Heard about BYOD to Work?

Is your staff bringing their own devices and gadgets to the workplace? There are pros and cons that you need to know before you decide to adopt this practice for your business.

You may have noticed more and more of your employees or colleagues bringing their own computing devices to work—be it their mobile phone, tablet, or laptop.

Hard Drive Prices Rising

While the massive flooding in Thailand ravaged hundreds of thousands worth of property and infrastructure, it also has had an adverse effect on worldwide hard drive production. Since the majority of the world’s hard drive factories are located in Thailand, hard drives will be in short supply in the coming months.

Balancing Freedom and Security

Security experts are predicting a rise in the use of personal gadgets to access company data – which means that you will have less control over what kind of data goes in and out of your IT system. The best way to rectify this is by having a concrete and comprehensive IT policy that secures your data – without compromising the freedom of your employees to use their mobile devices.

Security: For Businesses Big AND Small

A survey by StaySafeOnline.org shows some disturbing results – that a large number of small business, while largely dependent on their computer systems, do not see themselves as threatened by hackers and online thieves. This results in a significant percentage of them having poor or mediocre security.

Beware of Facebook Scams

As the worldwide use of Facebook continues to grow, more and more scams are appearing on the popular social networking website. Using promos, “interesting” links and all other sorts of strategies to trap you, a grain of salt is always needed when dealing with things outside of what Facebook offers.