Pros and cons of monitoring employees’ online activities

When people think of monitoring employees’ online activities, they typically imagine tyrannical bosses who want to make sure their subordinates are working during their shift. However, there is much more to monitoring their activities than that — doing so can actually help increase productivity and protect the business in the process. Find out the pros […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Why Two Factor Authentication (2FA) is Important

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an easy way to add a layer of security to any login credentials.

The "two" in the name refers to the fact that apart from something you know (your password), a valid login requires a 2nd factor, something you have, which could be an app, your mobile phone, your fingerprint, or even your face.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Creating Secure Passwords

Strong passwords or passphrases are critical to ensure the safety of all online account log-ins.  In the spirit of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, here are some tips to ensure your passwords pass the test:

They should be at least 8 characters long
Composed of three of these character classes:

Lower-case letters: (abcde . . . . )
Upper-case letters (ABCDE . . . .)
Numbers (123456 . . . )
Non-alphanumerics (?><{:")*&^ . . . .)

Passwords should be unique for every log-in.

Ways to connect your Macbook to an external monitor

Working with two screens lets you work more efficiently because there’s more visual space; for instance, you don’t have to shift from one window to the other while doing research for a report since you can lay two windows or open pages side by side. Mac users may feel that their options to use a […]

Guidelines on monitoring your employees’ online activities

There are advantages and disadvantages to monitoring your employees’ online behavior. Below is an honest and transparent list of arguments for and against such a practice. However, should you decide to monitor your employees, we have some guidelines for you to follow for a smooth implementation process. The case for monitoring Here are several reasons […]

Helpful Mac keyboard shortcuts you should be using

Pointing and clicking with a mouse is great. There are times, however, where using the mouse to perform simple tasks interrupts productivity and slows you down. Try these helpful Mac keyboard shortcuts to help you work more efficiently. Minimizing (or “Docking”) the front app window: Command + M Use this combination when you have several […]

What companies get wrong about business continuity

Every business owner knows that having a business continuity plan is crucial to the success of their organization. However, when the unexpected does happen, companies tend to overlook how well employees can stick to the plan. To make sure your plan doesn’t go up in flames, here are five critical mistakes you must avoid. Mistake […]

Monitoring employees online: Is it right?

The choice to monitor your employees’ computers or not is a tricky one. While part of you may think it’s unethical, it could end up saving you hours of lost productivity or preventing a data breach. Here are some pros and cons of employee monitoring, and some tips to handle it fairly if you decide […]

Social media tips for your small business

Is your small- or medium-sized business (SMB) using social media and content marketing strategies to boost profitability? If not, it’s about time you do. Your competitors are already doing the same, so you have to find ways to make sure you rise above the crowd. Here are a few tips to get you started. Create […]

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