Even before a global pandemic created a paradigm shift that increased the hybrid and work-from-home (WFH) models, certain business functions like IT departments had been strongly utilizing remote operations, specifically when it came to keeping track of computer systems and IT assets in the form of remote monitoring. Remote IT monitoring [...]
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There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic created a paradigm shift within business operations. According to trend reports from Malwarebytes, around 70% of organizations had moved at least 61% of their workforce to a work-from-home model. These requirements yielded an increased use of video conferencing and team collaboration software, and [...]
Cyber & Data Breach Insurance: What is it and how is it underwritten? When evaluating potential solutions for your organization's cybersecurity program, you are likely only considering the ones that directly protect your computer-related and information systems. This might include controls for network security, application security, and/or information-security. But what [...]
Contracting out (or outsourcing) functions of a business seems like an inevitable consequence of running one. Surprisingly though, when referring specifically to small businesses, only 37% actually do. For a variety of different reasons, small businesses will try to avoid it. IT support and technology management, in particular, does tie [...]
3 IT Tips for managing hybrid remote work post-pandemic The sudden shift to remote work that started in March 2020 has essentially transformed the way organizations run their operations and manage resources. A viral infection that turned into a worldwide crisis led to businesses finding themselves operating in crisis mode [...]
What is Desktop Virtualization and VDI (Virtual Desktop Computer Infrastructure)? Desktop virtualization is the act of separating Desktop Environment and Application Software from the Physical Device. Desktop Virtualization creates a software-based (or virtual) version of an end user’s desktop environment and operating system (OS) decoupled from the hardware or computing [...]
Remote Work Best Practices Remote Access from home to office computer has become the most urgent request on all Helpdesk and Computer Support boards. The mass closures of schools, risk of being exposed to the Corona virus through close contact, and local governments’ policies on social distancing has forced many [...]
How to Remain Productive During Flu Season: Make Telecommuting Easy In today`s job environment allowing employees to work remotely (telecommuting) helps to recruit top talent and increases productivity. Despite concerns about a drop in productivity, a study by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, found that workers were 13 percent more productive [...]
How Will Windows 7 End of Life Affect Your Business? Windows 7 End of Life was announced in 2018 and Microsoft finally ended support on January 14, 2020. Post January 14, 2020, your business could be at risk. The computers you use at work could be vulnerable to ransomware attacks [...]
Common Ways Hackers Get Your Password and How to Stop them It seems we constantly hear about a data breach of some large corporation in the news. Most data breaches happen due to hackers gaining access to someone’s password. Passwords are the easiest and simplest way to secure an account. [...]