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5 Ways to Protect Your Organization Against Ransomware
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From businesses and government organizations to universities and healthcare companies, ransomware news has been dominating the headlines recently. In fact, “There were more than 304 million ransomware attacks worldwide last year and it’s estimated that a new organization is attacked every 11-14 seconds,” according to Unitrends. At first glance, it can be frightening to think…

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Long-Term Success For Your Hybrid Workplace
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If there is one thing we know for sure it’s that the pandemic has reshaped our workforce. In fact, TechCrunch cited that, “According to a new study for the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), 81% of small to mid-sized businesses expect more than a quarter of employees to work remotely most of the time, even…

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What to do to Protect against the Microsoft Print Vulnerability
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   Now, as a total of three in recent weeks, is another vulnerability within the Windows Print Spooler. Unfortunately, there isn’t much that Microsoft users can do to completely prevent the security flaw until Microsoft creates a fix. Down below there are appropriate updates to fix the first two flaws.   How can this new vulnerability…

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How Covid-19 will Affect the Future of the Office
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  We’ve reached the moment where we can more accurately describe our new era as the post-pandemic world. Between pre-pandemic and post-pandemic, the office setting has changed completely. For a long while, offices sat empty while employees worked from home, protecting themselves from the spread of COVID-19. Now, there are lots of employees – and…

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How to Manage Staff Productivity when Working Virtually
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Much has happened to the office space over the last year. The pandemic forced the majority of employees to work from home and so, many companies are now making the decision to continue with a remote workplace and hiring more virtual positions. As of 2021, 4.3 million Americans work remotely. As more companies choose to…

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Measuring Impact
5 Ways to Secure Your Virtual Office: Advice for Nonprofits
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Adapting, Emerging and Thriving in the Post Pandemic with Technology While most of us can’t wait for the pandemic to end and to get back to “business as usual”, remote work may remain the one silver lining of the last 10 months. Businesses had to shift quickly to be able to move their operations online.…

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The Future of Remote Collaboration: Microsoft Teams with Voice
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Picture your traditional “office” setting. It always included a spacious desk, big monitor, hopefully a comfortable chair, and always a large often clunky desk phone. As offices have changed over the past few years due to the increase in remote work, the traditional desk phone has become less important. When Covid shut down so many…

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What You Need to Know About Potential Security Risks When Working Remotely
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Working remotely has possibly made your job easier. No longer needing to suffer a long commute or the distractions of the office can allow you to get more done in a shorter amount of time. Although the ease of working from home may have its benefits, it’s also become much easier for online predators and…

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How to Overcome Bandwidth Issues When Working Remotely
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If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we all have to be ready to adapt to new circumstances and pivot as our own needs change, both personally and professionally. Varsity as a company is founded on a love of education and information sharing. We are starting a blog series on a variety of…

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Ways To Occupy Your Child During Quarantine
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By Ella Gribben, Youth Journalist Got some youngsters stuck at home with a lot of energy? Many parents are working from home during this pandemic and are looking for new ideas on what to do with their kids when they have to work. Here are 11 fun and creative things your kids can do while…

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Coastal Cleanup Day
Varsity Volunteers – Coastal Cleanup Day
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Varsity staff and family got involved in the California Coastal Cleanup. In conjunction with other B Corps as part of the San Francisco Bay Area B Local, folks came together to support the cleanup of a Bay Area coastline. In a lesser known part of San Francisco sits the India Basin Shoreline Park. Part of…

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Varsity Honored By B CORP Best For The World 2019 – Governance
Varsity Honored By B CORP Best For The World 2019 – Governance https://www.varsitytech.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/BFTW-2019-Governance.jpg 945 430 Patrick Ciccarelli Patrick Ciccarelli https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/bb5ec3abdc4aab7d2b6ef7177bfd12b5?s=96&d=retro&r=g

I am very pleased to report that Varsity has been recognized again this year as a B CORP BEST FOR THE WORLD – Governance Honoree! Every year B Lab recognizes the top-performing B Corporations creating the greatest impact through their businesses. Honorees are recognized for having the highest environmental, community, customer, worker and overall impact…

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