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Are Elections Becoming a Threat to Democracy? Closing the Cyber Talent Gap Would Help

Apr 2, 2020 9:45:39 PM   |   Steven Kelley   |   Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Workforce Gaps, The Threat of Cybersecurity in Elections, Are Cybercriminals Casting Your Vote?, Cybercrime and the Electoral Process

Election season is upon us and so are the debates… but they’re not just over issues; they’re also over votes.

As I watched the first showdown in Iowa this past February and the emerging controversy over the winner, I winced in dismay over what I see as a disturbing trend – doubt in the legitimacy of the outcome.


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Tips for IT Decision Makers Supporting Work from Home and Online Learning Environments

Apr 1, 2020 7:44:05 PM   |   Anthony Graziano   |   Virtual Teamwork, IT Tips for Work From Home, Online Learning

With all the uncertainty in the air right now, it’s difficult to make decisions due to distractions.  It’s human nature to apply previous learning from similar events to decisions you make. Yet, that’s hard now because we’ve never been here.  


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Facial Recognition Technology – Not as Safe as you Might Think

Mar 30, 2020 5:37:16 PM   |   Nance Wickins   |   Security, Data Breach, artificial intelligence, biometrics, Facial Recognition

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and facial recognition technology are not as new as most think. They have been around since the 1960s. Woody Bledsoe, a mathematician, computer scientist, and professor at the University of Texas at Austin was one of the founders of AI and facial recognition technology. At the time, Bledsoe’s primary supporters were the U.S. government and the CIA. 


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2020 Technology Predictions for the IT Channel

Feb 12, 2020 4:01:43 PM   |   Mardi Larson   |   Future Technology Predictions, 2020 Technology Predictions

What Channel Partners Might Expect

2020 is here!  To kick it off, we asked the leaders of two of Tech Data’s hottest next-generation practice areas – Cloud Solutions and IoT and Analytics Solutions – to weigh in on what they see as the major predictions for technology distribution and the trends to watch for as the year, and the next decade unfolds.


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Looking to Completely Transform the Customer Engagement Experience? Use Smart Signage

Oct 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM   |   Tech Data Maverick Solutions Team   |   IoT, technology, 5G, Smart Accessories, Smart Technology, Smart Signs, Smart Signage, Video, Displays, Interactive, Digital Signage

Part One of this series focused on how businesses in every industry continue to transform workplace experiences by modernizing how they communicate and collaborate. In this discussion, we’ll explore how Tech Data’s Maverick AV Solutions business works with vendors on specific vertical market requirements; offering them the right smart signage solutions with the right services and expertise. 


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