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Don’t Be a Fool, Just Backup!
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Don’t Be a Fool, Just Backup!

March 31 is World Backup Day Whether you have information stored on your phone, computer, or server, March 31 has been declared World Backup Day to bring awareness of keeping your information safe. For people that already have backups, it’s a great time to make sure that the backups are working properly, and the data…

Could Working From Home Be the New Norm?
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Could Working From Home Be the New Norm?

With the current coronavirus outbreak causing mandatory self-isolation and social distancing practices to take place as the best way to slow the spread, many businesses are asking their employees to work from home. But telecommuting practices are nothing new and have been growing the last few years. If you manage a business that is looking…

Assistance Offered to Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19
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Assistance Offered to Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced Monday. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was…

Don’t Do This on Your Work Laptop or PC
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Don’t Do This on Your Work Laptop or PC

The ONLY thing for which you should use your company’s computers is WORK! Never mix personal shopping and social media with company devices. If you want to check your Tinder account or Facebook page, do it during your lunch break and do it on YOUR personal device. Over 600,000 Facebook accounts are hacked every day. If you’re using a…

2020 Elections Theme Selected for Readers’ Choice
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2020 Elections Theme Selected for Readers’ Choice

Voting starts Monday, March 9 With this year’s Readers’ Choice publication, we wanted to lighten the mood a little and give our readers a chance to vote for their favorite local business. Whether it be a bar, restaurant or a service-oriented company that goes above and beyond and really merits a heartfelt “pat on the…

The Focus is on BioTech in the San Gabriel Valley
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The Focus is on BioTech in the San Gabriel Valley

By Brenda Trainor MADIA: BioTECH 2020 is a series of meetings and lectures in March that provide a focus on the biotech industry in the San Gabriel Valley. Biotech is a burgeoning part of our local economy and MADIA Tech Launch believes it warrants a close examination. The Oak Crest institute of Science hosted the…

Tech Tip: If You Think Your Business is Too Small to Be Hacked, Then You’re Probably a Cybercriminal’s No. 1 Target
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Tech Tip: If You Think Your Business is Too Small to Be Hacked, Then You’re Probably a Cybercriminal’s No. 1 Target

In a world of rampant cybercrime, hackers thrive on the blind faith of their targets. Despite high-profile digital security breaches showing up in the news nearly every week, most people assume they’re safe from attack. The thinking goes that while Fortune 500 corporations like J.P. Morgan, Sony, Tesco Bank, and Target have lost millions of…

Why Accessible Luxury Is Winning Over Millennials and Gen Z
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Why Accessible Luxury Is Winning Over Millennials and Gen Z

By Nemanja Marinkoff Sure, Millennials and Generation Z people are still young but soon they will account for over 50% of shoppers, especially luxury shoppers around the world. So, what can brands do in order to get on Millennial and Gen Z’s good side? The answer lies in accessibility. In order to be comprehensive to…

San Gabriel Valley Economic Forecast Summit Slated for March
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San Gabriel Valley Economic Forecast Summit Slated for March

The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership and Cal Poly Pomona have announced the San Gabriel Valley Economic Forecast Summit, to be held 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. This event, which has been held annually since 2011, highlights the release of a detailed report on the global, national, and local economic outlook….

Ocean Drones Energized by Seatrec, a Local Company
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Ocean Drones Energized by Seatrec, a Local Company

By Brenda Trainor  Here on the 210 Foothill corridor, when we think of drones, normally we look to the skies not towards a faraway ocean. But one Monrovia entrepreneurial effort is building innovative drones that explore ocean waters powered by fluctuations in the sea’s temperature. Dr. Yi Chao, the founder and CEO of Seatrec, a…

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