Now more than ever, businesses – regardless of size – must practice extreme attention to budget. The current pandemic has made it necessary for companies to trim excess and keep a sharp eye on the bottom line. One efficiency measure that is sometimes overlooked is an Information Technology Assessment (ITA), an evaluation that can have…Read More. . .
Restaurants are in a new reality with COVID-19. Many of them took a big hit financially with COVID-19 and the accompanying shutdowns and restrictions. And as restaurateurs began taking the first tentative steps toward welcoming customers back, there are fundamental changes in how they operate. These days, waiters wear masks and gloves. Often, menus are…Read More. . .
As if the challenges from the coronavirus pandemic aren’t enough, here we are smack in the middle of hurricane and electrical storm season – open season for power outages and a threat to all who are working remotely from home offices. Of course, the first thing to do is notify your local electric company and…Read More. . .
With remote work part of our “new normal” for who knows how long, now might be the time to reassess your at-home workstation to be sure it doesn’t hamper efficiency. No question that high speed internet, Zoom capability, copier/scanner and other essential tools are the foundation of a home office that works, but what is…Read More. . .
The word “unprecedented” has probably been used more during this past year than ever before and with good reason. The novel coronavirus has altered the way we live, work, and play. And for business owners, there is the added need to engage, motivate, and encourage employees – for many from a distance. So, in the…Read More. . .
When the coronavirus pandemic first reared its ugly head back in the late winter and working remotely became a mandate for many, we all thought (and definitely hoped) that the home office episode would be a short one. But with remote work now a seemingly open-ended scenario for some, now may be time to further…Read More. . .
Who would have thought back in March that come the end of summer the home office set-up you thought was very time-limited might be open-ended? But with the half-year mark of remote working looming, now may be the time to evaluate whether you have a home office space that provides functionality and comfort. Let’s go…Read More. . .
Six months into the “new normal” with no “back to normal” in sight, a properly outfitted home office is no longer a nicety, it’s a necessity. Say good-bye for now to those sit-around-the-conference-table meetings and hello to your home-based business discussions via Zoom. So, how do you go about setting up Zoom? It’s pretty easy…and the…Read More. . .
So far we’ve looked at the types of malware plaguing businesses from a few angles, including phishing attacks and ransomware. Just when you thought you had been sufficiently scared to open your laptop, along comes yet another major threat, particularly to small businesses. Generically termed “insider threat,” this very real risk to businesses is caused…Read More. . .
Ransomware, one of the most common forms of malware wreaking havoc with small businesses, is exactly what its unsavory name implies. It is a threat to publish a victim’s data or block access to it unless a ransom is paid. It’s illegal, it’s malicious, and it is gaining speed with one survey indicating that ransomware…Read More. . .