News for 2015

Matt & Amy: Scanning the Entire Internet In Less Than 1 Hour – Bottom Line IT

 Posted date: April 24, 2015  No Comments

ZMap, a software tool developed by a team of researchers from the University of Michigan, can scan the entirety of the internet in under an hour  to reveal details about the roughly 4 billion devices online. ZMap has been used to measure the scope  ...

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Matt & Amy Discuss Bitcoin Theft on Bottom Line IT

 Posted date: April 23, 2015  No Comments

According to the Department of Justice, two former federal agents are being investigated for stealing bitcoin during the Silk Road investigation.  We explain a little bit about the “deep web” where cybercrime is rampant and the illegal activit ...

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Matt & Amy Discuss Microsoft’s New Surface 3 Tablet on Bottom Line IT

 Posted date: April 22, 2015  No Comments

Microsoft unveiled its latest tablet, the Surface 3, which now has a full version of Windows.  Previous models ran “RT” versions of Windows, which were not capable of running full Windows apps. Microsoft is also tying Office 365 subscriptions to ...

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Matt & Amy Discuss Amazon’s New “Home Services” on Bottom Line IT

 Posted date: April 21, 2015  No Comments

Amazon announces “home services,” pushing its powerful brand into home maintenance. Over 700 services will be searchable on the site — almost anything that would bring a professional to your home, from plumbers to painters. We discuss the ...

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IBM Lures a High-Profile Customer From Amazon’s Cloud – Bottom Line IT

 Posted date: April 20, 2015  No Comments

IBM Lures a High-Profile Customer From Amazon’s Cloud — According to Business Insider, The Weather Company (parent of the Weather Channel) will be moving its business-to-business unit, WSI, from a private data center to IBM’s Soft ...

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The Top Jobs in Michigan for 2015 – Bottom Line IT

 Posted date: April 17, 2015  No Comments

The Top Jobs in Michigan for 2015 Technology is booming in Michigan and many of the state’s tech companies are flourishing.  Mike and Matt will highlight some of these and discuss the future of tech in the Great Lakes State. Click to listen: ...

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Patch Released for Critical Microsoft Server Vulnerability

 Posted date: April 16, 2015  No Comments

April 16, 2015 – ASK became aware yesterday of a critical Microsoft Windows Server vulnerability.  Many of the most common Windows environment configurations are susceptible to this exploit.  Since Microsoft recommends addressing critical vul ...

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Police Using Radar to See Inside Homes – Bottom Line IT

 Posted date: April 16, 2015  No Comments

Police Deploy Radar Technology Allowing them to See Inside Your Home. The roll out of this technology has been done with very little notice of the courts or the public and it raises a number of personal privacy concerns. Click below to listen: ...

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Detroit Automakers Attracting Tech Talent – Bottom Line IT

 Posted date: April 15, 2015  No Comments

Detroit Automakers Attracting Tech Talent.  The Detroit Auto Show highlights the integration of technology into automotive manufacturing.  This has led to an increased tech talent demand in Motown. Click below to listen: ...

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Windows Server 2003: The Clock is Ticking – Bottom Line IT

 Posted date: April 14, 2015  No Comments

Windows Server 2003: The Clock is Ticking.  Why your business needs to take immediate action to upgrade Server 2003.  Failure to do creates security risks that could be devastating. Click to listen below: ...

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