8 Jul 2020

How to protect your Microsoft 365 data

2020-07-09T10:30:20-07:00

For businesses, data security is critical. The loss or theft of information could lead to crippling financial losses, legal disputes, and loss of customer trust. While Microsoft 365 comes with some security and compliance tools, it still needs the support of data protection best practices. Here’s what you need to do.

Take advantage of policy alerts

Establishing policy notifications in Microsoft 365’s Compliance Center can help you meet your company’s data security obligations. For instance, policy tips can pop up to warn employees about sending confidential information anytime they’re about to send messages to contacts who aren’t listed in the company network. These preemptive warnings can prevent data leaks and also educate users on safer data sharing practices.

Secure mobile devices

Since personal smartphones and tablets are often used to access work email, calendar, contacts, and documents, securing them should be a critical part of protecting your organization’s data. Installing mobile device management features for Microsoft 365 enables you to manage security policies and access permissions/restrictions, and remotely wipe sensitive data […]

How to protect your Microsoft 365 data2020-07-09T10:30:20-07:00
7 Jul 2020

Why Remote Work Trumps Being in the Office

2020-07-09T10:30:50-07:00

Working from home (WFH) has become a top priority for those who value a healthy work-life balance. Read this article to learn the top reasons why today's professionals are prioritizing organizations with #DigitalCollaboration work methodologies.

Why Remote Work Trumps Being in the Office2020-07-09T10:30:50-07:00
7 Jul 2020

The 4 defining characteristics of effective digital workspaces

2020-07-07T08:36:12-07:00

The time-proven benefits of #DigitalCollaboration are now common knowledge among today's leading organizations. But what exactly are the key components that make up an effective #VirtualWorkspace? Read this infographic to learn about them, then contact GeeksHD to get started on your digital strategy.

The 4 defining characteristics of effective digital workspaces2020-07-07T08:36:12-07:00
6 Jul 2020

What private browsing can and can’t do

2020-07-09T10:31:46-07:00

As you surf the web, it’s nearly impossible to keep your internet activity completely private. Certain websites collect personal information for marketing purposes and your browser keeps track of all the websites you visit. That browsing information can also fall into the wrong hands, which is why you should consider using private browsing if you want to keep your online activities to yourself.

What is private browsing?

Your web browser — whether it be Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, or Opera — remembers the URLs of the sites you visit, cookies that track your activity, passwords you’ve used, and temporary files you’ve downloaded.

This can be convenient if you frequently visit certain pages, can’t remember your login details, or if you’re trying to recall a website you visited a few days ago. But if someone else uses or gains access to your computer, your most private (and embarrassing) internet activities are exposed for anyone to see.

With private browsing — also called Incognito Mode in Chrome and InPrivate Browsing in Edge — […]

What private browsing can and can’t do2020-07-09T10:31:46-07:00
3 Jul 2020

Here’s how you can wow website visitors

2020-07-03T08:00:57-07:00

Much like how we’re turned off by professionals who look disheveled, we leave websites that look ugly and messy. Follow our tips to get your website cleaned up nicely and make it ready to convert customers.

Make a statement with professional photographs

Before site visitors read what’s on your website, they assess it by checking out your images. A picture is indeed worth a thousand words, but are those words truly what you want to convey to your audience?

Blurry, outdated, or irrelevant pictures tell your site visitors that you don’t care about their browsing experience. In-house photos are the best option, but stock images shouldn’t cause any problems as long as they are optimized for mobile viewing and relevant to your content.

Help visitors find what they want with search tools

If your set of offerings is not expansive, a simple navigation menu ought to help visitors find what they need. However, the deeper your catalog gets, the more you’ll need additional tools. One way is to affix a search bar in […]

Here’s how you can wow website visitors2020-07-03T08:00:57-07:00
1 Jul 2020

Ensure your privacy in Windows 10

2020-07-09T10:41:14-07:00

Windows 10 helps users by giving useful suggestions as they type and by displaying ads based on their online searches. But these can feel invasive after a while. To ensure your privacy and keep Microsoft’s watchful eye off your computer activity, follow these tips.

