Owner-operators are really feeling the heat of increasing costs in 2019. Many trucking companies are under pressure to hike up wages and offer competitive benefits in order to attract and retain drivers. Shipping companies are charging increasingly higher rates because of rising fuel prices. Equipment repair and…Read More
As the Internet of Things continues to grow, so do opportunities for devious hackers. A multi-national warning has been issued regarding our home and business network devices—think modems, WiFi routers, and repeaters. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has noted a large-scale attack launched…Read More
The current truck driver shortage is no joke, and the economy is feeling the sting. According to American Trucking Associations (ATA), the industry needs about 51,000 more drivers to meet the demands of the top 3 online retailer…Read More
Entrepreneurship has long been the golden egg for hard-pressed nine to fivers. But now it’s seriously trending. Beyond romantic reverie, more folks than ever—from millennials to seasoned workers, and…Read More
If you follow our Facebook and Twitter feeds then you’ve got a leg up—you know all about the growing phishing epidemic. Well-worded emails from supposed IRS workers or company execs have mislead many a dutiful employee. We’ve warned about…Read More
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The opposing forces of privacy and safety are at it again. This time, it’s Apple v. The Feds—heels in the mud, each hoping for victory. On the sidelines, fans make known their stake in the game. But in this tug of war, maybe the real win is when both sides keep their jerseys clean. Somethin…Read More
pci compliance: Don’t let the snore-bore of a name fool you: PCI compliance standards could be your company’s lifeline, packing a solid punch in fighting cybercrime, protecting data security. A set of requirements designed to ensure that ALL companies that “process, store or transmit credit card information” are…Read More
vicarious liability: Put simply, liability for employee actions comes down on employers’ shoulders—and it can do some damage. From independent agents to partners, contractors and staff, negligence and/or prosecution can come back to haunt responsible parties. Rulings can inflict a hefty financial burde…Read More
For today's business, things have reached critical mass. Not only are we seeing data breaches at every turn, but we're also finding fractured camps at their root—'civil war' within an already raging 'cyber war.' If this sounds familiar, take heart—big problems, both real and perceived, can be worked through and neutralized. It comes down to…Read More
Ironically versatile, this jargon-y noun/verb/adjective hurts both sides of the IT/C-suite aisle. Like its agricultural namesake, a corporate 'silo' siphons data top-to-bottom, squashing lateral, inter-departmental teamwork. The enemy of a communicative, goal-oriented culture, a 'silo mentality' starves efficiency and…Read More
Just another cheap hat trick, goldbricking sure can sell the goods. A facade of the shiny stuff can fool a trusting audience and a distracted employer alike. Feigning productivity while auctioning items online, or catching up on the classics, employees maintain a semblance of quality and value, while stealing time. Too bad…Read More
From birth to retirement, and everything in between, we plan. Unfortunately though, we tend to downplay the negatives. You know—those pesky 'what-ifs' and disasters we hope to keep at bay. Ironically, it’s in this world of unknowns that a solid plan is most vital. Take, for instance, your business. It wants to grow, and with that growth…Read More
As we round January’s corner into the new year, there’s so much to think about, from ambitious goals and adventurous plans, to lingering concerns. One thing’s for sure, with a slew of unprecedented data breaches, 2014 did what it could to keep cybersecurity on the brain. So whether it’s still taxing our nerves, or if we’re in transition,…Read More
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