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5 Best Google Chrome Plugins For Business

These Chrome extensions, which include Zoom for GSuite and DocuSign, help stay workers organized, secure, and productive.

Google plugins are a shortcut to programs on Google Chrome plugin pages. When installed, they add a “plugins” button to the toolbar in the browser. When you click on the icon, it opens the plugins menu of third-party apps and Google Chrome extensions that let users access and tailor how they use the web. This is also where you can control Adobe Flash Player, enable and disable the flash player or allow and block Flash and other content for the current site with one click.
 
Here are five of the best Google Chrome plugins we found for business on Google to help you stay organized and be more productive.

Zoom for GSuite lets users schedule, join, manage, and customize meetings from mail and Google Calendar. Zoom Meetings provides HD video, audio, and content

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Netflix reigns over Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Disney+ as most popular streaming service

Though Netflix is king, many people admit to being overwhelmed by the sheer number of streaming services available.

The coronavirus is forcing more people to stay home these days. And with all of them looking for ways to stay busy and entertained, streaming video services are an obvious option. But with all the choices out there, which services are the most popular, and how do people juggle them all? A survey from HighSpeedInternet.com sheds some light on where consumers go to stream their favorite shows.

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Based on a recent survey of 500 people in the US, HighSpeedInternet.com found that Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and Disney+ were the most popular streaming services in the country. But among them all, Netflix came in first place, chosen by 47% of the respondents as the one they would pick if they

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Working from home: 6 lessons learned that can help leaders in the long run

While you’re telecommuting due to the COVID-19 outbreak, be aware of what you’re learning about various tools and techniques that will also be helpful when work returns to normal.

I had always considered myself a capable remote worker. After all, I don’t really have a permanent office anywhere other than my home setup, and I have been productive everywhere from airplane seats, to corners of client warehouses, to the two workstations I have set up at home. 

Despite solving the “remote” aspect of my work, I did not realize that most weeks involved dozens or even hundreds of in-person interactions. Reducing those interactions due to the coronavirus, and also having the other four members of my family omnipresent in my home office, has created an entirely new dynamic.

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During challenging situations, we often are so focused on

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Hackers target World Health Organization in attempt to steal passwords

Hacking attempts against the health organization and its partners have jumped as they struggle to battle the coronavirus.

A hacking group hit the World Health Organization earlier this month to try to steal passwords from agency staffers, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The attempt was but one of many as the organization contends with a surge in cyberattacks even as it fights to contain the coronavirus.

SEE: Special report: A winning strategy for cybersecurity (free PDF) (TechRepublic) 

WHO Chief Information Security Officer Flavio Aggio told Reuters that the effort was unsuccessful and that the identity of the hackers was unknown. The attempted hacking was reported to Reuters by Alexander Urbelis, a cybersecurity expert and attorney with Blackstone Law Group, which tracks suspicious internet domain registration activity. Urbelis said he discovered the activity around March 13 when a hacking group that he’d been following turned on a malicious site impersonating the

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Telecommuting 101: How to support and manage a global remote workforce

TechRepublic and ZDNet leaders discuss the challenges associated with managing a team of people working from home.

Telecommuting 101: How to support and manage a global remote workforce
TechRepublic and ZDNet leaders discuss the challenges associated with managing a team of people working from home.

TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke with TechRepublic Editor-in-Chief Bill Detwiler, TechRepublic and ZDNet Editor-in-Chief Steve Ranger, and TechRepublic and ZDNet Editorial Director Larry Dignan about the challenges companies face now that much of the workforce is working remotely due to the coronavirus. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.

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Karen Roby: We are adjusting to a new norm now with most everyone around the world truly working from home. There are a lot of challenges involved in this. Companies are trying to work out the kinks, and managers are trying to

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2020 tech conferences: Dates, locations, and which events are changing due to COVID-19

2020 is here, and with it are all the usual tech conferences and events. If you’re a tech professional who travels for business, check out this list of events–you’re sure to find something that suits your speciality. We will update this list as new events and conferences are announced and dates are finalized. 

Note: The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has forced many conferences to cancel, postpone, relocate, or change to an online-only model. Look for a bracketed note next to a conference to determine if it has been affected. We will update this article if more changes to scheduled conferences are announced.

  • March 1: IoT in Action in Mexico City

  • March 2-4: Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo in Dubai

  • March 2-4: Gartner CIO Leadership Forum in Amsterdam

  • March 3-6: Cisco Live! in Melbourne [canceled]

  • March 4: DocuSign Momentum in San Francisco [online only]

  • March 4-5: Power Platform World Tour in

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