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Cyber Security Campaign in 2022: 10 Steps to Success

Caroline Duncan - Mar 28, 2022 7:00:00 PM

Every organization needs to ensure cybersecurity awareness among employees to help protect data and systems. It’s important that employees understand and are mindful of the day to day situations that could actually cause harm to the company if they are not careful.

Topics: Cybersecurity- Internet Security- IT communications

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Addressing the Tech Talent Shortage Should Be The # 1 Priority for CIOs

Faramarz Farahani - Jan 31, 2022 8:00:00 PM

As the words ‘pandemic’ and ‘COVID’ were becoming common household names (albeit dreaded ones) in February 2020, McKinsey published the result of a new global survey on future workforce needs. One of the findings was:

Topics: IT communications

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Business continuity vs disaster recovery. 5 top differences

Caroline Duncan - Jan 26, 2022 7:00:00 PM

When your company faces a crisis, it is important that you are prepared for both business continuity and disaster recovery so that you can resume your operations as quickly as possible. Understanding business continuity vs disaster recovery is essential – you shouldn’t get the two confused. Having plans for both will help with your organization’s recovery and ongoing viability.

Topics: Emergency Alert System- IT Outage- Business Continuity- IT communications- Emergency communications

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IT Departments in Hospitals: Role And Benefits

Caroline Duncan - Jan 13, 2022 7:00:00 PM

Hospital IT departments have an essential role to play in assisting hospital staff to manage and care for patients. These systems are so essential and ingrained into modern-day hospitals that it can literally be a matter of life or death if they stop working effectively.

Topics: Healthcare- IT Issues- IT communications- Digital signage

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Corporate Wallpaper Group Policy: Pros and Cons

Caroline Duncan - Jan 4, 2022 7:00:00 PM

The background on your employees’ computer desktops is valuable real estate for communicating with them. The space can be used to display all sorts of messaging, from corporate values to reminders about security or news and information about your organization’s latest projects, products and initiatives.

It’s a great way to passively reinforce messages that you are delivering to employees via other channels. Whenever they look at their computer desktops, they’ll see the information you want them to see. This method isn’t as obtrusive as other methods of communication.

Having corporate wallpaper also ensures that your employees aren’t setting their own and using images that are inappropriate.

In many companies, deploying uniform corporate wallpaper tends to be done via the IT department using the Group Policy feature that is built into Windows. Group Policy is a tool that enables centralized management and configuration of a range of Windows features on user computers, such as applications and user settings.

Topics: Internal Communication Tools- IT communications- Corporate wallpaper

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CIO Priorities 2022

Caroline Duncan - Dec 31, 2021 12:15:00 AM

The past two years have been challenging for everyone, not least of all the technology leaders in companies who have suddenly had to restructure their operating environments to accommodate employees working in different ways as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, constant change is nothing new for the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and other technology leaders in organizations who increasingly face unique challenges as they navigate an ongoing landscape of rapid technological change, security threats and skills shortages across the industry in 2022.

Topics: IT Issues- Business Continuity- IT communications

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Awareness of Cyber Security. How to Use DeskAlerts for Maximum Effect

Caroline Duncan - Dec 28, 2021 7:40:06 PM

Cybercrime is a growing problem that is critical for businesses to be aware of and to implement measures against in 2022. As digital technologies continue to evolve and become used in most aspects of peoples’ personal and professional lives, awareness of cyber security is more important than ever before. 

A report by Accenture has predicted that from 2019 to 2024, businesses around the world can expect to lose around $5.2 trillion to cyber threats.

Cybersecurity awareness for employees is one of the most important things you can deliver in the fight against cybercrime and to help protect your business.

Topics: Cybersecurity- Internet Security- IT communications

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IT Communication Strategy And Plan: 10 Essential Tips

Caroline Duncan - Nov 10, 2021 3:01:00 PM

The IT department is the backbone of the modern workplace:  without technology, most businesses wouldn’t be able to function effectively, if at all. Unfortunately, in many organizations, the only time people think about the IT department and what it does is when something isn’t working.

Topics: IT communications

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Scheduled Maintenance Email Template And 10 Tips For Using It

Caroline Duncan - Aug 12, 2021 7:19:39 PM

Scheduled maintenance of IT systems is an almost unavoidable part of life. However, your IT systems are the backbone of your organization and employees rely on them to be able to do their work. By appropriately communicating with employees ahead of time, you can help make the process less painful for everyone involved. And that is why you need a scheduled maintenance email template.

Topics: IT communications

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Software Rollout Plan: 12 Steps To Ensure Your Success (+ template)

Caroline Duncan - Aug 5, 2021 6:30:00 PM

Deciding to implement new software in an organization isn’t something that’s done lightly. Once you have determined the need for a new software solution to be used within your company, you’ll have researched all the options on the markets, gotten quotes and specs before even turning your mind to the process of rolling the new software out.

Topics: Internal Communications- IT communications

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