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The most important technology concepts, strategies and actions uncovered for your business.

Working from Home? We’ve Rounded Up Our 21 Best Blog Posts About Remote Work

Kaitlin Schneider
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve written an array of articles with ways for you to thrive in your new home office space. In addition, we’ve compiled information for business owners and IT managers which helps them consider what technology, policies and procedures might work best.  Now, we’ve compiled those articles together in this post, so you can easily refer back to them anytime you need some additional tips and advice to make remote work, well, work. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Microsoft Products, The Workplace, Our Company, Trends, Network Security, Phone Systems, Technology Planning

Are TikTok and WeChat Really Trying to Steal Private Information?

Joel Havenridge
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends

How to Avoid Falling Victim to Cryptocurrency Scams

Kaitlin Schneider
On July 15, a small group of hackers gained access to 130 high-profile Twitter accounts, and they perpetuated a cryptocurrency scam via the social media platform. The group made off with 12.9 Bitcoin, which, as of the exchange rate at that time, equates to around $120,000.  
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Trends

7 Pros and Cons of Working from Home Long-Term

Kaitlin Schneider
You’ve no doubt noticed that working from home has several advantages, but, as with anything, there are also a few downsides as well. During the current pandemic, both sides of the equation have likely surfaced at one point or another.   Depending on your work style and your actual job responsibilities, you may love working from home or hate it, so we’ve detailed seven pros and seven cons of working from your home office, dining room or—let’s admit it—your couch.  
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends

What is Zoom Fatigue? 5 Reasons You’re Feeling it and Tips to Combat it

Kaitlin Schneider
As your organization continues to work from home, you’ve no doubt had to adopt new ways of conducting business. One of the biggest changes is meeting through tools like Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams instead of in the office conference room.  
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends

6 Social Engineering Security Threats to Avoid During the COVID-19 Crisis

Chris Vilim
The COVID-19 crisis has been an extremely challenging time for most businesses. Business owners have struggled to cope with the rapid transition to remote work, fluctuating stay-at-home orders and potential damage of a struggling economy. Employees are doing their best to work in the midst of uncertainty, stress and distractions at home. Unfortunately, there will always be someone trying to profit off of a disaster, and that’s certainly true of threat actors behind cyber security attacks. ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, Trends

5 Tips for Communicating in a Work From Home World

Angela Wight
How have you fared in the largest work from home experiment ever? Was that a big “sigh” I heard? Considering how quickly businesses transitioned, you may not have had the time for training on new tools or communication methods; it was sink or swim!
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends

How to Get Your Business Ready for the Reopening Economy

Chris Vilim
Businesses have rapidly adjusted to COVID-19, finding ad hoc solutions to remain productive and profitable. But now that many companies are growing accustomed to the “new normal,” it’s time to start planning for the future.  While the pandemic may be temporary, there is no doubt that it will permanently change the American workforce, making it more flexible and open to technologies that foster collaboration and communication across distributed workers. In order to embrace these changes and ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends, Technology Planning

Microsoft Teams and Nextiva Cloud Together Make One Unified Communication Solution

James Thompson
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt traditional ways of doing business, a lot of companies have taken advantage of working from home. But working remotely brings up new challenges and problems to solve, and organizations are particularly concerned with how they can communicate with customers, vendors and coworkers.   Because even when working from home, phone calls are still a crucial component of conducting business.  
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Topics: Cloud, Trends, Phone Systems

4 Technologies Your Company Needs to Enable Remote Work

Kaitlin Schneider
Work-from-home setups are steadily becoming the new normal for many businesses, whether by preference or default due to current circumstances. Most organizations are understandably focused on making remote work functional for their operations in the short term. However, don’t make the mistake of not looking at your long-term remote work structure and investing in technologies that will help employees stay productive and keep assets secure.  Here are four remote work must-haves for businesses ...
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Topics: The Workplace, Trends, Technology Planning