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On the Topic of Food Fraud

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 00:00 -- Steven Phung

We’ve brought up the topic of fake food before, but haven’t really given it the attention it deserves. Food itself has a similar issue to medications, as the product can be compromised, as can the individual ingredients. However, we generally purchase prepared foods, as well as ingredients and foodstuffs. All of these have their own supply chains and their own issues, and their own histories with being counterfeited.

What is Cloud Computing?

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 00:00 -- Duc Pham

Cloud Computing Defined

Cloud Computing is constantly evolving.  It began life as "Grid Computing" - a technology able to solve large problems with parallel computing and resources from multiple administrative domains. Subsequently, grid computing matured to offer computing resources as a metered service, known as "utility computing".  Eventually, the aforementioned model again evolved via network-based subscriptions and applications into what is now known as Cloud Computing.

Blockchain: Potential Implications for Small Businesses

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 00:00 -- Duc Pham

Blockchain is perhaps best known as the technology underlying the virtual currency Bitcoin. The “Harvard Business Review” describes it as “a vast, global distributed ledger or database running on millions of devices and open to anyone.”

If this sounds like a nebulous concept, perhaps it is because “blockchain’s definition is stretching to the point where it no longer refers to a particular technology or solution” although “the emergence of blockchain does signal something new.”

Small Businesses Creating Jobs is the Core of the American Jobs Act

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 00:00 -- Steven Phung

Anyone who saw President Obama speak last night knows that helping small businesses create jobs is the core of the American Jobs Act.  The President laid out powerful, bipartisan, specific, paid-for proposals that will help put America back to work now.  This includes:

Cloud Computing – What Can It Do for Your Small Business?

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 00:00 -- Duc Pham

Cloud computing is surely the buzz technology for the early 21st century. Yet, as red hot as it seems, confusion remains about what it is and what benefits it brings, as well as how secure it is for sharing and storing business information.

Cloud computing may seem like a new technology, but in truth, we’ve all used cloud computing in some way, shape or form for years. Take Facebook, for example; this social sharing site stores your comments, photos, videos and so on right up there in the cloud. Gmail, Picasa, Flickr, and others all rely on the cloud.

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