Distributed Ledger Technologies

Distributed Ledger Technologies

You are going to be hearing a lot about this - it is the Fintech wave of the future. What has been needed for instant, secure transactions is a method for having a shared reliable database for the exchange of assets. Big banks are playing with private blockchains that...

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Will dealers send their techs to training classes?

Will dealers send their techs to training classes?

I have had some conversations with dealers - and trainers - in the past few weeks about training classes.  One of the core businesses of FSPA, outlined in the by-laws is to "develop, support and implement educational programs".  We have run ATM and lock classes in the...

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IRS Breach was much bigger than earlier reported

IRS Breach was much bigger than earlier reported

Hackers actually gained access to 330,000 accounts and attempted to break in to an additional 280,000. Hackers used Social Security numbers & info stolen from other sources to log into the IRS Get Transcript service and view prior-year tax returns. The idea was to use...

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Quantum Physics coming to a computer near you..

Quantum Physics coming to a computer near you..

Did you know that several tech firms are conducting test that show the potential for quantum computing? They use the unique behaviors of subatomic particles to transmit more information than traditional computer chips can. In time, that could enable fast calculations...

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Did you know that Congress is a “small business”?

Did you know that Congress is a “small business”?

On October 2, 2013, the Office of Personnel & Management used a federal regulation to deem Congress a small business. Oh yes, a small business with 12,000 employees & dependents. This allowed members of Congress to enroll in the Small Business Health Options...

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Great webinar today put on by Isotec:  “The Safest Way”

Great webinar today put on by Isotec: “The Safest Way”

This is an incredible product with Homeland Security security certifications ready for FSPA members to sell. Seeing the simple teller interface and the ease of use in a live demo was amazing.. Isotec Safety Entrances are the number 1 choice for automated exits and...

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Members helping members

Members helping members

Hey FSPA is an association of a great group of people. And it is so amazing to put out a request for help - like with the polygraph testing or with the vehicle tracking - and members step up to share their knowledge and support other members. Awesome!

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Setting up the menus for San Antonio

Setting up the menus for San Antonio

Maybe I shouldn't have these late afternoon calls with Kathie at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk to discuss the menu options for the conference. Spending all that time looking over the food choices and being a bit hungry is dangerous. Hey, everyone said they wanted...

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LinkedIn webinar is next in our Social Media webinar series

LinkedIn webinar is next in our Social Media webinar series

Get The Clicks is helping us once again - this time with our second 2015 webinar on Social Media - LinkedIn. Learn how to set up your business & personal profiles and the best ways to make use of them. Due to the many questions at the end of the first webinar, we...

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Polygraph testing and federal law

Polygraph testing and federal law

I was quite surprised today to get an email from a member that is getting fined a good chunk of change for having done a pre-employment polygraph test. I had no idea that these tests are pretty much against the law under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)....

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