Today our news is dominated by the Coronavirus. Like so many of you, we have spent recent days and weeks learning about the virus (COVID-19) and how it’s impacting our world. For businesses, this means understanding how it affects our employees, customers, and communities. And then making the necessary adjustments to our work and operations.
For many, these adjustments have included temporarily closing doors or having employees work remotely. As of the writing of this blog, restaurants have gone to take out only, most major retailers have shut down their storefronts, schools are closed, and social distancing is the new way of life.
As we all try to find our new “normal”, and many are new to the idea of telecommuting, we have some suggestions to help make the transition easier and you most productive:
If you have a poor Internet connection and don’t want to spend extra money, there’s always the Hotspot option. Most wireless companies make it possible for you to connect your computer to your phone for Internet, by going into Settings on your device. Keep in mind, this is typically only available for a fixed period of time.
And while you’re up and about, take a drink of water. It’s easy to forget to take important breaks, stay hydrated, and even eat when no one is knocking on your office door reminding you that you haven’t moved in hours.
If phone notifications are distracting to you, go on airplane mode for small amounts of time to ensure you stay focused and complete important tasks.
As for instant messaging options, you can use WhatsApp, Apple iMessage, or Facebook’s Messenger. If you’re looking for dedicated networks more designed for business, Microsoft and Slack offer free programs as well.
There are 7 tips which cybersecurity experts agree you need to address no matter from where you’re working.
Do your best to focus on focusing. And then exhale. This too shall pass.
Jeana has been in the software industry for 15+ years specializing in ERP reporting solutions. She has decades of experience in creative content development and marketing and enjoys exercising, traveling & spending time with her husband & twin boys.
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We want to provide you with an update on the Log4J vulnerability that was identified this weekend as it relates to your Synoptix installation. The short answer is that there should be no vulnerability issues with Synoptix. Synoptix no longer uses Log4J. Version 7 did use version 1.2 of Log4J (which was not vulnerable), and should therefore also be clear of any vulnerability issues related to Log4J version 2.0-2.14 (which was identified this weekend as having vulnerability).