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Staying Ahead of Hackers
December 2017
What are the key differences and synergies of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Language (ML) and Cybersecurity (Cyber)? I recently participated in the Annual ISC2 Security Congress, where there was a huge buzz around these topics. With the exponential growth of data, projected by some national research organizations to grow by 10 to 1,000 times over […]

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Technology Team?
December 2017
There are few jobs more important to keeping the virtual office gears greased than the IT guys and gals: so how do you know if it is time to consider upgrading from them and moving to an outsourced model like managed services? Outsourcing managed services is when a company contracts with an external technology services […]

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
October 2017
Cybersecurity is one of this century’s most urgent global imperatives. Financial damages are measured in the trillions of dollars and are a result of the proliferation of digital devices into every aspect of our daily lives in pursuit of the holy grail of convenience, access and speed with little or no regard for protecting valuable […]

It Could Happen To You, Too
October 2017
In September, Equifax made headlines around the world as the latest victim of a massive security breach. Birthdates, addresses, social security numbers and credit card information for roughly 143 million Americans were compromised. Of course, not every company is an Equifax, and it’s easy for smaller businesses to fall into the trap of thinking they’re […]

Fueling Entrepreneurship Success
October 2017
Gerald Meggett first heard about TEDCO when he was a guest speaker to a class of middle school students during Black History Month in Annapolis. He was there to speak about how to start a start-up and his entrepreneurship journey. Meggett is the co-founder and CEO of CircleIn, a student-to-student tutoring app that allows classmates […]

Does Your IT Need a Security Boost?
October 2017
So, you have a company or perhaps an employee or employees that are taking care of your IT, and you think your bases are covered, right? With all the media attention surrounding the recent Equifax breach and several other notable attacks on networks, maybe you are not so sure. The average businessperson isn’t equipped to […]

Training Tomorrow’s Cyber Warriors
October 2017
In Maryland, “Open for Business” isn’t just a slogan – it’s a commitment. Under Governor Larry Hogan’s leadership, the state – and in particular, the Maryland Department of Commerce – is focused on attracting and retaining businesses, creating jobs and growing Maryland’s economy. And the effort is paying off. In August, for example, Governor Hogan […]

Shining a Light
August 2017
The Dark Web or Deep Web is not what you think it is. For everyday users of the world wide web, the Dark and Deep Web are shrouded in mystery. Let us bring greater light to its usefulness to you. For the purpose of this article we will focus mainly on the “Dark Web.” Perhaps you have […]

Building Baltimore
August 2017
It has already been a big year for Betamore, and the Baltimore-based business incubator is just getting warmed up. In May, the hub for tech startups and entrepreneurs opened a second location in Port Covington’s City Garage, doubling its portfolio with an additional 8,000-square foot space. The fast-growing incubator also announced the expansion of 2017’s Beta […]

An Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur
August 2017
George Davis has been called the “entrepreneur’s entrepreneur,” as a result of his experience in investing, building and managing biotech, IT and software companies. Now, his latest mission as CEO of TEDCO, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, will be to make TEDCO a driving force in Maryland’s innovation ecosystem. Created by the Maryland State Legislature in 1998, […]

Is Shadow IT Undermining your Profits and Security?
June 2017
Toby Musser, CEO and owner of MNS Group Once upon a time your IT department or Managed Service Provider held the only keys to the digital kingdom where you needed to access to work: they controlled the software you purchased, the computer you worked on and the manner through which you shared documents with the […]

3 Ways Managed Security Services Providers Fight Security Fatigue
April 2017
Security fatigue is real and an increasing challenge for IT security departments. Most of us are experiencing a weariness or reluctance to deal with computer security. According to a study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 91 percent of people report using identical passwords across sites. While the average person reportedly has […]

The Command Center Puts Customer First
April 2017
At its Cockeysville headquarters, Advance showcases the products and services that have put the family-owned company on the map. Its building on York Road serves as both a workplace and a meeting/training facility, boasting a display of business technology – ranging from copiers and digital commercial printers to interactive whiteboards and digital displays. Advance’s Fully […]

