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  • Fighting Coronavirus-Themed Ransomware and Malware

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    #Cybersecurity Cybercriminals and Nation-States Aim to Subvert Systems and Devices (Data Breach Today) Attackers are continuing to use concerns over COVID-19 to distribute ransomware and malware, including for smartphones. The healthcare sector is perhaps at the greatest risk from these attacks because it’s serving as the front-line defense against the disease.

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  • 6 real-world best practices for setting up your company for successful collaboration

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    #Cloud 6 real-world best practices for setting up your company for successful collaboration (OSF Digital) We’ll defer to medical experts for how to stay safe and healthy from COVID-19 as the pandemic evolves, but in the meantime, businesses should consider how to best keep operations healthy to avoid a decline in sales.

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  • CEO diary: What it’s like to run a company remotely

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    Featuring great piece from VentureBeat earlier this week: My team has gone remote, we’ve had to cancel events, and I’ve had to rethink every part of my business. This is a diary of one of the most challenging weeks I’ve ever faced as a founder and CEO. Monday 16th March Walking on the beach with the dog at 6:30 am allows time to think about how I’m going to communicate to 5,000 customers that we have to postpone a number of our events.

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  • Microsoft Teams passes 44 million daily active users, thanks in part to coronavirus

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    (VentureBeat) Microsoft Teams, which launched worldwide in March 2017, passed 32 million daily active users (DAUs) this month. A week later, thanks in part to COVID-19, usage had spiked to 44 million DAUs. That’s up from 20 million daily active users in November, a 60-110% jump in just four months. Microsoft used the product’s three-year anniversary to share the new figures and announce new Teams features targeting “underserved professionals, including firstline and health care workers.

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  • The New Normal: How UCaaS Can Help Teams Transition

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    The New Normal: How UCaaS Can Help Teams Transition Businesses everywhere are struggling with the same question: Is it safe to resume office operations? At this point, all 50 states have partially reopened. However, many companies — especially those in heavily populated metropolitan areas — are hesitant to take the plunge and move back into office environments, out of fear that they will put workers in danger, and contribute to the spread of COVID-19.

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  • How To Prepare Your Business For A Communications Upgrade

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    How To Prepare Your Business For A Communications Upgrade You may be considering making a communications upgrade to your current system. Like many other organizations, you’re looking into ways that digital transformation can improve your company and enable your workforce to adjust to remote work environments. This is a great decision, and one that’s bound to improve productivity and lower costs—if you plan properly.

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  • Are Integrated Communications On Your Radar?

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    Are Integrated Communications On Your Radar? The global workforce has been forever altered from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Across the world, teams have dispersed, abandoning their physical offices for flexible remote work environments. In the process, we have seen a renewed focus on integrated communications. Many companies weren’t properly prepared to handle the shift to a remote workforce; these same companies are now realizing that integrated communication systems could help their network administrators, end users, and help desk workers immensely with the sudden need for ultra-seamless communications and collaboration.

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  • Cybersecurity and IT Security Awareness Training is no Longer Optional

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    Cybersecurity and IT Security Awareness Training is no Longer Optional If there’s any lesson to be learned from two recent Canadian data breaches it’s that IT security depends on a lot more than just deploying the right technology. It’s long been known that people are one of the weakest links in IT security.

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BetterWorld Podcast

  • Episode 4 - Talking Local Business and Covid-19 with Chef and Vanille owner, Sophie Evanoff

    Episode Four of the BetterWorld Podcast features Sophie Evanoff, Chef and Owner of Vanille Patisserie, a Chicago French Bakery and institution for almost 20 years. Sophie discusses their reaction to the Covid-19 Crises and ways they are innovating and adapting.

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  • Episode 3 - Talking Growth, Innovation and Community with Jeff Grass, CEO of HUNGRY

    In Episode Three, host Matt Bauer and John Jordan, General Manager of BetterWorld Technology, are joined in the BetterWorld booth by Jeff Grass co-founder and CEO of HUNGRY. HUNGRY is an amazing company and BetterWorld customer - we celebrate their success to date and also their incredible innovation and focus on employees and community as the COVID crises continues to unfold.

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  • Episode 2 - Talking B Corps with Tim Frick of Mightybytes

    For Episode Two, this week we have Tim Frick, founder and President of Chicago-based and long time B Corps Mightybytes in the BetterWorld booth to help us celebrate B Corp Month and much more…

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