Social Login by MediaTech – A Game Changer for Your Business!

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What is Social Login?
Social login lets your users use one of their existing social media accounts such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram, Yahoo, or LinkedIn to login into your website or mobile application, eliminating the need to submit to yet another off-putting registration process. Using social login makes it much more likely that your users will stick around. According to recent surveys by Blue Research and WebHostingBuzz:

  • 86% of users say they are bothered by the need to create a new account to use a website
  • 54% of users said they may actually leave a website and go to another rather than complete a registration form
  • 88% of users admit to entering incomplete or incorrect data on registration forms
  • 92% of users will leave a site instead of resetting or recovering login info
  • 77% of users believe social login is a good registration solution

Could you be losing customers, driving them away with your registration process?

What are the Benefits?
The easier it is for people to access your website the faster they can start purchasing or enjoying your content. Here are the top 3 reasons for using social login.

  1. Reduce or Eliminate Registration Process.  Eliminate the lengthy registration process. Users do not have to remember your website password because they are using their social login account instead of your website account.
  2. Increase Revenue. Social login users are more likely to make purchases and subscribe to you services compared to those who don’t use social login.
  3. Security Advantages. You don’t have to deal with security and passwords issues; you pass them to your social login vendor to handle.

You can also use Social Login by MediaTech on your internal applications, to speed up your workflow and eliminate the need for password management. Your employees will love you for it.

How to implement social login for your website and mobile application?
Contact us today and have our social login experts implement the login process for your business.

Suicide Attacks Prevent Terror Groups from Achieving Political Goals, So Why Are They Increasing?

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Memorial at the site of 2016 Jakarta, Indonesia attacks.

Why do modern terror groups seem to favor suicide attacks as the tactic of choice? Studies have shown that engaging in suicide terror tends to reduce the group’s chances of achieving their desired political outcomes. Suicide attacks are so loathsome and inhumane that they decrease the group’s ability to win concessions for their cause. If your foe is so fanatical and implacable as to engage in suicide terror, why would you attempt to negotiate with them? This is exactly what happened with Israel and the PLO in the 1990s, when the first wave of Palestinian suicide bombings drove Israel from the negotiating table.

Given that the tactic doesn’t help the terror group achieve its goals, why do they keep doing it? Indeed, suicide attacks are on the increase, with more than 5000 occurring in the years since 1980. According to an interview with an LSU terror expert published in today’s Washington Post, the answer may be group survival.

Militant organizations go through different trends or fashions. Organizations must either adopt the fashion or become irrelevant. In the 1960s, the “international revolutionary” and the “urban guerrilla” were in fashion, and they preferred to rely on hijackings and hostage taking. As we’ve moved into the era of fundamentalist Islamist terrorism, organizations have had to adopt the fashions of fundamentalist Islam to stay relevant, and the key fashion is the suicide bomb.

If you’re a smaller organization like Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, and you want to draw the support and attention of the Islamic State and other groups, you start conducting suicide attacks. A few months after Ansar Bait al-Maqdis adopted suicide attacks, they were recognized as Wilayat Sinai, a province of the Islamic State, and they received funding and fighters from the core group, improving their survival prospects.

To understand why group survival is prioritized over the group’s very reason for existence – achieving their political aims – it helps to understand that their goals are often abstract, lofty, and so difficult as to be practically unachievable for the foreseeable future. If your goal is to establish a world wide caliphate, for example, you must prepare for the long game. And when you are playing the long game, group survival becomes more important than short term, incremental gains.

MediaTech’s latest courseware offering, Suicide Terror, explores these issues in detail. Learning objectives include:

  1. Describe the advantages of adopting suicide attacks as a terror tactic.
  2. List the historical precedents of modern day suicide terror campaigns.
  3. Describe possible motives for participating in a suicide attack.
  4. Describe reasons for using female suicide attackers.
  5. Describe strategies for countering suicide terror.

The course is available in both web-based and lecture formats. Face to face courses are taught by Dr. Xavier Stewart, BG (Ret).

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“VTT will allow us the ability, as part of an instructional capability, to test and validate all of our respective plans through a realistic tabletop scenario and gain invaluable lessons in terms of validation of SOGs, strengths and weaknesses’, lessons learned and best practices.”

“VTT will be a big help in Education and training to keep interest of all.”

“I’ve said I believe the VTT for lack of a better term, is a better mouse trap!”

“I had always dreamed of a tool like this!” “Just what we have been looking for!”

“I believe that working with VTT is a win-win for everyone, especially the client and the responders preparedness to protect the public.”

“Works for both tactical and strategic!”

“VTT is so simple, yet so complex.”

“Super useful, we use it for planning and AARs. Any time we talk about an incident, really.”

“The Possibilities are Endless.”

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“Everything we need to conduct a tabletop exercise in one program.”

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Our Virtual Table Top – VTT™ revolutionizes the tabletop exercise, giving you the power to visualize scenarios, injects, and participant responses quickly and effectively. Includes 100s of custom objects for visualizing emergency scenarios and fully localized situations. Airport, Chemical/Biological Attack, Earthquake, Fire, HAZMAT, Arson/Sabotage, Flooding, Pipeline Explosion, Hurricane, Pandemic, Active Shooter, Tornado/Wind shear, Train Derailment/wreck, Hostage/Intruder, Major Event Planning, After Action Reviews and more.

