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It’s Always Phishing Season

It’s Always Phishing Season

Although they are pronounced the same, phishing is far from the favorite childhood pastime associated with boats and dads. The only similarity comes from the term “phishing,” referencing the act of casting a baited hook with the hopes of catching a bite.

AR vs VR: What’s the Difference?

AR vs VR: What’s the Difference?

Two rising tech terms that we frequently hear are augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). It can be difficult to distinguish the difference between the two, so for this month’s newsletter we have broken them down.
Understanding the basics
For background, both AR and VR fall under the concept of mixed reality (MR). According to Reality Technologies’ article, “Mixed reality…attempts to combine the best of both virtual reality and augmented reality.

The CEO’s State of the Union

The CEO’s State of the Union

Each year SWAT picks an overall theme to rally behind.  This year we have chosen KAIZEN.  This Japanese word means “continuous improvement,” and as SWAT turns 18 it is a perfect time to focus on just that. Our goals, accountability, and transparency will all mesh to make our final years as a teenage company the best they can be.

Meet the Goonies’ New Team Lead!

Meet the Goonies’ New Team Lead!

Our adventurous group of misfit engineers have gotten a new leader: Jordan Ritchie.

Their previous leader, David Talley, is still with the Goonies but assists in a supportive role as he takes on a new endeavor. Jordan originally joined SWAT Systems in 2015 as a Systems Engineer.

7 last-minute gifts for your favorite techie

7 last-minute gifts for your favorite techie

Technology enthusiasts are some of the most difficult people to get a gift for. They normally take care of buying all technology-related items themselves. If they do want something, it’s usually too hard to remember what it was, or it’s pretty expensive.

Understanding the global WiFi security scare

Understanding the global WiFi security scare

On October 18, all of the top news broadcasters and tech bloggers were covering the breaking news that took the world by surprise. A flaw was found in the most-used protocol that password-protects a wireless network. It was now a race between developers and hackers.

EOL 2020: Extended Support Ending in 2020

EOL 2020: Extended Support Ending in 2020

“All good things must come to an end” will ring loud and clear come January 2020. Like with all of Microsoft’s operating systems, Mainstream and Extended Support is provided by Microsoft for a period of time. Microsoft calls its products “End of Life” when the Extended Support period comes to an end.

Office 365: Increase ROI with Power BI

Office 365: Increase ROI with Power BI

It’s rare that business owners have a chance to get move value out of their existing IT solutions without investing more resources in them. But with Microsoft’s latest data analytics platform, business owners can make sure they’re squeezing every last drop of productivity from Office 365, for free.