When we ended our last SumnerOne history lesson, the year was 1955 and Bud Sumner had moved back to St. Louis and purchased A.B. Dick Products of St. Louis, Inc. The decision to move back to St. Louis proved to be strategic and smart decision for Bud. More than 60 years later, our headquarters is based in St. Louis.
When was the last time your business used a fax machine? If the answer is recently, this is the Tech Talk for you. Last week, cyber criminals used the faxing technologies of the past to creep their way into present-day multifunction printers through something they are now calling faxploits. Our IT expert, Jeff Groby, joined the Guy Phillips Show on The Big 550 KTRS to talk about faxploits for Tech Talk last week.
Did you know that the average full-time employee has just under three hours of productivity time each day? When you're at work it feels like you're being productive because you're in a work setting. However, studies show that most people aren't actually working when they are at work. So, what are employees doing and how can employers get that time back?
The great sports city St. Louis was busy last week hosting the 100th Professional Golf Association of America (PGA) Championship at Bellerive Country Club. The tournament was the buzz of the entire country, city, and of our weekly Tech Talk segment on The Big 550 KTRS. Guy Phillips was on location at Bellerive and joined the show via call to chat with our IT expert, Jeff Groby, about the PGA Ransomware attack and the dangers of not using a secured website.
As long as there have been products and services, there have been scams. Email scams, pyramid schemes, phony contests, just about every aspect of life and business has a scam of sorts tied to it. In the world of office supplies, our scam artists are notoriously referred to as toner pirates. Just like the real pirates, these guys are after your gold!
Machine learning is all around us these days. It's in the technology in our phones, cars, homes, offices, and more. Jeff Groby joined the Guy Phillips Show on The Big 550 KTRS for Tech Talk to shed some light on the in's and out's of machine learning. From Amazon Alexa all the way to advertisements that have been targeted for you, this technology has been woven into our everyday lives in the connected culture we live in.
VoIP a great phone service alternative for businesses to stay connected in an age where technology is changing and expensive. In technical terms, VoIP refers to a system that routes voice calls over an internet connection rather than through a phone line. VoIP is not only cost-effective, it's also a great service to add to the productivity of your business. Think it sounds too good to be true? It's not.