Category: Technology

Getting IT Right

Getting IT right. Small businesses gain top-notch tech solutions with outside expertise.

by Jerry Davich

It all started in the early 1980s for Jeremy Carnahan, with a Tandy 1000 SX that his parents bought for their Shell service station.

While spending plenty of time drawing pictures in the paint program, found within DeskMate, he also learned everything possible about the files on the MS-DOS boot …

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Posted in Business, Summer 2016, Technology | Leave a comment

FBI vs Apple

Legal battle could have had unpredictable cybersecurity consequences.

By now, most people are familiar with the recent Apple vs. FBI dispute about the right to gain access to information on the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter who was involved in a terrorist event that rocked our nation. The case drew worldwide attention because the outcome threatened to alter the balance between privacy and security …

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Posted in Spring 2016, Technology | Leave a comment

Ahead in the Cloud

SaaS, PaaS, IaaS.

Cloud computing is a term thrown around a lot these days, but what is it and how can businesses benefit?

The cloud is a distributed network of data centers and IT resources that are accessible on-demand over the Internet on a pay-as-you-go basis. While the concept of “the cloud” is abstract, ultimately it is made up of actual physical infrastructure. Like public …

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Posted in Business, Technology, Winter 2016 | Leave a comment

Fiber Optic Connections

Communities upgrading their fiber optic connections and communicationtechnologies to aid in economic development.

by Laurie Wink

In today’s world of high-speed communications, a fiber optic infrastructure is an essential tool for economic development in communities throughout our region. Cities that already have fiber optic systems, such as South Bend, are expanding their networks. Others, including Michigan City and Valparaiso, are earlier in the process.…

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Posted in Summer 2015, Technology | Leave a comment

Something Old, Something New

Address cardiovascular disease with both new technology and well-known advice.

by Cassie Richardson

Imagine if preventing a heart attack was as easy as swallowing a pill.

The idea may sound like an imaginary convenience taken straight from the Space Age world of cartoon character George Jetson. But at Google X, Google’s semi-secret research facility in Mountain View, Calif., scientists are working to bring this concept …

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Biomedical Breakthroughs

Indiana researchers are making progress on everything from tracking cancer to healing diabetic wounds.

by Laurie Wink

Innovative research at area universities is producing promising results for advancing health and medical care. Breakthroughs could lead to new ways of tracking cancer cells, treating colitis and healing diabetic wounds, to name a few possibilities. But the process of taking discoveries from bench to bedside requires years …

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Posted in Business, Cover Story, Health Care, Summer 2015, Technology | Leave a comment

Cyber Security Opportunities

Threats are ever-increasing, and so are jobs for security specialists.

by Michael Tu

With the recent high-profile cyber incidents targeting Sony Pictures, Anthem, Home Depot and Target, cybersecurity has become a major concern for businesses and consumers, as well as our government’s national security agencies.

Today, businesses are facing formidable challenges to cybersecurity because of increased cyber and global connectivity and the widespread use of …

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Posted in Business, Spring 2015, Technology | Leave a comment

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