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User Friendly to air for an hour

A special treat today – User Friendly is going to an hour long format! Yes indeed, we have been asked to make it an hour long show so that other stations will be able to fit it into their programming schedule. This is exciting news for us, and we are very proud of our team members that have worked so hard to make this all happen. Tune in live at 10AM Pacific Time at FM 101.3 or online at http://renegaderadio.org/listen/ If you don’t have time this morning then you can listen online by going to the We Are Technology website under the News Desk to find User Friendly or just click on this link https://wearetechnology.com/news-desk/user-friendly/ The show also airs on America Matters radio 99.1FM, check their website for times. And don’t forget if you have questions or would like to suggest a topic or interview, you may do so by going to the following: https://twitter.com/1UserFriendly https://www.facebook.com/cumulustechnology https://www.facebook.com/pages/User-Friendly Or simply click onto the Ask Your Question tab on the right hand side of the We Are Technology website and send your question or comment that way. G. Winkler – Technology Artist © 2014 Cumulus Technology – the “We Are Technology” people

Tech Tuesday on KKOH Newstalk Radio

Today at 3pm Pacific time Technology Architect, William Sikkens will be chatting with Dan Mason on his KOH Newstalk radio show. You can access the radio show via the web by just going to KKOH.COM There is a red link button in the upper right hand corner of the website that says “Listen Live“. Click that button and it will start the stream. Topics for today will focus upon the death of the XP Operating System that is just a few months away, and how that will affect the millions of computers currently running that system.    Important concerns will be the dramatic costs of upgrades and how these changes can be implemented.  And the second topic for today is the continuing growth of "Wearable Technology" that is the product of the future.  Google is planning to play an active role in that future. The powerful Android platform is becoming an amazing tool for programmers and businesses to work with. So don't miss out and click on the link above and listen live via the Internet for the discussion. And for more information about Google and wearable technology, please check out this link on SiliconValley.com

“Profiles in Business” features another interview with Technology Expert

"Profiles in Business" with Chip Evans will host another live broadcast featuring an interview with our very own Technology Expert, Bill Sikkens.  This broadcast will be on Tuesday, March 4, on KRNG 101.3FM at 1-2 PM Pacific Time - Bill's interview will be at 1:45PM. Show host Chip Evans of "Profiles in Business" Bill Sikkens speaks about a wide variety of topics concerning technology and how it is evolving on a rapid basis.  He expands upon on how that can effect our daily lives within the business community as well as our private lives at home and on vacation time.  We no longer live in a society where technology just touches one aspect of our lives. You can follow posts or send questions and comments via the America Matters facebook, twitter, or LinkedIn accounts.   And don't forget the We Are Technology team also has a special place for submitting technology questions or concerns for future shows.   Just look on the right hand side to find the Ask Your Question tab on www.WeAreTechnology.com website. G. Winkler (c)2014 Technology Artist Cumulus Technology

By |March 3rd, 2014|Categories: Radio, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on “Profiles in Business” features another interview with Technology Expert

More Technology Talk on KCBS – Feb. 28 at 9:30Am Pacific Time

KCBS is the World’s First Broadcasting Station.  The station started out as a hobby of scientist Charles Herrold.  Herrold and his engineering students scheduled their first programming in 1909 on a 14 watt transmitter in San Jose, a full 12 years before radio licenses were issued. KCBS is also among the most honored radio stations in the United States, winning every major national award for excellence in broadcast journalism. These awards include the Peabody Award, the duPont-Columbia Award, five Edward R. Murrow Awards for Overall Excellence from the national Radio-TV News Directors Association, the Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Crystal Award for public service from the National Association of Broadcasters. It is with great pride that Cumulus Technology will now take part in that long pioneer history of radio technology, and be alongside shows such as 60 Minutes and Face the Nation.  KCBS is now 105 years old.  The interview will be conducted by 30 year veteran of Northern California Radio, Stan Bunger. To check out the interview tune in at 9:30Am Pacific Time on 740 AM and 106.9 FM in the San Francisco Bay area or listen via the Internet.  Just go to the link http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/station/kcbs/ and click the "LISTEN LIVE" button on the right hand side of the website.

Cyber theft: First three weeks of February – 360 million stolen and abused credentials

Is your data secure? Are you HIPAA compliant? The amount of data theft is rising, or at least it is becoming more public.  Either way, the security concern over keeping your personal data as well as your company's data is now even more vital since cyber criminals are starting to discover that these databases are hackable.  Just recently one of our own clients had a cyber attack upon his business, and the only reason why his vital data was not stolen was that a proper firewall had just been installed.  If you are considering a software security upgrade, now is the time to do so.  Most especially if you are part of the medical, banking, or even retail industry.  Cyber theft is a reality that you cannot afford to ignore. Here is another article from the BBC that is worth reading. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26351123

By |February 26th, 2014|Categories: Data Storage, HIPAA, Privacy, Security, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cyber theft: First three weeks of February – 360 million stolen and abused credentials

