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WELCOME TO PART TWO—AN INTRO TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE In part one, we showed how easy it is to set up a bot with Forsta, but as we’ve built it so far, the bot doesn’t exactly chat. In Part Two, we’ll first examine some of the issues that surround adding AI to chatbots, and then, you’ll…

HELLO WORLD! To make it easy for anyone to build custom connections into Forsta, we’ve built an open-sourced NodeJS library for our Forsta Secure Messaging Platform called, librelay-node that contains all of the functions required to send and receive encrypted messages over the Forsta Secure Messaging Platform. This is the first in a series of blog posts…

Brokers of all levels of experience often find themselves trying to maintain FINRA compliance. Brokers who have worked in the field for several years may have had to adjust to using email messaging and other digital forms of communication, while brokers entering the profession may be comfortable using social media and text communication. The rise…

End-to-end encryption is one of the top features of secure messaging communication tools. It’s a feature the team at Forsta takes pride in and something technology specialists look for in their tools. However, even today, many people are still unsure what this feature is and why it’s important. This guide will help business owners understand…

Unsecured data can bring a company into financial problems if data and private information are not protected. However, some industries are more vulnerable to unsecured information than others. These industries may have large amounts of private information, such as a credit company that monitors the Social Security numbers of millions of customers, or sensitive information…

The year 2016 set records for data breaches, with a 40 percent increase from 2015, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. High-profile victims included companies such as Wendy’s and organizations such as the Democratic National Committee. Those attacks compromised a staggering 4.2 billion records. What’s at the heart of this growing problem? Where do…

THE END-TO-END ENCRYPTION STANDARD If you’re not using end-to-end encryption for secure business messaging, you probably have one of two responses to the idea of the technology; “What is end-to-end encryption?” or “I know what it is, but why bother with all that unnecessary complexity?”. Especially for businesses in regulated industries — such as medical,…

SKIP THE EMAIL. SEND A TEXT. GET CONTROL. Text messaging has emerged as a dominant form of both personal and professional communication. While that may seem obvious personally and absurd professionally, the numbers show there is force behind this trend in business communications. Failing to embrace and harness these trends comes at great cost to…

THE TIME FOR EMAIL REPLACEMENT IS NOW Sounds absurd, doesn’t it, that the most dominant form of business communication, email, is on its way out?  Not if you consider that strong trends suggest email won’t be the primary method of business communication for much longer. So let’s take a look at why you should be…