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Tech Bytes: Benefits of promoting women in technology

Efforts to diversify STEM continue making inroads, but women in technology are still largely underrepresented.  Across all STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math), women represent 35% of workers, according to the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. A Deloitte Insights Women in Tech study noted just 25% of technical roles – computer science, […]

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Tech Bytes: Virtual reality – Why is VR so slow to develop?

Tech Bytes: Virtual reality – Why is VR so slow to develop?

Virtual reality headsets have been around for decades, but the fascination for tech fans really began in the 1990s. Initial VR headsets were basically just like watching movies on oversized ski goggles. Today, they’re mostly used for playing video games and taking interactive tours. VR headsets are often featured in commercials and funny video fails […]

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Tech Bytes: Cryptocurrency security still a concern 

Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency as a whole, is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2024.  Despite its well-documented history, many people still don’t understand it. Cryptocurrency, according to Merriam-Webster’s official definition, is “any form of currency that only exists digitally, that usually has no central issuing or regulating authority but instead uses a decentralized system to record […]

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Tech Bytes: Avoid public charging stations at all costs

Public charging stations are a life-saver in some situations.  These free USB connections in public places like airports, coffee shops, hotel rooms, libraries, restaurants and seatbacks on airplanes are easy to use. Just plug your USB cable into the port and you’re good to go. Some charging kiosks even have Apple and Android cables built […]

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING TIPS TO SAFELY BROWSE, BUY

Tech Bytes: Holiday shopping tips to safely browse, buy 

Holiday shopping is expected to reach record levels as online shopping boosts revenue for companies across all industries and sizes.  Annual holiday spending is approaching $1 trillion domestically, according to the National Retail Federation. Retailers are vying for a piece of the action, offering discounts and deals to entice online shoppers. Unfortunately, cybercriminals also want […]

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Tech Bytes: A human firewall is the best antivirus program 

Antivirus programs like Norton or McAfee are effective cybersecurity measures, but a human firewall is the best approach to cybersecurity.  That’s because missteps by humans – not flaws in antivirus software – are often the cause of data breaches.  With October being Cybersecurity Awareness Month, ABC7 asked John Joyce, co-owner of CRS Technology Consultants, to […]

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Tech Bytes: Email scams get sophisticated with AI’s help

Email scams are not new. However, cybercriminals now have access to artificial intelligence (AI) that makes their jobs easier. Unfortunately, their job is to steal our data, money and livelihoods.  As a result, we need to step up our defense.  John Joyce, co-owner at CRS Technology Consultants, had an opportunity to discuss the surge in […]

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40 under 40 awards

CRS Technology Consultants co-owner John Joyce earns pair of 40 Under 40 honors

John Joyce, co-owner of CRS Technology Consultants, has been named a 40 Under 40 honoree by Gulfshore Business and Business Observer.  Both business publications honor rising stars in their respective industries as well as those making a difference in the community. Gulfshore Business is a monthly business magazine that circulates in Collier, Lee and Charlotte […]

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iPhone 15 Pro Max

Tech Bytes: iPhone 15 entices Apple users to upgrade 

Apple fans worldwide are buzzing about the iPhone 15… the camera, the charging port, the features, the construction.  The hype is not unusual. Apple pours a lot of money into product development and marketing. Over the years, Apple users have eagerly anticipated reveal events to hear important updates to Apple’s product lineup.  It’s estimated there […]

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