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Common technology mistakes SMBs make, and how to avoid them

Thought Leadership on Managed IT Services presented by SecurElement Infrastructure Solutions. There’s no question that small business owners wear a lot of hats and are often forced to do more with less. The following are potential technology pitfalls we see commonly in the SMB space. Price-shopping for the least expensive option As an outsourced technology provider, we often see the ...

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Protect your business from ransomware and other threats

Thought Leadership on Managed IT Services presented by SecurElement Infrastructure Solutions. SecurElement support has seen an influx of SMB organizations infected with email-based threats, including types of ransomware such as CryptoLocker, CryptoWall and Lockey. Additionally, users are reporting fraudulent emails consistent with wire-transfer scams. It is vital to understand how these types of applications gain access into an infrastructure and ...

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Threat intelligence: 8 trends impacting the protection of personal information

Thought Leadership on Business Strategy & Technology Value presented by Paragon Solutions. In the modern era of mega breaches, there seems to be an ever-upward trend of more attacks, more leaked records and more varied threats. Yet, by the numbers, 2015 was not a complete disaster. While significant interruptions, shifts in perspective and challenges to the security industry continue to evolve, ...

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5 business model shifts to monetizing digital transformation

Thought Leadership on Business Strategy & Technology Value presented by Paragon Solutions. The phrase “digital transformation” in business today inherently refers to change in the way businesses have to engage customers to deliver in an entirely new fashion. Increasingly they are expected to provide services-led experiences in terms of the way they engage with products and services. A large part of this is ...

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The presenteeism problem: The real lesson behind Clinton’s illness

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton left a 9/11 memorial in Manhattan early due to a combination of heat exhaustion and pneumonia. Video of her exit shows a wobbly Clinton stumble into a vehicle before heading to daughter Chelsea’s apartment in the city to recover. Despite a pneumonia diagnosis, and doctor’s orders to rest, Clinton pressed on in her pursuit of the presidency. The incident sparked plenty of conversation about Clinton’s ability to lead the country, but it also drew attention to the issue of presenteeism in the workplace.

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Lessons from Wells Fargo: How to spot (and prevent) unethical sales practices

Fallout continued this week from news that thousands of Wells Fargo employees, under pressure to make sales, had set up unauthorized accounts for customers. CEO John Stump told the Senate Banking Committee that Wells Fargo will do “whatever it takes” to compensate customers whose credit ratings were damaged by unpaid fees on accounts they didn’t know they owned. It’s a good time to examine your own sales organization to prevent unethical practices from taking hold.

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50 years of Star Trek: What Kirk and Picard taught us about leadership

This week marks 50 years since the first-ever episode of Star Trek aired. Both the original series and the highly successful Star Trek: The Next Generation emphasized the importance of diplomacy and skillful negotiation (the occasional fight notwithstanding). But what other leadership lessons did Captains James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard teach us during their years at the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise?

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Chipotle’s troubles continue as nearly 10,000 workers allege wage theft

The ill-fated chain restaurant, still reeling from lost sales after an E. coli outbreak, is facing a lawsuit from thousands of workers who allege that managers forced them to clock out but then continue working.

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