holding huge amounts of financially valuable information in their vaults, such as credit card details. However, that doesn’t make them less of a target to hackers than many other organizations. In fact, cybercriminals are stepping up their attacks against educational institutions, as demonstrated by September’s ransomware attack on a school in Florida Keys.

How electronic health records help improve the quality of patient care

Many healthcare practitioners have already switched from paper to electronic health records (EHR). The upgrade is equal parts exciting and perilous, which is why the government imposed sanctions on how these records are protected. In 2015, Medicare started penalizing hospitals and doctors that didn’t use EHR, but with their heavy burdens, it's not surprising that most healthcare practitioners view them as more of a requirement than an opportunity.

For whom the tech bell tolls: A compilation of endangered technologies today

As we inch closer to the end of 2018, we look forward to what lies ahead. Apparently, so do many technology pundits who have identified certain technologies as going by way of the dodo. Are these experts canny observers of technology trends? Or are their predictions the equivalent of your daily horoscope — so generic, it applies to most? Who should we believe?

Happily, we at Online Computers have the experience and expertise to compile their predictions and rank them according to how frequent these technologies were mentioned on the “endangered” lists.

Alexa wants your voice to be heard.

Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, just got a lesson in Civics… and just in time for Election Day in the U.S. (November 6th). New programming allows Alexa to provide actual answers and knowledge on election data such as where you can vote, real-time results, and even information on ballot measures and propositions.

These stats should convince you to step up your disaster recovery plans

The industry reports and poll results are in, and from all indications, IT disruptions increased in 2017 and the early part of 2018, making it a bad period for many companies, especially small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). We’ve culled several reports and surveys to bring you several statistics that should make you take your disaster recovery plans more seriously.

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