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.

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.

Spying from Afar

Employee Monitoring is Sometimes Necessary
On occasion, we are asked to assist in monitoring an employee’s computer usage. We always advise that this type of monitoring should not be done without a person’s permission. In fact, we encourage our clients to have and maintain IT policies that clearly document what is and what is not permitted on a company-owned computer and network before any issues occur.

Get Tunnel Vision with a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Virtual Private Network or VPN allows users to establish a secure, private connection or tunnel between two points.  The communication between these two points is encrypted to ensure privacy and security.  This is particularly important during this COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order.