In the words of the well-known folk singer Bob Dylan, “The times they are a changin’.” We live in the age of information. Big data holds the key to influential decisions made by the larger retail companies, banks and even Congress. The rise of the smart home will cause fast and disruptive change.
The exact effect it will have on the marketplace is yet to be quantified in dollars. But one thing is certain, a wave of change is building and those willing to paddle will enjoy the ride. (more…)
It’s the time of year to “deck the halls,” but as you prepare your home for festivities and fun, make sure you take precautions to decorate safely. Here are some holiday decorating tips to help keep your home and family safe!
Retailers, it’s that time of the year. The ten busiest shopping days of the year have arrived! Two just took place, in the form of Black Friday (historically always the #1 shopping day of the year) and the Saturday following it, which, according to ShopperTrak, ranks as 2018’s fifth busiest. But the remaining eight all happen over the next four and a half weeks. Here’s the full list for 2018: (more…)
We are just over a week away from Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the kickoff to the holiday shopping season. According to eMarketer.com, retail e-commerce spending is expected to rise by 16.2% in 2018! After all, it’s tough to resist picking up a really great deal, especially when it’s from the comfort of your sofa or in between that last bite of Thanksgiving turkey and first taste of pumpkin pie. But how do you know while you are picking up that perfect gift that your credit card information isn’t being stolen by hackers? There are some easy tips to follow for safe online shopping that will help your peace of mind this holiday season. (more…)
by Alice Coles, Motion Graphics Designer
Halloween is finally here, and kids everywhere are knocking on door after door, showing off their costumes, and asking for candy. Now, most of us know that the easiest way to be the best Halloween home on the block is to shell out for full-sized candy bars, there are some other things you can do to the safest one, too! It’s important to protect the safety both of your home, and the trick or treaters who are visiting it, so we’ve compiled some Halloween safety tips for you to remember tonight! (more…)
October is Cyber Security month, so Bold Perennial is taking the opportunity to provide our customers with information on how to protect yourself and your business from cyber attacks. Every year, thousands of companies fall prey to attacks on their network and equipment, from small businesses to large corporations. In this three-part series, we’ve so far discussed the different types of cyber threats and outlined specific cybersecurity practices for the workplace. We wrap up this week with some tips on personal cyber security. (more…)
Every year, thousands of companies fall prey to attacks on their network and equipment. No one is immune; from small businesses to large corporations like Home Depot and Sony, cyber security threats must be taken seriously.
As the Internet of Things, cloud platforms, offsite storage, and other technologies gain in popularity, their susceptibility as a security breach point does, too. All companies should have risk management strategies and a strong cyber security culture in place. As part of Cyber Security Month, we are presenting this three-part series to offer tips for protecting yourself against cyber security threats in the workplace, the home, and on personal devices. In our first segment, we discussed the types of cyber threats and various ways to defend against them. This week, we’ll look specifically at the workplace, and steps to protect your business. (more…)
October is Cyber Security month, so Bold Perennial is taking the opportunity to provide our customers with information on how to protect yourself and your business from cyber attacks. Every year, thousands of companies fall prey to attacks on their network and equipment. No one is immune; small businesses, large corporations like Target and Anthem, even one of the largest credit bureaus in the United States, Equifax, have all been hit by devastating cyber attacks. Cyber security threats are a problem which must be taken seriously. (more…)
You probably don’t think much about credit card fraud while you are filling up your car with gas. Yet ironically, it’s one of the times where your credit card is most at risk. Because over 37 million people refuel their vehicle every day, gas pumps are a prime target for credit card skimmers, discreet devices inserted into the card readers to “skim” the information for thieves while the transaction takes place. And a single pump with a skimmer attached can net the criminal anywhere from 30 to 100 card numbers per day.
So how do you spot credit card skimmers? It’s not easy to do, but here are some signs to watch for: (more…)
By Toby Prescott, Director of Development
(This is the 4th and final in a series of blogs about the upcoming update to ManitouNEO, and what new features and improvements will be included.)
ManitouNEO was released to customers at the beginning of 2017, and since then, I’ve enjoyed talking to our early adopters to get feedback on both the features they find the most useful and the improvements we can make. From that feedback, the Bold development team has been diligently working on version 2.1, and we are excited about the new features that will be offered in the very near future! In this blog series, I’ve been talking about these features and improvements, so you can get an idea what to expect. In the last three weeks, we discussed Alarm Handling Improvements, Information Improvements, and Video Improvements that are forthcoming. This week is a little different. We are looking at all the other changes that don’t exactly fall into one specific category. (more…)