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The Mysteries and Histories of Halloween
October 30, 2023

The Mysteries and Histories of Halloween

Ready to learn more about the mysteries and histories of Halloween? Halloween has a rich and diverse history that has evolved over the centuries. Its origins can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated around 2,000 years ago in what is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and parts of […]

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Spooky Halloween Tech for Your Home
October 23, 2023

Spooky Halloween Tech for Your Home

Ready to add some tech terror to your Halloween decorations this year? From spooky tech with scary sounds to frightening lights, we got you covered! Halloween season is upon us and it’s time to turn your everyday house into a seasonal haunted house. These tech décors will deliver chills and thrills to party guests and […]

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Apple’s Wanderlust Event – What We Learned
October 16, 2023

Apple’s Wanderlust Event – What We Learned

Apple’s Wanderlust Event stood out to many viewers as breathtaking and innovative. The event started with a short film showcasing different birthday parties from around the world; the kicker being that all of those featured were celebrating another birthday thanks to Apple products (crash detection, low heart-rate alerts, etc.) Apple has taken a focus on […]

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Back to School Tips for Parents
September 18, 2023

Back to School Tips for Parents

While the beginning of the school year is a big adjustment period for students, it’s just as much as an adjustment period for parents as well. To help ease the transition period, we’ve provided some tips and tricks to help you and your student(s) avoid being overwhelmed and stay on schedule! Get to know your […]

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Web3 and the Metaverse
April 10, 2023

Web3 and the Metaverse

Imagine a secure, yet decentralized, user-controlled vision of an online universe that’s untethered from service-provider terms and servers; this concept is called Web3. This new internet is envisioned for the specific use of the metaverse among other emerging 3D network of virtual worlds. The metaverse is a “device- and -vendor independent collective virtual space created […]

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CES 2023 Inventions and Innovations
February 7, 2023

CES 2023 Inventions and Innovations

On January 5-8, 2023 in Las Vegas, NV, the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) took place; this is one of the most influential tech events in the world. At this event, the most groundbreaking technologies in the world are displayed and the sharpest innovators take the stage to share their developments. To put this event […]

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2023 Tech Trends | Sierra Experts
January 20, 2023

2023 Tech Trends | Sierra Experts

Technology is the primary catalyst for change in the world. Technology advances give businesses more possibilities to increase their productivity, invent and reinvent product and service offerings, and continue contribute to the overall well-being of humanity. While it remains difficult to predict how technology trends will play out, we researched and put together a list […]

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New Years Resolution – Tech Edition
January 2, 2023

New Years Resolution – Tech Edition

Happy New Year 2023! Even though we’re a few weeks into the new year, it’s never late to start your New Year’s Resolution and set a few goals for the rest of the year. If you are looking to change your life but do not know where to start, this blog might bring you an […]

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Let’s Celebrate Social Media Day!
June 30, 2022

Let’s Celebrate Social Media Day!

  History of Social Media Day:   World Social Media Day was first recognized on June, 30 2010. Social media day was created to raise awareness of the social impact of media on global communication. Every day, people use social media to connect with people all over the world.   The first modern social media […]

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National Telephone Day!
April 25, 2022

National Telephone Day!

  You can call, text, or video chat anyone from your mobile device, but imagine a world without global unified communications. We would live in a stagnant world if businesses didn’t have the ability to pick up the phone and hold a conference call. Today, IP communications allows them to stay connected digitally with their […]

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Ways to Backup Your Data on World Backup Day
March 31, 2022

Ways to Backup Your Data on World Backup Day

  While we are privileged to have access to the latest and greatest computers, what would happen if we lost everything on our computer? Despite what you may think, computer crashes occur more frequently than you might expect. Data recovery can cost hundreds of dollars, and nothing is guaranteed if you try to retrieve everything […]

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Valentine’s Day: Best Dating Apps of 2022
February 11, 2022

Valentine’s Day: Best Dating Apps of 2022

  Valentine’s Day 2022 sees a unique challenge for people’s dating lives. Some people think that things have gone back to normal after the pandemic, but that isn’t entirely true. Since 2020, dating has been completely changed. Going out and meeting people organically is not the same as it was pre-pandemic. With Valentine’s Day 2022 […]

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5 Myths About Working in Tech
January 28, 2022

5 Myths About Working in Tech

  Sierra Experts is about to MythBusters on everyone and crack the code to all the myths and stigmas that surround the ideas of working the tech. There are plenty of misconceptions about this industry, however, through research and just by talking to people in the tech industry, we were able to debunk some of […]

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Stay Secure on Data Privacy Day!
January 28, 2022

Stay Secure on Data Privacy Day!

