The Corona Virus COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastic effect on how businesses operate, the clients they serve, and the bottom line. Organizations have had to adapt strategy and investments very quickly to keep up with the ever-evolving challenges. Extra pain is being felt as businesses work hard to honor commitments made due to restrictive contracts signed prior to the global pandemic.
What if scaling and the ability to shift resources were built into the agreements you make with your partners?read more
Threats come in ALL forms. of communication – from phone calls to ads and apps- but the most effective for these bad actors are SPEAR phishing emails. These emails are hyper-targeted, they may APPEAR to come for your bank, your boss or your babe, they may call you by name, they may make a reference to your work location or even your neighborhood. We have seen some DOOZIES… including “outsourced lawyers” asking for users to click on links to upload information related to downsized employees, bad actors who claim to have damning data on the victim, and threatening to use social media to reveal them.
Make 2020 the year that you begin to take 20 seconds to review emails before taking any action to determine if they are authentic. Check out how to review emails in some detail below:read more
The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything that we have faced. Our way of living, working, and socializing has completely changed overnight. MNS Group is in awe of the brave men and women in our healthcare system and first responders who are putting their lives on the line each day to protect us.
So that got us thinking what WE can do to help? What can we offer that could make someone’s life easier or provide peace of mind?
The answer? Our BRAINS. Yes, our brains. Over 20 years MNS Group has earned the trust of hundreds of businesses for our technology and business consulting. So, we’ve decided to pay it forward by creating the MNS Group “Gives Back” initiative which provides free technology advice and consulting for businesses and individuals in need.read more
For many of us, working from home is the new normal! Here are a few tips from our working-at-home staff members!read more
The global pandemic is open-season for bad actors utilizing technology to prey on individuals. Several mechanisms are being employed where attackers profit from the crisis: phone calls (including robocalls), emails, text messages, fake and phishing websites, malicious ads on reputable sites, and fake apps. These scams/attacks vary greatly in content and sophistication and some may even be specific to a region or town. As always, be wary of any solicitation for personal and/or financial information related to COVID-19.read more
The Japanese industrialist Sakichi Toyodo, founder of Toyota Industries, developed a technique in the 1930s to identify root issues that inhibited success. He called it the 5 Whys. Toyota and many other organizations implement this Root cause analysis (RCA) technique today. Often as organizations grow, the management becomes removed from the day to day work that provides the value to the business. When problems arise, the leaders are not informed in a way that will equip them to make decisions to take appropriate counter-measures. This technique preserves precious time resouces because it avoids quick-fix solutions that may only solve a few symptoms and not the underlying problems.read more
How much could your car possibly know about you? Turns out: quite a bit.read more
Chances are you are considering an increase in your IT and security budget for 2020- and you are in good company.read more
A lot of investment is made by organization to office perks to their employees: flexible workplaces, specialty foods and health focused amenities are used to attract talentread more
You are ready to invest in outsourced managed services to keep an eye on your network and secure your business: what are some of the questions your should be asking when you interview a potential partner?read more