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Two weeks ago I took the drastic step of blocking Facebook in my office. Well, it’s an office of one, so really what I’m saying is that I’ve stopped using Facebook during the day. However, since then the changes in productivity and mood are so dramatic that I wanted to share my findings with you.… Continue Reading Let’s block social media in the office

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An ode to purposeful Internet privacy

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In the constant back-and-forth battle of privacy versus subscription, there are some unusual casualties: Users are starting to sabotage themselves. Users have been so conditioned to expect unrelenting spam and email /robo call torture after filling out an online form, they have started automatically filling out all forms with bogus email addresses and phone numbers,… Continue Reading An ode to purposeful Internet privacy

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The city of Colorado Springs and Western Cyber Exchange are launching a cyber-security initiative with sessions that aim to warn local businesses of the cyber thugs trolling the Internet stealing sensitive data. The WCX Forum Initiative is  a series of sessions where business owners can exchange important information about cyber attacks that will help the… Continue Reading City and Western Cyber Exchange launch cybersecurity initiative

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In the first of its kind in the area, an adapted home exhibit at the Independence Center will showcase the tools and products that help people with disabilities live independently in their own homes. The event is slated from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 at the Freedom Financial Services Expo… Continue Reading Exhibit features products to help disabled live independently

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Ramtron accepts Cypress merger offer

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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and Ramtron International will merge in a $109.8 million agreement. The merger ends a months-long courtship of the Springs-based Ramtron by Cypress, which is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. Three earlier offers by Cypress were rejected by Ramtron’s board because they were considered too low. The deal will be structured as a… Continue Reading Ramtron accepts Cypress merger offer

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This year’s Excellence in Local Industry Awards is adding a little American Idol-style hype to its program with audience members text messaging their vote to determine the winner in one category. Organizers of the seventh-annual awards ceremony, hosted by Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC and the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization, announced… Continue Reading Excellence in Industry awards feature audience-choice competition

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A data storage product made by a Colorado Springs-based company is being dubbed the “storage beast” and earned accolades this month by industry analysts. STORServer’s  Enterprise Backup Appliance 3100 was so well-reviewed by industry analysts for the DCIG 2012 Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide that the group  introduced an entirely new ranking called the “Enterprise” ranking.… Continue Reading Colorado Springs storage company lauded for its ‘storage beast’

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A customer in Shenzhen, China, took a brand new laptop out of its box and booted it up for the first time. But as the screen lit up, the computer began taking on a life of its own. The machine, triggered by a virus hidden in its hard drive, began searching across the Internet for… Continue Reading New cybercrime documents show vulnerability of Internet

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How to spot spammers stealing server space

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Yes, it’s still happening and it’s worse than ever — spammers break into your company’s Web server and set up little robots that generate thousands of pages of spam links without you ever knowing it. The consequences for businesses are huge; once the links are discovered on the Web and traced back to your company’s… Continue Reading How to spot spammers stealing server space

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When the Waldo Canyon fire roared closer to Colorado Springs on June 26, Jeff Beauprez, president and CEO of Colorado Networks, started getting frantic phone calls from businesses along the Garden of the Gods Road corridor. Continue Reading Cyber security and disaster planning go hand in hand

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