Tim Berners-Lee gave the denizens of planet Earth a mighty big present back in 1989. Without the inventor of the World Wide Web's work, life as many of us know it could be dramatically different than the Internet-based, smart phone-loving society that lives - and thrives - in 2015.
Of course, with great power comes great responsibility according to some photographer's uncle, and the online world isn't always rainbows, butterflies, and videos of adorable, fluffy cats, unfortunately. The Internet can be a very confusing entity, with non-stop changes and the ongoing evolution of social media platforms making it hard for some less tech-savvy people to get a grasp on the technology. In addition to that, there are individuals out there that don't have good intentions in mind, using the anonymity the Internet can provide to lie, cheat, and steal from all sorts of honest folks, business people include.
It's for that reason that local website design and digital marketing firm Epic Web Studios and the Technology Council of Northwestern PA have partnered to provide the area a series of events that will provide helpful lessons to businesses to improve their digital proficiency. According to a news release from Epic, "the objective is to improve the technology proficiency of regional businesses on issues including cybersecurity, digital payment processing, and social media platforms." In other words, business can learn helpful things about technology.
The series will kick off March 10 at the Erie Technology Incubator at Gannon University with "Your Business at [Cyber] Risk," which will detail what a business could - and should - do to help secure valuable digital assets and will feature David Peck of David J. Peck & Associates and John Persinger of MacDonald, Illig, Jones, & Britton. Attendance is free for Epic Web Studios clients and Tech Council members and $15 for non-clients and non-members. Those interested should click on this helpful hyperlink for details on how to RSVP for "Your Business at [Cyber] Risk."
As of the writing of this post, no other events in the series have been posted online.
According to the handy news release, questions regarding the events can be directed to Tech Council Chief Executive Officer Sean Fedorko at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814.397.5203.