What Is App Fatigue and Why is It a Security Concern?


Employees continue to utilize more apps and web tools on a daily basis, with the majority of departments employing between 40-60 distinct applications. 71% believe that employees use too many applications, making work more complicated.

Many applications we rely on every day come with unique alerts. When someone mentions us in a Teams channel, we get an alert "ping". A popup notification informs us when an update has been made; and security or errors are alerted to us as well.

App fatigue is a real and growing cybersecurity risk. People become more likely to ignore notifications if they feel overwhelmed with them.

Consider all the digital alerts you receive. These may include:

  • Software applicati...

Are you considering making the move to the cloud as part of your green initiative?

temp-post-imageCloud computing has quickly become an attractive solution for businesses that want to streamline their operations, reduce costs and become more flexible.

But have you been persuaded that cloud services automatically benefit the environment? Could your desire to do your part influence your decision making process?

Sorry. Sorry about that pun.
Cloud services do offer environmental advantages over using your own servers, such as reduced energy usage and a smaller carbon footprint.

Yet you should not view cloud storage as a "green solution" without first considering its environmental impacts.

Considerations must also be given when using cloud services when selecting data centers where servers reside....

7 Customer-Focusing Technologies to Give You an Edge


Customers want convenience. In today's digital world, customers expect technology to make life simpler for them. Therefore, when creating webforms and POS systems you must consider the customer experience in mind.

People often leave companies when they are dissatisfied with how they have been treated. Their experience may not have been related to your products and services; perhaps they had trouble navigating your website or asked a question that wasn't answered satisfactorily.

Customers expect companies to make it simple for them to do business with your business. Companies who deliver on this promise tend to be 60% more profitable than those who don't, according to research.

Technology is es...

6 Tips To Prevent Misconfiguration (the Primary Cause of Cloud Breaches).


Companies often neglect misconfigurations of cloud solutions when devising their cybersecurity plans. Cloud apps tend to be user-friendly, making it tempting for companies to assume that security is handled automatically by these applications. Unfortunately, companies must rely on outside resources for effective protection from attacks.

This misconception is incorrect, as cloud security is a shared model. The solution provider takes care of the security of their backend infrastructure; however, it's up to each user to configure security settings within their account appropriately.

Misconfiguration is a major cause of cloud data breaches and often an unforced error. If a company has not adequat...

4 Effective Methods to Lower the Costs of Data Breach


Data breaches are something no business wants to experience, yet they remain an unfortunate reality in today's world. According to IBM Security2022 Cost for a Data Breach Report, 83% of companies have experienced more than one data breach. (IBM Security2022 Cost for a Data Breach Report)

Breach of security can have devastating consequences for businesses in many ways. Not only is there the cost to resolve the breach, but you might also incur lost productivity costs as well. Furthermore, you could lose business and customer confidence as well as incur legal fees as a result of this incident.

IBM Security's report indicates the cost of data breaches has risen globally in 2022, reaching $4.35mill...

Tips for Increasing Home Security Setups Are you looking to make your home security setup safer? Here are some helpful hints.


The global home security market is growing rapidly. Experts forecast a 20.1% compound annual growth rate from 2026-2026, in addition to an expected 21.6% rise between 2021 and 2022.

These solutions include Ring doorbell cameras and whole-home security systems. It has never been simpler to monitor your front door remotely with cloud-based video streams that enable homeowners to view every corner of their property.

Sharing photos of your doorbell cameras on social media groups in the community can provide added assurance at an affordable cost. These home security systems provide peace of mind at a great value.

Don't be deceived by the simplicity of setting up your system. Neglecting to take pre...

What to Include in a Year-End Technology Infrastructure Review


Starting to plan for the future is the ideal time of year to do so. Businesses typically begin the new year with a goal of improving and expanding their operations. Technology plays a significant role in how a business runs, so it makes sense to assess your IT for optimization opportunities.

An annual technology review provides you with the chance to evaluate multiple aspects of your IT. It is essential that you allocate time for improvements that will boost profitability. Furthermore, you'll learn strategies you can employ in order to reduce the likelihood of costly cyberattacks.

Deloitte recently conducted a study on digitally-advanced small businesses. Their study revealed that smart use o...

Checklist to Enhance Digital Offboarding for Employees


Digital footprints are ubiquitous in today's workplace. Once an employee begins working, they create their digital footprint by being provided with a company email address and login credentials for their application. You may even be able to update their LinkedIn page through this method.

When an employee departs the company, there is a process that must be followed: decoupling the employee from all technological assets of the business. This step is essential for cybersecurity purposes.

It is never a wise practice for a former employee or contractor to send malicious emails via their work email address to all of your customers. The computer of such an individual could contain sensitive files ...

5 Mistakes Companies Make in the Digital Workplace


Companies across the globe were forced to adapt their business models in light of the pandemic. The traditional model, where everyone worked in one office together, no longer worked and many firms had no choice but to switch over to remote working.

Estimates suggest that 70% of full-time employees worked from home during the worst pandemic. Even now, remote work remains an option; 92% of respondents expect to do so at least one day per week.

Businesses have had to reevaluate their policies and tools in response. Many firms have had to alter how they work, transitioning to a digital cloud workspace for hybrid teams.

This transition has brought with it many new advantages, such as:

  • Employers and ...

What can you do to reduce the likelihood that your mobile device will go missing?


Losing your smartphone or laptop can be a source of great anxiety. These devices are essential parts of our daily lives - they store important files, financials, apps and passwords that we rely on.

Their data is far more sensitive than the money in your wallet, due to all of your digital footprints. As such, if a device is lost or stolen, the implications can be grave.

Of course, it's not always the device itself that matters most; rather, it's the data stored on that device that matters most. Access to this data must be granted via cloud accounts or websites; it can be frightening to think of such sensitive information being stolen by a criminal.

Every year, around 70,000,000 smartphones are...