Employee onboarding is one of the most important experiences in someone’s time at your organization. Onboarding is when they not only receive the tools they need to do the job they’ve been hired for, but also form their first impressions of what it’s like to work with you and begin acclimating to your organizational culture.
In fact, a strong employee onboarding program can increase retention by 25% and performance by 11%.
So while it’s easy to oversimplify employee onboarding as a technical process that involves things like email setup and benefits enrollment, it has much bigger implications from a culture and productivity standpoint. Therefore, it not only makes sense, but is imperative to your and your employees’ success to take a people-first approach as you bring new hires into the fold.
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The single best thing you can do to improve your organization’s cloud security is to turn on and enforce multi-factor authentication on all products that support it, especially your primary email and collaboration platform (as you may know, we recommend G Suite). This greatly reduces the harm that an attacker can do with stolen credentials.
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Dropbox has long been the gold standard for how file syncing should work. However, since Google Drive launched, and comes with 30GB free with Google Apps accounts, it’s been steadily replacing many companies file sharing platform. The problem though, is that Google Drive’s default organizational framework is confusing and broken.
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We’ve written before about the right way to configure your Google Drive, which is a key first step, since Google Drive’s default organizational framework is confusing and broken. Taking this to the next level, we wanted to let you know about Team Drives, in case you aren’t already familiar.
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We are here to simplify your tech operations.
Blissfully began with the vision of helping companies make the best technology choices, integrate them, and manage them. And there is no type of technology more pervasive than SaaS (software as a service).
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If you have many (or any) engineers on your team, it’s really tempting to spend those engineering resources building out your marketing site. Don’t do it. Engineering resources are incredibly important and typically scarce, especially in early stage companies. It’s important to keep those focused on your critical path items.
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Shadow IT: A Brief History
Enterprise IT was traditionally highly structured, expensive, and limited to a known set of hardware and software vendors. Every project would take a long time (months/years) to implement, typically requiring a lot of custom development to make it all work.
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Startups are built to solve specific problems. When starting out, we focus all our energies on solving that specific problem. Any effort spent on anything else is wasted.
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SaaS is eating the world
Over the last ten years we’ve seen dramatic changes in how businesses use technology to run their business, due to a move to cloud enabled software subscriptions. This new age of SaaS won because it delivered better products, improved usability, more choices, lower costs, and easier deployment. It also led to an explosion in the number of SaaS vendors across the entire technology stack, from core products like email and security, to increasingly specific domain tools to optimize marketing, sales, product development, engineering, and nearly every function.
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Why use a VPN?
As we highlighted in our business IT overview, any time you’re on public wifi, you’re exposing data that is not being transmitted securely via https. Public Wi-Fi is everywhere nowadays, and a major convenience, making it more important than ever to take the necessary precautions needed to safeguard themselves.
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