Technology in Education

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We live in a technologically advanced world that constantly changes. It is important that our education system evolves with the new advancements to better provide the best possible learning environment for students. While a balance between new advancements and standard practices is necessary, technology is here to stay and we should utilize it in order to help prepare our children for the future.

With technology at their fingertips, students and teachers have access to rich, multi-media content. Students are not limited by their books, but have boundless information that they can utilize and teachers are able to integrate much more information into their lessons.  For example, a teacher explaining the splitting of an atom can enhance the lesson, making it more interactive, by using a SMART board to play a video. Through the savvy use of technology, schools can offer real time video classes over the internet that might not have been available otherwise, or universities can offer online courses making it easier to reach a large student base and lower tuition costs. With the abundance of resources, tools, and devices available, technology can also be used to create a more personalized approach to learning, which will only help students excel in school and make them more likely to pursue a higher education.

Technology has evolved from being a part of the lesson to being a tool for the lesson. Students with internet access, use it at home on a daily basis. Having access to technology enables students to take their existing knowledge and apply it in a controlled setting, helping them to enhance and perfect their knowledge. Standard ways of learning are still very important to a well-rounded education, but being able to offer a combination of technology-driven and traditional learning would be ideal for students and teachers.

Finally, in order to upgrade our education system we must update the school infrastructure. School districts with a sound technology plan are more appealing to home buyers. Setting your school up with an advanced network that can be utilized as much or as little as the district chooses, will help improve the learning experience overall while planning for new technological advances down the road.

It is a challenge to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of technology and it is no longer just as simple as getting an Internet connection; you also need the bandwidth to support all of the devices and students. That is where Millennium Communications Group can help. We can increase your internet speeds by building you your own fiber network or we can do a one-time increase of the speed on an existing network. We can also help you integrate technology in the class room, help manage all the data influx, and map out a network plan that fits the needs of your students, faculty, and administrators. Find out more at: http://www.millenniuminc.com/schools/index.html or send us an inquiry at info@millenniminc.com.

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Stop Hackers Before They Attack: Why Cyber Security Is So Important

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Over the past year and even in recent months there has been much talk in the news about high profile companies being hacked and information being leaked. Most companies do not know how vulnerable they actual are. Some leading industry experts say every company is vulnerable to hack attacks and, even more disconcerting, most do not even know when they have been hacked. The recent attack on Sony really highlighted this issue for most American businesses; many evaluated their own situation professionally and personally.

There are many steps companies can take to protect themselves against cyber-attacks. Some simple tips include; never open links in emails, never open attachments, do not give out personal information, change passwords often, and have a password for your Wi-Fi. A Verizon study done in 2011 of data breaches showed more than 80 percent of victims were “targets of opportunity”, meaning they did not protect their Wi-Fi with passwords and had little to no security.

Keeping the above-mentioned tips in mind, there are also a few more involved security options your company should look into. First things first, encrypt your data. It is important to note that data is only encrypted when the computer is logged out. Hackers can still get in if the system is running so it is imperative to make sure you have a timed log out, if possible. Next secure your hardware. Many determined burglars are not scared off by alarms, but by locking your equipment into secure, card-access only doors will make it more difficult for burglars. Lock your network. Many hackers can scan for unlocked or poorly protected networks and once they find one it does not take longer for them to be inside your company’s network. Make sure to have anti-malware and anti-virus programs installed.

One final step your company could take is to enlist an outside expert to set up and even manage your security efforts. An IT solutions company will come in and engineer a network, data center, or security system depending on your specific needs. They will be able to assess your situation and determine what steps to take in order to protect your company physically and virtually. An IT solutions company will even be able to streamline your current network and set up backup/disaster recovery strategies. Other advantages include remote network monitoring, onsite and remote engineering, hardware replacement, technology consulting, site surveys, unified communications, incidents response and evidence collection. An IT solutions company will lessen your chance of a security breach.

Millennium Communication Groups Inc., an IT solutions company, has advance information technology and homeland security solutions to help your company or community safeguard itself against threats. We are able to come in, assess your current information systems, make suggestions as to what you may need, and help you structure a plan to implement a new security system. We are also able to manage and support your network remotely.  Find out more at: http://www.millenniuminc.com/it/index.html

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Welcome to Millennium Communications Group’s (MCG) new blog and we like to take time to explain a little bit about what we do. MCG specializes in providing integrated technology solutions across the public and private sectors. Our solutions enhance business efficiency, reduce costs, secure data and improve your overall network. We will develop a technology solution that addresses key business challenges, leverages emerging technologies, and enhances operational efficiencies.

We eliminate the hassle of multiple vendors and contractors by handling every aspect of building your network. From preliminary budgeting and design, to building and final acceptance, we provide a full end-to-end solution that will meet and exceed your needs. We offer many solutions in area such as fiber optics, data centers, emergency management, physical security, voice over IP, information technology, storage, wireless, and several managed services.

With our blog we hope to provide you with informative information relevant to the telecommunications world, while showcasing our expertise within the industry.

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