Obama’s TARP to rescue small businesses in trouble?

Obama’s TARP to rescue small businesses in trouble?

The big honchos got their billions in bail out loan money from President Obama’s Troubled Asset Relief Program or TARP over the last 12 months. It looks like the President is now setting his sights to doing the same for small businesses in trouble. Hopefully, his proposal gets congressional nod

Troubled companies for sale

Troubled companies for sale

The last few months have seen a spate of small business getting gobbled up by larger companies at bargain basement prices. Just last month, BusinessWeek got sold to Bloomingdale for a mere $5 million. California’s oldest bookstore, Vroman’s both an independent local bookstore bought Book Soup. In both instances, getting

ransomware

Why Ransomware Works

Ransomware is one of the most nefarious and intrusive methods of cybercrime to have ever existed.   It is simple in its execution, highly successful and preys on the most basic fears of its victims.  For the uninitiated, ransomware is when a cybercriminal gains access to their victim’s system, encrypts

Retraining the Unemployed

Retraining the Unemployed

With the last few months seeing an upsurge in the unemployment rate, it may be a good time to think about the vast number of employable people out there who could very well fill in what you need, given the right training. The Chicago Tribune reports that a local company,

healthcare data security

Call The Medic! Security attacks on healthcare data

If you think about it medical facilities can be thought of as a bank of your most personal data.  Sure it contains your address, social security/national insurance information, age, billing and payment, but it also contains your blood type, diagnoses, prognoses, and prescribed medication.  And, as we all know, banks

food-grade-ink

Food Grade Ink in Commercial Applications

Ink jet printing can be used to print on the surface of many of today’s most popular edible food items. However, it’s not as simple as simply using your home computer printer to print “Happy Birthday” onto a page of rice paper. That may be fine for mom and the

Obama’s TARP to rescue small businesses in trouble?

Obama’s TARP to rescue small businesses in trouble?

The big honchos got their billions in bail out loan money from President Obama’s Troubled Asset Relief Program or TARP over the last 12 months. It looks like the President is now setting his sights to doing the same for small businesses in trouble. Hopefully, his proposal gets congressional nod

Troubled companies for sale

Troubled companies for sale

The last few months have seen a spate of small business getting gobbled up by larger companies at bargain basement prices. Just last month, BusinessWeek got sold to Bloomingdale for a mere $5 million. California’s oldest bookstore, Vroman’s both an independent local bookstore bought Book Soup. In both instances, getting

ransomware

Why Ransomware Works

Ransomware is one of the most nefarious and intrusive methods of cybercrime to have ever existed.   It is simple in its execution, highly successful and preys on the most basic fears of its victims.  For the uninitiated, ransomware is when a cybercriminal gains access to their victim’s system, encrypts

Retraining the Unemployed

Retraining the Unemployed

With the last few months seeing an upsurge in the unemployment rate, it may be a good time to think about the vast number of employable people out there who could very well fill in what you need, given the right training. The Chicago Tribune reports that a local company,

healthcare data security

Call The Medic! Security attacks on healthcare data

If you think about it medical facilities can be thought of as a bank of your most personal data.  Sure it contains your address, social security/national insurance information, age, billing and payment, but it also contains your blood type, diagnoses, prognoses, and prescribed medication.  And, as we all know, banks

food-grade-ink

Food Grade Ink in Commercial Applications

Ink jet printing can be used to print on the surface of many of today’s most popular edible food items. However, it’s not as simple as simply using your home computer printer to print “Happy Birthday” onto a page of rice paper. That may be fine for mom and the