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VoIP trends businesses should embrace in 2021

Telecommunications technology is becoming increasingly advanced every year, and your business would be well served to adopt the latest Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) tools. As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to affect business operations in 2021 and beyond, maximizing the latest VoIP platforms will help you stay ahead of the pack.

6 Exciting business trends to expect in 2021

After the unprecedented events of 2020 and with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic expected to continue throughout much of 2021, it is certainly a difficult time to be in business. Despite widespread economic uncertainty, however, new opportunities have also opened up for organizations across industries.

What is spyware, and why is it dangerous?

Spyware refers to any kind of malicious software designed to gather data about victims. While that’s a fairly loose definition, and there’s a lot of crossover with other forms of malware, it’s not something you want to have anywhere near your business network.

The elements of a strong backup strategy for your business

When disaster strikes, a lot of businesses never reopen their doors again due to massive losses. Most of the time, this happens because they failed to prepare in advance with a comprehensive backup strategy and business continuity plan. In other cases, businesses might have had plans in place, but these were too outdated and irrelevant to be useful.

Why you need to schedule your backups

As the spate of ransomware attacks and other catastrophes of recent years have proven, not all businesses are adequately prepared for data loss. It’s not so much a question of if disaster will strike, but when — and you need to be prepared when it does.

8 Tips for improving your video conferences

Video conferencing has proven essential in today’s remote work environments for maintaining a corporate culture of strong teamwork and connectedness. That said, most of us are familiar with the common issues and challenges that remain, such as poor streaming quality and lack of security.

How becoming a software minimalist enhances efficiency

A couple of decades ago, business computing infrastructures were relatively simple. Most only consisted of an internal network and a preapproved selection of programs. Today, the situation is very different, with the typical business having hundreds of off-the-shelf and custom-made apps in use across a wide range of devices and operating systems.

Ensure HIPAA compliance with these simple tips

Given that it was enshrined in law 24 years ago, HIPAA lacks clarity on precisely which measures you need to take to secure electronic protected health information (ePHI). After all, today’s IT environments look very different to how they did in 1996. HIPAA applies to what it defines as covered entities and business associates.

OCR publishes new HIPAA resources for mobile health app developers

In the old days, things like privacy, security, and compliance rarely played a central role in the development of mobile apps and other software. Instead, they were normally tacked on later. Today, however, software developers need to incorporate these features by design and default, and they need to start thinking about them from the moment they start writing the first line of code.

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