Kumar Earns his Masters in Information Technology Management

Congrats Kumar! Congratulations to our software engineer, Kumar Chittimalla, for earning a Masters degree in Information Technology Management from St. Ambrose University! St. Ambrose has a strong graduate and undergraduate Computer Science Department, and we have a strong SAU Twin State alumni network! We are proud to now have Kumar as a full time team member.…

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Cyber Security Tips

There has been a tremendous uptick in cyber attacks this year. We are getting at least a call per week, sometimes a couple a week, on significantly compromised businesses calling for help. The following are some common factors that we see in these cases and some tips to help improve you cyber security. Common Factors…

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CADDIS: Display and Marketing Material Showcase

Here at Twin State Technical Service, we have been growing our graphic design and video production capabilities. If you are interested in personalized, creative work to help your business reach and connect with customers, then take a look at the work we recently created for the CADDIS convention display. Pop Up Design We work with…

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CornCon 2018

  At this year’s CornCon cybersecurity conference (https://corncon.net/) we learned about several USB devices an intruder could use to break into or even destroy a computer. The USB Killer (https://usbkill.com/products/usb-killer-v3) is a device that draws power from a USB port to charge up capacitors and then dump hundreds of volts back into the machine over…

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Integrated Marketing Course: Key Website Points

Having recently returned from an Integrated Marketing Course offered by the American Marketing Association, has motivated me to reiterate the following key website points:   What Should a Website Do? Validate: It should be clear what your business is selling within 3 seconds of a user landing on your website. Educate: Provide something of value…

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TSTS June Event Recap: Moving to the Cloud? Pros and Cons

On June 26th, 2018, Eddy Boggs (Networking Director) gave a free seminar to discuss the pros and cons of Cloud integration for various business types. On-Premise vs. Cloud There are advantages and disadvantages to both data storage platforms Costs Cloud – You get to rent out someone else’s space and use it as long as…

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Barron Equipment: Product Video Shoot

Our video team filmed a couple product videos for Barron Equipment, featuring some of the talented and knowledgeable Barron employees. Contact Twin State Studios if you are looking to produce some high quality product videos.          

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Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

April 13, 2018     Twin State Technical Services      ref: Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities It seems fitting on Friday the 13th to talk about some of the scarier results in technology vulnerabilities. The design flaws in chipsets will take 3 – 5 years of architecture redevelopment to completely eliminate – so as a consumer, you don’t need…

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Simplification of Legalese in Using Common Software

Recently, we wrote a post on the changes in terms of clarity and simplicity that the European Union regulators are bringing to the technology companies. Well, Microsoft has just announced in the US their first move toward simplification, aiming it to its consumer-based online products: We are updating the Microsoft Services Agreement, which applies to…

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