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Bitcoin's epic plunge continues
What a difference a year makes for bitcoin. In December 2017, bitcoin prices hit a record high of just under $20,000. Flash forward to December 2018 and bitcoin is now trading a little below $3,400. That's a more than 80% plunge. Bitcoin is at...
Making Hartford a destination for the companies of the future
Today, I was joined by Gov. Dannel Malloy and Gov.-elect Ned Lamont to inaugurate Infosys’ Hartford Technology and Innovation Hub. The Hub will help Infosys work more closely with its clients in the region and serve as the global center for...
The Evolution and Grand Opening of An Indian Tech Company In Hartford
The decision to locate Infosys’ Innovation Hub in Hartford involved an incoming governor, an outgoing governor, a number of business leaders, and the academic community. Governor-elect Ned Lamont went to Infosys’ New York offices two or three...
Tech Industry Still Wary of EU Digital Tax
Plans for a European Union (EU)-wide digital tax on big technology companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook fell apart this month when several European countries objected to the proposal. The push to adopt an EU-wide digital tax was led...
Why We Need to Audit Algorithms
Algorithmic decision-making and artificial intelligence (AI) hold enormous potential and are likely to be economic blockbusters, but we worry that the hype has led many people to overlook the serious problems of introducing algorithms into...
Three cyber scams you can’t afford to ignore
According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, almost 50 percent of small businesses have experienced a cyber attack. Additionally, nearly 60 percent of hacked small and medium-sized businesses are put out of business after six months.
Security Summit plans National Tax Security Awareness Week, Dec. 3-7; New Twitter handle launched, ‘Dark Web’ webinar planned
With the approach of the holidays and the upcoming tax season, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry will sponsor a nationwide campaign in December urging people to better protect their sensitive tax...
Ohio becomes first state to accept bitcoin for tax payments
Starting Monday, businesses in Ohio will be able to pay their taxes in bitcoin — making the state that’s high in the middle and round on both ends the first in the nation to accept cryptocurrency officially.
FVS Eye on Fraud
This enewsletter, issued by AICPA FLS Fraud Task Force, has some great advice and information.
Keep your inbox from running your workday
Before you hit reply, read this: A recent survey found that knowledge workers spend an average of 17 hours each week sending and answering business emails. And all that email is taking a toll.

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Technology Breakfast Roundtable: Your Mobile Phone: More of a Risk Than You Think - 12/19/2018 - Shelton
Are you one lost iphone away from a data breach? Without a strong password and full data encryption, you could be. Learn why mobile phones put your firm at risk and what you can do about it.  This is an open forum - we never limit...
Technology Breakfast Roundtable: Your Mobile Phone: More of a Risk Than You Think - 1/17/2019 - Rocky Hill
Are you one lost iphone away from a data breach? Without a strong password and full data encryption, you could be. Learn why mobile phones put your firm at risk and what you can do about it. This is an open forum - we never limit discussion....
Technology Breakfast Roundtable: Your Mobile Phone: More of a Risk Than You Think - 2/21/2019 - Westbrook
Are you one lost iphone away from a data breach? Without a strong password and full data encryption, you could be. Learn why mobile phones put your firm at risk and what you can do about it. This is an open forum - we never limit discussion....
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