New Edge Technology Solutions Blog

Why Restarting Your Computer Helps

We’ve all been there before. Your computer starts slowing down or freezing up, and you’re forced to throw your hands up in frustration, call tech support, or, perhaps, restart your machine? Opting for tech support often results in you waiting on hold for what feels...

What are Cookies and Why do They Matter?

Bring up the word “cookies” and most people’s minds drift to grandma’s famous chocolate chip recipe right out of the oven. But in the context of the internet, browsers and computers, “cookies” take on a whole different meaning altogether. Cookie, as you’ll come to...

Do You Know How Much It Costs to Hack Someone?

We’ve known for years that a data breach or hack can cost a business everywhere from thousands to tens of millions of dollars. For example, the infamous hack of Target and its credit card users cost $191 million. Thankfully for the company, they had insurance which...

The Importance of Physical Security

When you hear “security” and “IT” together, you probably think about cybersecurity. After all, in today’s technology-driven world, cybersecurity threats and breaches make headlines on an almost daily basis. And while it’s true that cybersecurity is a big part of...

Facebook Security Issues: Your Photos Aren’t Safe

To say that Facebook had a rough year in 2018 would be an understatement. Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal at the beginning of the year, there have been numerous investigations into the misuse of data, potential Russian interference on U.S. elections using...

How to Stop Apps from Tracking You

In his classic novel 1984, George Orwell famously coined the phrase “Big Brother is watching you.” Little did he know that in the 70 years since the book’s publication, that has almost literally become true. In Orwell’s sci-fi novel, people were monitored by TVs in...

AI’s Role in Cybersecurity: The Role Humans Will Play

Twenty years ago, the idea of a car that drove itself would be considered in the realm of science fiction, right up there with time-traveling DeLoreans from Back to the Future. But now, self-driving cars are looking to change the way we drive, becoming just another...

Get Your Drones Now: FAA Propose Looser Rules

Remote-controlled cars and planes have been popular toys for decades. But, the past five years have seen a huge rise in popularity for drones, the remote-controlled aircraft that can fly to extraordinary heights and fast speeds. These devices can be bought from a...

Mobile App Cybersecurity: Your Phone is Putting You At Risk

If you think your mobile app is safe to download just because it comes from Google or Apple stores, think again. A staggering report released last October has shown that 85% of all mobile apps violate some form of safety standard. These had at least one security flaw...

Top Cyber Security Risks for 2019

The New Year is upon us and as always, it’s time to look back on the past and make educated predictions about what’s to come. In just the first half of 2018, data breaches of major companies saw 219 records stolen every second with the whole year on track to see...

Performance Driven Dashboards

Drive supply chain and manufacturing performance and optimization Few industries are as competitive as manufacturing and supply chain management. And in today’s market, competing on a global scale is imperative to long term growth and prosperity. The key to optimizing...

Dashboards: Critical, Yet Often Missing Components of Success

In today’s competitive landscape, being able to make intelligent, data driven decisions across all departments of your organization is critical to operating at peak levels of performance. Yet for many departmental heads, this data simply isn’t accessible, or readable...

Uncanny Targeted Advertising: Are You Being Stalked By Advertisers?

In his landmark novel 1984, George Orwell famously declared, “Big Brother is watching you.”  These days, it’s easy to become a little paranoid with all of the talk of hacking and spying in the news.  For years, we’ve accepted the fact that if we browse on Amazon for a...

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