Do You Know Where Data Lives In Your Organization and Who Has Access To It?

April 4th, 2022

When it comes to organizational health, businesses need to pay attention to data security. When a business collects any kind of data, including intellectual property, the security systems within a company protect individuals, from both inside and outside the company, from accessing it. 

Paying attention to where your data lives in your organization and who has access to it can make or break a strong organizational security plan. 

Let’s dive into why managing your company’s data access is important and what you can do to improve your organization’s data security plan.

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Time Tracking Software for Contractors and Employees: What’s the Difference?

March 28th, 2022

Businesses of all shapes and sizes have to weigh the differences and legalities when it comes to hiring staff. Depending on your company’s jurisdiction, you may have different overarching rules and labor laws that impact the expectations for job roles such as employees and independent contractors. 

As a business owner or human resources (HR) professional, you might be approaching the issue of time tracking from a strictly budgetary and financial standpoint. However, there are other considerations that need to be made. 

There are, of course, different benefits, costs, and obligations associated with independent contractors, but you can ask them to time track. Now independent contractors make up almost half of staff at technology firms. And estimates suggest that US companies can save as much as $100,000 a year per worker

Based on this, it’s only natural that you’ll come across this distinction in the near future. Here’s a brief guide on time tracking contractors vs. employees:

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The 30-Day Office Productivity Challenge Your Team Needs to Try

March 21st, 2022

With so much uncertainty in offices since the start of the pandemic, business owners are trying to find more ways to improve employee morale and company productivity. 

We’ve found that a 30-day productivity challenge is a great way to improve productivity in the workplace. By focusing on a smaller period of time, just 30 days, and adding in other aspects of self-care and work-life balance, managers will find that their employees are far more productive and better engaged. 

Here’s a great 30-day productivity challenge to get your employees engaged:

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Deep Software is suspending all sales in Russia and Belarus

March 8th, 2022

Due to the recent invasion to Ukraine by Russian army with support of Belarus, Deep Software is now suspending all sales of its software and subscriptions to Russia and Belarus until further notice. This includes all SoftActivity product line.

We at Deep Software condemn this unlawful invasion into independent Ukraine.

Is Your Company Secretly Monitoring Remote Employees?

March 7th, 2022

When the subject of employee monitoring is discussed, do you think of secret cameras and bugged phones? This may sound like something from a suspense novel, and the reality is that if a firm is secretly tracking employee performance, it will be through far less dramatic means. 

Employers can use employee productivity monitoring software to keep track of their employees’ work, whether they are working from home or in the office. On top of that, employers need to implement some level of secret monitoring to protect against insider threats. 

So, how do you know if your company secretly monitors remote employees? Read on to learn how to spot secret productivity monitoring and get tips on what to do if your employer is secretly spying on remote workers.

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SoftActivity version 12.8 maintenance release

March 2nd, 2022

SoftActivity announces the release of new version 12.8 of its employee productivity tracking software products, SoftActivity Monitor and TS Monitor. This software is also used by a lot of organizations for insider threat detection.

Upgrade is recommended to all users.

What’s new in version 12.8

  • [web console] Attendance PDF report – added total sessions duration for a user for the whole period of a report.
  • SoftActivity Monitor desktop app now supports rounded corners when running on Windows 11.
  • fix: Internet browsing history log – on rare occasions website visit duration was incorrectly recorded as very long, sometimes longer than a day.
  • don’t record website visits of less than one second.
  • [web console] fix: occasional error 500 when exporting PDF report from Dashboard. Email report was also not being sent sometimes.
  • [web console] An obsolete Chat view has been removed from the web console, since recording of chats has been previously discontinued.
  • support of the latest versions of web browsers
  • other fixes and improvements.
SoftActivity Monitor 12.8 on Windows 11 in dark mode
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