Surf Securely while Staying at Home

As this COVID-19 crisis drags on, we’ve noticed a few new habits amongst our clients. Some have taken this opportunity to get their business in order and prepare for a resurgence. Some are just gritting their teeth and holding on. Nearly all of them have increased their time on social media. In addition to typical surfing, we’re seeing dramatic increases …

9 Things To Do Before Business Picks Back Up

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, most businesses have slowed down. A recent Goldman Sach’s survey found that more than 50% of 1,500 small business owners said they couldn’t continue for more than 3 months at current rates. Rather than wallow and wait, though, take the opportunity to do those things that you never have time to do. Here are nine things …

Work From Home Tips: F.O.C.U.S.

Follow One Course Until Success It is easy to fall into the trap of multi-tasking when working from home. Maybe your spouse and kids are there with you, your dog jumps on your lap, and you need to make lunch, right? Some people seem better at multi-tasking than others, but the truth is no one is great at it!  You …

Work From Home Tips: Psychology

Be intentional, remember you are not on vacation. You are working just like before but in a different space.  Set up rituals  Having a routine will help you stay on track and be consistent (i.e. have a bedtime and set an alarm) Have start and end times to your workday, take coffee breaks, and don’t forget lunch. Having a schedule …

Work From Home Tips: Get Technology in Order

A computer is an important piece of technology. A laptop is easiest to use at home, however if you don’t have access to a laptop you can set up a desktop PC Ensuring you have access to company resources is essential. Think of files you access as well as any special programs. You can utilize a remote desktop program, or …

Work From Home Tips: Conference Call Etiquette

Turn on Video if Possible Turning on video will help you stay engaged and let others know you are paying attention Utilizing video makes the call more personal and more like a real conversation Not using it can come across as rude Make Sure Your Environment is Suitable for Conference Calls Have a comfortable workspace where you can sit up …

Press Release: Cyber Aggression by Iran

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Andrea Domoslai | (208) 326-0123 | andrea@simplicittech.com Officials Warn of Cyber Aggression by Iran Businesses should heighten security and increase vigilance based on Iran’s patterns FILER, ID – Stemming from Iran’s vow to exact revenge for the death of Qasem Soleimani, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a bulletin Monday warning about potential cyber-attacks by …

Managing Your Cash Flow

Unless you run a not-for-profit entity, the point of just about every business is to make money. Ironically, for many businesses, especially small businesses, this is the easy part. The hard part is keeping that money. Between paying vendors, purchasing supplies and materials, paying employees, and even yourself, you may find your balance sheet just breaking even. But is this …

Keeping up with the Competition

You may have noticed in the past ten years or so, we’ve had more variety and better prices than ever before when shopping for — well, just about anything! This has been due in part by a global economy where competition is greater than ever. That’s great news for consumers but presents more pressure on companies to differentiate their goods …

Is It Time For a Server Upgrade?

While many of us may not physically see our servers as often as we see our personal terminals, we interact with them directly or indirectly daily. Within your office network, the server is the heartbeat of the entire system. Since we rely on them without directly interacting with them we tend to forget that they’re there. However, just like with …