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Strategies for Remote Workers and Students

Strategies for Remote Workers and Students

With schools now in full swing, some places are still forcing parents into the unenviable position of having to play educator as well as having to work full-time. This has caused a lot of stress for a lot of people. As the pandemic keeps people from congregating in numbers, school administrators will most likely err on the side of caution to attempt to keep COVID-19 from ravaging homes the way it has since March. Parents--some of whom are still working from home--need help if they can’t count on schools to be open for business as usual. Today, we’ll outline a few tips that people could benefit from if they are asked to work or go to school from their home. 

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What are the essentials of a business continuity plan?

What are the essentials of a business continuity plan?

An unexpected emergency can wipe out your business! A business continuity plan can help it survive. But, what should a good business continuity plan cover? Read this blog to find out.

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3 Reasons to prepare a business continuity plan if you haven’t done so already

3 Reasons to prepare a business continuity plan if you haven’t done so already

A business continuity plan is the blueprint you need during an emergency to keep your business running smoothly. If you don’t already have one, here are 3 key reasons why you should focus on creating one ASAP.

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Business continuity planning: A must-have, not a luxury

Business continuity planning: A must-have, not a luxury

Business continuity planning is not an alien concept anymore. In recent times we have witnessed a lot of events that only serve to further intensify the need for business continuity planning. Examples include natural calamities like hurricanes, floods, wildfires, events like terror attacks or even pandemics like the recent Covid-19 outbreak.

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Too Many Businesses are Still Using Windows 7

Too Many Businesses are Still Using Windows 7

Windows 7 was once the best operating system ever made by leaps and bounds. Now, it’s unsupported and shouldn’t be found on any Internet-connected device. Unfortunately, this isn’t the truth as millions of people are still using Windows 7 for their businesses. Today, we will take a look at why Windows 7 is dangerous and what options businesses have to upgrade away from the unsupported OS.

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Why Collaboration is Crucial to a Successful Business

Why Collaboration is Crucial to a Successful Business

If there’s one buzzword heard more than any other in today’s workplace, I’d be willing to bet it could be “collaboration”… and no wonder. Collaboration serves a very important purpose in today’s operations, which is why establishing the processes that encourage it makes sense for your business’ well-being.

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Tip of the Week: Changing Your Notification Settings on Android Devices

Tip of the Week: Changing Your Notification Settings on Android Devices

Notifications are one of the Android mobile platform’s most-often-used functions, but they can perhaps also detract from workplace focus the most. To help limit these interruptions, we’re dedicating this week’s tip to better managing these notifications for your productivity.

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Tip of the Week: Put Policies in Writing for More Impact

Tip of the Week: Put Policies in Writing for More Impact

Are your company’s policies and procedures documented? If not, they should be. Having a policy and procedure manual will act as an easy-to-distribute guide to educate your staff on the expectations you have for them. It will also provide a physical document that can be referenced if employees have questions about anything pertaining to your business. Today, we will give you a few tips on how to best go about completing an employee handbook for your business. 

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For the SMB Returning to Work

For the SMB Returning to Work

Many states’ stay-at-home orders that are/were designed to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus are now lapsing all over the U.S. As a result, business owners are re-opening their doors to a great deal of uncertainty. We have put together this guide to help the business owner understand that, even though you’ve finally been given the go-ahead, you have a responsibility to keep your staff and customers safe.

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Improve Your Email Management in Outlook

Improve Your Email Management in Outlook

We all use email, in fact, without an email account you couldn’t do much of anything online. For those that use it for business, it can be a complete drag, often hindering as much as it helps. Microsoft has improved their Outlook platform with some useful features aimed at cutting down on the time that you have to stare at your email. Let’s take a look at two options you can use to get the most out of your email in Outlook:

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Can You Trust Your Staff to Be Productive?

Can You Trust Your Staff to Be Productive?

While one would certainly hope that you would only hire people that you would trust to work for you, the big question still remains of whether or not you should trust them. Our advice: you certainly should, for the good of your business. Here’s why.

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When Working from Home, Your Conditions are Important

When Working from Home, Your Conditions are Important

With recent and ongoing world events being what they are with COVID-19 in play, many companies have been forced to find the benefits of remote operations as much as they can. While proper technology is crucial to do this effectively, it is equally important that your team keep some other important considerations in mind… not so much what they’re working on, but how they’re doing so.

We’ll explain.

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Cut Printing Costs by Digitizing Your Files

Cut Printing Costs by Digitizing Your Files

Many businesses will be looking to cut costs as the COVID-19 crisis heads into its second full month in the east. One way that businesses can cut a few dollars off the budget is to finally phase out their wasteful printing practices and adopt a more streamlined paperless strategy. Today, we will go over some tips to help you start moving away from the cost and headache of the printer.

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Why a Routine Approach to Work is a Good Thing

Why a Routine Approach to Work is a Good Thing

When it comes to business efficiency, setting up a fixed process can have significant benefits, which helps explain why many tend to naturally fall into a routine in the workplace. This applies doubly so when working from home too. Let’s go over why routines can be so helpful, and how to consciously build a beneficial one.

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Redundancy is Everything in a Disaster

Redundancy is Everything in a Disaster

We are used to hearing “redundant” used as a non-complimentary term, so it can be off-putting to hear how you want to make sure that your backups are redundant in case of a disaster. With March 31st being World Backup Day we want to talk about how important redundancy is important, especially in the midst of a considerable disaster event like the one we are doing today.

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Security Has to Be At the Top of Every Healthcare Provider’s List

Security Has to Be At the Top of Every Healthcare Provider’s List

With thousands of people exposed to the COVID-19 Coronavirus and millions more under quarantine, the healthcare industry is on red alert at the moment. Just a short time ago they were worried about another virus: Bluekeep.

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Moving to a New Office? Keep These Six Considerations in Mind

Moving to a New Office? Keep These Six Considerations in Mind

Moving your business into a new workspace is an exciting, if complicated, process. This is why we felt it would be useful if we discussed a few of the many factors that you need to plan for next time you consider shifting to a different office space. If you are currently in the process of finding and transferring to a new location, here are six steps that you should follow.

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Data Recovery Isn’t Just for Disasters

Data Recovery Isn’t Just for Disasters

While the name “data recovery solution” might seem to explain everything there is to know about that particular piece of a business’ infrastructure, many organizations may underestimate just how useful this particular component can be. Here, we plan to fix that.

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Make Work a Game with Gamification

Make Work a Game with Gamification

Finding ways to maximize productivity is typically high on a business owner’s to-do list. The problem is that often managers can’t find a way to effectively motivate their people into doing more. One proven way to get more out of your staff is to gamify their tasks. Let’s take a look at the practice. 

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How to Take Advantage of Automation in Your Business

How to Take Advantage of Automation in Your Business

With the sheer number of processes needed to keep a business of any size running smoothly, it is no wonder that automation is as popular as it is. Fortunately, automation doesn’t have to be difficult to implement. Let’s go over a few simple ways that you can use it to your advantage, and a few reasons why you might want to do so.

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