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The 6 Most Important Considerations for Re-Entry with Hybrid Teams

Business leaders have no shortage of challenges to wade through these days; between the ongoing pandemic, the Great Resignation, and evolving cyber threats, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and even a little lost as to where to start. This is why we've...
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Top 9 Cybersecurity Questions to Prepare for Hybrid Work

  Cybercriminals are more organized, disciplined, and persistent than ever. Compared to 2019, the FBI saw a 70% increase in reported attacks in 2020. This is not so surprising when you realize that cybercrime is a $1.5 trillion industry (more revenue...
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Top 8 Considerations to Master Hybrid Work (Both In-Office and WFH)

As vaccine distribution ramps up, a safe return to our offices will soon be possible. Based on all indications, however, almost none of us are going to have 100% of our teams in on office 5 days a week; now that we know working from home works, most...
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How to Protect Your Law Firm from a Data Breach When Working from Home (WFH)

In the three decades that we’ve been serving the technology and security needs for law firms, we have never seen such dramatic, rapid change as we did in 2020 when COVID-19 sent us all home. While the pandemic will (eventually) pass, many of the law...
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WFH Best Practices: How to Maintain Productivity and Security

  After a year of WFH, most business leaders have firmly established their stance on the practice. Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter (and Square), told his employees in a May 2020 email that they could WFH forever. While Netflix employees remain WFH as a...
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Top 5 Tips to Reduce Video Fatigue While Working from Home

Before the pandemic, the number of daily Zoom users peaked at 10 million. That number has since exploded to over 300 million—and Zoom’s market value now surpasses the top seven airlines combined at nearly $50 billion. It’s no big surprise that...
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COVID-19 Scams on the Rise: How to Stay Safe

A pandemic is a scammer's dream. We at Optimal Networks have been serving the IT and cybsersecurity needs of law firms and associations in the DC Metro area for nearly 3 decades, and we've never experienced a time like this before. As we all look out for...
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Top 8 Teleworking Considerations for Executives

As more organizations shift to teleworking in response to the coronavirus outbreak, many business leaders find themselves navigating brand new territory. Even if part of your workforce regularly works from home at least part of the time, having your...
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Top 3 Technology Items Executives Must Consider

What one tool directly influences your business’s ability to attract and retain top talent, minimize risk, and gain competitive advantages? Your technology. While many executives are tempted to stay out of their IT altogether, we’ve reached a point in...
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Should You Have a Team Full of Slackers? (Infographic)

Are you considering Slack at your organization?   It's a smart question to ask. Slack, an incredibly popular communication platform, now boasts: 500,000 organizations on board (70,000 paying) 8 million daily active users (3 million paid) 10 hours of...
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