As a partner, Pat Heck serves in an advisory role to technical operations and the application development group of Lieberman Technologies. Prior to becoming a partner, Pat served as the General Manager for Norlight, Inc., a $50 million telecommunications and technology company that was acquired by Windstream in 2010. He also served in a variety of roles for Q-Comm Corporation, the parent company of Norlight, before taking over the management of Norlight following Q-Comm’s acquisition in 2007.
Pat is best known as the person who first brought Internet service to the Tri-state. In 1994, he founded World Connection Services/Evansville Online, which was acquired by Q-Comm in 1998. He has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Evansville and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Evansville from 1991 to 1996.
Recent Articles by Pat
As a tech company, we talk a lot about security issues, both internally and in discussions with our customers. The businesses we work with rely on us to give them solid guidance and to provide tech solutions that are reliable and secure. While no piece of software and no digital business system is 100% hacker-proof, I like to think that we do
If you’ve taken my advice and started using LastPass to protect your online accounts, then you recently received this unwelcome email from the LastPass Team. You may be wondering if it gives me pause about using a password manager and specifically using LastPass. It does not. The message from the LastPass team isn’t good news, but I’m comforted knowing that they quickly recognized it and
Back in February of 2014, we shared our survival story regarding Cryptolocker, an extremely nasty and expensive malware virus that generally spreads through email. Because Cryptolocker was recently in the news again (Warrick County Prosecutor’s Office Admits 2014 Breach), we thought it wise to continue to raise awareness so that you can take steps to protect yourself or your company from similar attacks.
What do you think about this statement? “Let’s reward people for doing what they’re supposed to do.” I’m certain that many, and perhaps most of you, read that statement and react negatively. After all, should we give people a reward for doing things such as… turning on their turn signal before they make a turn when driving? looking both ways when they
Head’s up: if your company’s servers are running any version of Windows Server 2003 (WS2003) and you don’t yet have a plan in place to upgrade your servers, time is running short. Microsoft ended mainstream support of WS2003 in 2010 and established an official end-of-life date of July 14, 2015 for all versions of WS2003. And so, we ask you: Are
If you live in area code 812 then this is for you: mandatory 10-digit dialing starts on Saturday, February 7, 2015. This has been in the works for quite some time (originally announced in August of 2012) and we gave a reasonably thorough overview of the situation last August. Even a call to the house next door will require that you include
Now that we have wrapped up 2014, I thought I would share some thoughts on what we’ve learned and predict what it means for all of us who use technology on a regular basis.
Be aware of a well-crafted and clever scam that is likely trying to gain access to your login credentials to Verizon Wireless. Just today (12/18/2014) I received a robo-voice call from the number 1-800-921-8678 that was claiming to be Verizon Wireless. The quality of the robo-voice was less than what I would have expected and that was my first hint that this
If you live in or around Evansville…here’s a fact that you may find interesting — it was 20 years ago this month (December 1994) that Evansville Online was launched. For the great and vast majority of people living on the planet, the Internet (or the Web) simply didn’t exist in 1994. Back then, how we use the Internet today would have sounded
Congratulations! You’ve landed an interview! It’s likely that you’ve gotten this far because you’ve paid attention and followed the rules the company has set forth for applying for the job. You’ve also put together a cover letter and resume that was appealing to someone at the company. (Or maybe you’re just following this thread to see if I finally say something intriguing.) Now that