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November 1, 2016

We’ve already written about Google’s introduction of Home as the next step to AI ubiquity in our homes. But the announcement of Pixel, Google’s own Android phone, is worth looking at as well. Rather than providing software for Android-based manufacturers like Samsung and HTC, Google has broken the tested mold, and created their own phone from the ground up. If early reviews are accurate, this could be a game changer for Google and for Android handheld devices.

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October 28, 2016

Network Alliance announces that Byron K. Patrick, Managing Director, CPA/CITP Practice, will be a featured speaker at several upcoming industry events. 

Widely respected in the CPA world, Byron continues his active involvement in CPA conferences, speaking engagements, associations, boards, and networking. Coming off his successful presentation at the recent AICPA EDGE Conference, Byron is focused on helping CPAs be more productive in the ever-changing world of technology. He wants to ensure CPAs are prepared to use the curre...

October 25, 2016

Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc in the southeast US  and disrupted lives and businesses.  The property damage from the storm will cost billions of dollars, yet that’s only the tip of the iceberg.  The impact on businesses due to lost revenue is significant. 

If your organization experiences a disaster, such as Hurricane Matthew, what are your top fears?  Obviously, people—your family, your staff, yourself—are your first concern. Once you know the people in your life are safe, you start to worry about your...

October 18, 2016

Is there anything you can’t control with your phone these days? From your thermostat to your TV to the garage door to security system, just about anything around your house can be managed with an app. Some may cost a pretty penny, but most are cheaper than you’d expect and can add a great deal of ease to your everyday life.

Heating and Cooling

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October 10, 2016

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for 50+ years. AI research was funded by the US  government in the 1960s, but there were many setbacks and difficulties due to technology limitations. By the late ‘90s, AI was being used for data mining to find patterns in vast amounts of data. Work that would take weeks or months for humans could be processed and presented by machines in minutes. This work was incredibly useful for research but had little impact on the general population’s daily life. Thanks t...

September 27, 2016

Apple's tenth major operating system revision for mobile devices and tablets, beginning September 13, 2016, brings a ton of new features. So many, in fact, you may not recognize your device after the installation. Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll find on your iPhone or iPad when the update is complete.

Which Devices?

If your Apple device has a 30-pin connector, the long rectangular-shaped charger, it’s time for an upgrade....

September 13, 2016

We’ve already discussed the dangers of phishing and email spoofing, but whaling is picking up steam. On the surface, whaling is simply a more concentrated form of phishing—scammers reach out to high-ranking executives or human resources departments to steal private information. Whaling equals hunting for “big fish” (i.e., those with the most valuable information).

The FBI says...

September 12, 2016

Network Alliance, Inc. (Network Alliance), a leading IT management solutions provider, announces the 10-year work anniversary of Lourdes Ashamalla, Vice President of Quality and Service Assurance. In her current role, Lourdes is a top company leader, responsible for the development, management, and maintenance of client relationships.

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September 9, 2016

 

We put the Spotlight on Byron Patrick, Network Alliance's Managing Director, CPA Practice, and asked him a few grueling questions to get to know him better. Here are the questions and his responses.

Q: What technical tip might be helpful to Network Alliance users?

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September 1, 2016

 

Erik Skipper is our newest tier one team member who will be taking the fast track to tier 2 and assisting with client implementations. We are excited to have him on board!

Q: What technical tip might be helpful to Network Alliance users?

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