Manufacturers are in the spotlight for 2021, but not for particularly beneficial reasons. According to the recent X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, the manufacturing industry has become the second most targeted industry when it comes to cyberattacks.
As more companies get back to business as usual, business as usual is changing. Now, a remote work environment and flexible working hours are standard offerings in the job market — and ones that make your company more desirable in the eyes of today’s talent.
The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc with physician practices and healthcare in 2020, where many providers saw stunning declines in productivity and associated revenues. In general, physician productivity fell by over 8%, although this varied among specialties. Factors that contribute to limited productivity include providers being burdened with non-productive tasks such as searching for information, inefficiencies in patient flow, and others. In addition to lowered productivity, staff burnout and job dissatisfaction rose, causing up to 30% of healthcare workers to consider leaving their jobs.
As more businesses transition to a more digital operational environment, the need to protect data is escalating. And, while over half of small businesses claim it would take them three months to recover from a disaster, over 75% of them don’t have a disaster plan in place. And that’s unfortunate since downtime can cost companies up to $300,000 per hour.
As sweeping changes brought about by the coronavirus pandemic continue to impact the legal industry, more law firms are looking to grow their revenue and provide exceptional service through the deployment of technology. In the legal world, digital transformation is more about ensuring a high level of compliance, performance, and customer satisfaction than just automating processes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way businesses around the world operate. No industry has been immune to these massive changes in the way people work and interact with the professionals they trust. Face-to-face meetings have been replaced by video chats, for example. Even as the world begins to open back up, many of the changes that have taken place over the past year are likely here to stay.
Disruptive digital technologies are presenting new ways for the legal sector to achieve digital transformation, enabling more accessible, client-focused legal services for current and future clients. These technologies provide a new level of efficiency and support to legal teams, freeing them up to focus on client care and other high-value tasks. But to truly harness the power of these tools, lawyers must understand the influence of these technologies and how they can be used to their fullest to acquire and retain clients — and achieve a new standard of profitability.
Is your school ready to reopen safely? You may think so, especially if you have health and safety protocols in place such as hand sanitizing stations, mask guidance, social distancing guidelines, or even vaccine requirements. But a safe school environment offers more than just physical safety.
Your employees are the most vulnerable security threat to your business. Sophisticated security equipment and software can do a great job of preventing digital intruders from entering your network, but you still need to educate your team regularly on cybersecurity practices to ensure the best overall protection for your business. Here are seven cybersecurity tips to make sure your whole office knows in order to keep your sensitive data safe and your organization functioning successfully.
Topics: Managed IT