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Blog Posts by Bill Walter

Bill, our lead networking guru, loves showing clients how technology can be worked into their existing processes to improve efficiency. His expertise includes high level planning for internal and external networks, research and selection of hardware and software products, and hands-on installation and configuration of networks. Normally a pretty easygoing guy, Bill thinks there should be a law against wearing a Bluetooth headset when it’s not in use.

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Construction  |  Networking

5 Technology Tools Every Construction Contractor Should Invest In

If you have trouble keeping up with latest technology tools, you’re in good company. With a business to manage, it’s hard to find the time to figure out which tools you should invest in. Last week I spoke at a seminar hosted by the Maryland Construction Network. At the seminar we looked at five tried and tested technology trends and tools that aren’t going away. Let’s take a look at the tools you simply can’t ignore, and the benefits that each will offer to your construction business.

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Construction  |  Networking

The #1 Sign – And Others – That Your Construction Company Has Been Hacked [Infographic]

Many construction contractors believe that being hacked means they’ll get a mysterious call from a person with a grisly, threatening tone, or they’ll get a pop-up message on their computer that says, “you’ve been hacked.” The truth is, you can get these kinds of messages, but the real danger is when hackers monitor your computer activity and steal your information without you even knowing about it. The reality is that infiltrations of construction companies' computer networks are on the rise. In this infographic, you'll learn the red flags that indicate whether there's a hacker secretly stealing your information.

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Has Your Construction Company Been Hacked, And You Just Don't Know It? [Video]

Could your construction company be hacked without you even knowing it? Watch our networking guru, Bill Walter, as he explains the tell-tale signs that your computer activity is being secretly monitored by a hacker. 

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Beware of Hackers Taking Advantage of Your Contributions To Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

The past few days have been life-changing for Texas residents. The historic flooding from Hurricane Harvey has displaced thousands of residents and left a path of destruction in its wake. Like many companies, our team here at Gross Mendelsohn has collaborated on the ways we can help with the relief efforts.

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Construction  |  Networking

Computer System Hacks On The Rise For Maryland Construction Contractors In 2017

Viruses, worms, phishing emails, and ransomware attacks like WannaCry and Petya wreak havoc on businesses every day. But if you’re like most business owners, you’ve heard of and maybe know a thing or two about these cyber threats, but most likely haven’t taken steps to fully protect your business against these very real dangers. [Spoiler alert: antivirus software alone is no longer enough to protect your business from cyber threats.]

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Construction  |  Networking

Why One-Fifth of Maryland Construction Contractors Are Not Using Mobile Technology

The good news is that eight out of ten Maryland construction contractors are using mobile technology in their business. The bad news is that two out of ten contractors aren’t.

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