Making a Difference
February 2017
A vending machine for breast pumping supplies, an anonymous group therapy app and a mobile booking platform for pickup sports enthusiasts. These are just a few of the ventures working their way through the Social Innovations Lab (SIL), an accelerator program for social innovation and entrepreneurship at Johns Hopkins University. Founded in 2011 by a […]

On Their Best Behavior
December 2016
According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there were a combined 901 reported breaches between January and November of last year, with the largest number occurring in the business sector. While it’s tempting to lay the blame on hackers on the outside, the culprit is most often someone within the organization. As CEO of a […]

(Not So) Safe and Sound
October 2016
Cyber attacks seem to have become a staple in news headlines. Victims range from the hosting service Dropbox to former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Whether it’s a large corporation, small business or family home, a data breach is not a matter of if, but when. “We’ve been moving toward connectivity with lightning speed. The […]

Finding a Doctor with Ease
April 2016
A car mechanic. Dry cleaner. Hair stylist. Pharmacist. Favorite grocery story and wine shop. These are some of the businesses and services that are instrumental to everyday life, and once you discover the ones that you like, you tend to hold onto them dearly and hope they never move or go out of business. However, […]

Taking Social Media By Storm
February 2016
As a teenager, Brian Razzaque moved to Baltimore from Detroit to matriculate at Johns Hopkins University. Initially, he envisioned a pre-med path toward a career as a doctor, like his father. However, Razzaque harbored an undeniable bent for computers. Medicine’s loss is technology’s gain. Today, he’s known as the founder/CEO of SocialToaster (, a Baltimore-based […]

What Will Work Look Like in the Future?
June 2015
When Gallup released its work attitudes poll, the results really shouldn’t have surprised anyone. Seventy percent of Americans didn’t like their job. For many of us, even if we “enjoy work” we would still prefer to be doing something else. But will work always look this way? Technology is rapidly evolving: What will your job, […]

Savvy SEO
April 2015
2015 is going to be the year where mobile search outpaces desktop search. More people will be searching for your business on mobile devices and tablets than computers. According to industry watchdog,, 73 percent of Americans will have a smartphone by the end of 2015 and the average American will spend 33 percent more […]

Revenue That’s A Tap Away
October 2014
No matter the product, service or industry, mission or corporate philosophy, nearly every business is bottom line-driven. And, there is no shortage of ingenuity as to how companies try to glean more profit out of existing processes. Every so often, a new technology emerges that radically changes the productivity landscape and industry’s related profitability potential […]

Shining a Light
August 2014
A new partnership between the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County will advance research efforts for nonlinear Raman spectroscopic techniques used for the detection and identification of chemical, biological and toxic industrial compounds located on surfaces.

There’s an App for That
February 2014
With Google Play and Apple’s iOS App Store racing to see who will reach the 1,000,000 million app mark (which those in the know estimate will happen by June), how is the average overworked business person ever supposed to be able to keep up with the latest and greatest?

Advance Your Career
December 2013
Towson University’s Applied Information Technology Program.

Making Technology Work for Both Enterprises and Small Businesses
December 2013
Remember sitting in your living room, waiting for your dial-up modem to finish its painfully long process of logging online? Seems like ages ago. The transformation from 56 kbps modems to cable was groundbreaking – for consumers. Businesses, however, had different requirements, so the solutions needed to be different too, and that solution was the T1. With enhanced reliability, speed and bandwidth capabilities, T1s were a godsend to companies. But with time, T1s became the “dial-ups” of the business world – and this meant they needed to be replaced.

