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Protect Your Company Against Phishing Attacks (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing For all the benefits email offers as a communication method, most of the messages in people’s inbox aren’t worth opening.  A whopping 85% of all emails are considered spam.  Some spam is merely annoying, but spam can also be dangerous.  Phishing emails are a popular form of spam, and their…

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Finding the Hidden Threat (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing If you are anything like the average person you spend a lot of your life online.  Whether you work through your computer or phone on a daily basis, or you talk to your friends or relatives through a screen, we spend an inordinate amount of time online.  But, it is…

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How to Get a Free College-Level Education Online (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Costs have gotten away from benefits for a formal degree program in America.  College costs have tripled in less than 20 years, leaving large numbers of students with housing and food insecurity.  The average learner spends 20 years paying off student loans in a job that, for 73% of college…

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The Booming Business of Telemedicine (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Telehealth and telemedicine are the future of healthcare.  In 2019, more than 75% of the United States-based hospitals used video to connect with their patients.  Telemedicine offers remote clinical services.  It can be used to diagnose conditions, screen symptoms, provide mental health services, offer low-risk urgent care, support nursing home…

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Understanding the GameStop Short Squeeze (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing If you have been paying attention to the news recently you might have heard of “meme stocks.” These are traditionally stocks from businesses that have historically been on the brink of bankruptcy or irrelevance. These are buzz stocks like Blockbuster, AMC, and GameStop or other “childhood” favorites that are no…

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Can a VPN Keep You Anonymous on Social Media?

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Virtual private networks, or VPNs, are rapidly becoming an essential part of the modern online security toolkit. With so many communications professionals spending more of their time online on social media than anywhere else, protecting themselves and their data has become an increasing priority. What Is a VPN? If your…

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How Trust Can Help Us Return to Normal (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing We have never seen anything like the COVID-19 pandemic.  So many problems popped up seemingly overnight.  From how we work and learn remotely, to how we make connections with others when we can’t physically see them, all these problems where once we didn’t have a solution to.  However, we prevailed…

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The Bitcoin Bull Run (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Our age of digital media has brought us many ups and downs.  Between the glorification of communication that is social media and the nefarious downside that is personal security, the internet allows us to explore all facets of the emotional spectrum.  However, whether it is joy or sadness there is…

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Modernizing Commercial Real Estate Lending (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing While numerous industries have grown agile from the digital revolution, commercial real estate lending is not one of them.  On average, it still takes 3 months to close a commercial real estate loan.  When a borrower finds an investment property and identifies their loan needs, their broker has to call…

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Recommerce: The Secondhand Goods Economy (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing The sale of secondhand goods has been an integral part of eBay’s business since day one.  For 25 years, eBay has facilitated transactions between consumers (C2C transactions) in an online space.  Now, their new report celebrates the impact recommerce has had on eBay, its users, and the world as a…

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Make Phone Calls Trustworthy Again (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Spam has taken over the realm of phone calls. Over half of all phone calls received today are uninvited spam. In America alone, citizens received nearly 46 billion robocalls in the year of 2020. That is over 175 million robocalls per day!   The problem doesn’t only exist on the receiving…

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Breaking Ahead of the Pack in Local Searches (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing The coronavirus pandemic changed the way people do business in dramatic, potentially irreversible ways.  While many of these changes were harmful, some came with distinct benefits.  For example, 57% of consumers purchased from a local business for the first time during the pandemic.  They chose the businesses they did based…

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Knowing Your Risk in the COVID-19 Pandemic (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing As of last month, half of American adults have been at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19.  While this number is widely celebrated, it may not be enough to end the pandemic. Herd immunity requires 70% to 85% of a population to be vaccinated.  Vaccine hesitancy in the US has led…

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The Business of Women’s Sports: Improving Viewership and Revenue (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing The popularity of women’s sports continues to grow, making major strides in 2020.  Interest in women’s soccer was spurred by the 2019 World Cup win and can be shown in the viewership for the following year.  In 2020, the National Women’s Soccer League broke viewership records by nearly 300%, reaching…

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Investing in Africa (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Whether you are the “average Joe”, interested in finance, or more heavily involved in finance and investing, the state of the African economy may not be something that’s likely to come to mind for you on any given day, but it’s possible that it should be.  Africa isn’t just the…

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Building the Future of Networking (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing When we think of leaders of industry we tend to associate that with companies.  These could be Apple, Google, even Amazon, but there is one thing that these companies have in common: they set the trend for all industries.  Recently, the latest trend has been remote work.  Due to the…

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Understanding Eminent Domain (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing Those who know what eminent domain is might be scared or confused as to why our government would have the ability to seize our land without our consent.  It sounds very counterintuitive to the government that we have established.  However there are several precautions put in place to prevent eminent…

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The Future of Healthcare is Digital (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing For many of us, sending a text is almost second nature.  We probably send hundreds of them in a week to family or friends.  But do you ever text your doctor? Telehealth has been on the rise this past year but that usually has consisted of logging on to a…

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