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Increase Productivity With macOS

Series One

Screen Sharing
Did you know that every Mac has a built-in screen-sharing function for Mac to Mac? It comes with the operating system. It’s a hidden feature so you will have to use Spotlight to find it.
Simply press Command + Space Bar to bring up the Spotlight search function.

designDATA’s plan of action during COVID-19

As many of you may have heard, the President has extended the social distancing guidelines to April 30th with the possibility of going past that date. designDATA will continue working remotely and suspending onsite engagements according to the Federal guidelines.

Data Privacy and ZOOM

During this time, as the majority of the Global Workforce works from home, many people are using Zoom.  While the video conferencing application is very popular, there have been privacy concerns.  Some of the concerns are not unique to Zoom but are standard for any web conference/meeting app, such as the host’s ability to record the session, something that can also be done in Teams.

eSign Solutions

Many of our clients are asking for recommendations on e-Signature software.  With COVID-19, eSign solutions aid organizations that do business remotely and within their own organizations.  eSign solutions are typically cloud-based and very easy to deploy and use.

Teams on your phone or tablet!

You can get all of the same great connectivity and collaboration options from Microsoft Teams not only on your computer but also on your Android or iOS device!

Simply go to your App store, look for Microsoft Teams, install, and log in as you would from your computer.

Take Meeting Notes in Microsoft Teams

A new Teams feature is the ability to take Meeting Notes:  A single shared note-taking space that lives inside a Teams meeting can be used to track agendas, decisions, and assign action items.

Once you’re in the meeting, go to More options  > Show meeting notes  in your meeting controls.

Status in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has a Status feature (also sometimes called Presence) that lets people know your availability.  This feature works automatically, but you can also control it manually if you need to:

To access it, click on your portrait in the top-right of Teams, and then mouse-over your current status to see your available statuses.

Why autocomplete passwords are risky

Many people use auto-fill passwords for their convenience. What you might not know is that hackers and advertisers can use them to get access to websites and other applications and gather sensitive information. Learn more about the risks of using autocomplete passwords.

3 Hacker types you need to know about

What do you call someone who hunts for security gaps in computer hardware and software? A hacker, right? What about someone who executes a vulnerability test and presents their findings to software vendors to help them improve the quality of their products? There is more than one type of hacker, and understanding the difference is […]

Top reasons for technology business reviews

Businesses need technology to be profitable and productive. But not all technologies are capable of delivering on their perceived benefits. To make sure your investments are worth keeping, you need to perform technology business reviews. A technology business review reveals the strengths and weaknesses of your company’s IT framework.