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The Dangers of Using Public Wi-Fi

What Is Public Wi-Fi? Public Wi-Fi has become a popular and common occurrence in public areas. These free access points are often available in restaurants, airports, shopping malls, hotels, and coffee shops. Using available Wi-Fi hotspots in public places can be handy, and many people connect to public Wi-Fi without hesitation. But the truth is that using public Wi-Fi can be dangerous. It can put your information at risk, especially if you’re online shopping or Read more…

What Is Wi-Fi 6 and What Does It Mean for My Organization?

What Is Wi-Fi 6? If you are one to look out for new or upcoming technology, then you may have started hearing about Wi-Fi 6, the next generation of Wi-Fi that is in development. The greatest improvements should be: more consistent data in areas of dense usage, better connections for IoT devices, and improved outdoor performance.  Why Is Wi-Fi 6 Needed? Wi-Fi 6 could help alleviate smartphone traffic, which is expected to increase over ten Read more…

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Understanding a Data Breach

What Is a Data Breach? A data breach is a security incident in which sensitive, confidential, or protected information is accessed or disclosed without authorization. Examples of sensitive data that may be stolen, viewed, copied, or transmitted include credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, medical records, banking information, and more. Data breaches can occur when a cybercriminal steals local files by physically accessing a computer or network, but more commonly, a cybercriminal will gain access Read more…

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How to Extend the Life of Your Laptop Battery

Extending the Life of Your Laptop Battery We’ve all been there. You’re trying to quickly finish a task on your laptop, and you get the dreaded warning that your battery is almost dead. Laptop batteries tend to die at the most inconvenient times. Many people wonder if there are any tricks to help extend the life of their laptop batteries. While there may not be a golden-ticket trick for preventing your laptop from ever dying, Read more…

Hot Tech Right Around The Corner

Bluetooth Bluetooth linked to your brain. No need to pair your phone to your car, just pair yourself! Imagine getting text, graphics, voice, and video sent to your brain. The possibilities for helping those impaired or injured are infinite. It’s very early in its development and will have a ton of regulatory hurdles and testing ahead.  I look forward to when this technology becomes reality. Autonomous Vehicles Autonomous vehicles are on the horizon. Just last Read more…

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What is Break/Fix?

Going Beyond Break/Fix is what we at Riverside Technologies, Inc. (RTI) call the department that houses our multi-step process that ensures your system functions as well as possible. Each system passes through many steps, allowing our technicians to accurately diagnose, correct, and quality check before returning it. The skill levels present in break/fix vary from entry level all the way to expert, to best serve our customers. Every individual holds valuable skills that help the Read more…

What Is Blue Light & What Does It Do?

Origin Blue light is a term you may have heard used when discussing either sleep or eye strain, but what is it and where does it come from? Blue light is a term used to describe light on the visible spectrum that appears blue; it has the shortest wavelength and therefore the most energy. The sun is actually the main source of blue light that we are exposed to. Other potential sources are fluorescent lights, Read more…

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What It’s Like to Work at RTI

Thoughts of RTI Before Starting Before I started my internship at an area school during the summer of 2016, I didn’t know much about Riverside Technologies, Inc. (RTI). The school was building a new addition, and RTI was contracted to install their new switches and network cabling. This was the first experience I had with the RTI staff. Their expertise and teamwork were inspiring and left a great impression as I finished out my internship. Read more…

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The Benefits of Managed Services for Healthcare

Cost of a Healthcare Data Breach All organizations are vulnerable to cybercrime and data breaches, but the healthcare industry faces unique challenges when it comes to data breaches. In the 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Report , the Ponemon Institute found that heavily regulated industries, such as healthcare organizations, have a per capita data breach cost substantially higher than the overall mean. In fact, healthcare data breach costs average $408 per record, the highest of any industry Read more…

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Internet of Things (IoT): What Is It?

The Internet of Things (IoT) IoT. Not an uncommon term nowadays if you work in the tech industry. But if you are not in the tech industry, it may be a term that is very unfamiliar; though as a consumer of electronics, one is immersed in it just about every day. So, what is IoT? It’s the Internet of Things. TechTarget defines the Internet of Things (IoT) as a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical Read more…