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5 Things to Consider When Planning Cybersecurity Training

5 Things to Consider When Planning Cybersecurity Training

One of the most effective ways to reduce cyber risks is through comprehensive employee cybersecurity training. You protect your organization by ensuring that your workforce has the knowledge and skills needed to identify and thwart potential threats. Here are five essential considerations for implementing successful employee cybersecurity training programs.

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How Do You Deal with Opposition to Technological Change?

How Do You Deal with Opposition to Technological Change?

If businesses want to stay competitive, they must implement new technology to keep up with other similar organizations in their respective industries. Unfortunately, the downside to implementing new technology is that your employees might not be so understanding and willing to adapt their workplace habits to accommodate your new solutions. How can you overcome this challenge? It all starts with mindset and approach.

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Three Aspects of Network Security You Should Make a Priority

Three Aspects of Network Security You Should Make a Priority

With so many new and emerging threats to worry about in today’s cybersecurity landscape, it’s no wonder that some businesses and employees might be operating from a knowledge deficit regarding network security. We’re here to change that with a quick overview of the three biggest overarching threats your business must face and prepare for.

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No, Your Power Strip Isn’t Protecting Your Workstation from Surges

No, Your Power Strip Isn’t Protecting Your Workstation from Surges

What’s the difference between a power strip and a surge protector? It turns out, quite a lot, and the difference is much more than just the number of plugs on it. Let’s discuss some of the biggest ways that these two important pieces of power supply technology differ and how you should determine which one best suits your needs.

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Three of the Best SaaS Applications for Small Businesses

Three of the Best SaaS Applications for Small Businesses

When it comes to getting the most value out of your business’ software infrastructure, it’s hard to argue with Software as a Service (SaaS). In fact, there are many solutions that are fueled by SaaS that power some of the world’s most lucrative companies. Let’s look at some examples of SaaS applications that can help even a small business revolutionize operations to save time and earn more profits simultaneously.

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Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Is Huge for SMBs

Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Is Huge for SMBs

In today’s digital workplace, data backup and disaster recovery are critical components that demand strategic attention. We specialize in providing these services to SMBs, and we recognize the unique challenges that surface on a day-to-day level. Today, we’d like to go into the financial significance of investing in data backup and disaster recovery, with a particular focus on how our services can contribute to your company’s fiscal resilience.

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Tip of the Week: Editing PDFs with Your Cloud Productivity Suites

Tip of the Week: Editing PDFs with Your Cloud Productivity Suites

PDFs, or Portable Document Format files, are something many people come across in the course of doing business. Not everyone knows all the cool stuff you can do with them, like changing things in them. This week, we'll talk about some simple ways to make and edit a PDF file.

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Have Problems with Cybersecurity Training? You’re Not Alone

Have Problems with Cybersecurity Training? You’re Not Alone

You might wonder how your business can possibly stand up to the countless cybersecurity threats out there, as even with training for your employees, it seems likely that something bad will happen eventually. This defeatist attitude isn’t necessarily productive, and it’s actually one that your team might embody if you don’t frame your training in the right way. Let’s look at some ways you should not bring up cybersecurity training and why you might be inadvertently sinking your successes.

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The Dos and Don’ts to Successful Video Conferencing

The Dos and Don’ts to Successful Video Conferencing

Today’s business world is full of technology, one of which is commonplace now thanks partly to the pandemic: video conferencing. While the trend was on the rise before COVID, it’s seen as a necessity, particularly for businesses with remote teams. It’s important to ensure that you practice good video conferencing etiquette; otherwise, you could suffer from poor—or worse, boring—meetings.

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Multi-Factor Authentication Isn’t Fool Proof, but it is Useful

Multi-Factor Authentication Isn’t Fool Proof, but it is Useful

Data security is an ongoing challenge, given the evolving tactics of hackers and scammers. IT administrators face a complex situation as these threats become more sophisticated. Employing security measures such as multi-factor authentication (MFA) or two-factor authentication (2FA) has emerged as an effective means to enhance organizational data protection. In this discussion, we will go into the advantages of this approach while acknowledging its limitations in providing comprehensive security.