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Congratulations to Jim Lester, Wright County Iowa, Emergency Management Coordinator. Jim was the lucky winner of the free 12 month VTT™ – Virtual Table Top site license drawn from random entries at the MediaTech vendor booth during the 10th annual Iowa Emergency Management Conference. We appreciate everyone that stopped by and signed up and hope that our platform will provide another tool to help them better plan, prepare and protect their people. Questions can be direct to John White at MediaTech by emailing jwhite@mediatechinc.com or calling 641-856-8052.

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We have a list of mobile stats that every small business owner needs to be aware of. You’ve likely heard our constant harping on the fact that mobile is the hottest thing around, and is something that small business owners simply can’t ignore. There’s one main reason why we’re always saying that:
It’s true!
In case you don’t want to take our word for it, however, here are a few reasons to back up our point:

Mobile has beaten desktop.
This year, mobile Internet traffic exceeded desktop traffic. Not surprisingly, people don’t like rolling computer towers behind them on little carts when they’re out and about, so mobile devices have become the computers of choice for people that are on the go.
What has surprised people, however, is that people continue to use mobile devices once they get home. Chalk it up to familiarity, convenience, the fact that you don’t have to share them . . . whatever you like. But the fact is, mobile is more important than desktop, now. If your small business website isn’t mobile-optimized, you’re in trouble.

Mobile is growing fast, and continuously.
Traffic on the mobile web is growing at 3.5% each month! And 35% of smartphone owners say that they’re going to increase their usage of mobile Internet going forward. Taken together, you can conclude that tomorrow is very likely to be “more mobile” than today. If you’re waiting for the mobile trend to blow over, it might be time to throw in the towel and embrace it.

Smartphone users are now in the majority
Dumb phones are out there, but they’re no longer owned by a majority. Instead, most people who have a mobile device have a smartphone, which means that they have mobile Internet access and are hungry for apps.

Mobile devices don’t get left behind.
80% of Americans take their mobile device with them when they leave the house. In fact, 85% of Americans are never more than a few feet from their mobiles. If you want to meet consumers where they are, a mobile device is the surest channel available to you.

Mobile is local
94% of smartphone owners are looking for local info on their mobile, and 70% of these searchers have connected with a local business after a search. For a small business, this is a golden opportunity.

Mobile leads to sales.
This ties in to the last point. 70% of the people searching on a mobile device will make a purchase soon. If your business has a mobile-optimized website, you’re probably going to generate more revenue.
Do a search on your own mobile device now. Whose site functions better – yours, or your competitor’s? Don’t let a simple thing like that become a major disadvantage.

Mobile is overlooked by business owners.
Sadly, less than 5% of business websites mobile-optimized. If you want an easy way to pull ahead of the competition, mobile is it. And if you avoid it, remember that visitors tend to leave sites that don’t perform well on their mobile devices, and they don’t return.
In short, customers are lining up at your “mobile gates” in huge numbers.

Want more information? Fill out the contact form here for more information or to sign up for your free mobile app TODAY!

Congratulations to Kaw Nation (Oklahoma) Emergency Management. They were the lucky winners of the VTT™ – Virtual Table Top site license raffled off at the ITEMC Annual Summit held at the Grand Hotel & Casino in Shawnee, Ok. We hope that our platform will provide another tool to help them plan, prepare and protect their people.

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MediaTech E-Verify® approved

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MediaTech has been approved for E-Verify® enrollment. E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees and/or employees assigned to a covered federal contract.

E-Verify is a voluntary program for most employers, but mandatory for some, such as employers with federal contracts or subcontracts that contain the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause and employers in certain states that have legislation that mandates the use of E-Verify for some or all employers.

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MediaTech, a Centerville, Iowa firm, announces award from the Iowa Department of Education for the procurement of School Meal Programs Reference Library and Web-based Tutorial Development Project, RFP #ED-MH079-01. The contract is expected to extend until at least late 2014.

At this time, Iowa does not have a comprehensive web-based resource for School Food Service personnel to access for guidance regarding the operation of a USDA School Meal Program. New Food Service Directors/Managers must navigate through several websites, manuals, and memoranda, all of which are not available in one central location. Currently, the Department offers a number of on-site and webinar training workshops around the state of Iowa to train new staff, update existing staff, and release guidance regarding new USDA School Meal Program regulations. These training opportunities are often not available on demand, and may only occur one time per school year. The comprehensive web-based reference library will provide a reliable resource, accessible at any time. In an effort to improve efficiency and efficacy of trainings, the Department seeks to develop web-based instructional tutorials. These tutorials will provide enhanced learning experiences, expanding upon reference library information. Additionally, the SA will have the ability to test comprehension and monitor completion as requirements for new Food Service Directors/Managers or as a component of Corrective Action.

See original RFP here

Thank you to everyone that visited us in booth #35 at the 90th Annual Iowa State Fire School!

Congratulations to the Grand Mound, Iowa Fire Department. They were the lucky winners of the VTT™ – Virtual Table Top site license drawn from random entries at the MediaTech vendor booth during the 90th annual Iowa Fire School. We appreciate everyone that stopped by and signed up and hope that our platform will provide another tool to help them better plan, prepare and protect their people. Questions can be directed to John White at MediaTech by emailing jwhite@mediatechinc.com or calling 641-856-8052.

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