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Overcoming the Challenges of Working from Home or Telecommuting

On the surface, working from home can be an enormous advantage in terms of both comfort and cost. However, there are challenges. Working from home is not an isolated practice. According to a Gallup Poll recently cited by CNBC,  43 percent of American workers work from home at least occasionally.  U.S. Census data indicates that…

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6 Must-Have Tech Gadgets for Remote Worker Success

As more and more companies are adopting Telecommuting, Distributed Workforces or are just offering the option to work from home, employees are finding themselves ill-equipped when it comes to having the right devices and technology at home. In this post, I’ll share my recommended list of devices you should have in place. The Cheat List:…

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Business Continuity Planning for COVID19

As novel coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnoses continue to increase around the world, I wanted to share with you not only what Applied Innovations is doing but some resources we’re preparing for your business to use as well. Applied Innovations is committed to providing a safe environment for our employees and ensuring business continuity, in service to…

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What can IT do about the CoronaVirus?

I want to preface this post by saying that the CoronaVirus is a horrible disease that’s having a devastating impact on not only individuals and families but entire communities, regions, and industries. Our hearts and prayers are with everyone impacted and we hope this problem is resolved quickly. With that said, CEO’s and Business Owners…

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Trick or treat: I know your password!

A few months ago, some rather creative hackers came up with a pretty ingenious con.  They realized they could create an email like the one below pretending to have hacked your computer and installed malware that has allowed them to watch you surf the internet and even video what you were doing while surfing the…

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Is Coffee Shop or Hotel Wi-Fi Safe? 8 Tips to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

Public WIFI networks are extremely convenient and found almost everywhere. Whether you are stepping out of the house or office to a coffee shop, mall, airport, or retail store, you are assured of free WIFI. The availability of public WIFI networks has led to an increase in the time people spend online. A quick question;…

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Zero-Day Zoom Webcam Vulnerability targeting Apple Macs announced

Apple Macbooks and iMacs have been long praised for their built-in security features and access restrictions, unfortunately, the software you install on your Macbook, not so much! Yesterday, Jonathan Leitschuh provided a post on Medium, the popular blog aggregation service, about a zero-day vulnerability in Zoom’s Conferencing software the opens your Apple MacOS computer to…

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Technology and Nonprofits: How the Cloud is Helping NonProfits to Achieve More

In the contemporary digital age, many businesses are ditching onsite data storage for cloud-based storage.  They are harnessing numerous benefits from cloud computing ranging from lower costs to accessibility and improved security. In fact, 81% of American businesses use the cloud as a source of competitive advantage. Luckily, the benefits of cloud computing extend far…

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