The Future of Retail 2018 and Beyond - Emerging Technologies and the Use of Data

By PS Lightwave Content Team

 

A massive upheaval is underway in the retail industry which could well impact the very future of how consumers buy their goods. For decades, retailers were content to continue displaying selected wares, advertising their availability, and waiting for customers to come through the door to pick out what they needed. The advent of e-commerce, however, has turned that quaint idea on its head. It turns out that consumers are more than willing to use their smartphones or digital devices to perform their shopping tasks, and then wait for the product purchases to arrive at their door. The devastating results can be seen in the high number of retail bankruptcies and closed stores.

There is still something to be said for the retail experience, but it will need a big boost from emerging technologies to replicate the benefits of the online efficiencies while retaining the uniqueness of the in-store experience. Consumers like to shop, look, touch, and see what they are buying. They want to be able to visualize something in-person, easily compare the alternatives, and receive suggestions for complementary purchases, all with the benefit of instant gratification.

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Security Checklist for Improved Online Browsing Safety

By PS Lightwave Content Team

Whenever you venture online, you face serious security threats that put your identifying information and financial accounts at risk. Over 10 percent of all internet users have experienced the theft of their personal information, including social security numbers and bank account numbers, through online security breaches. With the right approach, however, you can actively mitigate the risks and increase the security of your online browsing experience. To get started, simply utilize our comprehensive security checklist to improve your safety during your at-home and on-the-go browsing experiences.  

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Digital Centralization - How to Manage Everything Through One Device

By PS Lightwave Content Team

The rapid advance of technology has given way to dozens of internet-connected devices that have become commonplace in homes across America. These devices include things such as smartphones, tablets and PCs, as well as internet of things (IoT) devices such as smart thermostats, smart security systems, smart lighting and more.  

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Why Security Matters in Terms of the Public Emergency Response System

By PS Lightwave Content Team

The Public Emergency Response System, also commonly referred to as the Emergency Alert System or EAS for short, is a national warning system that was first put into place in 1997 after an initial approval by the FCC in 1994. It replaced two similar solutions: the Emergency Broadcast System (or EBS), which itself replaced the CONELRAD system that was established by Harry Truman in 1951. The Public Emergency Response System, like its predecessors before it, were designed in part to give the President of the United States a fast and reliable way to communicate with the public in times of crisis. 

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California Privacy Law Passed — GDPR in the U.S.

By Lauren Trice

To protect internet users from the unregulated collection and usage of personal information, lawmakers passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. This California law mimics the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, used to establish uniform data privacy laws across the entire expanse of Europe. Both laws aim to improve internet privacy by forcing companies that collect data, such as Google and Facebook, to disclose their practices in full and allow individuals to opt out of the sale of their personal information.

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Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Extreme Fabric Connect

By PS Lightwave Content Team

The enhanced implementation of Shortest Path Bridging that radically advances network availability and agility, Extreme Fabric Connect is truly an innovative solution that offers a number of benefits. Here are 10 things that you need to know about Extreme Fabric Connect. 

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Certified WBENC Women’s Business Enterprise

By PS Lightwave Content Team

PS LIGHTWAVE is honored to be listed as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) and certified as a woman-owned business through the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance. Joining in 2014, we are excited to be recertified for our 5th year. 

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Cyber Security Weakness and Your Phone

By PS Lightwave Content Team

 

Most people spend hours on their phone every day making phone calls, texting, taking photos, scrolling through social media, checking emails, and even making purchases. Smartphones today hold so much of your life on them: work emails, family photos, phone numbers, personal messages, calendars, passwords, bookmarks, credit card information, location history, and more. 

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Cyber Attack on Routers/Firewalls hits SMB and Residential Users

By PS Lightwave Content Team

According to a new warning recently published by the FBI, routers are the latest target for a certain type of hacker. It is estimated that more than half a million-small business and home routers have been infected. The code, malware called VPNFilter, is a spy tool, but is believed to have many more sinister uses as well. Here’s what you need to know.

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The 7 Things You Need to Know About GDPR

By Lauren Trice

 

On Friday, May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in all member states of the European Union. With the GDPR now a reality, it's important to know how it will affect organizations around the globe, even if they are not located in the EU. What are the most essential things to know about this game-changing regulation? Let's take a look at the rules that will affect most companies around the world.

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