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  1. Where Is Your Company Data: COVID Edition

    We’ve written before about the perils of data sprawl.  Even in normal times, no single person at most companies can list all of the places where sensitive company data lives.  Not only does this make it far more likely that your data will find its way into the wrong hands, it also makes it difficult…

  2. How SaaS Bolsters Security

    It would be an understatement to say the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model has become the dominant one in the software industry.  This model (where you pay monthly or yearly for software instead of buying the license outright) is now being used primarily or exclusively by each of the Top 10 software companies in the world. While…

  3. Cybercriminals Getting Rich Off of COVID-19

    The economic shutdown has led to millions of employees losing their jobs or receiving fewer working hours from their employers.  Employees who can do their jobs from home, however, are working more hours than they were before the shutdown. Unfortunately, that includes cybercriminals. Security sources in multiple industries are reporting a surge of phishing, hacking…

  4. Knowledge Management’s New Importance

    If you don’t have great processes to gather and store important information across your entire company, remote workers are really going to hurt your bottom line.  Here’s how. One of your employees picks up a ringing phone (at home, of course; we’re still in the age of COVID-19). The person on the other end identifies…

  5. Three Tools for Longer-Term Remote Work (That Aren’t Technology)

    If you felt like you were totally unprepared for the transitions you had to make in the first days of the Coronavirus crisis, don’t feel bad; so was the rest of the world.  Hertz went bankrupt 12 days after the CEO described it as an exceptionally resilient company.  A Congressional oversight meeting got Zoom-bombed because…

  6. What to Expect in Business for the Second Half of 2020

    There hasn’t been much that’s been predictable since February.  The stock market is at an all-time high, employment is at an all-time low and nobody knows what’s coming next. Writers at a few brave publications, including Politico, Forbes, and Discover Magazine, have tried to offer big, sweeping predictions about all the biggest ways the world…

  7. Business Planning in Times of Unprecedented Uncertainty

    A few weeks ago, many people were hoping we could reopen the country all at once.  As more states have made the decision to open up while others are still battling an increase in infections, it’s become clearer that isn’t going to happen.   What level of infection risk a state can afford to take will…

  8. Those Facebook Quizzes Can Wipe Out Your Bank Account

    Have you ever been browsing Facebook and seen a quiz encouraging you to answer seemingly innocuous personal questions? Some people also create threads on Facebook or Twitter asking people to answer these questions or quizzes “for fun”: “Who was your first-grade teacher, and how did he or she impact your life?”   “Quiz: How popular is…

  9. Preparing Your Business for the Future During the Uncertainty of Coronavirus

    This has been one of the most confounding times in modern history to be a business owner.  Within a few weeks, many US industries went from vibrant to mostly shuttered.  The government passed, on a voice vote, the largest stimulus bill in history – and predictably, pushing that much money out to the businesses that…

  10. Important Technology Security Considerations for Employees Working from Home

    Whether you call it teleworking or remote work or work from home, more businesses than ever before are having to turn to it during the COVID-19 crisis.  Unfortunately, many of those businesses were unprepared to make a quick transition to that way of work and are leaving themselves open to potential security risks.  Your business…