Introducing the COVID-19 New Normal Office Productivity

Many businesses need to make up for ongoing COVID-19 crisis financial losses. Thus, the new normal office productivity must improve. Wouldn’t it be great to balance out some of the revenue lost during the pandemic with one or more surprisingly simple productivity enhancements? In a previous post, we briefly listed several improvements business leaders could make to increase productivity when workers return. Implementing those changes while the office is close to empty makes perfect sense. So, consider these productivity boosters, ranging from easy and affordable to bold and exciting. Cameras for Desktop Computers Because they come so equipped, many workers…

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What You Need to Know About Wi-Fi 6

used with permission from HP Tech@Work Speed, efficiency and upscale multitasking Wi-Fi 6 is making its much-anticipated entry into the consumer market this year. But the next generation of Wi-Fi isn’t just an accelerated version of the Wi-Fi you’re using right now. It’s the latest stage in Wi-Fi’s evolution as it works to accommodate the increasing number of connected devices at work, home and everywhere else. How’s it different than the Wi-Fi I use now? It won’t feel radically different when you use it. Wi-Fi 6 is simply an upgraded standard that’s designed to be compatible with the internet of the…

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How to avoid malicious hyperlinks and practice link safety

How to avoid malicious hyperlinks and practice link safety used with permission from Tektonika (HP) Whether it’s in reference to an interesting article or information on a great new restaurant, “send me the link” is a commonly used phrase in the internet era. This is equally true in professional circumstances, where coworkers communicate and collaborate as a part of their jobs. In today’s threat-filled environment, where large and small businesses alike are facing unprecedented cybersecurity attacks, link safety is an essential part of employee security training. CyberEdge Group’s 2019 Cyberthreat Defense Report found that 78 percent of networks had been breached in…

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Future of Retail Technology Options for Small Business

In today’s hyper-competitive retail marketplace, innovative technology helps larger and online retailers stay relevant with consumers. Sadly, smaller retailers may think they suffer from a future of retail technology disadvantage because of cost and scale. However, as seen at the just concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES), there’s plenty of tech to go around. Smaller retailers who find ways to profit from innovation and partner with retail technology experts to adopt appropriate retail technologies will be more likely to keep pace. To emphasize the point, here are several retail technologies highlighted at CES and elsewhere that we believe smaller retailers can…

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2019 Small Business Technology You Can Use

Technology forecasts for 2019 are somewhat predictable. Annual prognosticators have included several repeats from previous years on their lists, such as digital transformation, the IoT, robotics and 3D printing breakthroughs. Though interesting, many of the developments on current lists are not likely to affect small business owners. With that in mind, we present some 2019 small business technology that small business leaders can bank on. Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Released October 2018, the Surface Pro 6 is the latest iteration of Microsoft’s popular 2-in-1 laptop. Since the original Surface Pro appeared in 2012, the company has progressively improved the performance,…

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10 Cool and Practical Tech Gifts for Versatile Professionals

From must-have tech for the home office to nifty stocking stuffers, this 2018 tech gifts lineup offers a host of options to round out your holiday wish list. Whether you take the office on the road, seek after-work adventures or want to catch up on your favorite podcasts during a cold commute, there are cool and practical tech gifts here for you or someone special. 1. NetGear Arlo Pro 2 Security Camera This wireless outdoor security camera offers excellent video, two-way audio, digital zoom, support for Amazon Alexa and more. Whether you maintain a home office or simply want to…

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2018 Business Tech Review: Innovation Balanced with Security

From a surge in manufacturing robots and mobile POS to improved remote access, 2018 brought a host of advances in business tech. At the same time, cyber-attacks continued to make headlines, highlighting the need for more robust cyber-security. In the coming year, organizations will search for a balance between embracing technology and safeguarding information assets. Understanding where we have come from can inform our decisions moving forward. Improved Remote Access Nearly half of the workers in the United States work remotely at least part of the time. Remote access is not a new concept by any means. However, business tech…

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Elegant Surface Hub 2 Elevates Collaboration

Two years ago, Microsoft revolutionized group collaboration with the release of the Surface Hub. This May, the company announced an updated version of its powerful interactive whiteboard. Scheduled for general release in 2019, the Surface Hub 2 offers key enhancements to further advance the way teams work in the office and across the globe. New Surface Hub 2 Features Surface Hub 2 was designed from the ground up to be used by teams. It’s sleeker, more agile and more affordable. While details remain somewhat slim, three features are generating a great deal of excitement: Multi-user Sign-in — Multiple team members…

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3 Technology Trends That Can Transform the Legal World

The hospitality industry is replacing room service with virtual assistants and farmers are trading in their almanacs for algorithms, but the legal vertical seems hesitant to move forward without reading the fine print. It makes sense that an industry predicated upon handwritten signatures and careful consideration is slow to embrace today’s automated, instantaneous culture, but some concepts demand a retrial.Here are three technological tools that are criminally underused in the legal world—and how they can transform your law firm or legal department. Artificial intelligence (AI) In the age of Big Data, the average person produces an estimated 2.5 exabytes of…

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What is Microsoft 365 Business and Who is it for?

Have you heard about Microsoft 365 Business? Well maybe, did you mean Office 365? Yes, but not exactly. Microsoft 365 Business (carefully note the wording) is actually a new offering that includes Office 365 and much more. It’s an all-in-one business technology bundle that makes it easier for small and mid-sized customers to benefit from Microsoft’s latest productivity, security and mobile technologies. With centrally managed devices and security, Microsoft 365 Business combines Windows 10, Office 365 and advanced security features in one package. It enables owners and managers to control access to apps and manage mobile devices and users without…

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