Leverage Technology to Prevent Remote Worker Disengagement

Everyone has a bad day now and again. But when a usually productive employee begins to avoid interaction, contribute less, and react negatively, it could be a warning sign. While remote work brings many benefits, it also takes a toll on employee engagement. Smart companies actively look for ways to prevent remote worker disengagement. Challenges Remote Workers Face For the State of Remote Work 2019 Report, remote employees reported the biggest challenges they face. Top responses included separating home life from work life, feeling loneliness and achieving collaboration. The same study also showed that nearly all remote workers planned to…

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Incident Response Plan a Critical Component of Cyber Security

By Almi Dumi, CISO, eMazzanti Technologies A security breach can have devastating effects on your organization. In fact, a recent report from IBM lists the average cost of a data breach in the United States at $8.64 million. However, organizations that define and follow an incident response plan for all security incidents can mitigate exposure and risk. Consequently, organizations should have a plan ready before an incident occurs. An incident response plan that begins with 24/7/365 monitoring will shorten the response time and increase the chances of a successful recovery. This post outlines the six phases of a typical incident…

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Celebrate World Backup Day with Data Backup Best Practices

Break out the party hats and celebrate World Backup Day on March 31. Better yet, use the coming month to implement data backup best practices to protect vital information assets and ensure business continuity. Reliable backups form a critical factor in defending your business from ransomware, natural disasters, and other hazards. Start with the Basics Begin with essential data backup best practices that have saved businesses for years: 3-2-1 rule – Simply put, the 3-2-1 rule means that you store three copies of the data on at least two different backup devices and move one copy offsite. For instance, you…

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Balancing Cybersecurity and Productivity to Optimize Work-From-Home

During an important video chat sales presentation, an account executive attempts to bring up critical information. But the system denies her access to the file. Frustrated, she limps through without the data. In the current environment, the perfect blend of effective cybersecurity and productivity can prove elusive. But with careful planning, businesses can achieve both goals. In today’s data-driven and work-from-home business environment, organizations need strategies that give the good guys ready access to data while keeping the bad guys out. Several factors make finding that balance a challenge. First, to work productively, employees need quick access to quality data….

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Microsoft Exchange Hack – Essential Steps to Protect Your Data

On March 2, Microsoft warned of exploits that take advantage of multiple Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities. Security experts warn that any organization running on-premises Microsoft Exchange could be at risk for the Microsoft Exchange Hack. They must take the threat seriously and follow the steps necessary to protect data assets. Hafnium Hack The Microsoft hack appears to have originated with the Hafnium organization out of China. Hence, some refer to it as the Hafnium Hack. However, experts have now identified at least ten advanced persistent threat groups using the vulnerabilities to attack thousands of servers an hour. And it appears the…

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4 Productivity Tips for a Partially Remote Workforce

For a full year now, the business world has engaged in a grand experiment. Almost overnight, thousands of companies switched to a remote workforce. Remote work has proved a mixed bag, offering clear benefits but also significant challenges. Now, as we look ahead, the “new normal” almost certainly includes a partially remote workforce. For many employees, particularly knowledge workers, the move to remote work has increased productivity levels and job satisfaction. Businesses benefit from flexible hiring and lower office costs. However, not all jobs lend themselves to remote work, and not all employees enjoy working from home 100 percent of…

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Legal Technology Productivity Gains Level the Field for Smaller Firms

In the past, small to mid-size law firms simply could not compete with the big firms. With so much capital at their disposal, large firms had access to tools that boutique firms could only dream of using. And the smaller firms lacked personnel to dedicate to complex technology projects. But practical legal technology productivity gains for smaller firms can level the playing field. From updated infrastructure to automation, cloud computing and eDiscovery, technology plays a key role in improving a firm’s competitive positioning. When attorneys work more efficiently, focusing their time on billable tasks, productivity and client satisfaction increase. Technology…

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IT Solutions for Remote Work Boost Law Firm Productivity

Like their counterparts in other industries, lawyers across the globe began working from home in 2020. The shift to remote work offered greater flexibility for employees, along with reduced overhead and increased profits for firms. But it also brought challenges that firms need to address moving forward. IT solutions for remote work support ongoing success. Remote Work Challenges for Law Firms For law firms, the challenges that accompany remote work fall into four major categories: Security and regulatory compliance – The legal industry deals with more than the usual quota of regulations, from state ethics panels to privacy laws such…

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How to Relate to Customers for Long-Term Success

As a business owner or manager, you want happy, loyal customers who order repeatedly and refer you to their friends. Some people have a knack for relating well with others and it shows in their business relationships and success. Most of us struggle at least a little with how to relate to customers, so here are a few tips you can use to improve. Listen (Stop Talking) Whether it’s in an email, voice call or a video chat, listen to your customers more than you speak. Ask them questions about your product or service, what they like, what they’d like…

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When Digital Marketing and Privacy Meet, Something Must Give

Everyone who shopped on Amazon last year (over 200 million) knows that the giant online retailer is good at making purchase suggestions. Indeed, they track every move and serve up what they think you are going to buy based on your online behavior. Other digital marketers strive to be that good. At some point the question becomes, How will digital marketing and privacy be reconciled? Digital Marketing Runs on Data Modern digital marketing runs on data. Tons of it—so much that they call it a data explosion. Online eCommerce sites gather data on shoppers’ online behavior, their location, demographics, preferences,…

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