November 21, 2019 Technology makes the world a new place

The Value of Local IT Support Outsourcing

Having a great IT department is essential for any business that is utilizing the online market. It is the difference between having customers at your online store or website every day all day long. Many of us do not understand the intricacies of IT and do not have the training to effectively manage our websites or merchant services. Outsourcing IT departments is a great way to have somebody on call whenever you need them. But outsourcing an IT specialist isn’t enough. There are thousands of companies online that will charge your company to oversee all of the IT you need. Going with a local company is one of the best ways to ensure that your business is going to have all of the IT support it needs.

Online IT support can cost a business thousands of dollars a month or more. When you go with a local company, you will enjoy a cheaper service that can offer more personalized repair. Going with a local company can give your business a technician that becomes familiar with your individual needs. Getting to know your technician can be an invaluable resource when it comes to IT support.

When IT issues come about, having a local team that can respond immediately is key to getting your business up and running again. Dealing with a tech company that is only open during certain times can be extremely frustrating. Going with a local company will eliminate all of the hassles with time zones. Coming into the office and realizing that your email or server is down can create problems for the next couple of hours. Having a company that can respond within an hour to get your website or online store back up before the day is over is essential to keeping your customer base.

Choosing an IT specialist to oversee all of the technical aspects of your company is a big part of your business. Going with a company that is local has far more advantages than going with a company that is located halfway around the country. A localized IT support team will be able to get familiar with your system and offer a face to face relationship that email and phone support cannot provide.… Read More

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What the US Navy Needs for the Future

Overall, I see the US Naval Research well suited for priming the pipeline of future technology, and yet, just because they are presently, well it is not time to rest on our laurels because there are other potential enemies afoot developing their own weapons systems. Weapons which may challenge us in the coming decade or two, and once you get behind in the technology race it takes years to catch up. In my humble opinion and without ego, I believe that the US Navy should have the strongest force in all the oceans in this solar system, and I am not exaggerating when I say that either.

Okay so, not long ago, I was challenged on specifics of exactly what I mean by that statement so let me give you 8 new technologies we will need to maintain our naval superiority moving forward in the twenty-first century. For the US Navy, well, yes, I have some fears I’d like to see shored up to protect our Nation, Assets, Foreign Interests, Allies, and protect shipping world-wide while maintaining the ability to strike immediately or respond to Natural Disasters.

I’d like to see our Naval Researchers look into some of these Great Projects and concepts. Below I have listed some of my ideas, but realize this was a 10-minute exercise, so there are many more bundled in my head, to add to this list:

1.) Ability to Swarm combat UAVs (carrier based)

2.) Ability to defend fleet against swarm anti-ship missiles with Aegis,  Lasers, Metal Storm

3.) Off-shore underwater early warning via UUV, AUV (powered off of ocean  wave, volcanic vent, wind energy re-charge) forming a net-centric net

4.) Track all foreign subs, ships, attack boats, robotic assets – friend or  foe (pollution signatures, advanced sonar, satellite, AUVs in fish school  cloak, etc.)

5.) Control of Choke Points for shipping with stealth surveillance and  pirate elimination through decoy Yacths, Cargo Ships, Tankers.

6.) Better Intelligence with coastal nation-state militaries and police  forces through collaboration, information inflow need-to-know and  information collection robust

7.) Absolute computer security, cloaking fake networks to watch the incoming  attacks, see where they go, fee misdirection, cause enemies to needless  spend against bogus threats.

8.) Ten-fold increase advanced weapon system innovation, hard-core push  towards the seemingly impossible, expect success to win.

Of course, implementation of such must be streamlined to initiate fast and put into the fleet. Excellent and effective training is also essential, perhaps using futuristic, off the shelf high-tech training, VR immersion. You see, we will have to defend many hot spots in the world and choke points such as the Straits of Hormuz, Suez Canal, Arabian Sea, Black Sea, Caspian, I have many other ideas as well, but please consider all this.… Read More

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