We publish many IT blogs and news stories each week here on My TechDecisions — and we wish this year could have seen more light-hearted ones. But the fact of the matter is that IT department in 2020 were just focused on getting through all the turbulence.
We published much less “fun” stories and much more serious, news-and-business-minded content this year.
But sometimes, try as we might, we don’t reach all of our audience for whatever reason. Maybe we didn’t Tweet enough, or maybe we published these at the wrong time for you. Whatever — we want to give you another chance to read some of the stories our editors feel are most important.
So here is our list of My TechDecisions articles from 2020 we think deserve a second chance at your attention.
These IT blogs & feature stories will give you valuable insights
As the COVID-19 pandemic and political turmoil lead to increasing cyber attacks, organizations and end users should take extra precaution. This story chronicled the overwhelming numbers of attacks seen in 2020, how they happened, and how to take precautions.
Microsoft Teams, which is installed on more than 200 million computers, could become the most popular platform in the videoconferencing and collaboration wars playing out worldwide this year. Learn why some experts claim this particular app will come out on top.
These intelligent assistants are becoming our coworkers as Amazon and Microsoft along with hardware partners take steps to bring Alexa and Cortana into the conference room and our workstations. They’re becoming a larger, more integrated part of the conference room and our workplace experience — so we thought we’d track that progress in this article.
Temperature scanning platforms have stood out as a major product category lately, and will likely continue to dominate into the new year. We dug up some useful information about telling these systems apart and which ones you should use.
Any allocations you make in an IT budget ultimately need to serve the organization’s master plan, so a budget is essentially useless without that starting point. We go in-depth on creating solid plans for IT spending.
With a vaccine still months away from widespread availability, we wrote this piece which provides some suggestions for tech products that solve specific coronavirus-related challenges in workspaces.
This recent IT news story is being called the most devastating cyber attack on the U.S., and there’s still so much we don’t know about the SolarWinds supply chain hack, how attackers were able to compromise one of the software leaders in the IT space, what other tools could be compromised and just how much damage has been done to the cybersecurity community. We chronicle what we do know in the article.
Building off the story above, we thought we’d provide more context for some of the year’s largest data breaches and what IT & tech managers can learn from them.