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Proud Sponsor of DNN Summit 2020 in Orlando, FL

Upendo Ventures: Proud Sponsor of DNN Summit 2020

I've been using DNN nearly since it launched, which is nearly 17 years ago now. Among my DNN accomplishments is founding the original community-based DNN conference, originally named Day of DotNetNuke and first hosted in Tampa, FL. That was 10 years ago. Things have come full circle now that the DNN Summit conference is going back to Orlando. It's with great pride that I'm announcing we're silver sponsors of DNN Summit 2020. 

5 Simple Tips Anyone Can Do to Protect Yourself and Your Business Online

Upendo Ventures: Security

Ever since computers have been widely available, we seem to be in a never-ending battle against the “bad guys” online.  They’re constantly trying to hack us, steal our private information, create fake identities, and so many other nefarious acts.  It’s difficult to keep up with all of the latest details and exploits that you could potentially be exploited by.  Here are a few tips to make your life a bit more worry-free, as well as protect you and your business at the same time.

DNN-Connect 2019 Recap: The Next Phase of Our Journey

DNN-Connect 2019

I’m not yet out of Europe.  I’m sitting in my hotel room in Paris, enjoying the sounds of the city, just blocks away from the Eiffel Tower.  I spent about an hour last night after midnight, exploring the city.  I can’t help but reflect on what DNN has done for my life.  It’s quite literally changed it, for the better, time and time again.  As a minor and superficial example, over 15 years ago when I started with it, I never thought it would lead me to Switzerland or France, much less riding a scooter around the Eiffel Tower after midnight.  I’ve come a long way over the years, and so has our community.  We’ve all grown, and this conference marked an important new milestone in our mutual journey. 

Never Remember or Even Know Your Password

Upendo Ventures: Never need to remember or know your password

With all of the security breaches that have been happening over the years, I’ve always been skeptical of using a password manager.  Do you remember the (completely preventable) breaches at places like Target, Home Depot, and the massive one at Equifax?  Security is always a balancing act.  You’re constantly trying to walk that fine line between convenience and protection.  This high-wire act, unfortunately, leads many people into truly insecure password practices.  The most common taboos include writing it down somewhere, using the same one everywhere, and using passwords that increment by a single digit.  Historically, many data breaches have one or more of these as the root cause. 

An Interview with David Poindexter About nvQuickPulse and More

DNN Hangout - October 2018

If you've been around DNN for a while, you may vaguely remember a monthly show that existed where myself and Joe Brinkman spoke about the various interesting news items of the month, and we also interviewed various folks in the DNN community. Well, it's back! That's right. This is the first of many DNN Hangout shows for you to enjoy.