Four Tips Your Business Needs to Avoid Data Breaches

Data breaches remain a hot topic in the business world, as Yahoo has become the latest company to fall victim to large-scale hacking with more than a billion user accounts breached. Businesses large and small need to remain vigilant to avoid similar hacks of their precious data and customers’ personal information. Here are a few…

Four Cyber-safety Tips for the Holidays

The only thing flying higher than Santa’s sleigh this holiday season will be e-commerce, as shopping online continues its rise. This Christmas season more than 92 percent of holiday consumers will go online to research or purchase gifts. Retailers can reap huge profits from their online stores, but they also run the risk of losing…

Four Ways to Get Smart About IT Security

Companies face constant attacks from hackers, making security a priority for every employee who uses a computer, even if it’s just to log their hours or print a document. The advent of cloud computing and other Internet-based applications have created many benefits for businesses, but also can expose them to many threats. Security breaches can…

War Over Net Neutrality Rages On

Lawmakers continue to wrangle over net neutrality – the principle that ISPs and the government should treat all data the same and refrain from discriminating or charging differentially by user, platform, equipment type, mode of communication, content, platform, or site. Currently, a bloc of congressmen is trying to gut Federal Communications Commission budgets to undermine…

Apple and Cisco Team Up to Build Fast Lane for Business

Apple and Cisco’s recent partnership has yielded a plan to optimize Cisco networking equipment for iOS devices as part of a push to make Apple products more welcoming for business users. The two partners also plan to prioritize wireless and wired network connections for business customers to prioritize business-critical traffic. Apple and Cisco’s combined efforts…

Seven Affirmations for Workplace Happiness

The modern workplace can be stressful, as the advantages of modern technology—such as virtual desktops—make us available 24/7, whether we like it or not. Positive affirmations can help employees stay optimistic and avoid letting workplace stress get them down. Positive affirmations are phrases that we repeat to ourselves that help us to visualize our best…

Writing an Email That Actually Gets Read

All too often, emails—including important business emails—either sit in an inbox and go unread, or are opened and only partially read by their recipients. Although virtual desktops and other communications technology have put most of us in reach of work email 24/7, more than half of email users admit that they don’t open and read…