Humans have an amazing capacity to isolate various pieces of our lives and treat each independently. Perhaps we have to do this in order to make decisions at all and not be overwhelmed with data. But sometimes we know very clearly that two things are directly related and choose to ignore this relationship anyway. This is called bifurcation. The best example of bifurcated thinking is the government budget process. In the spring, Congress passes all kinds of laws with almost no attention to costs. Policy is all that matters. Then, in the Fall,
Hello, I'm not sure if you have heard today that Apple OS X has been infected with a virus. For many years, or decades Apple has been least susceptible to virus attacks. This has been a common attack to Windows machines for a few years now. It's known as Ransom-ware or referred to as Cryptowall. Once the virus is on the system the files (word, excel, pdf documents) are locked until the ransom is paid. This is very scary if it machine has network privileges and also locks all of the files on the file server. *You may have heard about the medical center in LA that paid the $17,000 ransom. If you do not have a backup procedure in place, anti-virus or a firewall of some sort, please contact us for recommendations. Here are some tips to avoid viruses.