BORING BUSINESS DIGEST - OCTOBER 2017

Welcome to Boring's new Business Digest!   We have curated these articles that we thought you may find helpful or interesting.  Business technology, human resources management, IT infrastructure, best practices, tips & tricks, data security...we've got you covered! 

 

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A New Kind of Employee: The Digital Nomad

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Better personal life for employees, time and money savings, flexible hours, lower overhead costs for employers...learn more about the new "digital nomad" working from home.

What in the world is a digital nomad? Many in the business world aren't sure what this phrase means. Terms like "telecommuter" or "remote worker"€ are more common.

The Rise of Collaboration Spaces and the Next Generation Workplace

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CATAPULT 1.0 in Lakeland, FL

A modern trend we love: open floor plans and shared workspaces. We have one in Lakeland, FL called Catapult Lakeland. A revolution in efficiency and class!  We love it.

Businesses are on an unstoppable march towards efficient, open floor plan office spaces. The first iteration of this was the Open Space design. This movement began to accelerate rapidly during the economic downturn in 2008 and was supported by several simultaneous technology and business trends.

7 Must-Have Technologies Driving Collaboration in the Modern Workplace

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Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate! The best work is that which we accomplish together.

Collaboration can make any business better. Nielsen research found that collaboration increases creative output, and that collaborative teams are more likely to identify concepts that will perform well with their target customer group.

Network Security

Cyber Ready

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Are you and your business ready for a cyber attack?  There are steps we all can take to prepare so that we do not lose valuable data, compromise customers' data integrity, and make sure that if a cyber attack does come our way, we can get back to running smoothly with minimal downtime or catastrophic losses.

Cyber Ready Simple Steps to Protect Yourself Online By Ron Schekman Capital Group Information Security Manager It goes without saying that we’re more digitally connected than ever via e-mail, smartphones and the Internet. But while technology has made our lives easier in countless ways, it’s exposed us to an array of digital threats that seem to grow bolder and more sophisticated by the day. The headline-grabbing cyber attacks over the past year underscore the lengths to which hackers will go to steal our personal and financial information.

Practical cybersecurity for law firms: How to batten down the hatches

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Cybersecurity for law firms.  In the modern age of ransomware, hacking, viruses, and digital corruption: Here are some tips for increasing cybersecurity in the legal sector.

Home In-Depth Reporting Practical cybersecurity for law firms: How… Building the 21st-Century Law Firm Practical cybersecurity for law firms: How to batten down the hatches We’re quickly approaching 2018, and a week doesn’t go by without another variant of malware causing havoc across the globe. First it was the WannaCry ransomware worm, which infected more than 230,000 computer systems in over 150 countries, demanding ransom payments in exchange for the decryption of files.

Managing Your Business

How Does This Small Business Make Work Feel Like Family?

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What most of us love about working at Boring is the family-oriented atmosphere a small business can provide.  People want to feel like people, not numbers.  There is no price that can be put on employee satisfaction.  Many of us spend more time at work than at home with our own families.  What is it that makes employees feel like they belong?  How can we improve our corporate cultures to mirror more of the values of a small business?

Small businesses have an intrinsic advantage over larger ones: the ability to create company cultures in which employees feel like they belong. Seventy-five percent of employees are either very or extremely satisfied working for a small employer, according to the 2017 Aflac Happiness Report. This is in part because of the unique benefits a small business can offer.

20 Simple Reasons Your Top Performers Quit

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Retaining high-performing associates is imperative to growth and sustainability of any successful business.  Are your employees' expectations being met?  Do they feel valued?  What are the reasons top performers quit?  Let's learn and keep them from leaving!

Losing a top performer hurts, and it's an increasingly common issue in the modern workforce. A study by SAP and Oxford Economics revealed that one in five high performers are likely to leave their jobs within the next six months — and less than half are satisfied with their jobs. Retaining good employees is crucial to the success of any team.

Are Your People Ready for Digital Disruption?

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Going Digital: we can't avoid it.  It's happening whether we like it or not.  Read about the discord between our executives' digital readiness and that which they are trying to foster in their companies.  How can we be more ready, and stay ahead of the game?  Competitive advantage is everything.  How does your technology stand up?

Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Organizations face a radically shifting context for the workplace that includes cognitive technology, intelligent automation and machine learning. These technologies are disrupting and threatening many companies across many industries. As a result, organization designs and business models are being updated to defend existing market position and proactively seek the new opportunities that “digital” can offer.

Tips and Tricks

How to back up and protect all your data

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In a recent study, it was shown that most executives don't know how exactly their business's data is backed up, if it is backed up completely or correctly, or what the recovery process would entail in the event of a data loss event. We can help! Learn about Business Continuity: The New Backup and schedule your free Network Analysis today.

Backing up your data doesn't have to be a chore. Western Digital When you sit down at the computer, you probably don't want to spend your time backing up your files and data. It may not be as entertaining as Netflix or Facebook, but it just might be the most important job you can do on your desktop or laptop machine.

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