Work and Fun Don’t Have to Be Mutually Exclusive Concepts

Work and Fun Don’t Have to Be Mutually Exclusive Concepts
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, as the saying goes, but is this really useful advice if you’re trying to keep Jack, Jill, and the rest of your team engaged in the workplace? As it happens, it is! Let’s explore how you can use gamification to your business’ benefit. First, it will help to establish exactly what gamification is. Understanding Gamification In its most basic terms, gamification is the process of taking one of your run-of-the-mill...

A Brief Look at Virtual Assistants

A Brief Look at Virtual Assistants
There is no doubt that you have come across the virtual assistant (or voice assistant). Whether you have it on a smartphone or you use it via a digital speaker in your home, you have probably spent some time using some type of virtual assistant.  Today, virtual assistants are integrated into several products: phones, smart hubs, cars, and more. These virtual assistants, fueled by truckloads of data, can be quite useful for an individual, but what needs to...

What Happens During an IT Assessment?

What Happens During an IT Assessment?
With technology being deployed to help businesses solve all manners of operational inefficiency, it’s often difficult to pinpoint what IT will work best for your business. Organizations of all types look to technology; and, at some point you need to ask yourself if your technology is set up to help reach your business’ potential.  If you are like many other businesses, IT is a crucial part of your business’ day-to-day operations and it stands to reason that...

Hit Back Hard Against Malware

Hit Back Hard Against Malware
The threat landscape is filled with more types of malware than ever. To keep your business’ network running effectively, it’s important to have a strategy to keep malware out. Today, we’ll talk about a few basics you should know to keep your cybersecurity strategy working properly. Under A Thumb Are you aware there are readily available websites strictly devoted to providing the default factory passwords for devices of all types? With these passwords, and a little...

Tip of the Week: An Intro to Windows 10’s Built-In Virtual Desktops

Tip of the Week: An Intro to Windows 10’s Built-In Virtual Desktops
On a Windows machine, look at your taskbar, near the Start button and the search function. The next little icon, the one that almost looks like a bit of film, is the Task View button, the button that (among other purposes) allows you to create and manage virtual desktops. For this week’s tip, we’ll discuss how to use this handy feature, starting with why you might want to. What is a Virtual Desktop? To be completely clear, this blog is referring to a very specific...

Your Business Processes Are Everything

Your Business Processes Are Everything
The word “procedure” can easily be perceived in a negative light nowadays. It just sounds so… rote… compared to the exciting and dynamic buzzwords so many “thought-leading, influencing, social media innovators” today toss around. Now, we don’t mean to disparage these personalities – we just want to emphasize these innovations rely on a foundation to support them, and these foundations are based on business procedures and processes. Let’s look at why even the...