3d printing in healthcare3D printing is changing the world of design and production across many vital industries, and its tremendous growth in recent years is spurring further innovation in areas that impact our health and lives. While everything from crafting custom automotive parts to edible 3D printed food is made possible through this fascinating technology, developments in the medical field represent some of the most unique and inspiring areas of growth on this front.

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6 Alexa Skills You Should Be Using

by Modis on November 16, 2017

alexa skills to useAmazon’s Echo family is making itself known on the tech scene. From the compact Echo Dot to the visual Echo Spot, the options for these Amazon powered virtual assistants are plentiful. One of the perks: Alexa skills. These device enhancements allow you to transform your Echo to meet your needs, whether they’re for business or pleasure. These are our top picks for the Alexa skills you should be using now.

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The Evolution of Hacking

by Modis on November 15, 2017

evolution of hackingOur professional world is more digitally connected than ever before. The Internet is everywhere, from pocket devices and personal computers to automobiles and everyday household devices. All of the benefits of having cutting edge technology at our fingertips also come with their own set of new vulnerabilities and a heightened risk of becoming targeted by hackers.

To better understand the emerging cybersecurity threats we face today and help prevent catastrophic breaches from inhibiting vital businesses infrastructure in the future, it’s worth first looking back at how the nature of hacking has shifted over the last few decades.

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Why Your IT Department Matters

by Modis on November 13, 2017

it department in actionA program isn’t working, you’re locked out of your computer, a system needs to be updated… who are you going to call? IT! While fixing problems and getting machines up-to-date is one role of IT, the reality is that the IT department is often the unsung hero of the company.

These are just a few reasons why the IT department is crucial to your company’s success.

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Let’s Get Women Excited About Health IT

by Sarah Sample-Reif on November 9, 2017

one of the women who works in health itHealth IT marries head and heart—that is, the technology to improve operations and patient outcomes with the reward that comes from knowing that your work helps people. Maybe that’s a message we need to make clear if we want to encourage more girls and women to enter our field.

A case in point is Alicia Chong Rodriguez, a graduate student at MIT who founded a startup that uses wearable sensor technology to monitor women at risk of heart disease. She told MIT News that she had always been interested in technology, but got really excited when she realized that she could use technology to solve world problems.

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6 Traits the Best Engineers Have in Common

by Modis on November 7, 2017

traits of the best engineersIt takes an aptitude for math and science to be a good engineer, but the best engineers? They take it a step further. They’re the ones who live and breathe their work, but not because they have to – because they want to. We’ve seen enough of them to know what characteristics to look for when spotting top engineering talent. Let’s take a look into the elusive world of top engineering talent!

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