Seasick…on a computer?

The coronavirus pandemic forced people to dedicate much of their lives, including work, entertainment, and personal interactions, online. All this screen time has taken a toll, as more people of all ages are reporting symptoms of "cybersickness."Cybersickness is a form of motion sickness, characterized by nausea, disorientation, and oculomotor disturbances, according to a study by Kay Stanney and colleagues, published in 2020 in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. Cybersickness was a phenomenon before the pandemic but was studied mostly in the context of virtual reality games.A 2021 article published on the subject by National Geographic explains how cybersickness is [...]

Seasick…on a computer?2021-12-06T10:46:15-07:00

Understanding the “D’s” in BIM

Building Information Modeling (BIM) enables process transformation across the design, construction, operation, and retirement of an infrastructure asset. The following seven D's, or dimensions, of BIM break down the importance of BIM, from maintaining accurate data to the advanced applications that rely upon it.1DDataAt its core, BIM is comprised of data—zeros and ones. If those data points are not reliable and up-to-date, trust erodes and the value of BIM diminishes. As data is generated and shared, it should be exchanged in machine-readable formats that align with established interoperability standards such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the National [...]

Understanding the “D’s” in BIM2021-10-07T15:11:16-06:00

Strong passwords: Essential for combating cyber risks

Creating a strong password is an essential step to protecting yourself and your company online. Using long and complex passwords is one of the easiest ways to defend yourself from cyber risks. Of course, nobody is immune to cyber threats, but when following these tips, you can minimize your chances of an incident. Use a long passphrase   You should consider using the longest password or passphrase permissible. For example, you can use a passphrase such as a news headline or even the title of the last book you read. Then add in some punctuation and capitalization.Don’t make passwords easy to guess  [...]

Strong passwords: Essential for combating cyber risks2021-05-06T10:08:51-06:00

“Our website is so slow!”…Your server just might be the culprit

Like any piece of technology, a web server needs to be tuned for peak performance. While desktop and portable devices continue to improve generation after generation, if the server at the heart of your site is not optimally configured, it may deliver a suboptimal experience to your users.Server response time is the average amount of time it takes for a server to respond to a browser request. It is a measure of how long it takes to load the necessary HTML to begin rendering the page, which reduces the network latency between your browser and your server. Though not exhaustive, [...]

“Our website is so slow!”…Your server just might be the culprit2021-04-05T17:08:00-06:00

Cyber Security Best Practices: Safeguarding your password

One of the largest cyber security vulnerabilities lies with improper and/or ineffective password management. Below are a few high-impact and effective best practices to help equip you and your teams. YES Keep your login ID and passwords to yourself Use antivirus software at home and at work Use the screen lock or log off your computer when you are away Report security incidents immediately to your IT service team Enable multi-factor authentication where possible NO Use the same password for every email, web or network account Share your password to anyone over email, text, or instant message Share your individual [...]

Cyber Security Best Practices: Safeguarding your password2021-03-14T18:19:18-06:00

7 Best Practices for Transitioning to Remote Work

Today many of us are living in unpredictable times. Organizations are embracing work from home policies that are a completely new experience for a majority of employees. These employees are left wondering how am I going to be just as productive at work when I am at home? MAAPPEN is here to assure you that you are not alone. Together, we can get through this transition from office work to remote work. At the end, you may even appreciate the added benefits a remote worker can achieve in a typical workday. 1. STRUCTURE TRANSITION TIMES For many workers, the commute [...]

7 Best Practices for Transitioning to Remote Work2021-03-14T18:20:03-06:00
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