About Katy Mae Thompson

Technology professional and writer. Sharing information with the world to educate and inspire.

Decentralization Trends to Watch in 2021

2020-10-23T09:28:27-06:00By |

The traditional business model of going into the office every day for eight-plus hours are no longer normative. At the beginning of 2020, the decentralized business model was already rising to the top, but we could not have predicted what would happen next. When the coronavirus swept around the world, a traditional approach to business was no longer feasible. There are many advantages to a decentralized network, flexibility, and adaptability being just a couple we have witnessed. With the necessary benefits and features for us to navigate the new normal, new decentralization trends are on the horizon. That is [...]

The Invisible Threat: RF-Based Attacks

2020-10-15T10:46:28-06:00By |

In a world where most of our communication occurs through an "invisible" medium, an attack on this infrastructure could be detrimental to individuals, enterprises, and even nations. Knowing how to protect yourself against an "invisible" threat is a daunting challenge, but not impossible. The more we know about how our devices communicate and the continuously evolving vulnerabilities, the better we can protect ourselves and livelihoods from malicious threats. What are RF-Based Attacks Wireless, mobile, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices operate within the radio frequency (RF) spectrum, allowing cybercriminals to compromise devices and entire infrastructure easily. Since wireless communications are [...]

What is SaaS? And Other Frequently Asked Questions

2020-10-12T19:42:18-06:00By |

Only a decade ago, not many people knew about the potential of SaaS, also known as Software as a Service. No one understood that there is a solution somewhere between a website and downloadable software, yet the concepts that influence modern SaaS have been around for over 30 years. Now, everything seems to be “as-a-Service,” and with so much noise, we find ourselves with more questions than answers. That is why we developed the SaaS FAQ Guide, helping you navigate ten of your most pertinent SaaS questions. What is SaaS? SaaS is an acronym for ‘Software as a Service,’ [...]

Growing Forward: A Decentralized & Independent Workforce

2020-10-12T19:23:34-06:00By |

At the beginning of this year, optimism flowed freely through businesses and homes. But in one of the most remarkable plot twists in history, we have experienced a year filled with economic challenges and changes for nearly every industry and household. As the workforce shifted practically overnight, workers and companies alike had to adapt to a new, remote environment with continuously evolving needs. But freelancers and decentralized companies found themselves prepared for the new normal. Navigating the New Normal An article in the Harvard Business Review from the beginning of March 2020 predicted that the current economic situation due to [...]

Remote Learning: Tips and Tricks to Reimagine Education

2020-09-12T09:46:13-06:00By |

The back to school season is anything but ordinary this year. Amidst a global pandemic, school administrators, teachers, and parents are trying to decide the best way to continue education safely. A remote learning environment is becoming synonymous with the common classroom but with a significant learning curve. There are many resources out there that offer remote learning help, but at The Bauen Group, we want to lend a helping hand where we can. Below are five remote learning tips, tricks, and tools teachers and parents can use to help navigate the back to school season. One: Adapt and [...]

Chatbots Guide 2020: Everything you should know

2020-09-03T17:41:06-06:00By |

The idea of using bots in business is no longer a concept but a reality. While some are afraid bots will ultimately remove jobs from the market, the numbers are telling a different story. When done correctly, bots, especially chatbots, bring increased efficiency and productivity while ensuring better customer experiences. Helping humans do their work better than before. So, what is a chatbot exactly? And how do they fit within the framework of your company? Also, how do chatbots work? We answer these questions and more in our 2020 Guide to Everything Chatbots. Let us explore. Entering the World of [...]

Microsoft’s Project Oakdale: Your 2020 Everyday Guide

2020-08-29T17:29:42-06:00By |

The different names may cause some confusion, but it is the same powerful low-code platform. In late July, Microsoft announced the release of Dataflex, now known as Project Oakdale. Project Oakdale provides relational data storage while supporting rich data types. Users can utilize Power Apps to build low-code applications for Microsoft Teams and beyond. Let us explore how Project Oakdale is helping businesses, just like yours, harness the power of customization and automation to reinvent the workplace. Getting to Know Project Oakdale The way we live and work is rapidly changing, and Microsoft launched Project Oakdale to continue to [...]

Data Sharing in the Healthcare Industry— An Overview

2020-08-24T14:36:58-06:00By |

Data sharing in the healthcare industry can transform patient care, health institution infrastructure, and help solve global health threats. But even though the benefits greatly outweigh the negative implications, the implementation of a connected and collaborative healthcare ecosystem is highly complex. It is necessary to explore both the benefits and challenges to successfully uncover a path forward for disease management, pandemic prevention, and a comprehensive healthcare system. Opening Closed Doors by Sharing Health Data Health data sharing allows us to gain insight that’s life-saving, cost-effective, and impactful. It is about using data effectively and transforming it into a useful resource. [...]

Exploring Cyberattacks in Healthcare: What’s the Risk?

2020-08-12T05:53:29-06:00By |

Patient care goes beyond a hospital stay or clinic visit. Healthcare institutions are responsible for protecting the patient’s personally identifiable information and protected health information (PHI). This information is increasingly valuable to cybercriminals, and the healthcare industry's growing use of connected devices and equipment makes it more accessible than ever before. Cyberattacks in healthcare pose critical security concerns, and it is up to industry leaders to set the standard as digital transformation continues to unfold. Attacks on Healthcare Infrastructure Just This Year Leaders in the healthcare industry are using advanced technology to develop solutions to complex problems in all aspects [...]

Reimagine Collaboration with Together Mode

2020-08-06T09:00:01-06:00By |

Video calling and conferencing is not a new phenomenon. It is a tool used by the masses for day-to-day communication with loved ones or the office. But at the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, video conferencing became the only way to communicate while keeping a distance. A tool once coined for its ability to increase productivity was suddenly a cause of poor performance due to fatigue. Out of necessity, the research team at Microsoft got to work and developed Microsoft Teams Together Mode, to create a more interactive and engaging video conference experience. Together Mode for COVID Era Conferences [...]

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