Mark Satterfield - Technology Strategist
Mark Satterfield
Technology strategist

Technology is an enabler

Technology is everywhere.  Whether relying on the local power company, or accessing the internet, or pumping the gas in our cars, or the ubiquitous “Internet of Things” like our NEST thermostat and WiFi LED light bulbs, we live in a world filled with technology.

But technology isn’t the end game. Technology itself is only a means to an end. Technology is an enabler.  The technology is not what we and our customers are looking for.  Technology provisions and enables the means for us to have power or other fuel source for that hot shower, access the internet for the books and articles we read, and the pumps and fuel or electricity for the cars we drive.

Simplifying business & technology

This site is devoted to demystifying technology — exploring how to secure technologies, and strategizing on how to use technology to build better, faster, and stronger solutions for both our personal and our business needs.

Everything on this site is free

All the articles on this site are free to read and use.   If you find any particular articles helpful, please drop me an email or comments!

Please send a note if you have any questions that you don’t immediately see answered on the site.  I’ll consider creating an article addressing your needs.

Thanks for stopping by

I’m glad you stopped by. Happy visiting!

~~ Mark Satterfield, Technology strategist



Articles

Pixabay - Credential theft - phishing

Credential theft

This presentation will help you understand the risks, recognize when you have been compromised, and avoid credential theft
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payment cards

Payment card theft

Seems every day there are new reports of payment and credit card theft. Explore how payment card theft happens, and how to protect yourself.
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Phishing is fun!

Phish for phun and profit

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WordPress Plugins – 2.1 Mail Relay

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Pixabay - Jigsaw interconnections

WordPress Plugins (1.0 Introduction)

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WordPress Post Revisions

Have you worked hard on a post, only to forget to save the post? I have. If you are looking to “autosave” your WordPress posts, this post is for you!
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Business & Technology Planning

This article explores basic ideas that you should keep in mind as you are starting or continuing your business. It is intended to provoke deeper thoughts for you and your executive team.…
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WordPress: WordPress Subdirectory management

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Centrally managing WordPress sites

Managing multiple WordPress sites is no easy task. While managing a single WordPress site in itself can seem difficult at times, managing many WordPress sites concurrently requires keeping track of multiple security…
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Zero day, 0day, ohday, oh my!

Hackers have a few things in their favor when it comes to getting into your network and stealing data.  One of those things is the elusive zero day.   When it comes to…
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The end of the (land) line

So you’ve looked at your local phone bill and it was… oh my, I’m paying that much for a simple landline phone number? This doesn’t seem right! How can I be paying…
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Business Continuity Planning

Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is the pre-planning effort put in to make sure your business continues to operate even during adverse situations. BCP is the work put in before those imperfect days,…
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