November 29- Week In Review and More!

30 11 2009

This week’s show [DOWNLOAD/LISTEN] was recorded at GovTech 2009 hosted at the Brooklyn Marriot, and had some great stories for the Week In Review portion of the segment.


Here are the stories featured in this week’s show:
  • Newly Declassified Files Detail Massive FBI Data-Mining Project- Wired- [JUMP]
  • 3D Televisions Expected In Homes In 2010- CNN News- [JUMP]
  • ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules Attacked- BBC News- [JUMP]
  • The US Open Fan Experience Goes High Tech- NY1- [JUMP]
Other News:

Hudson Valley Regional Council, the Environment Finance Center and S3 Consulting announce GREEN2010 Conference.

The Hudson Valley Regional Council has teamed up with S3 Consulting, the Environmental Finance Center at Syracuse University, and Schein Media Green Business + Careers to host a day-long conference on the future of the Green Economy in the Hudson Valley. The event is scheduled for Friday December 4th and will be hosted by the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies at their state-of-the-art meeting facility in Millbrook, New York.

For more information and registration information, check out the link: [JUMP]

Thanks for stopping by and come back Thursday for more information about our upcoming shows.




November 29 – GovTech 2009

29 11 2009

This week’s show [DOWNLOAD/LISTEN] is one of two upcoming ‘TechTalk on the Road’ shows. This week, Tom joins the GovTech 2009 event at the Brooklyn Marriott. Find out more about GovTech at www.govtech.com

We started 2009 with our coverage from the 2008 event. Once again, we’re glad Sal joined us as well as Craig Hannah from EMC and Henry Jackson from the Office of Emergency Management.

The show will air Sunday at 5 pm EST | 3 MST & be ready for download or delivery to your inbox by Monday.

Our second ‘TechTalk on the Road’ with our coverage from the floor at the INTEROP NYC show. We are thinking about making it available online before it airs on KFNX. What do you think?





November 22- Week In Review

23 11 2009

This week Tony and Tom looked at the “Insider Security Threat”. We hope you enjoyed it. If you missed it, DOWNLOAD/LISTEN now.

Also, be sure to send a recovering soldier a holiday wish this year

Now for the stories in the Week In Review portion of the show:
  • Interop: IT Forecast Says Clouds- Information Week- [JUMP]
  • Solutions Are Designed to Boost Network Performance and Security- Information Week- [JUMP]
  • Interop Conference: Cloud-Computing Technology or Business Strategy?- Inside Interop Blog- [JUMP]
  • Interop Report: Cloud Communications- NoJitter.com- [JUMP]
  • Web 2.0 Expo- O’Reilly Warns of Web War- Information Week- [JUMP]
Thanks so much for all of the support and we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!




November 22- "The Insider Security Threat"

19 11 2009

Long time guest on the show, Tony Bradley stops by to talk about “The Enemy Within: The Insider Security Threat”. He talks on where threats come from in companies and how companies can combine security and productivity in an efficient state.

The Week In Review portion of the show will also be dedicated to Interop NYC that is being held this week at the Javitis Center.

Tony is the ‘Chief’ Product analyst for Zecurion and is a syndicated writer for PC World. Tony has also been recognized by the Microsoft MVP Program for the past four years.
Tony always brings a great topic for the show, so do not miss it.
The show will air this Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 5 pm EST/ 3 pm MST on KFNX- 1100 in the Greater Phoenix area and can be streamed at this same time from this link.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the show!




November 15- Week In Review

16 11 2009

Our show this past week was on the topic “How Young Generations Are Revolutionizing Retail” with our guest, Kit Yarrow.

Now, for the stories featured in this Week In Review. The stories this week are dedicated to INTEROP NYC, especially what all will be going on during this event:
  • Keynote Speakers at INTEROP 2009 NYC- Interop- [JUMP]
  • Riverbed Embraces the Cloud at Interop NYC 2009- CNN News- [JUMP]
  • Vyatta’s Dave Roberts to Speak at Interop New York on “Breakthrough Network Technologies”- Marketwire- [JUMP]
  • Attendees Ready to Spend at Interop New York- Earth Times- [JUMP]
Thanks for stopping by and encourage you to come back on Thursday for the show description of next week’s show!




Fake IRS Email Scam

15 11 2009

Fake IRS Email Scam – Underreported Income

Author: Thomas Ajava

If there is one agency everyone responds to, it is the IRS. Scammers know this and have developed a host of campaigns using the name of the agency to sucker taxpayers into releasing information. A new email scam uses the threat of underreported income to get consumers to download a malicious file.

The IRS has been trumpeting its efforts to close the tax gap. Depending on the year, the agency estimates that between $300 and $450 billion dollars in tax revenue goes uncollected. One of the primary reasons is the underreporting of income by taxpayers. The email scam currently circulating uses this issue as its basis.

