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Why organizations should not want to survive, but thrive

By Ingram Leedy on Mar 12, 2020 11:09:23 AM

There’s an old saying: “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” In other words, if you don’t take risks, you won’t earn many worthwhile accomplishments. However, it’s often hard for people to take risks—especially when they’re in a big business where a lot of people’s livelihoods ride on these risks. The thing is, every decision is a risk.

Topics: Empower Your Business New Ways to Work
4 min read

Finding the Right Approach to Modernizing the Office

By Ingram Leedy on Mar 8, 2020 2:20:18 PM

In a recent video blog, I sat down with Bill Sands to talk about why Protected Trust works so hard to supply custom solutions to our clients’ needs. In the video, Bill highlighted a story about his cousin, who had approached Protected Trust looking for a solution to modernize his office and meet business goals.

Topics: Empower Your Business New Ways to Work
3 min read

Why We Provide Clients with Tailored Solutions

By Ingram Leedy on Mar 6, 2020 4:56:16 PM

I recently sat down with Bill Sands of the Protected Trust team and talked about what it is that clients need from their computing devices and software. What do they need so that they can achieve an “ideal state” for profitability and productivity?

Watch Us Discuss the Need for Tailored Services:

Topics: Empower Your Business
5 min read

Applying the As-a-Service Philosophy to Devices

By Ingram Leedy on Mar 5, 2020 10:00:00 AM

While it might sound weird to lease your computer instead of buying it outright, the idea isn’t as far-fetched as you might think at first. In fact, many of those who read this are probably already doing it with their phones (assuming they have a typical cellular plan).

In today’s video, I sit down with Steven Goodman and Stephen Cornell to talk about the evolution of the “as-a-service” model, and how it benefits computers and other devices.

Topics: Empower Your Business New Ways to Work
4 min read

Does your computer reflect your company?

By Ingram Leedy on Mar 3, 2020 9:30:00 AM

So, how did we go from software and services to hardware (and, more specifically, Microsoft Surface devices)?

Topics: Empower Your Business New Ways to Work
5 min read

Learning to Be Secure in the Cloud with a Real Phishing Example

By Ingram Leedy on Feb 26, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Modern, cloud-based tools and technologies have become an inseparable part of modern life. Businesses need to be able to use these tools effectively to reach their target audiences, but security remains a major concern in the cloud.

Topics: Empower Your Business
7 min read

[Online Course] Does Your Team Need Training in Microsoft Teams?

By Ingram Leedy on Feb 25, 2020 7:05:31 AM

Microsoft Teams is an incredibly useful collaboration and communication tool for modern businesses. By combining chat features, collaborative document editing for Microsoft Office files, meeting coordination, and built-in team calling features, Microsoft Teams provides a robust collaboration platform for any business—large or small.

Topics: Modern Tools Empower Your Business New Ways to Work
6 min read

9 Red Flags to Avoid Being a Phishing Victim

By Steve Goodman on Jan 6, 2020 12:07:20 PM

During a livestream, we aren't always able to cover everything on our agenda. As was the case in our livestream with NOC Manager Sean Jacobs when he took us through a live phishing attack from both the attacker's and victim's perspectives.

You can see part of the recorded livestream on the right. Though we were able to show what a phishing attack looks like and how easy it is to unwittingly give away your password to a malicious third-party, we missed the most important part: How to identify a phishing attack and what to do when you are being phished.

Well, Sean and I put our heads together. From the livestream demonstration, we came up with a list of 9 “Red Flags” to target that will help you determine whether an email is legitimate or it’s a phishing attack. Phishers are getting a lot more creative than you probably think. So, even though some of these may seem like no brainers, one of the “email flags” below could help you identify a phishing attack so you can avoid it. Let's get started!

Topics: Empower Your Business
10 min read

How Remote Working Can Make Your Employees Happier and More Loyal

By Ingram Leedy on Oct 30, 2019 2:27:59 PM

It’s no secret that remote working is all the rage amongst modern professionals, and it’s not just a fleeting trend that will be going away any time soon. In Buffer’s 2019 State of Remote Work report, where nearly 2,500 current remote workers were surveyed, a whopping 99% of them said they wanted to continue working remotely at least some of the time for the rest of their careers.

Topics: Empower Your Business New Ways to Work
5 min read

5 Ways Remote Work Policies Can Reduce Business Expenses

By Ingram Leedy on Oct 15, 2019 10:54:21 AM

As an employer, there are numerous benefits of offering remote work policies. While you certainly do care about the fact that allowing remote work will make your employees happier and more engaged, many business decisions end up coming down to one thing—how they’ll fit into the budget and affect your bottom line.

Topics: Empower Your Business
8 min read

The 10 Employee Perks Modern Professionals are Actually Looking For

By Ingram Leedy on Oct 14, 2019 9:29:24 AM

In today’s incredibly competitive hiring market, employee perks programs can be a key way for companies to differentiate themselves to attract and retain top talent. In fact, Glassdoor found that nearly 60% of professionals report a company's benefits and perks package as a major factor in considering whether to accept or decline a job offer.

Topics: Empower Your Business
6 min read

4 Tips for Managing Remote Employees in the Millennial Generation

By Ingram Leedy on Oct 7, 2019 8:50:39 AM

According to Pew Research Center, more than one in three Americans in the workforce are Millennials—making them the largest generation currently in the U.S. labor force. Furthermore, a survey by American Express found that 75% of these Millennial workers believe their work environment should be “flexible and fluid” and their employers should “not enforce a rigid structure on employees.”

Topics: Empower Your Business
 

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