Ransomware is a threat, even for the smallest of businesses

The holiday season is upon us—and so are the ransomware thieves.

Stop looking over my shoulder!

Many businesses have taken to spying on their workers. Don’t do that. It’s a big mistake that will do more harm than good.

Thinking of upgrading your company’s tech gear? Now’s not the time.

Thanks to supply chain problems, getting new PCs, smartphones, routers, hubs, or what-have-you is harder and more expensive than ever. For now, stick with what you’ve got or consider used equipment.

The internet your company (and workforce) needs for success

Your workers need connectivity that’s both fast and redundant if they’re going to get their work done. For a lot of remote employees, that means relying on the local cable company or ISP. Is that really a good idea for business?

How to keep your workers (so you don’t have to replace them)

Trying to hire new employees today is a misery. People often don’t show up for interviews, and even if they do—and later accept an offer—they don’t show up later to work. It’s far better to keep the folks you already have on staff....

Don’t put all your eggs in one Facebook basket

When Facebook went down last week for several hours, did your business go down with it? If so, it’s time to rethink your priorities.

Why return to the office if you’re just Zooming all day anyway?

Companies currently renting office space are just throwing money away if all of their employees are still doing the same thing at home that they were doing at work.

Bad boss! Get your nose out of employees' business

You don't need bossware to keep your people working productively. Indeed, constantly looking over your employees' shoulders is the worst thing you can do.

My boss, the algorithm

Putting management into the hands of an algorithm is a major mistake. Does this actually have to be said?

Don’t fight the COVID-19 vaccine mandate

A healthy workforce means a healthy company. That’s one of the underlying messages of last week’s executive order from President Biden pushing companies to get their employees vaccinated.

How to keep your employees from joining the ‘Great Resignation’

Companies must work hard to keep their staffers happy because there have never been so many people ready to leave their jobs.

What’s going on with the ‘Great Resignation’?

You’d better work on hanging on to your workers, or you may end up shutting your business doors.

Don't waste time on heroic death marches

Workaholism is seldom a virtue, whether you’re programming or writing articles.

Pay people for what they’re worth, not for where they live

Google appears to be getting ready to cut wages for some employees working from home. This is stupid.

The best business programs for the rest of 2021—and beyond

With working at home now the norm for so many, employees need software that helps them get the most from our new remote offices. These apps and software suites should do the trick.

5 ways of dealing with a work-from-home business world

With so many workers reluctant to return to the office after a year of working from home, it’s high time companies figure out how to get the most from all those employees toiling away outside the office.

Pandemic redux: No, your workers aren’t coming back to the office

Have you seen the latest coronavirus Delta variant numbers? That rise in cases means one thing for sure: Your employees aren’t returning to their cubicles anytime soon.

Email now and forever

Slack is fine for channel chats and Zoom is dandy for video, but for real business communications, you still can't beat email. That will never change.

To patch or not to patch: That is the question

Is it smarter to ignore a possibly buggy patch or take arms against a sea of hackers?

The real reason for Windows 11

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.

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