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  1. 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…

  2. 3 Ways to Position Your Service or Product for Success After the Crisis

    When people hear post-traumatic stress in the United States, they think of our veterans.  There’s a good reason for that: around 20% of combat veterans live with PTSD, a rate at least three times higher than the non-veteran population. That ratio will be different after this year.  The novel coronavirus (and our response to it)…

  3. CEOs: America Needs Your Leadership

    When people get anxious, they generally don’t make very good decisions.  In fact, that’s what they’re wired to do.  Our bodies know that anxiety is the precursor to terror; when you see a tornado in the distance, there’s isn’t enough time to sit around and figure out which way it’s going to turn. There are…

  4. Buy, Sell and Hold: Learnings from the Last Economic Downturn

    Many consumers look to the stock market to guide their confidence in the economy.  When the market is going up, consumers buy – and if they don’t have the money to buy, they borrow it.  When the market is flat, they keep their spending steady. This market isn’t up over the last two weeks, and…

  5. Three Areas (Other Than IT) Where Paying Less Can Cost You More

    Most of the actions performed at any business are undertaken to achieve one of three goals: increasing profit, increasing margin or decreasing risk.  You probably know this if you’ve checked your inbox lately, because every service provider is trying to explain how upgrading to their premium product will somehow lead to more money in the…

  6. Three Ways to Prevent Smartphones from Compromising Your Business Data Security

    Most businesses of any size have some level of network security in place, especially if they’re heavily regulated or retain sensitive customer data.  That’s because most businessowners know a fellow owner who has had to deal with the fallout of a business security lapse.  That might include stolen data, ransomware, social engineering, or a salesperson…

  7. Here Are 3 Risks Your Business Needs to Be Prepared to Face

    It’s impossible to plan for every risk in business.  There isn’t enough money, and there isn’t enough time.  But you should plan for the risks that are inevitable – and here are three that are. Limited Transportation In the hours after 9/11, every commercial aircraft in America was grounded for 48 hours.  It had never…

  8. Don’t Let Someone Steal Your Business’s Online Identity

    If you’ve ever searched on Google for a business, you’ve probably seen their business information show up to the right of the search results.  As an example, searching for WingSwept returns the box below. Google pulls this information from your Google My Business (GMB) profile.  Your GMB profile has your business address, hours, phone number,…

  9. Our Most Popular Blog Articles of 2019

    It’s a good time to review the most popular blogs over the last year now that 2019 is coming to a close.  While this blog has provided perspective on technology challenges, WingSwept has spent much of 2019 focused on big-picture business topics.  The most popular topics were split down the middle, with two focused on…

  10. Should I Use Consumer Class Computers for My Business?

    Disposable Technology Is Expensive It seems like nothing is built to last anymore.  Incandescent bulbs, if you can get them, last around 1,500 hours.  But an incandescent light bulb built in the late 1890’s has been turned on for nearly every minute of the last 119 years, and it’s still going strong.  The same goes…