If you plan on catching up on some work from home AND you’re using a personal device such as a smartphone or personal laptop – DON’T! Unless your personal device is covered under our Business Security Plus plan, you could accidentally introduce a virus to the company’s network.
The other day I was sitting in front of a client discussing the influx of cyber-threats we face these days. My intentions were good, but clearly my delivery was not. I watched her facial expressions and body language go from interested, to concerned, to numb.
Carrying a four-leaf clover might work for leprechauns. But when it comes to Internet abuse by employees, you’re gonna need more than sheer luck…
Did you know that…
· 70% of all web traffic to Internet pornography sites occurs during the work hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
· Non-work-related Internet surfing results in up to a 40% loss in productivity each year at American businesses.
Business Travel and Entertainment is one of those expenses that can bleed cash from company coffers – IF you or your CFO don’t keep an eagle eye on it.
And no wonder: it often entails hand-entered data, widely disparate vendors, no real time reporting and, until now, an out-of-office transaction with no mobile reporting back to a central corporate database.
Did you know your company’s bank account doesn’t enjoy the same protections as a personal bank account? For example, if a hacker takes money from your business account, the bank is NOT responsible for getting your money back. (Don’t believe me? Go ask your bank what their policy is on refunding you money stolen from your account.
The next time you replace a lightbulb, you can now pick one that will stream your favorite music and light up your life in your choice of over 16,000 colors, all with a tap on your phone.
In case you haven't noticed, some LED bulbs now include a Bluetooth- or Wi-Fi-controlled speaker.
I've grown my companies by focusing on great customer service. We didn't always have the biggest names in business working at the firm, and we sure couldn't always afford the flashiest equipment. What we did better than all our competitors was ensure that our customers were thrilled.
Your employees may be doing work-related searches online. Or they may be checking out a hot new vacation package, or the next episode of their favorite TV show. It's tempting to think of personal browsing on company time as stealing from the company.
E-mail management tool SaneBox makes it easy to keep your e-mail under control. It looks at your e-mail history when you first set it up and then drops only important e-mails into your SaneBox. E-mails from addresses you don't normally mail to go into the "SaneLater" folder.
Does your company web site reflect its current success and position it for future growth? To be sure it does, do this:
1) Focus your main message on customer needs. The only thing visitors care about is what your company can do for them. Make that clear upfront and they'll stay and engage.