The IT Services & Cyber Security Education Center
The most educational business technology blog for Southern California executives, featuring insider tips, articles, and videos on how to get the best IT results.
The Great Resignation is upon us, and no industry or department is being spared. In the past few months, we've seen a massive increase in professionals leaving their roles and seeking new employment. This is a natural reaction to the rising pressure from the challenges of living and working through the COVID economic crisis. Now that we’re nearly two years into it, many people are looking to make a change. At the same time, there’s an incredible demand for qualified professionals to fill thousands of available positions across the US.
It’s that time of year in California. Dry brush and Santa Ana winds put thousands of lives, homes, and businesses at risk. The devastating fires in recent years remind us that wildfires can start any time and they make quick work of any area, destroying everything in their path. I certainly hope you’re never affected. But if it happens, are you prepared? You’ve worked hard to build your business. Let’s protect it. Now’s the time to check your disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
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When the idea of using Microsoft Teams for handling after-hours calls came up, we were skeptical. After all, technology professionals know that it’s a lot easier to get an application to do what it’s designed to do, rather than ask it to do something that’s not its primary purpose. But after lots of investigation and testing, Accent has changed the way after-hours IT support calls are handled and has started using Microsoft Teams.
Suddenly, more employees than ever are working from home. Many employers have transformed their companies into a remote workforce practically overnight. While you want to keep your business operational and allow your employees to continue working remotely, you also want to ensure that you are still meeting regulatory compliance standards, protecting business, your employees, and your customers. Here are a few tips to help you remain in compliance while working from home.
The saying goes, “When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” The same is true in any small business scenario. Life happens, and it always happens fast. Your system could be at the mercy of natural disasters, viruses, or even a fire. That’s where failover comes into play. Imagine a whole system that could offer you uninterrupted, seamless work continuity in an emergency state. That’s what failover is all about.