Archive for January, 2009

Bad Wi-Fi = Losing Your Business??

Friday, January 30, 2009
posted by al

The facts from a recent study completed by PurePages and 3 other companies in the Greater Toronto area are staggering!!

Most of the venues providing Wi-Fi hotspots are simply opening their business Internet services up to the public for use. If you own a business and are doing the same, beware of the repercussions you potentially face.

One of the major risks is your businesses risk of liability. If a pedophile was to walk into one of these businesses, use the wireless to surf or download child porn and walk away, guess who’s at risk of liability? The business will be charged/sued for opening their Internet services and not taking any measures to prevent this from occurring. Also imagine taking your family to eat dinner in one of these establishments and have someone at the table next to you surfing porn! Can you smell a lawsuit coming on?

Let’s not also forget the spammers looking for these open avenues as well as the big download junkies who’ll eat up your bandwidth and either get your Internet services cut off or leave you with an enormous bill to pay.

The above mentioned are things which can potentially put your business under.

If you’re a business owner who is providing what you call Wi-Fi by opening your business internet services to your patrons, its time to reconsider and invest in a managed Wi-Fi solution, which surprising enough will cost next to nothing, however will increase traffic, revenue, provide a security blanket and also may save your business!!

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Obama Pushed on Internet Safety

Thursday, January 22, 2009
posted by al

Internet safety for children is one of the topics coming into light with Washington’s new administration. Many safety advocates are pushing new President Elect Obama to put more resources towards protecting children from crime, harassment and predators online.

I think it’s a no brainer, fund more programs, add more resources and build stronger awareness of the threats our kids face! When public libraries still have open access to porn, it makes it very evident that there’s a major issue for which enough action is not being taken!

PurePages is built on the foundation of Internet safety, whether at home, school, work or play. An excellent way of having safe Internet without having to do anything but activate.

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