Hannah J Lobdell

Strategies for leveraging digital transformation in my business: do’s and don'ts

With 70% of employees working from home amid the pandemic, companies are beginning to experiment with innovative technologies that can better support a hub-and-spoke business model and ensure proper training, onboarding, etc. Investments into digital transformation may seem daunting, but in reality, U.S. companies are estimated to have saved $30 billion per day with work-from-home initiatives ...

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Vivian Susko

The new role of IT: Post-pandemic outlook

As remote work became a global necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic,business executives and IT managers wereforced to reconsider their technology and infrastructure.  Now faced with proof that a remote work model can be successful and enjoying access to an evolving toolkit of WFH resources, many companies are planning to make that transformation permanent. 87% of CFOs are expected to adjust ...

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Hannah J Lobdell

Secure remote access: Is Bring Your Own Network (BYON) secure?

The average cost of a business data breach falls between $2.8 - $5.7 million in 2021, and the likelihood of these attacks has skyrocketed in the transition to hybrid work models. As more remote employees access private company data from their home networks, businesses are unwittingly put at risk by their enterprise-grade security solutions, many of which simply weren’t designed to protect the new ...

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Vivian Susko

Remote leadership: why your approach matters

In-office leadership tactics simply won’t cut it for the next generation of workers; with 73% of all teams predicted to have remote employees by 2028, a hybrid workforce is the future of many industries. Having started out as a distributed company, Minim has already begun rolling out resources on how employees can prepare for the shift to a permanent remote working policy. To help make the ...

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Vivian Susko

Managing remote teams: your toolkit for leading a distributed workforce

With the effects of the pandemic still lingering, the new corporate edge is the employee home: 82% of companies plan to allow remote working policies post-pandemic and 70% of U.S. executives are already looking towards new IT infrastructure investments for the virtual workplace in 2021. In other words, the days of meeting at the watercooler and grabbing lunch with coworkers are behind us. 

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Aaron Forbes

The New Role of IT and How It’ll Impact Your Company [webinar recap]

On Dec. 16, Minim co-hosted a webinar with leading technology news source TMCnet that explored the challenges presented by the shift to remote working and how IT personnel must evolve to confront them. Now that the webinar has concluded, we’ll outline the major takeaways in this blog in case you missed it. You can also watch the full recording of the webinar below.

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Hannah Aronoff

How employees can prepare for the shift to a permanent remote working policy

While some of us were not strangers to working remotely, the practice became a world-wide status quo in mid-March, spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic. As the year draws to a close, many employees find themselves still working remotely as the pandemic remains a global threat. However, this isn't just a fleeting trend, it’s expected that between 25 to 30% of the global workforce is expected to be ...

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Aaron Forbes

The top 4 best SD-WAN solutions for working from home in 2021

According to Gartner, 30% of enterprise locations will have only SD-WAN connectivity by 2023 (compared to about 15% in 2020). And by 2024, 60% of enterprises will have implemented SD-WAN to enhance support for cloud-based applications (versus 30% in 2020). It’s clear that SD-WAN is becoming a more popular choice for office-based enterprise solutions, but is it right for remote-based businesses ...

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Aaron Forbes

The top remote work challenges faced by IT professionals [survey]

The shift to remote working has placed a massive support and security burden onto the shoulders of every businesses’ IT team. As 82% of company leaders plan to allow employees to work remotely post-pandemic, it's imperative that IT staff get the tools they need to best support their distributed teams.  To shed light on how the role of IT has evolved and what it could look like in the future, we ...

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Aaron Forbes

Can my employer require me to give them my home network password while working remotely?

With the shift to remote working, the lines between work and home life continue to blur. Remote employees are left wondering— Do employees have the right to privacy while using work devices on their own home network? Can an employer legally monitor their remote employees’ email while at home? Can employers legally require that their employees disclose their home network passwords?

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