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Office Reopening After COVID 19

Office Reopening: Your IT Guide For A Smooth Transition After COVID-19

By David Blake | June 23, 2020

As daunting as the idea of closing offices was for many businesses at the start of the COVID-19 crisis, the idea of reopening is even more so. Aside from issues of employee safety and government regulations, many employers are just not sure where to begin.  Here are some 4 steps to get you started: 1.…

Work From Home After COVID 19 Ends

Managing Continued Work From Home After COVID-19 Quarantine Ends

By Justin Jones | June 18, 2020

Long after COVID 19 quarantine ends, many expect working from home  will be the new norm. It is possible to make remote work secure and efficient for your team. When the COVID-19 quarantine first hit, businesses didn’t have a lot of time to plan. But now is the time to learn lessons and apply them…

Emerging Breach Reports for Washington Unemployment

By Jason Hagens | May 15, 2020

Over the past several days, we have received reports of a suspected breach involving social security numbers.  There may be a state of Washington service that has been compromised, although that is highly speculative on our part as we do not have a confirmation of correlation. So far, we have seen false unemployment requests which…

Microsoft Teams: Tips for Remote Workers

By Jason Hagens | May 11, 2020

With your workforce scattered, getting things done and working in collaboration can be challenging. Fortunately, you can look to a variety of Microsoft Teams tips to help coworkers feel connected and productive. So you can get the most out of Teams, we’re offering this free training with SWAT experts and guest speaker, Tim Rettig, CEO…

Security TIps for Working Remotely

6 Easy Security Tips for Working Remotely

By Dan Merino | April 10, 2020

By Dan Merino Here are IT security steps that protect your computers and your sanity. Many companies have moved their workforce remote during the COVID-19 pandemic to follow governmental restrictions and CDC guidelines. This move has left many asking, “What measures should our company consider for remote workers?” Unfortunately, the nature of this event has…

April 16: Free Microsoft Teams Webinar

By Jason Hagens | April 10, 2020

You don’t want to miss this Microsoft Teams training. Join SWAT Systems and Intrust IT for a free lunch and learn training session on Microsoft Teams. Now that you are working from home, it’s time to get to know MS Teams even better. Get an inside look at how IT service providers have been using…

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Remote Work Options

By Jason Hagens | March 30, 2020

With the growing concern around the Coronavirus, we’re sharing remote work options. Obviously, physical health is of utmost importance. Now, and during any cold and flu season, we strongly recommend that users only use their own respective desk phones, keyboards and mice. Then have those devices cleaned and sanitized each week. If computer or work…

Managing Remote Workers, Seattle IT Support

7 Tips for Managing Remote Workers

By Jason Hagens | March 18, 2020

At SWAT Systems, we are helping a lot of clients with systems and processes for managing remote workers this week. As a leading Seattle Managed Services provider, we felt that it would be helpful to share some best practices below: 1. Communicate often. Plan for regular, frequent communication with your teams. Social distance is one…

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Cyber Security for Working at Home

By Jason Hagens | March 13, 2020

With the new normal of vacated offices and students at home taking classes online, SWAT Systems is offering tips for cyber security for working at home. Whether you’re following precautions for the corona virus or just fighting the common cold, you can still be productive and safe. Follow these tech tips and stay healthy out…