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How optical character recognition is making cities smarter

October 13th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How optical character recognition is making cities smarter”

“OCR technology helps simplify our everyday lives, keeps us safer and is making cities smarter and more efficient too!”
Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Equipping video surveillance cameras with OCR is the most common use of the technology

OCR technology is not new, and many of us are already using it to make our lives more efficient at home or work. That said, the technology is continually evolving and has a lot more potential than just reading the printed information on the checks we deposit on our smartphones. In this article from SECURITYINFOWATCH, author Bob Dolan breaks down the latest uses of OCR tech, including deployment by parking structure operators, building security personnel, police departments, and more. It’s a fast read and excellent insight. BTW, if you are one of those people who forget to pay their parking tickets, be aware that the authorities may be watching through OCR equipped cameras too!

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The iOS 14 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know

September 21st, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The iOS 14 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know”

“Have to say, iOS 14 is one of the best updates from Apple that I have seen. In addition to enhanced security, it looks good and performs well too!.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


iOS 14 is now available, and according to the experts, it will keep your iPhone and iPad safer than ever! A big SHOUT OUT to David Nield from WIRED for his excellent summary of these new safety features and informative insight into each element. FYI…in addition to the improved safety features, I can attest from personal experience that the new operating system also elevates the overall UX.

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Equinix Breach: 7 Things To Know About Netwalker Ransomware Attacks

September 14th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Equinix Breach: 7 Things To Know About Netwalker Ransomware Attacks”

“It sounds like something from Star Wars, but Netwalker is serious business as ransomware attackers become increasingly sophisticated.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


CRN Magazine reports that Equinix is the latest data center provider to fall victim to a Netwalker ransomware attack. According to the article, in only six months since becoming active, Netwalker attacks have cost companies over $25 million in ransom payments. In this article from CRN Magazine, author Michael Novinson provides essential insight on the attacks and seven things that technology solution providers and anyone in your IT department should know about Netwalker. 

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The Top Trending Technologies Making Waves In 2020

August 24th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The Top Trending Technologies Making Waves In 2020”

“Technology continues to increase in importance in efforts to improve both our business and personal lives. The Emerging Technology Top 10 List gives us the annual countdown for the top IT channel  trends.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Technology continues to increase in importance in our business and personal lives. For the last three years before 2020, The CompTIA Emerging Technology Community has published the Emerging Technology Top 10 List. The list is usually produced in March but was delayed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to author Rick Whiting for The Channel Company/CRN News, the list is back for your review. Some tech has been here before, but the rankings change while other tech has fallen off of the list entirely.

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Are women better at protecting themselves than men when it comes to cybersecurity?

August 18th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Technology 0 thoughts on “Are women better at protecting themselves than men when it comes to cybersecurity?”

“It looks like some people have known since the mid-’30s, but new research now backs it up. When it comes to cyber awareness, women are smarter.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Well, if you are a Grateful Dead fan, then you’ve heard the song, “Man Smart, Woman Smarter,” which was a cover of a calypso song first recorded in 1936. This song seems to ring true regarding cyber awareness and password security, according to this recent article by Sam Bocetta for Securityinfowatch.com. The article details new research that reveals different reasons why women may be more cyber-aware than men and better at protecting their online identity than men. It’s an exciting read that cites possible reasons why this is the case and provides advice on protecting your online identity as well.

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Report: Pandemic has changed the outlook of workers on access control

August 11th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Report: Pandemic has changed the outlook of workers on access control”

“It looks like the once loathed technology of access control is being perceived in a different light during the pandemic.”

– Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Oops, I forgot my keycard. Darn, I left my key fob in the car! Traditionally, access control has been regarded by many workers as a necessary evil, a system that every building, office and organization must have to keep out the bad guys but is a total hassle.

Well, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by cloud and mobile access control technology provider Nexkey, in the wake of the pandemic, people’s view of this often-hated technology taken a dramatic turn in a more positive direction. See what workers and some experts have to say in this staff report from Securityinfowatch.com about access control in 2020.

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