“I’ve been blessed to have a successful career and have recently taken a step back to pursue my passion of writing. I’ve started doing freelance writing and I love to write about new technologies and how it can help us and our planet. I also write for Dell every once and awhile.” – Rick DelGado

 

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5 Marketing Strategies That Attract Millennials

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Marketers are constantly on the lookout for new ways to reach out to Millennials to build lasting relationships, and for good reason—Millennials represent up to $200 billion a year target market. However, it can be difficult to get and hold the attention of the…

What Will Social Media Do for Politics in the Future?

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Advances in technology often change the world of politics. In the early 1920s, the introduction of the radio brought politicians into our homes and made them more personable. Again in the 1960’s, the TV put candidates in the homes of thousands of Americans. Today,…

Here’s What Self-Driving Cars Will Do to Your Daily Commute

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With the new wave of self-driving cars, major changes to the driving world are on the horizon. A daily commute in the near-future will be very different once this technology becomes more mainstream. Gone will be the days of traffic stops and hydroplanes. No longer will you have…

How Startups Are Providing Healthcare Access to U.S. Patients

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Startup companies who specialize in providing better access to healthcare have become incredibly popular in recent years. The reason? According to Inc.com, The Affordable Care Act has transformed the old model of treatment-based care and replaced it with a value-based model. Insurers no longer reward providers…

Is the U.S. Falling Behind in Cyber Defense?

Much has been made of cyber threats that many organizations face these days, but many people assume that while businesses can fall to hackers, at least the government has the right defenses in place. But that assumption might actually be mistaken. Just as private…

The Implications of Elon Musk’s OpenAI Initiative

When some of the biggest names in technology speak, the rest of the industry sits up and pays attention. That’s exactly what happened earlier this year when Elon Musk of Tesla fame and Sam Altman of Y Combinator announced a new business called OpenAI….

5 Simple Ways Small Businesses Can Improve Sales

The New iPod Touch is Here, But It's Not Going to Do Anything for Apple's Sales

It’s not easy to run a successful small business. Many small businesses already have a long list of challenges they need to overcome, and as technology rapidly advances, those challenges only seem to get more formidable by the day. To truly be successful, small…

Implications of Netflix’s Completed Cloud Migration

Watching Netflix in Virtual Reality is Now a Thing

This past January, the media content delivery service Netflix announced that they had completed migrating their entire video streaming service to Amazon Web Services’s cloud. Completion of Netflix’s seven-year-long, massive data migration had been previously scheduled for completion in the summer of 2015, but…

How the Internet of Things Is Changing What You Eat

Culture Shift: Rise of Public Markets and Food Halls

Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2014—sort of a Farmer’s Almanac for businesses working toward digital integration by leveraging emerging technologies—predicts that the public imagination of what the Internet of Things will do for us will continue to run wild for the next five…

Should You Move Your Company to the Cloud?

Though the cloud is now a common enough term, there are still many businesses unsure about making the switch. Their arguments are valid and their concerns are well-founded – but that doesn’t mean the cloud isn’t the right choice for them. There are two…

6 Considerations You’ll Want to Make for the Cloud This Year

The cloud is hot – hotter than ever – and in this coming year, it’s important for businesses to take part in, or at least acknowledge, the trends that are changing the industry. Here are six particular considerations you’ll want to make for the…

Shake Your Head for the Worst Passwords of 2015

Shake Your Head for the Worst Passwords of 2015

You’d think people would have learned by now. Despite the fact that security breaches and online identity theft have become alarmingly common in the news, many people don’t seem to be taking their own security on the internet all that seriously. An annual report…

Thanks to This, Flash Storage Continues to Get Smaller

Thanks to This, Flash Storage Continues to Get Smaller

Most trends in technology seem to go in one direction: smaller. Just take a look at cell phones, as one example. When they were first introduced, cell phones were massive bricks with a long antenna sticking out of one end. The size got smaller…

The Problem with Advertising for Wearables

It’s easy to get sucked into the hype surrounding wearable technology. The way some tech experts talk, wearables will be the biggest thing to happen since smartphones, and when looking at the potential capabilities, it’s hard to argue that point. Wearables represent the next…

Building a Better Car with Big Data

Building a Better Car with Big Data

“From a Ford standpoint, we’ve always been users of data. We’ve conducted surveys, we’ve done research. We get customer satisfaction from our dealers. Increasingly with the notion of big data, we have tools, platforms and ways of analyzing the data in a much more…

Making the Internet of Things Work In the Real World

The Internet of Things (IoT) is predicted to take over the world. By 2020, over 30 billion devices should be connected to the internet, with new creations such as self-driving cars, smart light bulbs, and smart jackets making it possible for us to live…

How to Use Technology to Fight Addictions

How to Use Technology to Fight Addictions

Addiction is defined as a dependency, where a person regularly needs to indulge in an action (such as gambling) or use a substance (such as alcohol or drugs) despite damage to themselves or others. Some would argue that technology is one of the most…