Uncovering Prime Opportunities
October 2013
Adams Communication & Engineering Technology It’s not every day that a veteran-owned, small, disadvantaged business finds itself in the enviable position of managing an industry giant like L-3 Communications on large Department of Defense Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts. But that‚Äôs exactly the situation for Adams Communication & Engineering Technology (ACET), a rapidly growing national […]

Pioneers in Computing
August 2013
Early Gamble Pays Off   If opening a business is a gamble, staying in business is a high stakes poker game where the most successful players recognize the wisdom in the lyrics of Kenny Rogers’s classic, “The Gambler.” You know the song: “You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, […]

Innovating Medical Trauma Software
April 2013
A trauma registry is a collection of comprehensive data used by experts for rigorous analysis. Evolving along with the Quality Assurance (QA) movement and Total Quality Management (TQM), trauma registries aim to provide the information that will prevent defects in care due to failures in the systems. 1985. A man in the U.K. makes the world’s […]

Mapping Out A Successful Strategy
February 2013
A textbook about ancient Rome would be less effective if there were no map to show the Empire’s annexation of provinces over time. A museum exhibit about Arctic weather patterns would be perplexing without a map illustrating airflow. A magazine article about a remote island with unusual flora and fauna would be lacking without a […]

Its Time Has Come: The Traffic Group, Inc.
October 2012
Gone are the days of people sitting at intersections manually tracking cars or stretching tracking tubes across four lanes of highway. Traffic studies have gone high-tech. Using cameras with special software or activated Blue Tooth technology, The Traffic Group can gather data on traffic volume, vehicle classification, and trip generation without concern for weather or […]

Building a Better MRAP
August 2012
Today’s warfighter – Army, Navy, Air Force or Marine –faces “a combination of mines and small arms employed by unconventional forces operating in a contiguous battle space,” according to That’s military-speak for the enemy doesn’t necessarily wear a uniform, is making weapons that kill from whatever they can scrounge and is using these improvised […]

Lighting Up the County
June 2012
Most people don’t think twice about hopping on the Internet at home for online banking, “Googling” research for work or accessing a web app from a mobile phone. But, if you were suddenly unable to perform any of those tasks, you would reveal your dependence on available and reliable Internet access. After the 9/11 attacks […]

Beyond Angry Birds:
June 2012
“There’s an app for that.” This catchy tagline, now trademarked by Apple, first appeared in iPhone advertising in early 2009, and has since become a staple in pop culture, with parodies appearing everywhere from YouTube to Sesame Street. But mobile applications – or apps – are no joke in the world of business. According to […]

Off the Map
March 2012
Tracking tree health. Analyzing crime data. Managing social services resources. These very unique and seemingly unrelated activities do share a common denominator – the implementation of a Geographic Information System – or GIS for short. By definition, a GIS resembles other information systems built to receive and analyze data. Where it differs is its use […]

Building National Reach to Solve National Problems
February 2012
B. Daniel “Danny” DeMarinis leads the charge in laying the plans for a new university research park to capitalize on the region’s access to I-95 and APG. “It’s about focusing on warfighter security and the security of our country,” explains B. Daniel DeMarinis, president of the newly formed Northeastern Maryland University Research Park Corporation (NEMD-URP). […]

Cloud Computing
December 2011
A Shift is Upon Us “Get your head out of the clouds” is an old saying disparaging someone who is thought to be dreaming too big. In the age of the Internet and digital information, being in the clouds might just be the next big thing. References like going to or being in the cloud […]

Keeping Pace with Quick Response Codes
December 2011
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen the ubiquitous square-shaped barcodes that are popping up on everything from magazines and t-shirts to billboards and buses. Called QR – or “quick response” – codes, they’ve been profiled on The Today Show, in Inc. and Fast Company and in USA Today. Google QR codes […]

“This is not your father’s Oldsmobile.”
October 2011
While that 1980s era advertising campaign may long be forgotten – and the Oldsmobile brand no longer in production – it still seems to capture the essence of what General Motors exudes at its transmission plant in White Marsh. With its current facility recycling 100 percent of its waste and construction starting on a new […]

The Road Less Traveled
August 2011
For a woman whose career is grounded in the binary code – the black and white language of computer science – the numbers te don’t lie. Robin Remines is clearly in the minority. “I don’t know why there aren’t more girls and women taking math and Kaley science classes in school and choosing computer science […]