7 Unexpected Security Challenges IT Professionals Should Be Aware of in 2022

April 11th, 2022

Each year, businesses research key security challenges as a means to avoid falling victim. It’s not always possible, but proper planning and execution can help IT professionals overcome security challenges that could pose a threat to a company’s financial and reputational standing. 

As with every other year, 2022 is going to be unpredictable and anticipated challenges might change. However, there are some constants to be aware of. 

From cyber threats to the talent competition, here are the top 7 challenges IT leaders will face in 2022 and how to prepare for them:

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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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