Daily Fiber with DRN!

The USDA recommends total daily fiber intake of 14 grams of fiber per 1,000 kcal of food consumption.  In simpler terms, that means an adult woman (between the ages of 19-50) should consume 25 grams per day while the average man (between the ages of 19-50) should consume 38 grams per day.  Fact is the average adult consumes only about 50% of the recommended daily fiber!

Fiber here at DRN ta…


Artificial Intelligence

“Terminator”, “the Matrix”, “iRobot”. These are 3 of my top 10 favorite movies and the common link between all of them is Artificial Intelligence. I have had an interest in Artificial Intelligence for as long as I can remember.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has existed in Hollywood for decades, but it is shocking how advanced it is becoming in the real world.

We have all asked Google for direc…


Signs of Summer

Spring has sprung, but at DRN signs of summer are surfacing as we wrap up the interview process and make offers for our summer internships.  In 2001, DRN created a summer internship program in our marketing department.  Fast forward seventeen years, our summer internship program is going strong and has grown into other areas of the business including operations, IT, and accounting.

The benefits…



If you have been called by a phone number that you recognize or the caller ID displays a friend or neighbors name or even your own phone number however, the person talking on the other end is in fact no one you know, that phone number and caller ID information has likely been spoofed.

"Spoofing" occurs when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to…


Why Everyone Should have a Firewall

The Internet can be a scary place.  You have probably heard the news about all the data that has been compromised from Facebook user accounts.  Even if you don’t use Facebook or social media of any kind you should still have a firewall.  It is important to know what the firewall can do and what it will not do. It is imperative to change the default password that the firewall has when it comes out…


Your Personal Information is Safe With Us

No matter what you use for a news source, you hear or read about data breaches on a daily basis.  This past week, the news has been filled with stories about Facebook and how it allowed a third party data collection agency to gather and use information about its Facebook users.

According to Breach Level Index, there have been 9,740,567,988 data records lost or stolen since 2013.  That equat…


OPEN WIFI – Free is not safe

Everyone enjoys the open guest network provided by restaurants or other public locations.  Why not jump on and save your precious cell phone data? 

When you connect to your home Wi-Fi network using a passphrase the traffic between your phone, laptop, or tablet is encrypted.  What that means is even if your neighbor is within range of your Wi-Fi they cannot see the webpages you are viewing.



Digital Conversion Wrap Up

Hello!  This is Tim Steinwand, Digital TV Conversion lead here at DRN.  As of March 1, 2018, DRN started its conversion to all Digital TV.  The process began with us removing about half of our digital channels on March 1st.  After that our technicians needed to do some balancing of our TV system after the removal of those channels.  Next, on March 7th, a large number (about 2/3) of the in the…


Backup: Locally or The Cloud

Are you backing up your data? If not, you should start immediately. There are different forms of backup consisting of both local and cloud backup. Local backup is when you copy your data to a flash drive or an external hard drive, an onsite server or even a network attached storage device. This method of backup is usually more expensive up front but in the long run it pays for itself - call it in…


Blogging about blogging

There is a bit of irony when writing a blog post about why your business should be blogging.  The DRN blog has been active for nine months now and I hope that you have found some valuable information within our thirty-four blog posts. 

As a business owner you may be asking yourself if you should have a blog or why you need a blog. Let’s take a moment to address some of the benefits of blogging.…


Not your average wi-fi

Picking a wi-fi option for your house to stream Netflix and look at Facebook is a tough decision, but what if you must connect 80 devices to it and need those devices to roam from classroom to classroom or office to office?  Picking a wi-fi option is sort of like trying to choose between a Lexus and a BMW.  Tons of options and features that all sound great, but how do you know what will be the be…


Tech App: GroupMe!

One of the predicted popular apps for 2018 is GroupMe!  If you ever get tired of scrolling down your text messaging history to find that group message thread that you know you had….then maybe you want to try GroupMe! 

GroupMe is a mobile group messaging app owned by Microsoft.  It allows easy group communication.  Think of all the groups you are involved in…your family group, friend groups, wor…


What can ReadiTech do for you?

Today’s technology is ever-changing and keeping up with what’s new, how it can help or where it can it take your business may seem overwhelming.  Why not concentrate on what you love the most and let DRN’s ReadiTech team provide the benefit of experience and leadership to prepare your business for the future.

Hi, this is Mary Lou Sundby, Business Account Representative for DRN and DRN ReadiTech…