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13 things to avoid doing on Zoom

Experts weigh in: Should you use Zoom filters, how to best light yourself, and how not to get hacked, among many other tips. It’s easy to get caught up in a Zoom meeting and forget to do simple things like end the session if you’re the host, or turn off the camera if you leave […]

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Tech companies pack the frontlines to combat the coronavirus

Innovators are using droves of data, artificial intelligence, and clever ingenuity to fill gaps in the supply chain and fight the spread of COVID-19. More about Innovation As the coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, industries facing supply chain disruptions have been forced to adapt and improvise with surprising results; necessity is after all […]

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Video collaboration projected to increase by 184% among SMBs

The pace set by early adopters is forcing other firms to invest to meet current and future market needs, according to Techaisle. More about Networking Video collaboration among SMBs in the US is expected to increase to 89%, from 38%, a surge of 184%, according to new research by Techaisle. The skyrocketing growth can be […]

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Plan your next career move with a 12-month accomplishment tracker

This spreadsheet can make performance reviews and career planning easier with a convenient way to track KPIs, classes, and kudos from co-workers. Most people think about performance reviews only once a year when it’s time to fill out forms and think back on the last 12 months. Instead of relying on your memory to store […]

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Coronavirus-themed attacks proving more successful than typical phishing campaigns

Cybercriminals have effectively changed their tactics to take advantage of the fear over COVID-19, says security provider Menlo Security. Phishing emails try to ensnare potential victims by highlighting a subject designed to intrigue or alarm them. Often, they feature some topic in the news as a way to catch the recipient’s attention. With the coronavirus […]

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Extreme demand causes unemployment systems to crash in several states

How this event can be prevented or mitigated in times of crisis, such as COVID-19 More for CXOs The week of March 27, 2020, brought a record 6.6 million jobless claims. The CARES Act not only enables traditional claims, but extends that coverage for workers who might not otherwise qualify for unemployment, such as contractors […]

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Why your company needs a VPN usage policy to keep remote workers secure

Establishing a policy around VPN use can ensure that telecommuters keep company data and systems safe. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Advancements in technology and telecommuting capabilities have paved the way for a future of remote work. While the coronavirus pandemic has forced many companies to realize their telecommuting capabilities, remote work has already risen by 400% […]

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13 things not to do on Zoom

Experts weigh in: Should you use Zoom filters, how to best light yourself, and how not to get hacked, among many other tips. Given the shelter-at-home edicts, working from home will be the norm for at least another month. And, “Zoom has become the platform for pretty much every meeting,” said William Mandara Jr., CEO […]

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Google Community Mobility Reports show how life has changed due to the coronavirus

The new reports use Google Maps data to track activity in parks, grocery stores, and workplaces to understand how stay-at-home orders are changing behavior. Two Google executives today announced the company’s COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports which track how activities have changed around the world since the coronavirus outbreak. Jen Fitzpatrick, senior vice president, Geo, and […]

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IBM selects Outreachy for second $50K open source community grant

The award will help the organization provide paid remote work to underrepresented groups hit especially hard during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. IBM announced in a blog post on Friday that it had awarded its second $50,000 Open Source Community Grant to the nonprofit Outreachy “for their commitment to providing paid internships to underserved and […]