how ransomware affects business

Ransomware attacks have been rather prevalent in the news of late. Sandwiched between COVID updates and the weekend weather forecast, you may have noticed ransomware attacks striking major organizations around the globe. These, in general, have been multi-billion dollar companies, including financial institutions and oil manufacturers. Often, these businesses have been forced to pay millions of dollars in ransom fees to take back control of their business and avoid the distribution of sensitive documents. And yet, the problem is so much larger than these massive corporations falling under attack. Every single day, businesses just like yours fall into the crosshair of Internet scammers and cybercriminals. For various reasons, small-time cybercrime doesn’t make the headlines, but when it hits home, it can be devastating. To better protect your company, you need to know how ransomware affects business, no matter what industry you are in.

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Workplace

How to Shift Your Workforce – What Did You Learn?

In our latest blog series, We’ve discussed how the Covid-19 epidemic provided us with an opportunity to shift the workforce. Let’s see what we have learned about the workplace in 2021.

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Workplace Culture Reboot

Rebooting Your Workforce in the Post-Covid-19 Era

Employers are faced with crucial decisions regarding how to change their workforce and adapt to the changing times. It’s a great time to reflect on the lessons learned in the last year. This is an ideal opportunity to be inclusive and diverse and to create a positive work environment.

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preventing workplace distractions

Managing Your Workforce to Prevent Workplace Distractions

Everyone gets distracted from time to time at work. It can be difficult to keep your eyes on the task at hand, even if you try not to procrastinate. Distractions can make it seem nearly impossible to stay focused. Statistics show that workplace distractions can cause a significant loss of productivity. A manager typically has an interruption about every 8 minutes. Employees will also spend 28% of their work time dealing with interruptions. How can we prevent workplace distractions?

 Let’s look at some strategies that can help you regain your focus. We will also discuss the distractions that can cause problems for both remote workers and office workers.

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what is a managed service provider

Large businesses often have a dedicated IT staff on hand. With the amount of information running through the business and the need to maintain a large infrastructure, having on-site IT professionals both day and night makes sense. However, as a small to medium-sized business, this is not something you need.

Your company simply does not generate the kind of volume to need a larger networking server on-site. And yet, you still need someone to help maintain your network, including handling Internet security, performing updates, and even recommending software to enhance your user experience.

Paying a full-time employee to do this doesn’t make sense, as they likely won’t have a ton to do throughout the course of an average day, so paying a salary, plus benefits, Social Security, and other expenses can quickly add up. Instead, you need to take advantage of what is known as a managed service provider. But what is a managed service provider? Here is everything you need to know and how your business can benefit from taking advantage of this kind of service.

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