Covid-19: Country Lockdown Boosts Streaming Video Demand

Covid-19: Country Lockdown Boosts Streaming Video Demand

With more and more people sheltering in place, viewers are killing time by binge-watching.

Schools are closing, businesses are closing down, and governments far and near are telling people to stay at home. While some consumers are still able to practice social distancing, an growing majority are being asked to quarantine themselves, to shelter in place,  or are being placed on lockdown as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that triggers COVID-19 coronavirus disease.

There have been anecdotal reports indicating that viewership on streaming platforms has risen as a result of stay-at-home and work-from-home trends. Now a study released by television ratings specialist […] Read more

WFM Software —New Features from Microsoft Teams

WFM Software —New Features from Microsoft Teams

Noise cancelling and hand-raising features planned months ago take on importance as employees forced from offices.
Microsoft Corp. has announced new features for its Corporate Chat Teams, scheduled for the third anniversary of the company, and coming in the midst of a wave of interest in digital messaging tools at the workplace sparked by the Covid-19 outbreak.

Picture from Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Several of the tools could be especially useful for workers in the temporary work from home. Real-time noise suppression will block background typing and family members sharing the same room in the orders of virus isolation. Another function allows users to digitally […] Read more

10 Tech Tools for Companies can WFM

10 Tech Tools for Companies can WFM

Many companies are asking their staff to work from home. But if you’re a small business with limited technological know-how, where are you going to start? So what are you supposed to avoid? Adrian Weckler lists ten must-have devices.

One of the immediate issues companies face with the coronavirus is getting staff to work from home for a period of days or weeks. For small firms, this might be confusing. Can a normal person set it up? Is new software needed? Are there any free, or low-cost, services that will do the job? What about IT support?

1. E-meetings, video and conference […] Read more

Online Videoconference Background Improves WFH

Online Videoconference Background Improves WFH

By the increasing cases related to COVID-19, the government of Malaysia decided to extend the Movement Control Order until April 14. The extension will certainly affect the incomes and cash flows of the companies as the business operations are limited. In order to catch-up with the work from home (WFH) employees, video conferencing tool such as Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangouts are three places to start.

Zoom is one of the widely used video conferencing tools to conduct company meetings. The employees can attend the meeting in-person, via webcam or video conferencing camera, or via phone. In meetings, a creative Zoom […] Read more

Coronavirus pandemic cause majority business to work from home.

Coronavirus pandemic cause majority business to work from home.

Getting risky with business.
Worker found embarrassed during work from home

DURING the coronavirus pandemic thousands of employees worldwide have to work from home.

Despite being able to work from the comfort of their own bed, some workers have faced issues in the process.
The isolated workers have taken to social media to share their biggest work from home fails during the COVID-19 crisis.

Here are some examples of what happen to workers who are working from home.

Whilst on camera for a team meeting via video call, Amanda Baker was left accidentally flashing her co-workers when Ryan walked in shot without any clothes on.

The employee […] Read more

Work From Home Video Chat Mistake Goes Viral

As many of us are advised to work from home as the coronavirus pandemic.
In grips the globe, we are all finding ourselves having to adjust to the remote working life which may often involve online video conference calls with other key team members to ensure our work continues as efficiently as possible.

Of course, for many of us home working seemed like a great idea when we were stuck, cooped up in the office but when it boils down to it things can become well, a little distracting.

Procrastinators in particular may find it somewhat difficult to focus especially if they find […] Read more

COVID-19: Business Continuity Outside the Workplace

COVID-19: Business Continuity Outside the Workplace

COVID-19, referred to the Novel Coronavirus, is globally affected over 100,000 people direcly and millions indirectly. For years we’ve heard in Information Security that “the perimeter is dead,” but now is the time that we test it as some companies look at completely closing physical access to buildings at scale during the Movement Control Order. The IT perimeter definitely exists; we can point to firewalls and DMZs and a loose correlation in most companies between some types of digital assets and the physical boundaries of the company. But the believe that the perimeter can stop serious, advanced attacks has long […] Read more

Coronavirus Preparedness Making the Remote Workforce New “Business as Usual”

Coronavirus Preparedness Making the Remote Workforce New “Business as Usual”

Whether your company is considering the transition to a remote workforce or improving the “Work from Home” program that you already have in place as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, you may no longer have a choice.

Businesses across America are being asked by health officials to consider having their employees work from home due to an increase in coronavirus cases across the U.S. In fact, one representative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said, “It’s not a matter of whether, but when.”

A key factor in the push to adopt teleworking is that 80% of the people will have […] Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Managing Cyber Security Risks of Remote Work

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Managing Cyber Security Risks of Remote Work

With cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) emerging in almost every state, several businesses are taking swift action to curb its spread. Teleworking, “remote working,” or simply “working from home,” is the core of those efforts. While remote work arrangements may be effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19 to the community from person to person, they present cyber security challenges that may be different from on-site work. Here is a list of considerations and tips to help guide companies through these challenges.
Policy:
Review the existing information security and other related policies to determine whether there are any established requirements for remote work and […] Read more