How to Train Users After New System Was Implemented At Work

For many users, new technology is exciting and inviting.  When a new is implemented at work the result is productivity – getting more things done … and things done much faster than the old system allowed.  However, other users are skeptical about digital transformation.  For these employees, the old system worked well, and the new system brings confusion, anxiety, and frustration.  The rate of a person's or group’s progress in gaining experience or new skills is usually slow.  Training seminars, flowcharts, organizational charts, implementation charts, manuals, memorandums, etc. seems endless and time-consuming.  All employees need to understand how new systems will benefit them and their respective jobs. The pace of technological advances in the workplace is often slow because of several factors, including budget and many people do not want to have their routines disrupted.   Managers and training personnel need to get employees comfortable crossing the bridge to technological improvement.  It is important to understand how to implement a new system in the workplace. COMMUNICATIONS Keep employees updated on possible technological changes – this means from the exploratory point up to the final launch date.  Outline the benefits and how the implementation of a new system will impact each employee and the overall productivity of the business. CUSTOMIZE TRAINING The rate of familiarity and interest in technology varies greatly.  Whether an individual is an auditory, visual, or a kinesthetic learner, we all absorb information differently. Modify training sessions to accommodate different types of learners by providing a range of learning styles and materials.  Present options such as documents, live training, interactive social media tools, and videos that will be...

How to remember only one password and maintain high levels of security with LastPass?

A long time ago, computer hackers were considered geeks who sat in their basement or garages and became expert programmers… that is the movie's version.  In real life, hackers have no single descriptive factor.  Today's hackers are defined as a person or persons who gain unauthorized access to users’ information for the intent of personal gains or malicious activities… it could be a friend next door, a family member in your home, or a complete stranger thousand miles away in a foreign country.  Years ago, hacking required hours of sitting in front of a computer trying various methods to gain unauthorized access through different levels of security on a computer system or network.  Now, is it as simple as running a program or utilizing a hacker tools which exploit weak points and vulnerabilities and penetrate private information.  Sometimes, hackers take only a passive role and observe network activity, while others take on a more active role and simulate attacks and use confidential information for malicious gains.  Whatever the case, it is an invasion of privacy and breach of security … we are now in the new era of cybersecurity.  With all the worms, viruses, malware, spyware, how can users maintain and secure password credentials and personal information? If you are like me, all passwords are conveniently “remembered” on your personal laptop or computer.  But, if you need to logon to a site using a different computer away from home, you either:  a) reset your password after successfully advancing through a two-factor authentication (for example:  email address associated with account or “what was the name of your first pet?”) or b)...

How to setup and configure wireless network in secure manner?

Whether it be for home or business, a secure network connection is very important to protect the information stored on your computer or while using the internet. If you want to set up a secure network you must first determine the type of connection you want- either wireless only or the option to cable (Ethernet). Once you have established the type of connection you want for your home or business you can now protect your network. To protect your network you can begin by changing the SSID of your router. It’s recommended to use a SSID that is not recognizable or can be identified by your business or home name to avoid the attention of hackers or even neighbors that may try to use your connection. Once you have chosen an unidentifiable user name you can disable the routers SSID Broadcast setting to prevent hackers from detecting your wireless network. The next step in securing your wireless network is to set up encryption. A 128-bit encryption is more secure but the process will depend on the software installed on your router.  Using a WPA is most effective, WEP have been known to be insecure. Unfortunately, older computers may not support WPA and you will need to WEP by default. If you are able to use WPA you should set your password as a long alphanumeric combination with more than 10 characters that will be hard to guess by neighbors or hackers. If you have a firewall, which most antivirus software includes.  Another way to set up and configure a secure wireless network is to disable wireless administrating. This disables...

Most important features of Samsung Galaxy Note 4

  1. Link preview enables you to view the URL link received via SMS or messengers in advance using the S pen with opening a web browser. To activate that you will need to go to settings, then to S pen, and last Air view. Then you need to move the S pen close to the URL link and you will now be able to see the major contents provided by the URL in a pop up window. 2. Caller information display features –  When you get a call from someone, sometimes you want to know what the person has been up to lately or about the last conversation was made between you and the person. You can check information about the person when you are receiving a call from, or making a call to. If you want to show caller id you will need to go to the dial app and check to settings, then calls, and last show caller information. It will then show all the person's activities uploaded to his or her contact history. 3. Wi-Fi Sharing – This feature allows your device to connect to another device that is connected to Wi-Fi without having to type in the password. To get to to this feature you will need to make sure your connect to Wi-Fi. Once that opens go to Quick Connect by swiping down the Notification panel from the top edge of the screen, then finds device that needs to be sharing the Wi-Fi with, and last select Share Wi-Fi to share your Wi-Fi network. 4. One Handed Operation – This feature is awesome out of the...

Laptop, Ultrabook and Mobile Device Repair How To guides

There will always be point in time when a student or faculty member can damage their electronic device like a smartphone, laptop and/or mobile device. As a student, it is very important to be able to repair a damaged device than to replace it all together. In the unfortunate event that a repair is needed there are two options: fix it yourself or have someone else fix it for you either covered by a warranty or paid out of pocket, preferably a professional. If you fix it yourself you have a large number of resources available online in the form of video and downloadable and printable step by step tutorials. It is also very important to understand that this is not recommended if there is still active warranty on device. Doing self-repairs on a device will void any existing warranty on the device. After doing a good amount of research it is important to get the correct tools and parts that are needed to complete the repair. You can use sites like Amazon and EBay for parts and tools for the best price. Ordering parts online require a good amount of research before purchasing. Before completing the purchase, confirm the part numbers, packaging and reviews online related to the product. If possible, do price a few comparisons to see if there are other stores that offer the parts for a cheaper price or free shipping. Allowing someone else to fix the damaged laptop, Ultrabook or mobile device is recommended. Taking the device to an expert will have the correct tools and will most likely be familiar with the damage...