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On screen notification to be controlled

April 27th, 2018

Focus Assist to control windows device notifications

Mobile NotificationsMicrosoft is about to release Focus Assist.  With its release, a user can set times when you don't want notifications to bother them, such as during key work hours or when you plug in a second display for a presentation or when you're playing a game. With Focus Assist the user can establish periods, Windows will not send notifications.

Microsoft's research found that people spend an average of 23 minutes per day regrouping and getting back on task after being distracted by a notification. A total waste of time.

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- On screen notification to be controlled


How to keep safe on the Internet while being productive

April 27th, 2018

Keeping data safe and secureSecurity Tools to keep you safe

Security and compliance are key to maintaining control of sensitive and confidential information. Keeping safe and productive online requires smart decision-making and just the right preventive measures to fit the level of risk you can live with.

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- How to keep safe on the Internet while being productive


GDPR - six rules of the road for GDPR

April 3rd, 2018

Security Manual now includes a GDPR Compliance Checklist to accelerate compliance with the new EU requirements

Six rules that you should follow to be GDPR compliantGDPR data protection

  1. Consent to use information must be clearly explained and there must be a positive opt-in.
  2. At the time of data collection, a privacy notice should be presented.
  3. Collected personal information must be relevant and limited to what is necessary.
  4. Do not keep personal information any longer than necessary.
  5. Have a data protection policy and data breach response plan in place that meets the requirements of the GDPR.
  6. Seek expert advice or legal counsel as needed.

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Wearable Device champion named a C-Level executive

February 3rd, 2018

 Wearable Device champion named a C-Level executive

Wearable DeviceTechnology is now playing a critical role in individuals who are promoted into C-Level positions.

Press releases now include technology roles in capability of executives as they are promoted.  A case in point is Brooks Tingle who was just named as the CEO of John Hancock Insurance.  In his previous role he was the Senior VP of Marketing and Strategy for the insurance company where he championed wearable devices.

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Median pay for IT Pros $90,116

January 8th, 2018

2018 Salary Survey put median IT Professionals compensation at $90,116

Janco 2018 IT Salary Survey shows compensation for IT executives have fared better in large companies than mid-sized companies.  The greatest increases have been at the middle manager levels in mid-sized companies with an increase of 4.45% - most of which can be attributed to performance bonuses and the hiring of significantly more qualified individuals earlier.

Median IT Pay now over $90K

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- Median pay for IT Pros $90,116

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