As Omicron wanes, where does that leave working from home?

As Omicron wanes, where does that leave working from home?

The trend toward remote work is basically in the same place it was before: it's often still the best option for the best workers.

You can't keep quiet when you're hacked anymore

You can't keep quiet when you're hacked anymore

If you try to hide that your business has been hacked or you've paid ransomware, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency would like a word with you.

Phishing e-mails are more prevalent (and dangerous) than ever

Phishing, those malicious e-mails that pretend to be legitimate messages, has been a problem since Canter and Siegel launched the first spam campaign in 1994. (Mea culpa — it seems they learned about this thing called the Internet...

After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it's time to hunker down

Chances are you don't live in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, so you don't need to worry about a missile landing on your office. But even if you're 6,000 miles away, you could still get smacked by Russia’s or its Anonymous enemies'...

Don’t be Coinbase. Don’t crash your site.

It’s possible to be too clever by half with your advertising and offers. If you’re not careful, and you overdo it, you can wreck your own website at the most inopportune time.

Who did I just hire!?

Hiring people has always been hard. But since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hit new levels of strangeness.

5G is finally ready for business

The reality of 5G has never lived up to its promise, until now. 2022 will be different.

Let’s pull back on virtual meetings, shall we?

I’m tired of virtual meetings, you’re tired of virtual meetings, we’re all tired of virtual meetings. It’s time to cut back on them.

Don’t cheap out on essential hardware

While this isn’t the time to pay through the nose for the newest gear, it’s never good to rely on outdated equipment.

Get ready for the ‘Great Shutdown’

Thanks to Omicron, many businesses may have no choice but to close down soon. But you can be prepared.

Why not a four-day workweek?

We’re no longer a 19th-century economy, and it’s time to stop thinking of our workweek that way.

The open office floor plan: rethinking an awful idea

Those big, wide-open offices don’t work—both for employees and the companies who think they improve collaboration among colleagues. It’s time to rethink what the office is.

Don’t waste time reinventing the software wheel

For some reason, companies love to waste time and money reinventing programs that have already been perfected. Stop it already.

What you should do before your cloud goes down

When Amazon Web Services recently had a case of network hiccups, we all found out how miserable it is to have all our IT eggs in one cloud basket. We can do better. Here’s how.

Omicron: Here we go again

Despite the scary headlines about the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, business is better prepared now to deal with the ups and downs it’s likely to bring.

Ransomware is a threat, even for the smallest of businesses

The holiday season is upon us—and so are the ransomware thieves.

Stop looking over my shoulder!

Many businesses have taken to spying on their workers. Don’t do that. It’s a big mistake that will do more harm than good.

Thinking of upgrading your company’s tech gear? Now’s not the time.

Thanks to supply chain problems, getting new PCs, smartphones, routers, hubs, or what-have-you is harder and more expensive than ever. For now, stick with what you’ve got or consider used equipment.

The internet your company (and workforce) needs for success

Your workers need connectivity that’s both fast and redundant if they’re going to get their work done. For a lot of remote employees, that means relying on the local cable company or ISP. Is that really a good idea for business?

How to keep your workers (so you don’t have to replace them)

Trying to hire new employees today is a misery. People often don’t show up for interviews, and even if they do—and later accept an offer—they don’t show up later to work. It’s far better to keep the folks you already have on staff....

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