Analyses

Data hoarding: The consequences go far beyond compliance risk

What’s the oldest file on your computer? A scan of my hard drive turned up a handful from the late 1990s as well as a 2GB trove of interview notes and call recordings from a book I wrote in 2006.

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The real reason for Windows 11

It's all about security, and it's going to be a costly upgrade — because most of us will need to buy new PCs to make it work.

You can’t take it with you: Stop data exfiltration now

With or without malicious intent, employees have a bad habit of downloading proprietary information, an unfortunate practice exacerbated by the work-from-home shift.

Should your business upgrade to Windows 11?

If you heard about Microsoft’s big announcement of Windows 11 and are wondering whether to upgrade, I have an answer. In a word: No. In two words: Hell no.

Don’t make yourself a social media target

You should know by now to be careful about what you tweet or post. Whether you survive suddenly public missteps from your past depends on who you are and how you react.

How to find and keep happy workers

Finding qualified workers is harder than ever. Rather than trying to find new staffers, doesn't it make more sense to keep the ones you've got? Here's how to do it.

Get ready for the next wave of virtual meetings

Yes, many of us are starting to return to the office, but meetings will never be the same—and new tech promises they’ll keep evolving.

Work 2021: Say goodbye to yesterday's work habits

If you expect everything to return to “normal” with work soon, you really need to get up to speed.

When making business decisions, think like a poker player

Sure, you can go with your gut, but those informed by relevant data will win more often.

Ransomware revisited: As attacks worsen, tried-and-true defenses falter

The vast majority of the companies being attacked by ransomware have fewer than 1,000 employees. But with proper backups and local encryption, you can hold attackers off.

Why inquisitiveness matters as much as IQ

In a fast-changing world, no one knows what challenges may emerge next—which is why hiring managers should see varied career experience as a plus.

To secure your remote workforce, lock down ‘your’ computers

Many employees aren't coming back to the office. That means you must make sure your business secrets are just as secure from their home office as they were at the corporate HQ.

The 'gig economy' is a two-way street

As employers prepare for a future that will include ever-larger numbers of temporary and short-term workers, they need to keep in mind the practices that keep the best people in the fold.

5 free ways to get better business security

Tech crooks really are out to get you, but there are ways to defend your company that won't cost an arm and a leg.

An antidote to boring e-commerce

Online retail is a snoozefest of sites that all look the same, with some interesting new exceptions. Expect innovators to spice things up—not just online, but in imaginative retail spaces near you.

Here's what you can do about ransomware

Colonial Pipeline just rubbed our noses into the fact that ransomware is a growing threat. Fortunately, there are ways to keep it from happening to you and your business.

The new, self-organizing workplace

One effect of the pandemic and remote work: flatter, looser organizational structures. Here’s why that’s a good thing—and how the right software can help manage it.

No matter the size of your business, you must take security seriously.

The automated attackers who are out there ready and willing to get you don't care how small your business is.

The loneliness of the long-distance worker

How do you avoid burning out your remote staff? Don’t merely tell them what to do—tell them what NOT to do.

Getting passwords right for you and your business

Sick of changing passwords every 90 days from one eight-character string of meaningless letters and numbers to another? There are better ways to manage your security and passwords.

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