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Things change quickly in the world of technology. Those changes affect everything around us, including the boating realm, mostly for the good. Keeping up with it all can be confusing and expensive. If you’ve got a good grasp of where things are going and why, you should be fine.
These days ignoring software updates isn’t a good idea. Security depends on it. So, if you’re running marina management software, make sure you get in the habit of keep it updated.
I read this morning that the U.S. Navy is considering using Google + as a communication tool for sailors. It’s an interesting idea, and certainly a new approach. It’s nice to see how quickly the Navy seems to be adapting to ever changing technology.