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The workspace is consistently changing these days, with remote work being commonplace, along with resignations in the face of a return to the office becoming more of a regular occurrence. Employees want more control over their work schedule so they can balance their personal responsibilities with their professional. A shorter workweek might be the key to making this happen.
It doesn’t matter where your business is located; whether it’s a tornado that comes through your city, a structural fire that renders your office uninhabitable, or a wild snowstorm that brings down power lines or grinds travel to a halt, you’ll want to be ready for it all. Listed below are the types of solutions your organization can implement to ensure that no disaster, be it natural or artificial, like a cyberattack, puts a stop to your operations.
Many companies were very suddenly introduced to the capabilities of modern collaboration tools, as… circumstances forced them to either go remote or cease operations for an unknown amount of time. That being said, while collaboration tools were suddenly a requisite for work, could these tools now be responsible for isolating your team members from one another?
March 31st is the official World Backup Day, a day intended to remind us all of the importance of having backups for the sake of data continuity. While this kind of day can be a valuable reminder of an imperative best practice, we contend that your awareness of your backup, as well as the maintenance that goes with it, should not be limited to a single day.
Phishing is one of those threats that has been around for a while, and as time passes by, only become more difficult to identify. Some businesses can’t tell the difference between phishing scams and actual emails. Listed below are steps your organization can take toward properly identifying and responding to phishing emails.
We’re all aware of the outage that Facebook experienced a few weeks before it announced its Meta rebrand, which prevented users around the world from accessing the services that the social media giant provides. While it may not sound like a significant issue that people couldn’t share their thoughts with one another for a short time, the ramifications stretched far beyond the inability to scroll through a Newsfeed.
Remote work has been embraced over the past two years, in no small part due to the impact of the pandemic. That being said, some of the impacts of remote work have made it clear to many businesses that its advantages shouldn’t be sacrificed once it is no longer required. Let’s review how businesses can improve by continuing the practices of remote work, even after the need for remote work has passed.
We use the term “best practice” a lot… enough that, without an appreciation for what the term actually means, it can start to sound like just another buzzword that the IT guy is using to sound more impressive. We assure you that this is not the case, and that the term “best practice” actually does mean something.
Whether you refer to them as customers or clients, the people who act as patrons to your business are essential to its success and survival; you need to keep them as happy as possible. While there are many aspects of maintaining a high level of customer service, we wanted to take a bit of time to examine how deploying the right technology can assist your business in doing just that.
While the right IT solutions can be a significant advantage to your business and its processes, this will only be the case if your team members are trained to use them properly. Listed below are some of the training that you need to prioritize in order to ensure your team is ready to utilize your technology the way it should be utilized.
Your business’ technology is the best tool for its success… or it can be, at least. In order for you to see the type of value from your technology that you’d expect of it, you need to approach it by making good decisions. Listed below are a few ways bad decisions to make in this regard; hopefully this will help your business avoid undesirable situations.
It is a well-known and unfortunate fact that technology does not last forever, and in today’s era of upgrades, no time has this been more true than in the modern day. Thus, it makes sense for businesses to have a plan in place for when it does come time to replace older devices. This, naturally, involves the proper disposal of connected devices, a practice that could very easily be done in a way that is both destructive to the environment and devastating for data privacy if done improperly. We’re here to make sure this doesn’t happen.
The office environment has evolved a lot over the years with technology being the impetus for such change. In your years doing business, how much has changed? How much of that change was driven by technology? Many of the traditional conventions of conducting business have been changed for the better as a result of these technological developments; listed below are just a few of them.
Technology is such a great tool for productivity, but one thing that you need to comprehend is that it can't work miracles. At the end of the day, we are all still human; distractions creep in that technology cannot prevent. Some users struggle with staying focused, which leads to unproductive behaviors, all of which compounds to create wasted time and money. Listed below are some ways that your employees can overcome distractions in the workplace.
Workplace stress has increasingly been viewed as a prescient issue for businesses, with an enhanced focus on identifying the causes and mitigating the impacts. A recently published patent from Microsoft helps to demonstrate how seriously this is now taken… although it also raises the question: do we really need technology’s help to identify when we feel stressed?
Seeing as technology is a critical component of most modern business processes, it is basically guaranteed that it will benefit your operations to abide by a few particular best practices. These practices are reviewed below so you can move forward and utilize your technology to its highest capabilities.
“It was getting to the point where I wouldn’t answer my cell phone anymore.”
Does this scenario ring a bell? If you get a lot of scam calls, you are probably ready to throw your phone into the ocean. Not only are these calls irritating, they can be outright dangerous. Stopping them altogether isn’t easy, but there are ways to prevent them to a degree.