How can IT professionals support end users when working remotely? Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft recently posted a very interesting blog about Security and Privacy practices on Microsoft Teams. See below.  Over the past week, there has been a lot written about video conferencing,...

An economic collapse of 25% could hit Ireland over the next three months, according to Central Bank's Quarterly Bulletin. RTE further reports a shrink of 3.8% of GDP this year and an unemployment rate of 25%.   The Central Bank has said Covid-19 has "triggered an extremely...

McKinsey's new article lists five leadership practices and mindsets that can help you during the Covid-19 pandemic and other future crises. Organizing to respond to crises: The network of teams During a crisis, leaders must relinquish the belief that a top-down response will engender stability. In routine...

The future of work (maybe not quite as ‘future’ as we thought) landed pretty much overnight. In this article, one of our advisors, Scott McInnes provides seven useful tips for leaders leading and communicating with their teams remotely, taken from his recent online webinar. Here's a quick...

New CSO Pandemic Impact Report with 150 security and IT leaders provides an understanding of how organizations across industries are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, how prepared they were,  how vulnerable they are, how is security impacted and what the long-term impact may be. The infographic...

Flexible working conditions are now a necessity for all companies, with the Covid-19 crisis forcing most Irish organisations to set up a  remote model of work. In this article, Andrea Manning provides an interesting infographic and useful information for both employers and employees about remote...

What is this? The Remote Working Survival Kit is a crowdsourced document, created in response to the COVID19/ Coronavirus, to help those who are trying to: Implement remote working in their organisation. Set themselves up to work from home. Protect their business, their staff and teams...

‪For any #Startups and #SMEs - Knowing who can help, what funding options are available and how to avail of them can be a minefield. This is a brilliantly complied list of resources by Scale Ireland ✨‬ It contains links to resources from: Health Service Executive,...

A number of supports are available for business owners to help you and your employees during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Banks have announced that they will offer flexibility to their customers. You can also get advice from your accountant or use the advisory support from your...

The coronavirus pandemic has caused chaos for businesses globally. Yet, despite the doom and gloom, the crisis seems to have brought out the raw entrepreneur in some business owners. To help inspire you during this time, here's an interesting article that looks at 5 businesses in...

In a crisis, people want to know that you care, more than they care what you know. It is important to provide prompt responses to crisis and that the organisation take responsibility and express empathy. Every organization should have a crisis communication plan, but many do not....

"Covid-19 is raising issues for both the business banking customer or individuals repaying a mortgage or other loan. Lenders say they are adopting a relatively flexible approach to the crisis although there is no uniformity in the approach adopted by the State’s main banks. And what...

"When faced with a crisis, most leaders are forced to think and behave in ways that feel unfamiliar. Whether it’s a technological, financial, natural, or health crisis — at work or in the community — crises demand that leaders take an emergency response plan and...

"Emotions are understandably running the gamut right now. In the space of days, many of us have gone from our usual routines to a world of remote working, social distancing or sheltering in place. As we adjust to a new reality and manage a great...

"Considering that 61% of SMBs have experienced some sort of cyber attack within the last year, action clearly needs to be taken. No longer can organisations simply set up a firewall or install an antivirus and consider it “done.” With the nature of attacks escalating,...

"Transitioning from an office to working at home is challenging even in normal circumstances. Throw in a pandemic, closed schools, no gym time, new work procedures, zero social events, and plenty of time with your housemates? That's a recipe for overwhelm. That's why self-care isn't...

"Over the past few weeks, a lot of people have found themselves working from home for the first time. For some, the idea of working from home is a dream come true (excluding the circumstances that conspired to make that a necessity). But working from home...

As the global response to coronavirus COVID-19 evolves, organisations are experiencing significant operational, financial and liquidity challenges. One major concern on the top of every businesses agenda is how to manage cash pressures to ride out the crisis. What can you and your business do at...

FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) is a voluntary, campaigning organisation which promotes equal access to justice for everybody in Ireland. FLAC is producing a series of fact sheets on Covid19 related legal issues arising in family law, employment law, social welfare and debt. This sheet explains...