Articles by Chris Pentago


Video Conferencing: Taking Classrooms Beyond Four Walls

By Chris Pentago on Oct. 31, 2015, at 7:07 a.m.
In 2012, 125 high school students in the U.S. spent the night at school for a 4 a.m. video conference with students in Nazareth, Israel. Today, video conferencing is used by students to work on projects with others in distant countries. With the speed of the Internet increasing over the …

Video Collaboration: Helps To Work in Group Projects

By Chris Pentago on June 28, 2015, at 5:19 a.m.
Professional video collaboration software (PVCS) are recent technical innovations that are revolutionizing the way we communicate, especially during productivity-oriented tasks. A decade ago, non-personal mediums like phone and email were the only ways to conference remotely. Those methods proved ineffective in serious group meetings, though, because over 50 percent of …

Powerful Tips for Highly Productive Online Meetings

By Chris Pentago on March 18, 2015, at 12:42 p.m.
There are a lot of marks that a conference or meeting needs to hit in order to be effective. Everything needs to be planned in advance, everyone needs proper notice and all the right materials and literature, you need to stick as close to the agenda as possible, and you …

Why Upgrading to a POS system Makes Perfect Business Sense

By Chris Pentago on Feb. 26, 2015, at 4:24 a.m.
Smart business owners understand true innovation when they see it with their own eyes. When a new technology makes doing business a breeze, it is a testament to the saying, “Work smarter, not harder”. For example, if one considers the initial transition from cash to credit, this simple change in …

Ideas for Your Wedding Photos

By Chris Pentago on Feb. 08, 2015, at 11:44 a.m.
So you’re getting married! Congratulations! If you’re like most people today, you’ll want to document your special day with high-quality photos. Here are some ideas and things to keep in mind with regards to the photography on your wedding day. Tell a Story Every couple has their own unique story. …

Ultrasound Can Provide The Ultimate Images of an Unborn Child

By Chris Pentago on Feb. 05, 2015, at 2:48 p.m.
  When a woman is pregnant, it’s a very special time in her life. An expectant mother and her doctor will want to make certain the unborn life is properly growing and developing. It is also exciting for the mother to see an image of her unborn child. To accommodate …

U2 Announces Huge New 2015 World Tour

By Chris Pentago on Jan. 26, 2015, at 6:11 a.m.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Location: U2 INNOCENCE + EXPERIENCE TOUR 2015, Forum, Los Angeles, CA When it comes to platinum selling music superstars, the small nation of Ireland has contributed more than its share. Phenomenal talents, such as Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher, and …

Kylie Minogue Will Be at Adelaide in March!

By Chris Pentago on Jan. 25, 2015, at 9:53 a.m.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Kiss Me Once tour , Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide , South Australia For more information: Are you a fan of Kylie Minogue’s music? Are you local to the Adelaide area? If so, you’ll definitely want to keep the ides …

Young Drivers and Australian Traffic Laws

By Chris Pentago on May 29, 2014, at 2:26 a.m.
Driving in Australia is an exciting experience, but just like any other country, there are traffic laws that motorists should abide with in order to make the whole experience safe. Some of these traffic rules are common and are universal, yet some are specific to Australia. The Australian traffic laws …

Air Conditioner Thefts Problem

By Chris Pentago on Nov. 29, 2013, at 5:07 a.m.
Numbers are Rising, Prompting the Importance of Better Security Theft and burglary are among the famous crimes occurring worldwide. However, the concept of air conditioner theft may be the most absurd thing a person may hear which is exactly what AirconWA experts told me to pay attention to yesterday while …

Maximizing Tax Deductions

By Chris Pentago on Nov. 29, 2013, at 4:17 a.m.
According to statistics, the total deductions claimed by Americans at tax time are over $1 trillion. Despite this, most people are still hoping for more tax write-offs. However, you can make the most out of the existing tax write-offs by looking at the bigger picture. That involves maximizing any available …

Winter Rains Deepen Suffering of Syrian Refugees

By Chris Pentago on Oct. 31, 2013, at 9:06 a.m.
Abdul and his wife, Nasra sit unresponsively next to each other on a well worn mat, as the drizzle trickles on the canvas top of their hodgepodge shelter and makes a noisy appearance while doing so. What surrounds them are a couple of pillows, a blanket, dishes and few clay …

Amazon Web Services Beats IBM to the $600M CIA Tender For The Second Time

By Chris Pentago on Oct. 24, 2013, at 6:48 a.m.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has won the bidding war over the right to build $600M CIA private cloud which is to be used by its entire community. It beat the other bidder, IBM, which was forced to take the matter to Government Accountability office. IBM appealed CIA’s decision to award …

What Maine Ports Could Learn From Australia’s Port of Brisbane

By Chris Pentago on Oct. 15, 2013, at 10:59 a.m.
Ecology Activities Port of Brisbane, Australia is situated in the area of high conservation and ecological value near the Moreton Bay Marine Park and at the mouth of river Brisbane. In order to ensure the stability of the environment in the surrounding areas several ecological activities are always carried out …

Cloud Computing Privacy and Security: The European Way

By Chris Pentago on Oct. 15, 2013, at 10:20 a.m.
Cloud computing regulations were implemented this year by the European Parliament, after the introduction of the digital privacy regulation in 2012. Cloud computing is a modern technology that allows people to share large amounts of data over the Internet, between multiple computers and networks. The European Parliament has modified its …