Cathy’s Corner – October 2020

I started my technology career at Exxon back in the late 1980s. While Exxon was not on the bleeding edge of most computer technologies, it turns out they were on the bleeding edge of something—cybersecurity. In general, they were a conservative and cautious bunch which naturally resulted in a high cybersecurity awareness level.

Technology Drives Fulfillment Operations

Technology drives everything in today’s Fulfillment Operations. The rise of eCommerce and the “Amazon effect” have dramatically shifted customer habits and expectations. Customer demand for faster delivery places warehouses and fulfillment centers under immense pressure to improve accuracy and speed in order to satisfy their clients’ requirements.

The Scent of Things to Come

Of all the senses in the human body, it can be argued that our sense of smell often evokes the strongest response in our minds.  The wrong smell can keep us from entering a room or trying a new food, but the right scent can be aesthetically pleasing and can trigger memories, evoking an emotional response to our environment in a way that no other sense can replicate.

Employees Are Letting Hackers Into Your Network …

What You Can Do To Stop It Cyberthreats are everywhere these days. Hackers, scammers and cybercriminals are working overtime to break into your network – and the network of just about every business out there. They have a huge arsenal of tools at their disposal, from automated bots to malicious advertising networks, to make it […]

Do you know who has access to your systems? 

Quick Tip:  Centralized password management simplifies access control

This blog gets at a really important topic for businesses, especially smaller businesses that don’t have a lot of extra resources for dealing with IT admin. Using a centralized access control system to make sure your systems aren’t accessible by people who have left your company is really important to overall security.

Envisioning Contacts

There is a fun feature in Outlook that allows you to set up Electronic Business Cards for your contacts.  This is useful because it enables you to see a picture of your contact—putting a face to the name.
Adding a picture to your Microsoft Outlook contacts is easy

Go to the Outlook navigation bar and click the “People” icon
(the icon looks like two people standing near each other).
Under “Current View” click on the “Business Card” view.

The #1 Mistake Companies Make With Their IT

If you’re like many businesses today, there’s a good chance you’ve made this one mistake with your IT security: you don’t budget for it. Or if you do budget for it, it’s not enough to really protect your business. Time and time again, business owners decide NOT to invest in IT services.

A Taste for New Technology

“I want it so bad I can taste it!”  Have you ever felt that way or said that?  Most likely, the answer is “yes.”  Many people feel that way about new technology.  The excitement of a new technology rollout causes many to stand in line for hours, even days, to be the first to purchase the latest iPhone or other new gadget.