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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Vivian Susko

New Minim features deliver broadband usage insights to demystify data caps and upgrade needs

At the start of the pandemic, average daytime home broadband consumption increased to 6.3 GB, a staggering 41.4% jump from January 2020. Now, in 2021, demand for broadband services hasn’t faltered, but increased, resulting in many ISPs implementing data caps to manage network capacity. Unfortunately, subscribers don’t usually have a handle on why or how they hit their bandwidth limits. While home ...

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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

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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Aaron Forbes

VPNs are not enough to protect WFH employees

On Oct, 12, a new vulnerability was discovered that affects nearly 800,000 internet-connected devices using the SonicWall VPN. The vulnerability is caused by a security bug in the SonicWall VPN portal which can cause both a device to crash and allow for easy remote code execution for even unskilled hackers.

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Nicole Zheng

Announcing Minim® Work-Life WiFi for WFH Harmony

Remote work is here to stay with 25-30% of the global workforce expected to be working remotely, at least part-time, by the end of 2021. This evolution creates a need for a shift in corporate device policies. Just like how the corporate-issued laptops and mobile phones allowed employees to take work on the go, now employees need to take the corporate network home. 

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Mitali Roy

Top 6 remote working best practices

Earlier this year, both employers and their employees around the world found themselves in need of a remote working policy. With lockdowns and the closures of mass transit systems as well as the need for self-isolation and social distancing, working from home became a pressing necessity rather than a privilege available to few.

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Aaron Forbes

Solving the WFH security problem with Minim + Telarus [podcast]

This past March, the number of remote workers in the United States grew by 16 million. It’s also expected that anywhere between 25% to 30% of the global workforce is going to be working remotely by the end of next year, and over 70% of CFOs have said they’ve made long-term plans for working remotely at their companies.  With this widespread shift, new challenges in corporate data security are ...

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Aaron Forbes

How to secure your home network for WFH [survey]

The sudden shift for companies from a permanent workplace to working from home comes with employee frustrations and dozens of security problems that can leave an IT helpdesk swamped. Learning to mitigate these issues and prevent them from happening in the first place is the best thing a company can do for its employees—and it’ll pay off in the future too.

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