The traditional standards set for workplaces are changing. According to Gallup, 45% of Americans working full-time jobs are working from home either part-time or entirely. With an increasingly decentralized office IT infrastructure, companies have had to pivot to fit their changing workforce. One of the most popular improvements has been the transition to cloud-based hosting.Cloud platforms...
The results are in, and remote work is here to stay. According to a Gallup poll, 91% of U.S. workers currently working fully or partially remote hope to continue working remotely after the pandemic. For employers, that means taking the necessary steps to support a fully remote or hybrid workforce. If they don't, they risk losing talent, as 30% of workers say they are highly likely to seek out...
Unprecedented Business Environments
Though pandemics have occurred throughout history, they are an unprecedented event for modern business. Across the United States in mid-March, many businesses took the lead in requiring employees to work remotely where possible as COVID-19 accelerated across the world. Municipalities and state governments followed shortly thereafter. At that time, we were...
Accelerated Roll Out Timeline
Like many organizations, we had some eye opening moments as we migrated from Skype to Microsoft Teams. With Skype end of life coming in July of 2021, we knew we needed to make the move. However, the pandemic forced us to accelerate our adoption timelines.
As many organizations navigate the new normal of having a 100% remote workforce, there are several challenges they face. How do you ensure adherence to corporate policies and norms? How do ensure your team’s cybersecurity posture is maintained? How do you support remote workers technology problems?
As the Coronavirus pandemic progresses, a rise in malicious activity has been detected leveraging new trends of threat vectors, including targeting of remote authentication systems and remote users. Ascend Technologies is actively monitoring ongoing developments and taking precautions to minimize risk to our client environments as active business continuity plans are in effect.
As many organizations navigate the new normal of having a 100% remote workforce, there are several challenges they face. How do you ensure adherence to corporate policies and norms? How do you ensure your team’s cybersecurity posture is maintained? How do you support remote workers when they face technology problems?
At the beginning of 2020, if you asked most COOs and IT Managers about their business continuity and disaster recovery plans, they’d say they’ve got a plan that is updated annually and might even be tested 1-2 times per year. In many industries, this is a requirement for industry accreditations or certifications, or as a function of an audit if the organization is regulated.