One of the more ubiquitous devices of the modern era is the smartphone. We can do nearly everything on it, and as such it has played a large part in the blurring of the lines between work and life. While this is good for many businesses, many of these devices are largely unsecured, which can lead to problems, especially if the unsecured data is actually sensitive company information.
Writing letters are so last century. Can you remember the last time you actually wrote a letter using pen and paper? For many of us, that would be a very long time ago. We’ve switched almost exclusively to email, and for many this has lead to a communication revolution.
For years, the most common hard drive in use, regardless of user base, has been the hard disk drive (HDD). While it is an incredibly important part of the computer, it’s quickly coming to a point where price and storage capacity will level off. There is another option waiting in the wings; the solid-state drive (SSD), which brings with it some great benefits.
One of the biggest storms in recent memory hit the Eastern US in early November causing widespread destruction. There is always a lesson to learn from events like these, regardless of your location. For businesses, the storm made owners and managers pause and wonder if they are prepared for such a large scale event.
Spam can be a number of things. The original being canned spiced ham developed by Hormel in the 1930s. Due to food rationing in Britain during the Second World War, Spam became a popular menu item, so much so that it seemed to be everywhere, in every dish, whether you liked it or not.
Brick and mortar stores are dying a slow death. This is especially true for smaller operations. The reason for this? The Internet. Traditionally, small to medium businesses were limited to the areas where they had offices. Now, thanks to the Internet, you can sell your products to anyone, anywhere.
Open and unrestricted Internet access is one thing we consider to be a right, especially true for the younger generation who have grown up with it in their homes. Many have come to rely on the Internet both for work and day-to-day life. As such, they demand unrestricted Internet access at work, and many company bosses have obliged.
The word ‘instant’ can be defined as happening immediately, and is a catchword of the modern world, all around us, from instant rice to instant noodles and instant printing, the list goes on. This concept, while not new, has arguably been taken to extremes thanks to the abundance of technology.
Are you a Theory X or Theory Y manager? While both styles of motivation are very different, they do tend to rely on the same thing: Policies. Policy or rule development can be one of the toughest things to do in the right way. If done incorrectly, you could see a negative impact on your company’s image or even sales.
Ahh phishing. We’re not talking about the get up early, sit on a boat in the hot sun all day kind, we mean the more harmful social engineering kind. While this isn’t new, it’s a big issue, one many users are well aware. They dread finding themselves victims of a malicious attack on their systems.