  Today is Data Privacy Day! January 28th reminds us to review our data usage from the previous year. It’s an excellent opportunity to evaluate our personal cybersecurity and make sure that we are staying secure on Data Privacy Day.    HISTORY OF DATA PRIVACY DAY Data Privacy Day was first proclaimed by the Council of Europe in 2007. In 2009, the United States House of […]

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2022 Tech Trends
January 21, 2022

2022 Tech Trends

As we enter this new year, it is important to look at some new and exciting tech-based trends that will be taking over the technology realm in 2022. From robotics to social media, here is a list of all the new trends to look out for.   1. Cryptocurrency Over the most recent years, cryptocurrency […]

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10 Cybersecurity Tips and Tricks
November 4, 2021

10 Cybersecurity Tips and Tricks

These ten personal cybersecurity tips are aiming to help our readers become more cyber aware. We developed these security tips from our experience managing cybersecurity for businesses and professionals. 1. Keep Your Software Up to Date: The older a system is, the more time hackers have to figure out the vulnerabilities. System updates can help […]

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Happy IBM PC Day!
August 12, 2021

Happy IBM PC Day!

Let’s take a trip back in time to August 12, 1981!  On this day in history, IBM introduced the first-ever Personal Computer (PC). It was created by a team of engineers and designers directed by Don Estridge in Boca Raton, Florida. IBM was defining a moment in the tech industry with its launch of the […]

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Happy World Wide Web Day!
August 1, 2021

Happy World Wide Web Day!

  Each year on August 1st, World Wide Web day is celebrated globally. This celebration dedicates how web browsing allowed us to have the world at our fingertips! History of the World Wide Web It is crazy to think that the World Wide Web has only been around for 32 years. For over two decades people […]

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Sierra’s Techie Christmas Wishlist
December 7, 2018

Sierra’s Techie Christmas Wishlist

Here at Sierra Experts, we’re constantly surrounded by and involved in all things tech. It’s what we’re built on! So, with that in mind, we decided to ask our team: If you could have any tech gift this Christmas, what would it be? And here’s what they said…   Trent DevOps Lead Logitech K800 Illuminated […]

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From Steel City to Smart City
August 2, 2018

From Steel City to Smart City

The city of Pittsburgh has undergone many transformations throughout its history. From being a steel industry titan to becoming a cultural center for food and the arts, Pittsburgh has always managed to successfully reinvent itself by remaining relevant in modern culture. Now, it seems another transformation has already begun. Over the last few years, Pittsburgh […]

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Friday the 13th Flashback: Jerusalem
July 13, 2018

Friday the 13th Flashback: Jerusalem

It’s Friday the 13th and most people think of today as a day full of silly superstitions, but for computer users in the 1980’s and 90’s, Friday the 13th was a day to truly be afraid. The Beast Itself In 1987, a virus called “Friday the 13th” (aka Jerusalem) was created to activate and reactivate […]

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5 Jobs You Can Get “In The Cloud”
March 9, 2018

5 Jobs You Can Get “In The Cloud”

Forbes posted an article detailing that cloud computing is projected to increase from $67B in 2015 to $162B in 2020. With an increase in sales and revenue comes an increasing need for qualified professionals to take on the task of designing, managing, developing, testing, and selling these new virtualization platforms. Below are 5 examples of […]

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Sierra Experts Hosts the Pittsburgh Office 365 User Group
December 15, 2017

Sierra Experts Hosts the Pittsburgh Office 365 User Group

As defined by WhatIs.com, “In personal or business computing, a user group is a set of people who have similar interests, goals, or concerns. The members have regular meetings where they can share their ideas.” Most user groups are based around discussing certain technologies such as a specific software, application, or corporation. Typically, these user groups […]

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A little History for the Holiday: Thanksgiving!
November 20, 2015

A little History for the Holiday: Thanksgiving!

Bet you don’t know who declared Thanksgiving to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of every November. Hint: It’s the same person to serve as the first President of the United States… and no, it is not George Washington as many believe! The United States declared its independence in 1776, yet Washington did not take […]

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World Wide Web Easter Eggs
April 15, 2014

World Wide Web Easter Eggs

With Easter just passing can you think of a symbol that kids recognize during Easter? How about Easter Eggs? Easter Eggs aren’t just something children recognize or have fun with but programmers and developers have fun with them as well. Easter eggs however, have a different meaning to developers and programmers, they are unexpected hidden […]

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