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The pandemic has been a reality that companies around the world have shared. It required major changes in how businesses operate. The status quo of having everyone work in the office no longer made sense for everyone. Many organizations needed to quickly evolve to becoming a digital workplace.

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6 Steps to a More Secure BYOD Program

More employees are working remotely which means that the bring your own device (BYOD) trend has grown in popularity.

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Few things invoke instant panic like missing a mobile device or laptop. These devices hold a good part of our lives. This includes files, personal financials, apps, passwords, pictures, and videos.

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What's New in Google Workspace to Improve Productivity

To capitalize on a future of work that is more flexible, Google is releasing improvements to its suite of productivity tools. Managing a business has never been simple. Companies have faced various difficulties in the last couple of years ranging from adjusting to a remote world to reduced innovation and teamwork. 

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Productivity can be challenging to track regardless of where employees are working. How do you know they’re using their tools as effectively as possible? How can you enable them to adopt best practices?

These are questions that managers often ask themselves. If they’re looking at the wrong things, it can get in the way of empowering their team. For example, you can’t grade productivity simply by “clock in/clock out” times.

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Coming Soon: Microsoft Viva Sales for a Better Seller Experience

Over the past two years, there has been a profound and significant impact on work experience. The expectations of employees concerning where, how and when they work has changed and continues to evolve. While these work evolutions affect all workforces, they have had a particular impact on sales professionals' expectations since they have needed to adjust to a more digital workplace while using outdated sales tools. As a result, Microsoft came up with a solution called Viva Sales. 

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Ways to Use Context-Based Access to Improve Account Security
Context-Based access uses analytical data gathered by an identity platform during the authorization and authentication process to enhance authentication procedures. These analytics-enhanced authentication techniques are more effective in improving customer safety and lowering online fraud. Context-Based access is a way of providing access to an account based on the user's context. This can be done through location, time and data usage.

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Many small businesses make the mistake of skipping policies. They feel that things don’t need to be so formal. They will just tell staff what is expected when it comes up and think that is good enough.

This way of thinking can cause issues for small and mid-sized business owners. Employees are not mind readers. Things that you think are obvious might not be to them.

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There is a reason why phishing is usually at the top of the list for security awareness training. For the last decade or two, it has been the main delivery method for all types of attacks. Ransomware, credential theft, database breaches and more launch via a phishing email.

Why has phishing remained such a large threat for so long? Because it continues to work. Scammers evolve their methods as technology progresses. For example, they use AI-based tactics to make targeted phishing more efficient.

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Why There's an Urgent Need for Companies to Modernize Their Endpoint Protection

Large companies and small businesses are seeing an ever-growing number of cyber threats that attack their endpoints. Their regular endpoint security software may fail against advanced cyberattacks and render them ineffective and outdated. According to a report by Ponemon Institute, 2018 placed a destructive hit on 64% of organizations due to endpoint attacks. 

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