Turn off personalized advertising

Windows 10 assigns each user an advertising ID to personalize their ad experience based on their recent browser history. You can turn off the advertising ID feature by doing the following:

  1. Click Start > Settings > Privacy > General.
  2. Toggle off the option “Let apps use my advertising ID for experiences across apps.” This will reset your advertising ID.
  3. If you don’t want to receive locally relevant content from websites, toggle off the option “Let websites provide locally relevant content by accessing my language list.”

Disable Cortana

Microsoft has ventured into the market of voice-controlled virtual assistants with Cortana. This personal assistant allows users to set reminders, schedule events, and send emails, among other tasks. Every time you use Cortana, it collects information […]

Ensure your privacy in Windows 102020-07-09T10:41:14-07:00
1 Jul 2020

Guidelines on monitoring your employees’ online activities

2020-07-09T10:40:58-07:00

There are advantages and disadvantages to monitoring your employees’ online behavior. Below is an honest and transparent list of arguments for and against such a practice. However, should you decide to monitor your employees, we have some guidelines for you to follow for a smooth implementation process.

The case for monitoring

Here are several reasons why monitoring your employees’ activities on company devices is a good idea. It can help you:

  • Protect your organization from data theft or harm – because careless or disgruntled employees may leak or steal your data.
  • Ensure you have a harassment-free workplace – because cyberharassment (sexual or otherwise) happens among employees.
  • Ensure members of your staff comply with policies – such as not downloading illegal programs or spending time on websites with illegal or hostile content.
  • Provide evidence in case of a lawsuit – should an employee participate in illegal activities using your business’s computers (heaven forbid!), monitoring their device can provide evidence of their involvement.

Sadly, many business owners who monitor their employees often […]

Guidelines on monitoring your employees’ online activities2020-07-09T10:40:58-07:00
30 Jun 2020

A digital workspace that transforms ideas into revenue. Subscribe now to learn more about Microsoft Teams.

2020-07-09T10:40:42-07:00

A solid digital workplace ensures that everybody can easily collaborate and share ideas, regardless of their physical location. Follow GeeksHD to learn the latest modern workplace trends and how you can use them to empower your teams from anywhere in the world.

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30 Jun 2020

Schneider Electric | How Microsoft Teams helped create a successful HR marketing campaign

2020-07-09T10:40:09-07:00

Inclusivity is not just a key characteristic of today's workforce—it's necessary to create products that appeal to customers across the globe. Watch this video to learn how Schneider Electric used #MicrosoftTeams to create a compelling diversity and inclusion campaign that leveraged resources from around the world, then follow GeeksHD to learn how Teams can empower your organization.

Schneider Electric | How Microsoft Teams helped create a successful HR marketing campaign2020-07-09T10:40:09-07:00
26 Jun 2020

How to prevent healthcare data breaches

2020-06-26T08:00:29-07:00

Cloud-based healthcare systems have vastly improved medical services. Digitization has allowed hospitals and clinics to provide better patient care and greater accessibility to information. However, it has also increased the risk of personal health information (PHI) cybertheft. For this reason, healthcare cybersecurity experts are working harder than ever to protect PHI.

From financial information to medical information

In the past few years, cybercriminals have focused on stealing financial data, including credit card numbers, online banking credentials, and other personal information. But things are taking a turn, with financial institutions fortifying their database security and raising client awareness on the growing problems.

Stronger data protection measures in the financial industry have forced criminals to turn their attention to medical data, which is typically much less secure. Patient data includes date of birth, medical and physical records, and social security number — information that can’t be easily reset, and is significantly more valuable than credit card data.

Securing healthcare data

Healthcare data has become more attractive to criminals, and it’s crucial that medical institutions take […]

How to prevent healthcare data breaches2020-06-26T08:00:29-07:00