The 10 Best Apps for Business By Jaimy Ford for America's Backbone Weekly Run your business from anywhere with these top apps. ...Read More »
X VoIP Myths For Business Debunked By Nick Pell for America's Backbone Weekly Thinking about using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for your business? Here's the low down. ...Read More »
Manage Your Retail Store With Wireless Sensors By Keith Loria for America's Backbone Weekly Integral to the Internet of Things, new sensors can sense light, movement, temperature and moreand let you know in real time. ...Read More »
Never Lose Internet Access Again By SooJi Min for America's Backbone Weekly Failover internet access ensures seamless business continuity. ...Read More »
Choosing the Right Business Class Router By Keith Loria for America's Backbone Weekly Business-class routers focus on maximizing performance, and can be customized to accommodate a wide variety of different network configurations. ...Read More »
Content Insider #425 - Virtually By Miles Weston To see all the news you'd swear to gawd that virtual reality entertainment will be here...shortly. You probably missed the fact that: a) there are a "few" problems, "issues" to overcome and b) it costs a crap load of money to produce even a couple of minutes of immersive entertainment. Well yeah but other than those minor details it will be coming to goggles about the time you'll probably need bifocals and goggles. Still you have to have something to look forward to after you're tired of HDR 4K entertainment. ...Read More »
Content Insider #424 - Moving Images By Miles Weston We know you think M&E is all fun and games and worse or better (depending on your perspective). But there's a real business with real technology and real people working to deliver the stuff you like/dislike, applaud/jeer, pay for/borrow/ignore. The compact community of folks focus on the details so you can enjoy their creative work. The champions of often opposing views gather annually at the SMPTE conference and give an update on the progress. This year they had a Student Film Festival to get a peak at the next generation of filmmakers and tomorrow will be so bright you'll need sunglasses. ...Read More »
Amazon Tale By Miles Weston Nothing is more fun than flying, floating, packing into the middle of nowhere. Just a few crew members, your gear, the great unknown Cirina Catania, Catania Group, just completed a pilot like that in the untamed Peruvian Amazon region. For filmmakers it's all about the shoot. ...Read More »
The Top Use Cases For Tablets in Business By Amy Beth Miller for America's Backbone Weekly Whether it's a POS service, a virtual receptionist, or a virtual waiter, tablets have come into their own for business. ...Read More »
Content Insider #417 - Daily Filmmakers By Miles Weston Everyone talks about the great filmmakers who make movies - long and short - and they go nuts over the folks why make their videos for you to enjoy on YouTube, Yahoo, AOL, you name it. And everyone does a lot of research on how big the market is...and growing. But no one really puts a trade show on or sells research on the folks who do real filmmaking every day for digital signage, houses of worship, healthcare, company informational content. But they're filmmakers like the rest who hone their talents to educate, inform and sell you ideas and stuff. They count too! ...Read More »
All in 1000 Ft By Miles Weston It's difficult sometimes to get youngsters interested in STEM (science, Technology, engineering and math) courses and even more difficult kids that come from neighborhoods where violence, drugs and poverty are a part of daily life. But a New Jersey school found a way to make it fun and interesting and all in 1,000 feet -- soapbox derby participation. A team of volunteer independent filmmakers documented the project from beginning to end to help raise funds for future programs and show that good things can happen when young people are motivated. These students learned STEM information without realizing it and their thirst for knowledge continues. ...Read More »
What To Look For In a Business Desktop By Keith Loria for America's Backbone Weekly How much power, storage, graphics, expansion capacity, security features and warranty do you need? ...Read More »
What's The Best Tablet For Your Business? By Nick Pell for America's Backbone Weekly Android, Windows Phone or iOS? 6", 7" or 10"? There's a lot of variables to consider when choosing the right tablet for your enterprise. ...Read More »
July 15, 2015 By Mitchell Hall for America's Backbone Weekly Small & Medium Business Cloud Computing Projections, Small Firms Lagging Big Business in Two-Speed Recovery, More Women Owning Small Businesses, Customer focus powers small business growth ...Read More »
Flash Summit By Miles Weston If you want to get a good update Media & Entertainment information and education catch the action at FMS on Aug 11. It's the best, most current information you'll find right in the middle of a storage conference - great speakers, great Q&A, great expert wrap-up. Find out about all the Aug 11-13 open sessions and check out the exhibits -- sign up using the secret code - FM15MET ...Read More »
Drones Filmmaking By Miles Weston Economic, reasonably easy to fly drones combined with light, rugged 4K cameras are making it possible for studios and independent filmmakers to capture/produce films and videos that were financially out of the reach of most people. But budget also needs to include time to learn how to do it right and what is required to avoid disasters and legal action. As with any film project it only works when it's done right. ...Read More »
Ka-boom puts Facilis TerraBlock at heart of Irish tech revolution By Zach Willis Ka-boom is one of Northern Ireland's fastest growing Production and Post Production facilities for TV and Film. Our facility boasts full Avid DS, Avid MC 8, Symphony, Final Cut and Pro Tools 5.1 Dubbing Theatre all centrally connected via 10Gb to its Facilis TerraBlock system alongside Northern Ireland's Largest ADR Stage. We work on a mixture of local and international productions and some of our credits include films such as Philomena, Monuments Men, the BBC's Panorama series, and commercials for Subway and BT and. Alongside its Post Production services, we also provide full production services with an experienced team of production staff. ...Read More »
SSD Speeds Project By Miles Weston Getting your big break in the music and acting industry is usually a long, hard process that requires just the right connections and a fair amount of luck. Sklyer Reed found there was another option - Indiegogo - when she met and connected with cinematographer Cullie Poseria. Together the two mapped out a strategy and plan that would help Reed reach people who were interested in helping her open the door for her singing career. Ms Poseria showed that a quality music video can be produced even with a tight time and money budget. The rest is up to the viewing/listening audience around the globe. ...Read More »
Hack of Security Clearance Data a National Threat By Mark G Graff Two different cyber breaches of the federal Office of Personnel Management were made public last week. The first one - involving, at a minimum, the Social Security numbers of over 4 million past and present federal workers - got the most attention. The second breach will have far more serious long-term implications for U.S. national security: it means the Chinese government may have access to the personal secrets of the very people we rely on to hold China's military ambitions in check. Late last Friday, new reports surfaced about the additional, earlier loss at OPM. According to unnamed Federal officials speaking to the Washington Post and ABC News, Chinese attackers also stole copies of the highly confidential information supplied by anyone who has applied for a U.S. security clearance in the past several years. The national security implications of the second disclosure are staggering, and far-reaching. ...Read More »
Content Insider #394 - Singularity By Miles Weston Sure there are people who are saying that robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will be the end of humankind but what do people like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking know? After all this stuff is going to be our friend, relieve us of all of the tedious stuff so we can... Robots are already blowing off the tedious jobs and going for the things where you have to think/reason. That means you'll have more time for... Jeez maybe there is something to their concern. But we've gone to far and there's no turning back. You're too hooked on technology like a bad drug until it's too late. Then BAM! ...Read More »
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