The gap remains wide for hiring women in IT roles. This is unfortunate, for at the same time, a diverse workforce often leads to better hiring practices, more engaged employees, and higher retention rates. Just how wide is the gap? The following statistics show just how considerable the disparity has become:
Laggy laptops, drained desktops, overworked operating systems, slack security software — these and more outdated technologies can cost businesses time, money, reputation and more. But this malaise seems to be more common that you may realize.
A study conducted by ZenBusiness in 2019 polled nearly 1,000 workers. The results were eye-opening, starting with more than 50% of respondents believing office technology was outdated. More specifically, 83.1% believed that computers were outdated and 70.5% believed software and applications were old.
How do you know when technology is too old?
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but if the COVID-19 crisis has taught us anything, it is that reinvention, or the ability to reinvent technology to transform how a business operates, is vital to survival. The pandemic dramatically accelerated the need and development of new digital capabilities for companies to remain viable and competitive.
What new IT technologies will become even more prevalent in 2021? MHO suggests that businesses keep watching for new and improved IT tech that will help businesses stay relevant in our new post-pandemic world. Below are some major areas where advancements can be expected.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has had numerous detrimental effects on people and the economy, there have been some positive results as well. One of these is that many people have been afforded the chance to work from home. This has turned out to be a boon for businesses as well as employees.
The Brookings Institute reports that, “Up to half of American workers are currently working from home, more than double the fraction who worked from home (at least occasionally) in 2017-18.” Furthermore, Forbes reported a Gartner survey about this phenomenon, known as ‘telecommuting,’ that indicated as much as 20% of the workforce of those surveyed will continue telecommuting long-term.
But even for those growing accustomed to working from home, a steady routine is vital to keep you on track. Here are some vital factors to maintaining a steady, productive routine as you work from home.
MHO understands that there may be many questions regarding internet, networks, and IT during the current health crisis. In this AMA we answer your questions about internet options, what is available to you, and how essential businesses can be set up for a dedicated fixed wireless connection quickly. We are happy to continue answering questions you may have, just post in the comments below.
The new 5th generation of wireless technology is here! At least one major carrier is already advertising nationwide 5G coverage (whether it is actually available nationwide or not is still in question), and trumpeting the incredibly high speeds that are now available. Another touted its 5G coverage during the Super Bowl, tugging at hearts by emphasizing first responders using 5G to save lives. But its service is only available in parts of 31 cities, and only for customers who have purchased a 5G-compatible phone.
MHO works with clients directly but we also collaborate with channel partners that have their own clients. In many cases, these channel partners are able to offer a fully packaged solution that can be the best option for some businesses.
What happens when a company contracts with MHO for fixed wireless networking? Karen and Lance lead the IT team for their corporation, that just decided to choose MHO Networks for a fixed wireless network Internet solution. Let's walk with them through each of the six steps to see what you can expect when you switch to MHO fixed wireless for your company.
Topics: Fixed Wireless, Business Internet, Point-to-Point Fixed Wireless, Colorado Business, Bay Area Business, Dallas Business, Los Angeles Business, Orange County Business, San Diego Business, Inland Empire Business, Technology, Growth
We have all heard terrible stories about Internet downtime and its potential high costs. Downtime is an important factor in making decisions and why network redundancy is so vitally important. We have made it easy for you to estimate this cost with our Internet Downtime Calculator.
Outside of your downtime costs, what about the other potential costs of choosing the wrong Internet provider? Here are some other variables and cost centers to consider.
Topics: Customer Experience, Internet Access, Business Internet, Connectivity, Internet Connection, Colorado Business, Bay Area Business, Dallas Business, Los Angeles Business, Orange County Business, San Diego Business, Network Efficiency, Inland Empire Business, Technology, CIO, Growth