Trent Peters

Managing the productivity of your remote workers

One of the main challenges with moving to remote work is measuring the productivity of your employees. No leader wants to see their business fall behind. To effectively manage the productivity of your remote workforce, you must first understand the impediments they face.  Once you know what productivity obstacles you’re up against, you can then …

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How to maintain your company culture with a remote workforce

The rapid shift towards remote work and working from home (WFH) caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic has presented several challenges for organizations and their IT departments. One of the main challenges many companies have to grapple with is ensuring effective remote team communication.   A strong company culture relies on consistent communication and a collaborative …

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Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): What is it and why do you need it?

In a world where credential harvesting is a constant threat and over 80% of hacking-related breaches are caused by stolen or weak passwords, risk reduction is critical for all organizations. Over the past year, companies worldwide have overwhelmingly shifted to remote work. With employees now accessing company data and programs from multiple locations and devices, …

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Protect your company’s data with Dark Web ID monitoring

Search the dark web in real-time to detect a cybersecurity breach before it’s too late Hacking is big business, and getting access to your data can be a lucrative endeavor. Simply clicking the wrong link in an email or entering your credentials on a compromised site could lead to your data being stolen and sold …

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Is there a better way to manage your software licensing?

Are high software fees and unexpected outages costing your business time and money? Get help with Umbrella’s streamlined license management. Organizing, managing, and paying for software licenses can be overwhelming, especially if your company lacks a dedicated IT team. What seems like a simple task can escalate into a maze of questions about user numbers, …

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Busted myth: COVID-19 is slowing down hackers. Here’s what to do.

Hackers don’t sell a product or a service, they sell information. And information is more valuable than ever. Additionally, they’ve always worked from home! The coronavirus is a dream come true for hackers. In fact, they’ve created ingenious new campaigns to prey on people who are investing less time in cybersecurity to make room for …

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5 Steps toward preparing your business for digital transformation

Did you know that more than two-thirds of digital transformations fail? Alarming statistics like this have led some business leaders to steer away from innovation, instead settling for tried and tested solutions. Given the fast-moving hype cycle of modern technology, we can hardly blame them for being cautious. But because consumer habits and demands are …

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Just 70 days left until Windows 7 is retired. Here’s what you need to know

After serving businesses for almost a decade, Windows 7 is finally coming to an end. On January 14, Microsoft will finally cease supporting the aging operating system (OS) as it focuses its efforts on the continued development of Windows 10 and other products and services. After this point, there will be no more updates, including …

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5 Healthcare workflows that you can automate

Paper has always been a huge hindrance to the healthcare sector. While paperwork is critical to everyday workflows, technology can help digitize and automate many repetitive and predictable tasks. Workflow automation helps reduce the administrative burden and enhance staff productivity, all while reducing overheads. Below are a few areas healthcare practices can automate. #1. System …

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Owning Hardware Procurement

Technology is complicated. Gone are the good old days where a business could rush down to the local Big Box Retailer and buy up twenty PCs, plug them into the wall, and everything just works. Times have changed and so have standards and regulatory obligations. At Umbrella, we understand the growing cost center of technology. …

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