MCG and Datto: Exhibit at NY EXPO
MCG will be exhibiting at the NY EXPO at the Javits Center on November 7, 2017. This event is a day long exhibition along with presentations.
Datto will be presenting a session during the day on disaster recovery and how Datto can address your needs. Stop by booth 327 for show specials on Datto equipment and to find out more about how MCG customers have been safeguarded from ransomware, malware, and physical data destruction with Datto equipment and services.
If you have any questions about the EXPO, visit here or contact the office.
Google’s Pixel Buds: Changing the World
In the beginning of the month, Google held a Pixel 2 event in San Francisco. They showed off the next iteration of the flagship smartphone, new Home speakers, a new laptop, and a body camera.
What was most exciting wasn’t even shown until near the end of the presentation. In combination with the Pixel 2, Google packed its headphones with the power to translate between 40 languages in real time. The new technology could change how we globally communicate. The unveiled Google Pixel Buds are wireless headphones to be used with the new Pixel 2 handset. Once paired, you can issue standard commands like playing music, getting directions, making a phone call, etc. In addition, the best and new thing you can do is translate into a different language, in real time. If you tell the Buds to ‘Start speaking in Japanese’ and then start saying something in English, the phone’s speakers will automatically output your translated words as you speak them.
Google is ahead of their competition with this technology, both in the amount of languages available for translation, as well as the less expensive price tag of $160. Not only that, but Google is helping remove communication barriers across the globe, with this tool that can help you flawlessly communicate with someone in another country, or speaking another language than you. To learn more about the Pixel Buds, and how this technology may change our communication, visit here.
Cyber Security: Staying Safe Online
With all of the recent hacks and threats taking place, and ranging from individuals to major companies, cyber security is no treat. Aside from being a month filled with haunted houses, ghosts, candy, and costumes, October is also National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) was first launched in October 2014 by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The theme of each October is ‘Our Shared Responsibility’; NCSAM was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure all Americans have the resources they need to stay safe and secure online. The observed month has grown exponentially over the past 14 years, reaching consumers, medium-sized businesses, educational institutions, and young people across the country. The Alliance encourages all people from individuals to much larger organizations to get involved in staying safe online and to make an impact in their community. NCSAM is also celebrating the 7th anniversary of it’s ‘STOP. THINK. CONNECT.’ campaign. Each year, they highlight the overall message of this campaign with concepts like ‘Keep a Clean Machine’, ‘Protect Your Personal Information’, ‘Connect with Care’, among many others.
To learn more about the history of NCSAM, the themes of each week this month, and how you can continue to protect yourself while still maintaining an internet-connect digital lifestyle, visit Stay Safe Online.