The scam comes to your email box from a purported IRS email address. The subject line of the email states “unreported/underreported income [Fraud Application]”. The body of the email then states that you’ve underreported income and refers to a unidentified part of your recent tax return which is supposedly attached to the email. You are then supposed to download the attachment to verify it. As you can probably already guess, the download is a malicious file.

The IRS has come a long way when it comes to the digital age. That being said, the agency is very old school when it comes to dealing with taxpayer issues. By this, I mean that the agency never sends notices of action to taxpayers by email. Everything is sent by snail mail with most of the notices automatically being kicked out by a computer. If you ever get an email from the IRS, you can usually assume it is a fake. If you have any doubts as to its legitimacy, you can just pick up the phone and call the IRS to ask if you’ve been sent anything.

The new IRS email scam plays on the fear taxpayers have of the agency. Don’t be a sucker. Ignore it and don’t reward such conduct.

About the Author:

Thomas Ajava writes for PersonalIncomeTaxLawyersCharlotteNorthCarolina.com – locate personal income tax lawyers in Charlotte, North Carolina 24/7.

Article Source: ArticlesBase.comFake IRS Email Scam – Underreported Income





November 15- Waiting on the World to Change

12 11 2009

Kit Yarrow stops by this week with host, Tom D’Auria, to discuss “How Young Generations Are Revolutionizing Retail.” Specifically, Kit pays attention to what younger generations are drawn to buying, why this is, and is technology having an impact on this. Kit Yarrow chairs the Psychology Department of San Francisco-based Golden Gate University, where she has a joint appointment as a professor of psychology and marketing.


The show will air this Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 2 pm EST/ 12 pm MST.

Listen on KFNX- 1100 in Phoenix, AZ or stream LIVE at this same time on this link.


Also, our Week In Review will dedicated to what is coming up and what is will be coming out of INTEROP NYC.




November 8- Week In Review

9 11 2009

Shashi Bellamkonda stopped by and gave a wonderful show on “How to Get More Business Using Social Media”. The show was great and will be available for download shortly.


The stories featured in the Week In Review portion of the show this week were right in front of the reminder to send cards to the soldiers that are fighting for our freedom overseas. When doing your holiday cards this year, take one card and send it to the following address. If we pass this on and everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get. When you are making out your card list this year, please include the following:

A Recovering American Soldier

c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center

6900 Georgia Avenue,NW

Washington, DC 20307-500

Now, for the stories featured in the Week In Review portion of this show:

  • More Tech For Older People- NY Times- [JUMP]
  • Handset Hackers- BBC News- [JUMP]
  • Friendsourcing the Quest for iPhone Apps- NY Times- [JUMP]
  • Yanks Make Difference By Going Green- MLB.com-[JUMP]
  • First Eco-Friendly Hospital Energy Plant Installed- Epoch Times-[JUMP]
Thanks for all the support and come back on Thursday for a precursor to this weeks show!





November 8- Time to Get to Business

5 11 2009

Shashi Bellamkonda stops by this week with our host, Tom D’Auria, for a show about “Social Media Tools and How to Get More Business Using Them.” In today’s society, everyone wants their information quicker and easier to access. Shashi will let us know the tools required to get more business and the steps that need to be taken in order to achieve your goals.


Shashi Bellamkonda works at the heart of Web hosting company Network Solutions as the Director of Social Media with a unique business card title “Social Media Swami.” In this leadership role he has helped Network Solutions aggressively move into the online space to actively listen to and interact with customers. This effort was rewarded when Network Solutions won the 2008 SNCR Excellence in New Communications Award for Online Reputation Management and the 2009 Gold Quill Award of Excellence in Social Media from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

The show will be one that you will not want to miss. It airs THIS Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 5 pm EST/3 pm MST on KFNX-1100 in the Greater Phoenix Area. And the show will also air live on this link if you are not in the Phoenix area but still want to hear the show.

Thanks for all your support and tune in!





November 1- Week In Review

2 11 2009

Our November 1 show is ready for you to Download/Listen.

We are also excited to remind our Florida listeners about the FACUG’s 2010 Conference At Sea

Don’t forget to remember a recovering soldier when doing holiday cards this year.

Here are the links to last night week in review. We covered these stories right after Tom’s kudos to Sony’s customer service (they replaced his laptop and gave him a wireless mouse!). Tom must have listened to Gabe’s guest segment on getting a resolution where everyone wins when dealing with Customer Service Reps. Find out more about Gabe and other stories from him on http://www.tiplet.com

Here are the stories featured in the Week In Review segment this week:

  • White House Dumps Bush’s CMS for Open Source- TG Daily- [JUMP]
  • Tweeting From the Field:  Sports Meets Social Media- Ars Technia- [JUMP]
  • Swimming of Just Wading in Technology- NY Times- [JUMP]
  • Using a Cellphone Number to Pay for Virtual Goods- NY Times- [JUMP]
  • Ogden Website Buys NYC Company- StandardNET- [JUMP]


Have a great week and check back Thursday for details about next Sunday’s show!