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Has COVID-19 Killed Email?: The Mecca Minute

You know this COVID-19 scourge has quite obviously changed us forever.  To still get things done everyone using Zoom and Teams to continue their work, school, church, scout meetings, family meetings…I call it Life Continuity.  But something has emerged I’m not so sure everyone has noticed. I know I have, and so have a […]

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Has COVID-19 Killed Email?: The Mecca Minute

You know this COVID-19 scourge has quite obviously changed us forever.  To still get things done everyone using Zoom and Teams to continue their work, school, church, scout meetings, family meetings…I call it Life Continuity.  But something has emerged I’m not so sure everyone has noticed. I know I have, and so have a […]

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Industrial IoT
The Challenges of Remote Work: The Mecca Minute

Wow!  What a month!  Or should I say four.  Since early December when the first COVID-19 outbreak started in China, we’ve made a lot of strides towards making our workforce able to work from home.  For me it’s been a big challenge. I have a household full of humans that all want to fight […]

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Industrial IoT
Coronavirus and the Tech Industry: The Mecca Minute

Today I’d like to talk a little coronavirus and its impact on tech. Tech firms all over the world use international trade events to showcase their products and maybe even in many respects test the market waters to see how products might do in the industry. But this is important to the tech world […]

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Industrial IoT
What in the World is DevOps: The Mecca Minute

In one of my business networks, a C-level exec asked me “what the hell is this DEVOPS thing.” Being from IT I was forced to answer the question in a way that didn’t cause him to glaze over, and I think I did OK. DevOps, for this type audience, is better described in business terms […]

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Industrial IoT
Protecting Yourself Online this Holiday Season

On this extended holiday episode of The Mecca Minute with Gerry Mecca we explore how to protect your personal information online this holiday season. As shoppers increasingly look to make their purchases online, it becomes even more important to make sure you have the correct protocols and protections in place. As an IT expert, […]

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Industrial IoT
Explaining Robotic Process Automation

With this edition of the Mecca Minute I’d like to talk a little robotic process automation or RPA. RPA is hyperautomation that takes automating processes to the next level. Like many other subjects I’ve shared in the past, this concept is not new. But the big reason that it has evolved from a dream […]

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Biden Nears Win as Japan, Dutch Back China Chip Controls
January 29, 2023

For more on the West’s race to implement China chip controls, read Bloomberg’s explainer on the computer chip “arms race.” (Bloomberg) — Japan and the Netherlands are poised to join the US in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductor machinery, forging a powerful alliance that will undercut Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic […]

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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — California farmers are facing costly damages from weeks of severe California storms that may trigger more expensive US fruits and vegetables in a time of massive food inflation. “The numbers are going to be somewhere in the hundreds of millions and perhaps in the billions,” Dave Puglia, head of the trade group Western […]

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Has COVID-19 Killed Email?: The Mecca Minute
May 1, 2020

You know this COVID-19 scourge has quite obviously changed us forever.  To still get things done everyone using Zoom and Teams to continue their work, school, church, scout meetings, family meetings…I call it Life Continuity.  But something has emerged I’m not so sure everyone has noticed. I know I have, and so have a […]

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The Challenges of Remote Work: The Mecca Minute
March 24, 2020

Wow!  What a month!  Or should I say four.  Since early December when the first COVID-19 outbreak started in China, we’ve made a lot of strides towards making our workforce able to work from home.  For me it’s been a big challenge. I have a household full of humans that all want to fight […]

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Coronavirus and the Tech Industry: The Mecca Minute
February 26, 2020

Today I’d like to talk a little coronavirus and its impact on tech. Tech firms all over the world use international trade events to showcase their products and maybe even in many respects test the market waters to see how products might do in the industry. But this is important to the tech world […]

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What in the World is DevOps: The Mecca Minute
January 23, 2020

In one of my business networks, a C-level exec asked me “what the hell is this DEVOPS thing.” Being from IT I was forced to answer the question in a way that didn’t cause him to glaze over, and I think I did OK. DevOps, for this type audience, is better described in business terms […]

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Protecting Yourself Online this Holiday Season
December 23, 2019

On this extended holiday episode of The Mecca Minute with Gerry Mecca we explore how to protect your personal information online this holiday season. As shoppers increasingly look to make their purchases online, it becomes even more important to make sure you have the correct protocols and protections in place. As an IT expert, […]

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Explaining Robotic Process Automation
December 12, 2019

With this edition of the Mecca Minute I’d like to talk a little robotic process automation or RPA. RPA is hyperautomation that takes automating processes to the next level. Like many other subjects I’ve shared in the past, this concept is not new. But the big reason that it has evolved from a dream […]

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Understanding Digital Disruption and Transformation: The Mecca Minute
November 20, 2019

Understanding Digital Transformation   Digital transformation is yet another oversimplified set of buzzwords with a very complicated meaning. Digital transformation is most often associated with the conversion of a largely manual processes into a highly efficient and inherently more organized process using data. It can also be applied to streamlining the development of products […]

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Business Casual: The Past, Present, and Future of the Internet with Gerry Mecca
October 31, 2019

Gerry Mecca, IT expert and host of the Mecca Minute, joined Business Casual to discuss the 50th birthday of the internet. From the early days of dial up modems and chat rooms to IoT and the cloud, no one could have predicted how the internet was going to develop in its first 50 years. Gerry […]

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The Mecca Minute: Explaining the Cloud
October 28, 2019

It’s a question that is asked on a regular basis: What is the cloud and how do I use it? On this episode of The Mecca Minute, Gerry Mecca provides an explanation of what the cloud is and how to best utilize it. He also explains the risk involved for companies when they make […]

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