Business Technology Planning Guide – 2019 Edition

It’s nearly the end of the year! While many folks are considering winter vacations, and New Year’s Eve celebrations, business owners and managers have other things on their mind.

The end of the calendar year provides a time for reflection on the successes and failures of the previous 12 months and what might be able to be improved moving ahead.

The IT Glossary – Quick Reference Edition

Are you familiar with the term “jargon”? If you’ve ever been in a conversation with someone who knew A LOT about a subject and didn’t hold back a lot of industry terms, you’ve probably been the victim of a blast of jargon.

While a high frequency of jargon might give the impression that someone knows what they’re talking about, it’s not usually helpful for the other person in the conversation who doesn’t understand all the terminology.

Why a (Smart) Business Can’t Ignore Telecommuting

The American commute to work keeps getting longer. Despite our freeways and bypasses, more lanes and cars equipped with better navigation technology the average commute time for an American is now around 26.5 minutes.

That’s nation-wide, if you happen to live in a major metropolitan area the idea of a 26-minute commute might sound like a dream come true.

Ransomware, Lately

If you’ve followed our blog for any length of time, you probably remember us bringing up the topic of ransomware. Despite our efforts, we’re still shocked by the caviler attitude many business owners have about the threat of ransomware (not to mention cybersecurity in general).

In the third quarter of 2018, ransomware was among the top three in malware trends for digital business threats.

Cyber Threats – A Digital Business Walk Through

Think about walking around the grounds of your office for a moment. Consider the sights and sounds that you’d encounter strolling up and down the halls into the various departments as you go about your workday.

Hopefully, this exercise brings up some good memories and reminds you of some professional accomplishments.

Cloud-Migration Considerations for Businesses

Winter is coming, and while we don’t like to borrow cheesy puns from Game of Thrones, the ominous warning from the fiction world that George R.R. Martin created does have some relevance in this reality.

For our purposes, we’re going to take spread that warning for businesses who have not yet made the decision to migrate their company data to a cloud network.

Training Your Employees About Cyber Security

In our latest newsletter, Continuous CEO Jason Silverglate and CTO Ross Brouse wrote a little about the importance of training employees on information security best practices. (You’re already subscribed, right?) In addition to outlining some of the risks that come with inattentive or outright malicious employees, they also offered a few tips for onboarding new staff and retraining current team members.

Traditional Telephony to VoIP: A Case Study

You remember how those curly cords on old telephones would invariably end up mangled after a few years of use, all of the coils starting to twist the wrong way and forming into clumps that foreshortened the distance you could stretch the receiver from the cradle?

Well, someday soon complaints about the drawbacks of traditional telephony as a whole will sound just as dated.