Blue Ribbon in Las Vegas, Nevada

It was a clear Las Vegas morning when the Cumulus Technology Team started to prepare for the day that would be the ribbon cutting event with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.  One could not ask for a nicer day in Las Vegas.  The weather was perfect with comfortable temperatures. Firehouse setting up the food with the help of Nicolina Davi - Chaz's assistant. A quick photo before everyone arrived to document the occasion. Oh hey! Look it's me posing with the new Las Vegas Metro Chamber plaque and the We Are Technology banner. Chaz Wellington, the Major Accounts Architect –VP Las Vegas Development, did all the ground work to prepare for the occasion that was catered by Firehouse Subs, which - by the way – everyone thoroughly enjoyed.  Georgia Allen, Member Relations Coordinator for the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce came with chamber members and assistants to make our celebration official with the Giant Scissors and Big Blue Ribbon that we all signed afterwards. William Sikkens The CEO, William Sikkens, of Cumulus Technology, Inc.  was interviewed by local station Fox 5 Las Vegas and was later presented with certificates from each of the state officials that were in attendance.   After cheerful presentations were made then came the final big ribbon cutting moment followed by photo opportunities, announcements, and introductions by Stevie Kellum of Next Best Bartender.  Cumulus Technology is a Strategic Partner with Next Best Bartender and are the website developers of www.NextBestBartender.com along with the Mobile App that is soon to be released. Field Representative Stephen Paredes for Congressman Joe Heck making his presentation to William Sikkens and Cumulus Technology.

Las Vegas Ribbon Cutting

Cumulus Technology is proud to announce our Las Vegas ribbon cutting scheduled for November 13, at 3:00 p.m., at our office on the Strip at 101 Convention Center Drive.  Cumulus Technology is an international company and industry leader in cutting edge application development.  Founded 17 years ago in Nevada in 1997, we have since grown to a client base in over 20 countries.  Our flagship brand, WeAreTechnology (and our website WeAreTechnology.com) are presented for the needs of the business professional.  In fact our only model is business to business, working with everything from enterprise clients with hundreds of locations to small business America.  The idea is simple, provide the software, applications and technology a business requires at a price that focuses on ROI.  In addition to just writing software, we are able to offer services for placement.  For example, we can create a first class phone Application and the ability to get your customers to download and use the software thereby increasing your business.  In addition, Cumulus features encryption technology specialists.  Our brand WeAreHIPAA.com focus on medical HITECH HIPAA compliance and features a 1:1 dialogue and onsite review designed to avoid the fines and penalties, and above all, keep your data safe.  As HIPAA compliance is the most stringent commercial application of protection of data, these high standards are applied to all software systems we design. Let’s talk about your project.  Please drop by our ribbon cutting or call/e-mail us and schedule a session with a Technology Architect today!  It’s free and we can get your ideas on the road to success! See you in Las Vegas! by William Sikkens  ©2013 Cumulus Technology, Inc.

HIPAA HITECH

Cumulus is ready to certify you on HIPAA HITECH (Also known as HIPAA 2.0). You needed to be compliant by September 23, 2013. So did your vendors. Let us help you avoid the fine! What Exactly is HIPAA? HIPAA, short for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is a set of regulations first introduced in 1996 that regulate how electronic health records are handled by medical providers and medical billing companies. The new HIPAA HITECH introduces new regulations and clarifies some of the previous areas where exact implementation was hard to understand. One new area that HIPAA HITECH covers is that the vendors (entities that maintain, store or handle protected electronic health information) can also be fined along with their covered entities if they fail to meet HIPAA requirements.  In plain words - the computer guy that certified the doctor as being HIPAA certified can also get in trouble if the requirements are not met. How bad are the fines? Violations of HIPAA can incur very steep fines as well as, in some cases, criminal charges. The average fine can be around $25,000 - $50,000 per incident per provider. So if there is a medical provider with 3 doctors and protected electronic information is not handled correctly, a fine of $150,000 may be assessed.  This is the kind of fine that any small or medium sized business cannot afford to ignore let alone the original reasons why such regulations were made to protect confidentiality. Are there solutions? Cumulus specializes in HIPAA compliant medical software. We are a provider of HIPAA compliant cloud services for hosting of servers, databases and other information systems of protected data. In addition we offer on-site and server analysis to

Technology and Marketing

As a company that focuses on business to business sales, marketing has been problematic.  Old conventional sales techniques do not work for a company such as ours.  The billboards, newspaper ads, mailers, and TV commercials work great for companies providing products to a normal consumer based client strategy.  The consumer will see the advertisement with a photo of a great pair of shoes or an awesome trip to an exotic location and be inspired to seek out the product, but we offer services for helping companies that are required to be HIPAA certified, or require banking industry level secure data bases, or that need custom software.  We have a very specific audience.  We cannot post a photo of finished code saying, “Our code is awesome and come on down and get it!”   Even though it is, but often the code is like a secret recipe or nondisclosure material for the client, and you don’t share that information.  So we have to be a part of the new exchange of ideas and connections through social media because we have to be careful on how we spend our marketing funds.  The smart companies in this economic climate are the ones that will get to finish the race, and social media is part of that plan. And it looks like that is soon to be the way for everyone including those retail companies that can present pictures of products and induce costumers to come and shop.  According to an article in ClickZ.com the usage of social media by adults is up 800% over the past 8 years.  I suspect this move is fueled by a poor economy that has forced the general population to choose what is most

By |October 17th, 2013|Categories: Marketing, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Technology and Marketing