AI Permeation: How Far Does Artificial Intelligence Go?

By PS Lightwave Content Team

A few years ago, artificial intelligence was a neat idea that would likely take a long time to come to fruition. A few years before that, it was only something you'd see in a sci-fi movie. Now, AI is a part of everyday life and it only continues to become more advanced as experts refine how AI functions based on user feedback. Artificial intelligence goes far beyond your Google Home or Amazon Alexa — it has permeated to nearly every sector, from finance to healthcare.

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Cyber-Security With Ian: Passwords, Phishing and Facebook

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Cyber security threats come along incredibly quickly these days, making it a full-time job just trying to keep up. However, there are a few things you can do to stay ahead of the threats. Here are some suggestions on staying a step ahead of some threats and phishing attacks.

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SETX Damage Prevention Day

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Several PS Lightwave employees attended the SETX Damage Prevention Safety Day annual regional event on Oct 18, 2018. The purpose of Safety Day is to provide general awareness of 811 – Call Before You Dig and other safety precautions that excavators should take while performing their jobs. 

Here's some more information about this important event along with some photos of our team as they watched safety demonstrations during the 5th Annual #SafetyDay. 

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ADA-Compliant Websites

By PS Lightwave Content Team

 

Compliance standards involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website regulations continue to evolve. Previous administrations first put stricter rules in place, which were intended to make websites more accessible to all people. Some of these regulations have recently been rolled back. With ADA compliance an ever-changing issue for webmasters, it’s important to understand the issues behind ADA and compliance. 

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ICE – Digital Workplace Conference

By PS Lightwave Content Team

 

One of our very own, Lisa Cervantez, recently had the opportunity to attend the ICE - Digital Workplace Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The digital conference focused on addressing the forces impacting work today and how leading organizations are leveraging digital workplace tools to improve communication, collaboration, knowledge sharing and employee engagement across their business.

She shared her story below about winning a seat to the conference, and her experience of the digital workplace. 

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Proven Process: GRIT in ACTION

By PS Lightwave Content Team

 

Our company values are the foundation for our operations — both internally and externally — and include: Growth, Respect, Integrity and Trust. 

Our customers place trust in our people and services, and in turn, we nurture this trust by applying our company values to our interactions and relationships with customers. These company values are not idealistic values chosen by corporate leadership. They were cultivated through small group conversations with employees across our entire organization and, like our company tagline of "Great Connections Happen Here™”, these values effectively communicate our commitment to superior service. 

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Software-Defined for a Wide-Area-Network | SD-WAN

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Software-Defined WAN, or SD-WAN for short, is a technology that gives new meaning to wide area networks. First, a wide area network interconnects many local area networks – LANs. The LANs are connected to the WAN via routers or other devices. Without the wide area network, users would not be able to share applications and other resources that are centrally located.

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4 Breakthrough Technologies That Can Benefit Your Organization

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Breakthrough technologies come along incredibly quickly these days, making it a full-time job just trying to keep up. However, time — particularly in relation to technology — waits for no one. And besides, keeping up with the latest technological innovations is fascinating and supremely beneficial for any organization, whether for the public good or corporate interests.

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Cyber Security Practices in K-12 Education

By PS Lightwave Content Team

 

Digital technology presents an array of risks and rewards in the modern educational sphere. School districts now have the ability to collect and analyze demographic and other information, which is then used to better target district services and outreach. In the wrong hands, however, this data can cause a myriad of problems.

The scope of security problems is far greater than most K-12 employees suspect. Nonprofit consumer advocacy organization Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) reports that, since 2005, 788 data breaches have compromised 14,871,122 records at K-12 schools and institutions of higher learning. Below, we explore cyber security-related threats in K-12 education — and how these concerns can be addressed.

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Cyber Attacks on U.S. Cities

By PS Lightwave Content Team
Hackers are constantly looking for that "one flaw" that can be used to bring a city, school district or large enterprise to its knees. The reward? A large monetary payout for seemingly little effort; after all, it only takes one human error or one embedded line of code for a hacker to succeed. In fact, it is for this very reason that 25 of the most populous cities in the United States now have cyber-insurance. The growing need to protect against attacks, such as those that occurred in Atlanta earlier this year, has made cyber security one of the top concerns for cities as they plan ahead for next year's budget.
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