covid business impact

The Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses

More than half of the global workforce is working remotely and as the pandemic continues to threaten health, we are looking at a prolonged period of hybrid working – from home and office in different proportions. One year later… In March 2020, companies across the US abruptly shuttered their offices and instructed employees to work…

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[How-to] implement seamless Group Governance while WFH

COVID-19 has disrupted the way many people around the world work. Instead of going into an office, attending a meeting, or shaking hands with a colleague, employees are online more than ever before.  One of the biggest changes we have been witnessing amid all this, is the need of working together, in newer ways. Such a change has triggered the need for many employees to opt for collaboration tools for group governance, enabling them to stay connected, remotely. This will…

active directory group attestation

Understanding Group Attestation in Active Directory

How is your Active Directory (AD) being managed? Do you have any orphaned groups (groups without owners)? Are there groups that have outlived their purpose? Do you have users that are members of groups and they no longer need to be part of these groups? An ongoing attestation of groups is key to answering these questions.   Group objects in your directories tend to…

Real Cost of Managing Active Directory Groups

How to Calculate Cost of Managing Active Directory Groups

Groups are the lifeblood of companies and organizations of every size. They are the foundation for security and accessibility to resources and email functionality. The challenge is keeping them updated and current after they are created. In many cases, IT is tasked (via tickets) to add and subtract employees as they come and go. Doing…

Distribution Group Vs. Mail enabled Security Group

Distribution group or mail enabled security group?

When we talk about Active Directory groups, we are usually talking about two kinds of groups: Distribution Groups and Security Groups. Managing distribution lists and security groups is a mission-critical task for just about any IT organization. Active Directory distribution groups work with your email client to define who is included on group messages, while…

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Dynamic Nested AD Groups

We call them Dynasties Smart Groups are a great way of managing the membership of an individual group in a dynamic fashion. But what if you wanted to create a series of separate groups whose memberships are defined on some common criteria (for example, manager, department, location, and so on), and that criteria has some…