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These products support the new normal office environment

The new normal needs some new tools. And guess what? Vendors are stepping up to supply them.

5 ways of dealing with a work-from-home business world

With so many workers reluctant to return to the office after a year of working from home, it’s high time companies figure out how to get the most from all those employees toiling away outside the office.

Tech innovators pivot to support the post-COVID workplace

The office of the future won’t be the same—and that spells opportunity for technology innovators.

Pandemic redux: No, your workers aren’t coming back to the office

Have you seen the latest coronavirus Delta variant numbers? That rise in cases means one thing for sure: Your employees aren’t returning to their cubicles anytime soon.

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Avoid calendar clashes with a new breed of scheduling apps

Is there a worse waste of time than corralling people into a meeting? With application integration and a dab of AI, the latest batch of scheduling apps attempts to ease the burden.

Email now and forever

Slack is fine for channel chats and Zoom is dandy for video, but for real business communications, you still can't beat email. That will never change.

Why respecting customer privacy is good for business

Protect your customers’ data and give them control over it, and with the right messaging, you’ll gain a substantial marketing advantage.

To patch or not to patch: That is the question

Is it smarter to ignore a possibly buggy patch or take arms against a sea of hackers?

Data hoarding: The consequences go far beyond compliance risk

What’s the oldest file on your computer? A scan of my hard drive turned up a handful from the late 1990s as well as a 2GB trove of interview notes and call recordings from a book I wrote in 2006.

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The real reason for Windows 11

It's all about security, and it's going to be a costly upgrade — because most of us will need to buy new PCs to make it work.

You can’t take it with you: Stop data exfiltration now

With or without malicious intent, employees have a bad habit of downloading proprietary information, an unfortunate practice exacerbated by the work-from-home shift.

Should your business upgrade to Windows 11?

If you heard about Microsoft’s big announcement of Windows 11 and are wondering whether to upgrade, I have an answer. In a word: No. In two words: Hell no.

Don’t make yourself a social media target

You should know by now to be careful about what you tweet or post. Whether you survive suddenly public missteps from your past depends on who you are and how you react.

How to find and keep happy workers

Finding qualified workers is harder than ever. Rather than trying to find new staffers, doesn't it make more sense to keep the ones you've got? Here's how to do it.

Get ready for the next wave of virtual meetings

Yes, many of us are starting to return to the office, but meetings will never be the same—and new tech promises they’ll keep evolving.

Work 2021: Say goodbye to yesterday's work habits

If you expect everything to return to “normal” with work soon, you really need to get up to speed.

When making business decisions, think like a poker player

Sure, you can go with your gut, but those informed by relevant data will win more often.

Ransomware revisited: As attacks worsen, tried-and-true defenses falter

The vast majority of the companies being attacked by ransomware have fewer than 1,000 employees. But with proper backups and local encryption, you can hold attackers off.

Why inquisitiveness matters as much as IQ

In a fast-changing world, no one knows what challenges may emerge next—which is why hiring managers should see varied career experience as a plus.

To secure your remote workforce, lock down ‘your’ computers

Many employees aren't coming back to the office. That means you must make sure your business secrets are just as secure from their home office as they were at the corporate HQ.

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