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Happy Independence Day from New Horizons

Happy Independence Day from New Horizons

Typically, July 4th  is a time to celebrate our national independence. We gather with friends and family to have cookouts, pool parties and watch fireworks at night. Like so many other things, Independence Day this year will be different, as America faces increasing pandemic numbers that drive people indoors and away from their loved ones.


Data Breaches By Malware Is On the Rise

Data Breaches By Malware Is On the Rise

Malware—malicious software— is any code written with the intent of causing harm, and includes a number of malicious programs like viruses, Trojan horses, and spyware. This blog outlines ways Cybercriminals can use malware to steal or delete your data, or to take over control of your system in order to spy on your activity, including recording your passwords and other sensitive information.


Don’t Let Your Organization’s Data Get Taken Hostage by Ransomware

Don’t Let Your Organization’s Data Get Taken Hostage by Ransomware

Ransomware is big business for cyber criminals. It is estimated ransomware costs will reach $20 billion by 2021 (Cybersecurity Ventures). Our blog talks about the best way to prevent ransomware attacks with a comprehensive security program and cybersecurity training.


Password Exploitation – 83% of Americans Are At Risk

Password Exploitation – 83% of Americans Are At Risk

Most of us follow Most people have terrible password security procedures. Do you use the same password for more than one website? Or are you one of the 23 million people who use “123456” as one of their passwords? This blog talks about why the lack of password security best practices can turn a business upside down during a data breach.


What’s New with VMware vSphere 7?

What’s New with VMware vSphere 7?

VMware vSphere 7 is here. Its release marks the most significant enhancements to vSphere in over a decade, bringing network administrators and developers alike a unified cloud platform that is optimized to build, run, and manage modern applications.


How to Make Online Learning Work for You

How to Make Online Learning Work for You

Continuing education will always be essential to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments in your field, or to learn new skills that will help you advance your career. The current social distancing guidelines in response to the COVID pandemic have, at least temporarily, put an end to in-person classes. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning; online courses offer the opportunity to continue your education from the comfort of your home. If you are new to virtual classrooms, we’ve put together our tips on how to learn from home successfully.


Microsoft Teams for the remote office

Microsoft Teams for the remote office

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a massive shift in how we live, work, and communicate. With governments mandating the close of businesses to organizations encouraging staff to work remotely, many workers are struggling to adjust to this new way of doing business. One of the biggest adjustments many are having to make is how to effectively communicate with their peers in a virtual environment. As this health crisis and remote work continue, inter-office collaboration tools will be more essential than ever.


Tips to Stay Productive While Working From Home

Tips to Stay Productive While Working From Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented shift to remote office work. For many, this is a new experience that presents challenges in time management, distraction minimization, and social interaction. To help you succeed in your new home office, here are some tips to help get you set up and keep you productive.


Managing Remote Teams in a Changing World

Managing Remote Teams in a Changing World

Before our eyes, the world of work has changed in an instant. For some, this change will be temporary. For others, this will mark an evolution in the way they do business. In this blog, we dive deep into how remote working is quickly becoming the new normal and how do we provide the best leadership to truly connect with our virtual teams during both this precarious time and into the future.


A Note from New Horizons on COVID-19

A Note from New Horizons on COVID-19

In communities across the world, daily life as we’ve known it has changed. The ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is disrupting our work and office environments, driving unprecedented market volatility and changing the way we interact with the people and environment around us. As we all adjust to the new normal of social distancing and working from home, I wanted to reach out and let you know how New Horizons is responding to this rapidly evolving issue.


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