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5 Ways to Use Desktop Tickers to Make IT Department Messages 100% Visible

Caroline Duncan - Sep 12, 2022 7:08:12 PM

IT departments often have important information to share with their organizations but may find it difficult to do so effectively. Using innovative tools and thinking outside the box can help to ensure that IT messages get out to staff.

Topics: IT communications- Ticker

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Corporate Wallpaper Group Policy: Pros and Cons

Caroline Duncan - Aug 31, 2022 3:45:00 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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IT Onboarding Checklist For New Hires

Caroline Duncan - Aug 19, 2022 8:37:00 PM

Developing a consistent process to onboard new employees into your organization ensures that from the very start they feel as though they are part of a cohesive team, while management can also be assured that important information is consistently shared with everyone new.

Topics: HR Communications- IT communications

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6 Help Desk Templates to Improve Communication

Caroline Hamilton - Jul 29, 2022 6:45:00 PM

Finding innovative and more efficient ways to do business is a priority for just about every team in every company. For the help desk, this can involve reducing redundant work practices so that the team can get on with the job of helping internal clients. Using templates for common issues is a great way to achieve this.

Topics: Helpdesk- IT Outage- IT Issues- IT communications

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How Pop-up Alerts Help to Improve IT Communications

Caroline Duncan - Jun 29, 2022 7:14:15 PM

Information technology keeps modern workplaces running. It’s necessary for all sorts of tasks, and is crucial for productivity and profitability. However, there are always things that can go wrong, or scheduled maintenance and upgrades that need to take place. 

Topics: Desktop Alerts Software- IT communications

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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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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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