The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Technology During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As almost every organization has undergone dramatic changes in their Information Technology (IT) framework over the past few months, we noticed a lot of things:  Some good, some bad and some are downright ugly.  You need to know about all three:

The Good

By far the best of the good has been how so many organizations have enabled a remote workforce in a secure fashion.

Cathy’s Corner – July 2020

As COVID-19 continues to impact all of us at work and at home, I’m grateful to be in the “technology business.” It has allowed us to help our clients continue to work despite the challenges brought by the Stay-At-Home Order and more. In our own small way, we’ve been able to help keep our economy going by helping our clients work.

Don’t download ANYTHING you’re not authorized to download

Quick Tip: Check before you download.

Why: So you have a big file you need to get over to your printer YESTERDAY and you can’t get it to “send” via email because the file is too big. What should you do? The right thing to do is contact your IT department (us!) so we can assist by installing a secure, commercial-grade file-sharing application.

Computer Technology Ensures That No Lawyer is Left Behind

You have always enjoyed being a lawyer.  The ability to help people in their time of need, the intellectual challenges, the excitement of negotiation, the pride in growing your practice or client base are all wonderful.  You got into this work because you enjoy working with people, you are successful, you have a winning routine and team and then, BOOM! …a pandemic hits and everything about how you work changes.

See the World as Never Before

Nearly 80% of what we humans learn from the world around us is mediated through vision.  A complex set of functions that derives meaning from optical input, vision helps us interpret and respond appropriately to our environment.  Today’s technology plays a vital role in expanding the limits of human sight for people with varying degrees and types of visual deficits.

Keep IT Clean!

Cleanliness has never been a hotter topic.  It still isn’t sexy, but it is hot!  Fear of catching a threatening virus is real and top of mind.  That is for good reason, most of us have never experienced anything like this before.  We have never in our lives washed our hands so frequently, and we are all still learning not to touch our face and to wear masks in public.

Get to know Thomas S. better…

I predict that in the future, 2020 will be remembered for innovation!  The technology industry will push us all in new and exciting directions, and I’m proud to be in a field that can help facilitate that change.

I came to IT Radix with a B.A. in Communications and Media Production from William Patterson University and four years of experience supporting technology.