FBI warns parents about the risks of using Internet-connected toys

Placing emphasis on protecting children, the FBI wants to make sure parents are researching the potential security risks of connecting smart toys to your home’s wireless network or mobile devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/19/fbi-warns-parents-about-risks-using-internet-connected-toys.html

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The Tricky Business of Crafting Solid Cloud SLAs

In the five years since the U.S. government put a clear emphasis on utilizing cloud technology, federal procurement offices have engaged in seemingly endless tinkering of contracting vehicles to promote cloud adoption. The core element of virtually every type of federal cloud procurement contract is the service level agreement, upon which billions of dollars of cloud investments are based. However, federal agencies have struggled with incorporating SLAs into cloud contracts that make sense for both the government and vendors.

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The Sales Process Starts With Retention

Despite the numbers that show how lucrative retention is in an increasingly subscription-driven economy, the emphasis has been on new customer acquisition. That is still true, according to a recent study. Forty-two percent of the firms surveyed said they were increasing their budgets for customer acquisition, while only 33 percent said the budget for retention would increase. New customers always earn sales kudos, but customers kept tend to be taken for granted.

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First look: Fitbit Charge HR fitness band with real-time heart rate sensor

Fitbit’s new Charge HR fitness band puts an emphasis on wearability with a slim and light form factor, but maintains a wealth of health tracking features including a real-time heart rate sensor and onboard display.

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