Productivity Tips for Remote Work

While it’s a luxury to be able to roll out of bed and be “at work,” remote work can have some notable pitfalls. Staying productive in a home environment is a real challenge for most people. With distractions ranging from pets and kids to household chores and significant others, you need to have a solid plan when it comes to working remotely long-term.

Make sure you’re considering things like where you’ll be doing the bulk of your work and how you can try to effectively manage your time despite all the distractions. It may seem easier said than done, but there really are many different ways to remain efficient—even in a time of mass disruption.

Keep reading to learn all about our top productivity tips for remote work and how smart file sharing solutions can make all the difference in staying on top of your work.

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The Causes and Disastrous Effects of Data Breaches

A data breach can devastate a small business and be incredibly costly to enterprises. It’s important that your employees have a good understanding of the nature of the information your organization has and risks that are associated with mishandling it, unintentional or otherwise.

Take a look at some of the causes and disastrous effects of data breaches.
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Remote Work for Law Firms

While your office may never become a fully remote office, remote work for law firms can offer great benefits—as long as you are aware of and can mitigate the risks.

While workplaces were forced to shift quickly from in-office to at-home work in the wake of COVID-19, many companies have found it hard to ignore the key advantages of remote working. The cultural change that comes with long-term remote working has made it clear that remote work in a post-pandemic world will continue to happen. 

While your office may never become a fully remote office, remote work for law firms can offer great benefits—as long as you are aware of and can mitigate the risks.

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Tips for Sending Confidential Information

While the internet has made life more convenient and provided some amazing benefits, it isn’t exactly a safe place. Just like you wouldn’t say your bank account number aloud in a crowded mall, sending sensitive information over the internet requires some forethought, common sense, and some due diligence.

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Foiling a Phishing Attack

Do you know how to keep your business protected from phishing attacks? According to a recent report, 66% of companies experienced a phishing attack in 2020. Not ideal—especially with so many employees working virtually during this time. Phishing is a cyberattack where the attacker tricks the target into disclosing personal information. This typically looks like an imposter pretending to be a reputable company and asking for access to login credentials, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information and occurs predominantly via email. 

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Businesses: You Can’t Keep Ignoring Shadow IT

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Attention, IT Department: You are no longer needed.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your employees have declared you redundant. If the statements above are any indication, these non-IT-employees have transcended their departments to a higher plane where IT is unnecessary: a relic from a bygone era; a dinosaur waiting for the meteor to hit.

While your employees may not recognize the importance of IT, others do. This trend—where employees take IT into their own hands by using devices, apps, and software for business without IT’s approval—is called Shadow IT and the loosening of IT’s control over security threatens to topple businesses everywhere. This is especially true in the age of digital workspaces.

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Is Remote Work Here to Stay?

While workplaces were forced to shift quickly from in-office to at-home work in the wake of COVID-19, many companies have found it hard to ignore the key advantages of remote working. It should be understood that working remotely is not a privilege everyone has, but those who can swing it understand its strategic and effective benefits.

Gaining a comprehensive look at the latest work from home trends can help you better cater to the needs of your business as a whole and ensure your digital workspace is set up to thrive. We’ve provided some recent statistics about remote work from Owl Labs below so you can use them to bolster your policies and prepare for the future needs of your workplace.

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4 Quick Tips to Send Big Files Through Email

A lot of people have experienced the dreaded “Email Attachment Too Large” message (or some variation of it) that makes you rethink the email you are sending. Sometimes that sweet PowerPoint you made is so enormous there is no way of it ever reaching your clients through Outlook or webmail. So how do you send large files through email?

Email does have file size limitations (estimated around 10mb-25mb), and even with the recent advances of popular clients and various plugins, there are still file size ceilings you can hit.

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How File Sharing Solutions Facilitate Content Management

Learn more about how file sharing solutions can effortlessly help your business facilitate streamlined content management.

A recent study from Stanford claims that the U.S. population has adapted into a work from home economy, with 42% of the American workforce now employed full-time remotely. Luckily, advanced file sharing solutions are here to meet this moment and deliver the unrivaled support your team needs to perform its very best.

With so many businesses operating remotely nowadays, it’s important to have a file sharing solution that makes content management as seamless as possible. Not only do you want to be able to share files internally, but you also want to give your customers access to documents without asking them to download an app or try to navigate complex software. 

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