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A Short History of Video Conferencing

Today we are in a golden age of televideo conferencing, with Zoom and GoToMeeting the norm for remote meetings and webinars. From your desk, you can connect for a face-to-face meeting with anyone who has Internet access. While this is ever-improving, let’s take a look back at how businesses have worked remotely over time.

Happy World Password Day from Direct iT!

Happy World Password Day from Direct iT! Here are a few helpful tips to make sure you aren't leaving the door wide open for hackers to gain access to your accounts.
What NOT TO DO:

Use the same password everywhere: This is critical to understand: if you use the same password for everything and one account gets compromised in a hack, your entire digital footprint and identity becomes compromised.

The Paycheck Protection Problem

Did you apply to get part of the $350 billion being given out to businesses as part of the Paycheck Protection Program? Rather -- did you attempt to?

In the most unsurprising fashion, the amount of traffic trying to get through to apply crashed websites and tied up telephone wires (if they even use wires anymore.

Good News: Pets Allowed!

Earlier this week, a New York Times piece warned against letting your pets drop into frame during a professional Zoom call. Immediately, the world took notice and set the record straight -- including your pets in video conferences is not only alright, but being encouraged.

Direct iT Covid-19 Information and Response Plan

Regarding Covid-19
Whether fire, floor, hurricane, blizzard, cyber attack, or pandemic, disaster preparedness has always been a large part of the service Direct iT provides for our clients. As Covid-19 continues to spread around New England, we have taken a number of steps and updated our disaster preparedness plans to prepare for every contingency.

How Political Campaigns keep their data safe

“How secure are the presidential candidates’ campaigns?” This is the question asked by the SecurityScorecard Threat Intelligence Team in their recently published report “2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Get Smart to Cybersecurity.”

This isn’t about platform or ideology – it’s about identifying how organizations that are in a constant state of movement secure the digital frameworks of their campaigns.