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Here is your October 2018 newsletter. In this issue…

Letter From the President
• Employee Certification Update
What is machine learning?
 Be good to your PC 
 How to avoid a Bitcoin blackmail scam
Can artificial intelligence understand humor?
Community Sponsorship
 Upcoming Tech Talk

Letter from the President

This week, we were excited to see Hewlett Packard Enterprise announce new
hybrid cloud data protection and copy data management solutions for its
intelligent storage portfolio. These new capabilities allow customers to
increase operational efficiency by up to 95%, enable faster back up to the cloud, and reduce cloud storage costs by up to 20x.

Here’s the overview:

  • Next generation of HPE StoreOnce backup appliance portfolio increases
    business continuity with flash speed data protection in the data center
    and cost-efficient archive and disaster recovery in the cloud
  • HPE Recovery Manager Central (RMC) 6.0 simplifies data protection
    and copy data management for HPE Nimble Storage
  • HPE StoreOnce with Commvault software integration reduces the storage
    footprint and network bandwidth requirements to the cloud
  • HPE GreenLake Backup is enhanced with next-generation HPE StoreOnce
    and Commvault software integration, offering consumption-based IT models
    and reducing costs by up to 30%

You can read more about the announcement here. Let us know if you want more information or would like to see if these enhancements are right for your business. Additionally, we’ve invited Don Lind, HPE senior solution architect, to join us for a free customer webinar to discuss how to protect your data in a hybrid IT world on Oct. 24. You can register for the webinar here.

From all of us at Networking Technologies,

James Bahm
President, Networking Technologies

Technology Certifications in September 2018

Congrats to the following Networking Technologies employees for earning technology certifications in September 2018!

  • Anthony Squeglia
  • Chris Schultz
  • Karen Butts
  • Scott Emser
  • Steve Metzler
  • Tom Corapi

Continue reading for the full list of certifications →

What is machine learning?
used with permission from
IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub
by Matthew Johnsen
is machine learning? If you’re interested in analytics you might have heard
this term a lot. Many misuse it and some predict grandiose outcomes for
its future.Despite the hype, machine learning is one of the most
powerful technologies in the modern enterprise. Soon you’ll understand why.Read more →
Be good to your PC
used with
permission from HP Tech@Work

Here’s how to keep it in top

Let’s be real: You probably can’t swap your
PC in for a new one as often as you’d like. A PC is an investment—and taking good care of it pays off in the long run. If your PC has a few years on it and you want to make it last—or
you have a new machine and you want to treat it right—here are some simple ways to keep it running smoothly and extend its life.

Read more →

How to avoid a Bitcoin blackmail scam
used with
permission from FTC.gov
Cristina Miranda

“I know about the secret you are keeping from your wife and everyone else. You can ignore this letter, or pay me a $8600 confidentiality fee in Bitcoin”.

It’s enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine, but these chilling words are part of a new scam targeting men.

Read more →


Can artificial intelligence understand humor?
Used with the permission
of http://thenetwork.cisco.com
by Jason Deign
young nerd and cute robot laughing out loud

What makes us laugh is on the frontier between humans and machines.

Artificial intelligence (AI) can do a lot. It can speak. It can pick out objects in a photo. It can help people find their way around a subway. But can it make us laugh? Not really, at least not yet. And the reason why, can tell us a lot about what sets us apart from machines.

Most AI today is based on machine learning, where software learns to spot patterns in large data sets.

Because software is fast and never tires, machine learning gives
AI an edge over humans when it comes to many simple tasks, such as finding a given image within a vast photo archive. Things are harder when you are dealing with feelings, though. And that is what is at the heart of humor.

Read more →

Community Sponsorship
Networking Technologies is committed to the communities we serve. Join us at upcoming events we are sponsoring!

“Igniting Excellence”

The 5th annual Partnership for
Erie’s Public Schools “I Believe Gala”
October 12 at 7 p.m.
Ambassador Banquet & Conference Center
7794 Peach St.
Erie, PA 16509

Upcoming Tech Talks

A Free Technology Webinar
Series  – 11 AM EST

October 28

Protecting Your Data in a Hybrid IT

November 28

Extreme Control and IoT

December 19

Is Cloud the Right Place for Your

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Monthly Quote
“October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came,-
The Ashes, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name. The sunshine spread a carpet, And every thing was grand; Miss Weather led the dancing;
Professor Wind, the band….”— from “October’s
Party” by George Cooper


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