Technology

Bring Your Own Device or Disaster?

Original post here https://www.vestigeltd.com/thought-leadership/byod-can-adversely-affect-organizations-it-security/ Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is jokingly referred to around Vestige as “Bring Your Own Disaster”.  While it offers a great opportunity to reduce costs and make employees happy, it’s still crucial to protect your organization’s data. Growing In Popularity BYOD had its genesis probably about 10…

Is Your Backup Really Safe?

Today’s Threat Landscape Verizon’s Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) was recently released.  Once again Vestige was an official Contributor to the report, and we are quite proud to be asked to assist in the data gathering that went into the DBIR.  While confidentiality is key in our business, information sharing that…

Reduce Email Clutter: Try Slack

What if I could show you how to improve your team’s productivity by one hour … for every employee … on every workday of the year. That would be equivalent to growing your workforce by roughly 15% without paying a single dollar more. I recently met a CEO in Portland,…

Podcasts and Podcasting

You’ve probably heard about the recent changes at Facebook to show more content from friends and family and less content from publishers and brands. Arrrggghhh! Well, even without the constant algorithm changes by the various services, there are (at least) two things that are incredibly hard about social media and…

1,000X

I’m listening to the first episode of the Exponential Wisdom podcast and heard an absolutely astounding prediction. In the next decade, we’ll see a 1,000X (AKA 100,000%) increase in information, an important measure of change. The hosts, Peter Diamandis and Dan Sullivan, went on to predict that same would happen…
Distractions

Killing Those Killer Distractions

A few months ago, I wrote about how autonomous vehicles (AKA self-driving cars) would usher in countless new behaviors such as enjoying a glass of wine during the ride home from work. It turns out that most of us, 71% according to AT&T, are already doing the equivalent of drinking…
audience

Reaching Your Audience

Recently, the president of a prominent museum asked me which social media tool she should use to reach her audience. It’s a great question that all of us should be asking on behalf our own businesses and organizations. Pick the wrong venue and you’re unlikely to connect with your audience.…
LinkedIn

LinkedIn is About to Become Much More Important to Your Business

Departing from my usual role as an observer and reporter, allow me to be a futurist. If you don’t want to read conjecture (that may turn out to be fake news in a few years), click to another blog now. OK, you’re still reading and properly “on notice”. I’ve always…
self-driving

Predictions on Self-Driving Cars

 “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” —Abraham Lincoln Lincoln’s quote started me thinking about the future, specifically self-driving cars and my role in creating a future with them.  For example, if my car is driving me home from work, is there any reason that I…
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Breaking A Costly Habit You Didn’t Know You Had

Dave has spoken to my Vistage Chair group several times. Because of his prompting, I’m working my out of the habits I learned when I was in high school, then a DOS user and later, a Windows connoisseur. During Dave’s most recent presentation, I realized that although I’ve made major…
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