Supporting An Online Work-From-Home Model During COVID-19

  While businesses across the U.S. are shifting to virtual workplaces due to the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home was already becoming the norm for more and more employees. It’s no secret that employers are turning to a remote work model to help boost productivity and efficiency — according to a 2019 survey by Owl Labs, 91% of workers chose to work remotely for better work-life balance and 79% for increased productivity and better focus. But what happens when, instead of having one or two remote workers on your team, your entire operation has to move online?   This is now the reality of millions of businesses. With cities and…

Maintaining Collaboration And Protecting Your Data While Working Remote

  As companies are increasingly choosing to protect their employees during the COVID-19 outbreak by moving to a remote workplace, several questions and concerns arise. A work-from-home (WFH) model that is efficient, easily accessible and secure is paramount for both small and large businesses.    While adjusting to a new sense of “normal” in the workplace, it’s crucial that businesses and contractors alike equip themselves with the best tech platforms to make the virtual transition as seamless as possible. The following list of programs and software can help your company stay on track while integrating the WFH model into your day-to-day:    GoTo Meeting  An open line of communication amongst…

Tech Necessities For Your Start-Up Business

  With everything that is needed to create a successful start-up, it can be easy for things to be forgotten. But your business’ technological needs shouldn’t be one of them. From creating a security plan to making sure your software is up-to-date, technology is a crucial part of protecting your business. Because after all, according to Embroker, only 10% of start-up businesses succeed. Learn more with these simple tips and tricks to making sure your start-up is safe and secure:   Encourage a Formal Security Plan  According to QAT Global, it’s important to ask these simple questions about data security when creating a start-up.  What kind of data is being…

Three Common Data Security Mistakes To Avoid

Technology has allowed companies, big and small, the ability to access large amounts of customer data. With so much data it can be difficult, costly and, ultimately, overwhelming for companies to ensure that their private information is secure. Here are a few tips to help your company avoid common big data pitfalls and some solutions to prevent mix-ups before they happen:    1. Encrypt Your Emails To encrypt or to not encrypt? Encrypting emails is something that most companies routinely overlook, but can cause problems in the future. Some businesses choose to forgo email encryption because it can be costly and complicated, while others think encryption is insignificant and unimportant.…

What’s A Vishing Scam

Phishing scams, in which your personal and professional information can be lost in just the click of a button, are most commonly associated with fraudulent emails. But, this type of scam has also expanded to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems and has become so prevalent it has earned its own unique name – voice phishing or vishing.  What’s Vishing In a voice phishing scam, someone pretending to be in a position of authority, such as a bank representative or government official, calls or sends a message requesting confidential information. You are then sent a link where you are asked to enter your personal information. According to Lifewire, phone scams…