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While KPIs and metrics might indicate that teams have made the transition successfully, it is important to not lose sight of the unprecedented levels of stress among team members due to remote work, distributed teams, and elevated job expectations. Picking up body language cues and stress signals in a virtual setting is difficult unless leaders...
The Covid-19 pandemic was a rude awakening to many small and medium businesses who viewed technology as a necessary evil and were entirely reactive in their approach towards adopting technology. They struggled to adapt to remote work and did not have tools to enable collaboration and productivity. A question of survival History reminds us...
Traditionally the kinds of virus and malware we see on client computers is fairly benign. While it may disrupt the flow of business, it is generally not destructive. It may require a computer to be formatted and reinstalled, but as a rule of thumb, the irreplaceable data is left in tact. It can be quarantined...
I was reading an interesting article that asked the question “Is Bad Tech Costing Your Company” and it really brought home the reality of ‘old school’ IT thinking and the importance of having the right technology, AS DEFINED BY YOUR EMPLOYEES! Millennial workers are leading the way in the BYOD charge, as they have had...
Last week, a group of hackers were all over the web for taking Forbes staff reporter, Andy Greenberg, on a joy ride in a Ford Escape and Toyota Prius (check out the video below). The purpose of this joy ride: To highlight the security vulnerabilities found in many of the most common cars. And the more that are connected, the more this will become a critical issue. An issue that has been mostly ignored by the auto industry.
In the world of technology, the methods of delivery change over time as technology evolves, but the goal has remained the same - to produce valuable information and data in as efficient and cost effective a manner as possible. The goal of workplace computing is enhanced productivity. Cloud and mobility are simply tools that further enable this goal. But, as with all seemingly simple concepts comes complexity.
As we continue on our discussions around BYOD, one topic that comes up time and again is the potential issues around these mixed use devices. The mixing of personal and professional data creates some questions and issues that really do bear some analysis and discussion before making any final decisions regarding BYOD in your business.
BYOD. Bring your own disaster? Bring your own disruption? The fact is, when it comes to bring your own device, resistance is futile, and most of the concerns we hear about can be remediated with a little planning. In reality, BYOD is not a technology challenge so much as it is a business question, and I think that fact is overlooked far too often due to the overwhelming noise in the space regarding security fears, viruses, CONTROL, etc.
One of the most challenging aspects of the current push towards cloud computing is the confusing marketing aspect of it. The answer to every question is 'cloud' and there is little clarity around what is meant. 'Cloud Computing' has become as much a marketing buzzword as it is a technology.