Posts by edot

How the pandemic changed what it means to look ‘professional’ at work

April 12th, 2021 Posted by Employment, Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “How the pandemic changed what it means to look ‘professional’ at work”

“The pandemic has changed the definition of work attire and seems to imply different meanings when it comes to the pressures felt by men and women.”

Glenn Baruck, Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


It’s been over a year since many of us were instructed to grab our office essentials and move to work from our homes. A large part of working from home is the necessity of spending hours in virtual meetings, looking at each other in little boxes and being “on camera” frequently, which was foreign and often uncomfortable for many. This paradigm shift has brought some significant changes to the accepted definition of business casual and grooming standards. Insights say that norms are relaxing. That said, according to this article written by Kathleen Davis for FASTCOMAPANY, some data suggests that women are reacting differently from men to the new norms and feeling pressure to look professional despite the changes. This article and the latest episode of Davis and her colleague’s podcast go into depth on this interesting topic.    


Read More

Learn more about eDot

5 Cool Microsoft Teams Features You Need To Know About

April 5th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “5 Cool Microsoft Teams Features You Need To Know About”

“As the collaboration playing field becomes more competitive, Teams keeps improving, which is good for users and the industry as well!”

Glenn Baruck, Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Microsoft Teams is now a core piece of Microsoft’s productivity suite. From live transcription and improved security for Teams meetings to better connectivity for collaboration with people outside of your organization, Microsoft just announced some excellent new updates for Teams.

Check out this recent piece by Wade Tyler Millward for CRN.com for his take on 5 of the coolest new features Microsoft just announced and how they can help your organization be more productive!


Read More

Learn more about eDot

Michael Dell: ‘Yes, Remote Working Is Absolutely Here To Stay’

April 5th, 2021 Posted by Employment, Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Michael Dell: ‘Yes, Remote Working Is Absolutely Here To Stay’”

“Are remote workforces here to stay? According to Michael Dell, the answer is simple.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


In the US, vaccinations are increasing, cities and states are easing into more open scenarios, new (often more contagious) COVID-19 variants continue to emerge, and testing is improving. The good with the not-so-good continues to be the norm. In the meantime, when it comes to the workplace, is working remotely here to stay? That’s the million (billion or trillion?) dollar question for companies of every type and size. Thanks to this article by Mark Haranas from CRN.com, we get a peek into the future of work from IT visionary Michael Dell’s perspective.


Read More

Learn more about eDot

Beware of fraudulent websites promising to help you get vaccine

March 29th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Technology 0 thoughts on “Beware of fraudulent websites promising to help you get vaccine”

“FOMOV is real and opens the door to cybercriminals and scammers. Get informed and be careful!”

Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice and Data


FOMOV (Fear of missing out on the vaccine) is real and has millions scrambling to find a place where they can receive a shot. The good news is that vaccine supply continues to increase, allowing some states and local areas to expand vaccine appointment qualifications to include broader groups of people. Also, at the same time, more and more people are receiving their vaccinations. All great news! However, in many areas, vaccine appointments are still scarce and difficult to come by. This situation has created FOMOV and opened the doors for cybercriminals and scammers looking to take advantage of this fear. Already, over 96,000 fraudulent websites have by government agencies and are probably the tip of the iceberg!

If you have 5 minutes, watch this segment from the 3/29/2021 Today Show, it provides excellent insight about these scams and offers resources to help you find your shot too!  


Watch Here

Learn more about eDot

Are VPNs really secure?

March 22nd, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Are VPNs really secure?”

“Cybercriminals know you’re using VPNs to protect yourself. Knowing that, the question now is, how safe are they?”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek


Supplying devices for remote work teams is common practice for most organizations and has become even more prevalent since the onset of the pandemic. To protect systems, theft of critical data and against other cybersecurity concerns, often, company-issued gadgets are installed with virtual private networks (VPNs). The problem is if companies know this is good practice for cybersecurity, so do cybercriminals. Hence, recent studies show that cybercriminals are increasingly targeting VPNs to gain access to network resources. So now everyone is asking, “Are VPNs really secure?” To learn about VPN challenges and best practices for choosing the right VPN, check out this article by Brad Ree for Securityinfowatch.com.


Read more

Learn more about eDot

Study finds 50% of SMBs have experienced a website breach

March 16th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Study finds 50% of SMBs have experienced a website breach”

“Websites are often the lifeblood of small businesses. When it comes to website breaches, this study shows that size does not matter!”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek


Just because you are a small business, don’t convince yourself that hackers are not interested in your data. According to a new study by Sectigo®, the “State of Website Security and Threat Report,” 20% of SMBs have experienced a breach in the past year alone! A staggering number considering that nearly three-fourths believe their companies are mitigating risks effectively. This article from Securityinfowatch.com will give you a better understanding of small companies’ perception gap, along with helpful information and advice on SMB website attacks.


Read more

Learn more about eDot

Archives