EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter: Monday, September 23, 2019

News | September 23, 2019

EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter

Monday, we meet again. Let’s kick the week off with the latest tech news, digital marketing updates, trivia, and more. Happy scrolling!  

This Week’s Top Tech News

Ready or not? OpenAI tested its machine learning agents in a game of hide-and-seek. This research showcased the use of machine learning in real-world scenarios. Though some aspects of machine learning agents are still in beta, tech experts predict that the use of self-taught AI will change the way we approach technology in the future. Read the full story >> 


10 Reasons It’s Time to Switch to the Cloud 

Is Your Business Leveraging the Cloud? If not, it’s time your business made the shift. Here’s why!  

Like it or not, when it comes to storing, protecting, and computing with your business’s data, the cloud really is the best-and-brightest technology has to offer. In fact, with plenty of different solutions to choose from, it’s estimated that about 94% of enterprises use at least one form of cloud technology today.  

The only question is: are you ready to join them?   

Keep reading for the ten reasons your business should seriously consider switching to the cloud. Read the blog >> 

Tech Tip of the Week

From the EMPIST Help Desk 

Enabling WPA-2 Encryption: For the most secure network, we recommend using your router’s setting configurations to enable WPA-2 encryption, which, though only available on devices manufactured after 2006, is much harder to crack. Got questions? Always ask your IT professional!  

Solve This  

*Cue dramatic game show music.* It’s time for some Tech Trivia! 

Question: What was the Apple media file that became the standard for MPGE-4 files?  

Answer: QuickTime  

What’s Happening in Digital Marketing? 

PepsiCo just launched its first loyalty program. The app, known as PepCoin gives customers cashback via PayPal or Venmo with the purchase of a snack & beverage item within 48 hours. To activate your rewards, all products will have a scannable bar code. The genius of this loyalty program is it allows the customer to get cashback without opening a credit card. Read the full story >> 

EMPIST Update 

EMPIST LLC Opens a New Office in Phoenix, Arizona 

EMPIST, an experienced managed services and digital solutions provider, has branched into another market. With a headquarters in Chicago as well as an office in Athens, Greece, EMPIST’s latest expansion is into the Phoenix/Scottsdale market. The new office officially opened on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 in Phoenix. At 2425 E Camelback Road in Phoenix, the new EMPIST office space resides as part of the Scottsdale/Phoenix business hub. Read the full story >> 

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