Category: Blog

How Will Changes Today Impact the Future of Work?

2020 has changed the work world permanently. Many companies had to suddenly transition to working remotely and, according to a Gartner survey, 74% of CFOs plan to shift some employees to remote work permanently. How else will changes from this year impact the future of work? A Work Trend Index from Microsoft aims to predict

How Can Microsoft 365 Help You Get More Done?

2020 has forced many people to work remotely, changing their work environment dramatically. Though this can benefit some people, nearly 40% of workers say their productivity has decreased since working from home. Remote working has resulted in overcrowded calendars and more meetings, making work-life balance difficult to achieve. Microsoft reports a 1000% jump in video

Data Breach Preparedness: The Next Risk Management Priority

There is already plenty to worry about in 2020, but could your organization handle a data breach? In 2019, there were 1,473 data breaches with more than 164.68 million sensitive records exposed, and there have been 540 reported breaches in the first half of 2020. Especially with the increase in remote working, it’s time to

What is the Cost of a Data Security Breach?

So far, the worldwide average cost of data breaches in 2020 is $3.86 million, according to the Ponemon Institute’s report. That is a staggering number. While the overall worldwide number is down 1.5% from $3.92 million in 2019, the United States’ number is up to $8.64 million from 2019’s figure of $8.19 million. Ponemon and

How can you use an MSP to Scale Your Remote Work Support Services?

2020 brought a rise in the remote workforce, leaving companies struggling to scale their IT support services. Many organizations have decided to use a Managed Services Provider (MSP) to help scale their support services and meet their remote team’s needs. Using an MSP has many benefits, including minimizing downtime, improving business continuity, ability to scale,

Best-in-Class Data Security from Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform

This past year has highlighted the critical importance of having a secure, unified platform for workplace collaboration. While the global workforce is still working remotely, the world’s most successful companies continue business uninterrupted. How? For many of these global leaders, Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform has been the key to their triumph. In 2020, Azure holds

Organizations Are Allowing Employees to Stay Remote Permanently

Seven months since the start pandemic, many companies, like Microsoft, announced that they will allow more of their employees to work from home permanently. For Microsoft, the expected reopening date of their offices is January 2021 at the earliest. But with a pandemic, it’s hard to predict when offices will be fully opened. As for

Microsoft is Helping Businesses Transition to Remote Work

Over the last decade, the move to remote work has been slow but steady. No one could have predicted that 2020 would accelerate that transition so quickly. Due to the sudden nature of the transition, the digital transformation has been rocky. IT teams across organizations had to scramble to implement remote infrastructures. Depending on the

Are Your Remote Workforce Capabilities Optimized and Sustainable?

When COVID-19 hit the U.S. many companies had to scale up their remote infrastructures to support home-based work. The surge in remote work was dramatic and unexpected, leaving room for performance issues, costs concerns, and much more. Even post-pandemic, many companies plan to continue to allow employees to work remotely. Eighty-two percent of company leaders

Do You Have the Right Tools and Support for Telemedicine?

Virtual care became crucial during the pandemic. What might be unexpected is that patients really liked virtual appointments and want to have the ability to have them moving forward. A survey conducted by Accenture indicated nine of 10 patients reported the quality of care during a virtual appointment was as good or better than before