EMPIST Tech Talk Newsletter: Monday, December 9, 2019

News | December 9, 2019

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The Weekly Tech Talk Newsletter

Have a holly jolly Monday! It’s time to dive into our weekly Tech Talk Newsletter. Discover the latest tech news, marketing trends, trivia, and more.

Weekly Tech Talk News

If you were feeling popular this year with scam callers, you were not alone. It turns out that the volume of spam calls jumped 18% globally this year. In fact, Truecaller estimated that 43 million Americans were scammed into losing an approximated $10.5 billion this year. There have been several efforts put into place to eliminate spam callers, but it’s become an ever-growing problem. Read the full story >>


What Changed with the Windows 10 Update?

The Windows 10 Update

Are you considering the Windows 10 update? The clock is ticking as the Windows 7 end of life date approaches on January 14th, 2020. Microsoft has been encouraging all its users to upgrade to Windows 10 for the past few years now.

Here Are the Facts

Any operating system with an end of life status has an increased risk of spreading malware because it is no longer receiving security updates and patches from developers. Moving to Windows 10 offers better security and higher performance. Read the blog >>

Weekly Tech Talk Tip

From the EMPIST Help Desk

A good password should:

  1. Avoid common words and phrases
  2. Use numbers and symbols
  3. Mix lowercase and uppercase letters
  4. Have at least twelve characters

Weekly Tech Talk Trivia

Question: What was the name of the video tape format that competed with VHS?

Answer: Betamax

Weekly Tech Talk’s Digital Marketing Spotlight

The women’s antiperspirant brand Secret is launching a female empowered campaign this holiday season. The brand’s Instagram account will become a directory for women-owned businesses throughout December. Holiday retail sales are estimated to hit $730 billion this year, and women are responsible for running 40% of these businesses. Sadly, out of the 40% of these businesses, women are only taking in a mere 5% of holiday revenue. Read the full story >>

Weekly Tech Talk’s EMPIST Update

It’s almost time for the Holiday Showcase! EMPIST will be exhibiting at this year’s Holiday Showcase at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Tuesday, December 17th. Stop by booth #210 to connect with us at the event! For more information, click the link below. Learn more >>

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