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How to Run Your Laptop Even if the Lid is Closed

How to Run Your Laptop Even if the Lid is Closed

Laptops are powerful tools for office productivity, particularly due to their mobile nature. In the workplace, however, more users prefer to have the screen real estate offered by multiple monitors and traditional desktops. You can get more bang for your buck, however, by using a laptop that can work while it’s closed, thereby transforming it into something like a PC tower.

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A Positive Company Culture is Worth Investing In (Especially When It Comes to Technology)

A Positive Company Culture is Worth Investing In (Especially When It Comes to Technology)

Of all the aspects that play a part in your business’ success, its company culture can often be overlooked as nothing more than a perk… something nice to offer the team, but ultimately unimportant. This is very much a misconception.

Let’s discuss how valuable a positive company culture is, and how to develop one in your business. Don’t worry, we’ll get into the technology of it all, too.

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Powerful Technology Can Help Build Dynamic Business

Powerful Technology Can Help Build Dynamic Business

Technology can bring many dynamic benefits to an organization, but it can also derail its successful trajectory. One of the significant considerations that must be made is whether the technology your organization is implementing fits your business needs. Today, we will describe how having a knowledgeable perspective can help you avoid making investments that may not produce the rapid returns that most small businesses require. 

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Making Good Technology Decisions Can Bring a Lot of Value

Making Good Technology Decisions Can Bring a Lot of Value

When a business goes into action to improve itself, it typically goes into the process thinking that whatever changes it makes can significantly affect how it functions. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Today, we’ll discuss how professional consultants provide a perspective that can revolutionize how your business operates.

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Breaking Down the Smart Chips Available for Docs and Sheets

Breaking Down the Smart Chips Available for Docs and Sheets

You might recall our blog last week on smart chips, a term used to describe some fun and useful Google Docs inserts. Today, we want to take a closer look at these smart chips and what you can do with them in Google Docs and Sheets.

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What Can Humans Learn About Robots from the Works of Isaac Asimov?

What Can Humans Learn About Robots from the Works of Isaac Asimov?

Are you familiar with the works of Isaac Asimov? The author wrote a short story called “Runaround” in 1942, and it introduced the idea of the Three Laws of Robotics, or laws that all of the robots in his Robots series must follow. This stranger-than-reality concept is being used today by Google, which has announced a set of safeguards partially inspired by these three laws to help it control future AI-powered machines.

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You Don’t Need Always Need to Be Looking to the Future

You Don’t Need Always Need to Be Looking to the Future

Some people say it’s never okay to be satisfied with your business. You should always search for improvement to make your business more valuable to your customers and society. But when is enough, enough? When can you settle in and grind it out without a constant eye toward the future? Today, we thought we’d talk about the fear of complacency and how it can both help and hinder your intentions. 

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How Employee Burnout Contributes to Churn (Turnover)

How Employee Burnout Contributes to Churn (Turnover)

You must make difficult decisions in any walk of life, especially in running a business. The most critical decisions will focus on policies that help you keep employees and ensure they are motivated. Today, we want to discuss some of the problems associated with employee churn, or turnover, and what you can do to combat it in today’s modern business environment.

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The Promises of Blockchain Extend Beyond Cryptocurrency

The Promises of Blockchain Extend Beyond Cryptocurrency

As the popularity of blockchain technology continues to rise, it's essential to explore its functionality and understand why it deserves attention. While commonly portrayed as a dubious tool associated with cryptocurrencies and scams, the fundamental nature of blockchain is far from nefarious. In reality, its decentralized and transparent attributes make it well-suited for various tasks, and we'll describe how it can be used for more than cryptocurrency below.

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Get Used to Scams—They Are Not Going Away

Get Used to Scams—They Are Not Going Away

We know that living in a constant state of fear of being scammed is not ideal, but it’s the unfortunate reality of living in today’s technologically advanced world. The good news is that it’s never too late to learn how to avoid them! Let’s discuss how you can be more aware of the challenges of scams not only in a business setting, but in everyday life.

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