Delivering security to protect technology workers has not changed much in 15 – 20 years: Operating System Patches, Anti-Virus, and firewalls. While these methods are still necessary, they are no longer enough to protect the modern technology worker when multiple new threats are found every second, and the ‘office’ is no longer confined by where you go to work.
...if you want to hire the 1 in 10 workers who feel that training is not important.
A three-year research project commissioned by Middlesex University’s Institute for Work Based Learning found that:
‘9 out of 10 (workers) felt that training was important, particularly if it was delivered in the workplace’
On behalf of Lyf Wildenberg, Day James and Nate Austin, the three founders and owners of Mytech Partners, Inc., we are excited to launch into 2018 with a NEW Mission Statement: To Grow, Help, and Make a Difference.
We have been part of the noise, communicating the overwhelming amount of data, statistics, and stories that you hear, and read, regarding what can go bad if you don’t have the right security. Oh and by the way, the more security you put in place, the more difficult it is for your team to do their job – did we forget to mention that, or is it just what we have all become accustom to over the past decade?
Last week, Mytech hosted a quarterly party of Whirlyball and laser tag. If you haven’t heard of Whirlyball, it can be most accurately be described as hockey, lacrosse, basketball, and bumper cars all in one. To put it mildly, it is a whirlwind of fun! All 30 of those who attended laughed consistently throughout the entire two hour event.
Somehow, when I searched for Underwater Basket Weaving on Amazon.com, my Facebook feed started showing advertisements for swimming classes, wicker baskets, and SCUBA gear. Pretty amazing how well marketers mine data on your online and social activity when you are searching or shopping....
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance “– Alan W.Watts once said. Change occurs to everyone, in every form and at all times! We see that, as the fall season approached, the trees embraced the change and flaunted the beautiful colors on their leaves. Now that winter is just around the corner, the trees still stand tall even though many have shed their leaves. They will brave the winter knowing fully well that the lush green leaves will come again.
Winter is coming! With the season comes ice and snow storms, Internet and power outages - and we hope server failure is not on the holiday wish list. While we cannot stop any of these storms, we can help your business’s technology weather them.
As we kick off our focus on Disaster Recovery for the next few months, we want to share a story about our own little disaster that occurred in August. This story illustrates that disasters can come in all shapes and sizes, and their impact can vary. So while you may not be in the path of the next destructive natural disaster, there are still ways your operations can be impacted.
I was recently approached by an old friend at another company in Omaha, Nebraska. They were frustrated because they were losing good people - employees who added value to their workplace but consistently left due to company culture.
My friend called because she had heard me talk about Mytech’s Culture and how much we work on creating an environment people want to work and thrive in. She was in a position to enact change in her company and wanted to know where to start.
As companies constantly rethink their rewards and recognition strategies due to the new wave of people joining and leaving jobs much more & faster than before, it is imperative that we understand what does ‘Foster a culture of praise’ mean? In Mytech, this being one of the values brings a wealth of hidden talent, behaviors, professionalism and a commitment to the fore when people are praised and valued.
Remember when you could easily identify phishing emails because they all came from a foreign prince who wanted to share his wealth with you? As with all cyber attacks, malicious emails have evolved to the point where they look like they came from the person or company the bad actor is trying to imitate. Here are some things to watch out for...