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ALTOM: I’ve enjoyed sharing what I know—and hearing from youRestricted Content

February 15, 2014
Tim Altom
With technology--as with technology writers--nothing lasts forever.
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ALTOM: Don’t expect Amazon’s drones anytime soonRestricted Content

January 18, 2014
Tim Altom
The retail giant's futuristic delivery plan has some monumental obstacles to overcome.
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ALTOM: Online games find favor among hiring managersRestricted Content

January 4, 2014
The pastime of many a millennial turns out to be a good predictor of future job performance.
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ALTOM: Obamacare not only spectacular tech failure of 2013Restricted Content

December 14, 2013
Tim Altom
This year, as usual, there were plenty of memorable, human-inspired technology horrors.
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ALTOM: The data says: Driving deserves your full attention

November 30, 2013
Tim Altom
Even talking on the phone while behind the wheel is a potentially dangerous use of your time.
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ALTOM: Airplane device change is small—just like seatsRestricted Content

November 16, 2013
Tim Altom
The loosening of restrictions on electronic devices on planes is of little consequence.
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ALTOM: Google makes its analytics tracker less usefulRestricted Content

November 2, 2013
Tim Altom
Search giant takes away something business owners have come to rely on.
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Economy rife with high-tech hustlersRestricted Content

October 5, 2013
Tim Altom
Portability, versatility lead more people to work outside the security of a corporate office.
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ALTOM: WiFi vs. Ethernet pits reliability, convenienceRestricted Content

September 21, 2013
Tim Altom
Neither method of Web access comes without some trade-offs; consider which ones you can live with.
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ALTOM: Cost dictates whether cloud is right for your businessRestricted Content

September 7, 2013
Tim Altom
Sometimes it's more efficient to have on-premises software to serve your company's needs.
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ALTOM: Outfit your home office for maximum productivityRestricted Content

August 24, 2013
Tim Altom
For many people, the complexities of working at home mean they need more than a desk and printer.
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ALTOM: Invasion of privacy is both positive and avoidable

August 10, 2013
Tim Altom
Take advantage of being watched, or put away your smart phone and pay with cash.
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ALTOM: Relax, your cell phone isn’t out to get you

July 27, 2013
Tim Altom
Don't believe the stories of danger and destruction. Cell phones in America aren't likely to explode in your ear.
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Multitasking, if it exists, is not productiveRestricted Content

July 13, 2013
Tim Altom
The truth is you can really only do one thing at a time effectively, but sometimes multiple technologies can be focused on a single task.
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ALTOM: Don’t overlook these simple but important tech toolsRestricted Content

June 29, 2013
Tim Altom
You need some old-school devices to keep your tech equipment humming.
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ALTOM: Safeguarding data isn't a perfect processRestricted Content

June 15, 2013
Tim Altom
The risk of a breach is inherent in almost any security approach, but there are steps you can take to diminish risk.
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ALTOM: Get rid of hidden stuff in the Microsoft suiteRestricted Content

June 1, 2013
Tim Altom
The documents you share might harbor information you don't want the recipients to see.
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ALTOM: When it comes to big purchases, don’t follow the crowdRestricted Content

May 18, 2013
Tim Altom
The most popular tech product isn't necessarily the one that is best for your business.
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ALTOM: The closing words in most emails aren't worth the troubleRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
Tim Altom
Electronic communication isn't the same as a hand-written letter, so traditional sign-offs don't usually work.
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ALTOM: CIOs are hard to find, so mentor promising candidatesRestricted Content

April 6, 2013
Tim Altom
A CIO has to blend business and technical skills in ways that aren’t taught to technicians.
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ALTOM: Google disregards consequences, kills another productRestricted Content

March 23, 2013
Tim Altom
Years ago, the high-tech company that drove me closest to the edge of madness was Microsoft. That firm treated its customers as if they were lucky to have computers. But for sheer frustration, I think Google tops Microsoft.
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ALTOM: Hire a chief information officer before it's too lateRestricted Content

March 9, 2013
Tim Altom
The position is meant to be more than a glorified tech support desk. It should be the office where infrastructure growth is planned and merged with the company’s overall goals.
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ALTOM: How safe is your storage on the cloud? Not veryRestricted Content

February 23, 2013
Tim Altom
The cloud is what we call the storage areas we never see except in our browsers—that online, cyberspace world that holds our files and often our working applications.
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ALTOM: Technology takes (some) jobs but also creates themRestricted Content

February 9, 2013
Tim Altom
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, the economy continues to grow, but it’s becoming obvious that unemployment isn’t going to nosedive the way it has after previous recessions.
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ALTOM: Firms must think carefully about policies on devicesRestricted Content

January 26, 2013
Tim Altom
“BYOD” is tech-speak for “bring your own device,” and it refers to whether you want to allow employees to transact your business using their own laptops, notebooks or smartphones, or if you want to impose your own standards and supply what you think they should have so you keep control of the technology.
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  1. I think the poster was being sarcastic and only posting or making fun of what is usually posted on here about anything being built in BR or d'town for that matter.

  2. Great news IRL fans: TURBO the IMS sanctioned movie about slugs running the Indy 500 has caught the Securities and Exchange Commission because Dreamworks had to take a $132MILLION write down...because the movie was such a flop. See, the Indy/IMS magic soiled another pair of drawers. Bwahahahahahaha! How's CARTOWN doing? HAHAHAHA...Indy is for losers.

  3. So disappointed in WIBC. This is the last straw to lose a good local morning program. I used to be able to rely on WIBC to give me good local information, news, weather and traffic on my 45 minute commute.Two incidents when I needed local, accurate information regarding severe weather were the first signs I could not now rely on WIBC. I work weekend 12 hour nights for a downtown hospital. This past winter when we had the worst snowfall in my 50 years of life, I came home on a Sunday morning, went to sleep (because I was to go back in Sunday night for another 12 hour shift), and woke up around 1 p.m. to a house with no electricity. I keep an old battery powered radio around and turned on WIBC to see what was going on with the winter storm and the roads and the power outage. Sigh. Only policital stuff. Not even a break in to update on the winter storm warning. The second weather incident occurred when I was driving home during a severe thunderstorm a few months ago. I had already gotten a call from my husband that a tornado warning was just southwest of where I had been. I turned to WIBC to find out what direction the storm was headed so I could figure out a route home, only to find Rush on the air, and again, no breaking away from this stupidity to give me information. Thank God for my phone, which gave me the warning that I was driving in an area where a tornado was seen. Thanks for nothing WIBC. Good luck to you, Steve! We need more of you and not the politics of hatred that WIBC wants to shove at us. Good thing I have Satellite radio.

  4. I read the retail roundup article and tried Burritos and Beers tonight. I'm glad I did, for the food was great. Fresh authentic Mexican food. Great seasoning on the carne asada. A must try!!! Thanks for sharing.

  5. John, unfortunately CTRWD wants to put the tank(s) right next to a nature preserve and at the southern entrance to Carmel off of Keystone. Not exactly the kind of message you want to send to residents and visitors (come see our tanks as you enter our city and we build stuff in nature preserves...

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