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August, 2012

08.01.2012

Quality employees are your most important asset, so sign up today to attend USTelecom’s Human Resources Seminar, Thursday, September 13, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET.

This online seminar (no travel costs!) explains the latest on performance-based pay, creating a competitive culture, improving morale, fulfilling goals and objectives, and overall management of your human resources needs. Plus, learn the top ten legal pitfalls in HR management.

08.04.2012

Over the last several years, the growth of malware has proliferated computers and networks across the globe at an alarming rate. Malware is not only blasted out by individuals, but over sophisticated  malware delivery networks. Five of over 50 of the world’s largest malware delivery networks have become the source of most of the world’s malware. These 5 networks are briefly described below.

08.06.2012

As many service providers transform their end office switch rooms into data centers that support cloud-based services, the cooling and power systems also need to be addressed. The HVAC systems that worked well for many years may be costing you thousands of dollars in operational expenses each month, if they are not designed nor implemented for peak efficiency.

08.09.2012

Mobile payment technologies are taking off, with more widespread adoption taking root in the U.S. within the next five years.  This trend allows merrchants potentially increase sales, while offering consumers greater convenience.

A prime showcase of this technology is the Olympics.  Visa-sponsored athletes received smartphones with the payment application Visa payWave, and can use their phones to make  tap-and-go payments throughout the Olympic Village.

08.10.2012

Many companies are tapping into YouTube to increase brand presence and communicate key information to customers.  Now a newer trend is leveraging ‘smart videos’ to personalize customer service – a win-win for businesses and the clients they serve.

08.13.2012

Mark your calendar for USTelecom's free breakfast briefing on Friday, September 14, focusing on the economics of broadband competition. Innovation and technology policy thought leader Robert Atkinson will engage Jonathan Sallet and Jeff Eisenach in an interactive discussion of their views on the dynamics of broadband competition:  Sallet’s “Broadband Value Circle” and Eisenach’s “Theories of Broadband Competition.” 

08.14.2012

Achieving higher levels of education has been directly linked to the ability of Americans to secure good jobs.  Today, the advent of Internet-driven technology is unleashing new education opportunities and models – as many traditional colleges face financial challenges.  So what does that mean for higher education in 2020 and beyond?  The Pew Internet and American Life Project recently surveyed technology stakeholders to hear their predictions.

08.16.2012

When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced his vice presidential pick, he didn’t just share the news through traditional media channels.  In addition to print and broadcast news, a custom-designed app called “Mitt’s VP” announced Paul Ryan as Romney’s running mate.

08.17.2012

Broadband is shaking up many business models, as companies try new approaches to engage Internet-connected Americans, and the newspaper industry is a prominent example.  According to recent reports, leading newspapers from the New York Times to the Financial Times are seeing significant results since adopting digital pay walls that provide access to content for a monthly fee.

08.20.2012

Much is at stake in how the future of broadband evolves given the dominant role it is expected to play in all aspects of American life in coming years, according to a new analysis by Richard Adler, a research associate at the  Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California. Given the critical importance of broadband, “all of us need to be concerned about  seeing that the technology is deployed as rapidly and widely as possible,” Adler argues in The Future of Broadband.