Category: Technology

The Power of Video

It has the power to move customers more than still images.

Last winter’s relentless cold, snow and ice made it hard to draw visitors to the Indiana Dunes.

Then we shot “the video.”

Using a camera-equipped remote control helicopter, we got dramatic aerial footage showing the beautiful, Arctic-like shelf ice along the Lake Michigan shore at Indiana Dunes State Park.

We donated the video to …

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Posted in Business, Fall 2014, Technology | Leave a comment

Data Breaches

They happen everywhere. How can your company be safe?

Almost no industry seems to be free of data breaches. In retail, we’ve heard about Target and Neiman Marcus (and now Sears and other retailers are investigating whether they have been hacked). In education it’s Indiana University and University of Maryland, the most recent as of this writing. We’ve heard about Barclays Bank and the government …

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Posted in Business, Spring 2014, Technology | Leave a comment

Make Your Website Mobile

If you don’t cater to the needs of mobile users, someone else will.

by Dillon Carter

Every business, organization, and even the lone, single freelancer or entrepreneur has an identity. A reputation is the feeling that people get when they think about a company, the way they perceive the company. And that can go well beyond what the company produces. It is why Coca-Cola is …

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Posted in Technology, Winter 2014 | Leave a comment

Planning for Recovery

Be sure your technology is prepared to survive failure or disaster.

by Gregory P. Scasny

In the event of hardware failure, file loss, theft or even natural disaster, it’s imperative that your business is able to resume without delay, in order to sustain productivity, revenue, customer satisfaction and success. A Recovery Time Objective (RTO) plus business continuity and backup plans can make downtime a thing …

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Posted in Advice, Fall 2013, News / Views / Promotions, Technology | Leave a comment

Beware the Hack Attack

Small businesses are especially vulnerable to data theft.

by Rich Shields

In today’s society, it is imperative to stay up-to-date with all the latest technology changes and buzzwords, e.g., cloud, managed services, BYOD, bandwidth, security, etc. However, what can we do to ensure we are secure as businesses, consumers and individuals?

Phishing and online scams have been in existence for many years, and things are …

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Posted in News / Views / Promotions, Summer 2013, Technology | Leave a comment

Dage-MTI introduces new HD camera

MICHIGAN CITY Dage-MTI, a leading manufacturer of high sensitivity cameras for bioscience, inspection, and analysis, HAS introduced the HD-210U, an advanced high definition (HD) video camera for microscopy, scientific and industrial applications.

The single-chip CMOS camera delivers true HD resolution and full screen video with smooth motion at 60 frames per second (fps). Dual DVI/HDMI and USB 2.0 outputs make it easy to …

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St. Joseph Med Center named ‘most wired’

MISHAWAKA – St. Joseph Regional Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals, according to the results of the 2013 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) magazine.

Recognized for the third year running, SJRMC is the only hospital in Northern Indiana to achieve this recognition, and one of nine in Indiana.

“We continue …

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Visclosky present $287,000 grant to Euclid

CROWN POINT – U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky has announced that Purdue Technology Center-based Euclid Diagnostics Inc. will receive a $287,000 grant through the Small Business Innovation Research program. The grant will fund research into new methods to identify individuals who require biopsies for prostate cancer.

Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana Director Kathy DeGuilio-Fox said, “The working being done at Euclid Diagnostics to develop …

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Ahead in the Clouds

Working smarter with the help of cloud computing.

If you had the opportunity to extend the life of your current computer equipment (especially that server that you bought in 2003) without a large capital outlay, would you consider it? Would you like to access a client file stored on your hard drive while you’re having lunch with that client?

You can with cloud computing. Like …

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Posted in Spring 2013, Technology | Leave a comment

South Shore CVA launches mobile web

HAMMOND – The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has launched a new geocentric-based mobile website.

The mobile site features all of the partner listings, hotel information, calendar of events and things to do as well as a section for local deals. Director of Information Technology for the South Shore CVA Luke Weinman IV said the new mobile site utilizes geocentric integration which allows users

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