Remember the Heartbleed bug? Make web security a resolution for 2015 in our most popular posts! [Week of 12/29/2014]

Have you been keeping up with our new content? Check out this roundup of our popular posts of the week, or our previous weeks’ Best of posts.

1) 5 Things to know when purchasing Chromebooks

In April, the head of our sales team, Lance, put together this handy rubric for organizations interested in making the leap to Chromebooks. Anyone curious about outfitting their school or business should take a look and see how they might fit.

“Educate parents and the rest of the community about the expenditure in order to avoid any backlash. A large Chromebook deployment will probably make local newspaper headlines and so making sure people are in the know about what is going on with their students and businesses is important.”

2) 3 Steps to secure yourself against the Heartbleed Bug

In this post, backup specialist Luke Reynolds walks you through precautions you can take in light of Heartbleed bug, which began effecting systems in April.

“Rather than go into all the technical details of what the bug is and how it works, (You can visit Heartbleed.com, or this CNET article about the bug.) we want to help you ensure you’re secure. Follow the next 3 steps to check if you were affected and learn what to do!”

3) Meet Newmind: Steve Chang

In this post, Meghan spends some time getting to know Steve Chang: husband, father, and a true workhorse of the Newmind Group team!

“Another thing Steve values is helping out the community by making it a safer place to live for those he cares about. This explains why he started volunteering in 2003 as a Sergeant of Training for the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division. Basically, he assists the Sheriff with any needs that might come up within the County.”

4) Visualizing the Workplace with 7Geese

Newmind CEO Matt Vollmar discusses one of our core values—make things better—and the merits of 7Geese as a method of tracking your team’s engagement in the workplace.

“I wanted to find a way to increase the prevalence of vision, connectedness, progress and recognition within Newmind. How can they be visualized and cemented for everyone to see? We adopted 7Geese as the solution. Only having used it for two months now, we can already see great benefits in how it impacts the workplace.”

5) Newmind Group named to the INC 500

Several months out, Newmind’s Inc 500 announcement and reflection from our founder, Dan Jefferies, remains one of our most popular pieces on the blog.

“Every year Newminders and their families gather for our summer party. This year was different. Matt and Dan, our CEO and marketing lead, had been keeping a secret from the rest of the company. They shared the secret with us and there were quite a few excited Newminders on the beach that day. I’m proud to share this secret with you: Newmind Group has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of 500 fastest-growing private companies in the United States.”

 
Thanks for reading—not just today, but every day! At Newmind Group, we strive to illuminate our mission statement—we use technology to make work more profitable, productive, and enjoyable—whether that’s working hand-in-hand with our customers, or stepping back to look at the tech landscape on our blog. Is there any content you’d like to see us cover in the future?

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About

Garrett Wenger is a storyteller and marketer at Newmind Group, and a native to Kalamazoo, MI. He received his BFA in English Literature from Western Michigan University, and has heritage in Southwest Michigan’s creative writing community. He published his first book of poetry in late 2013, and he has been featured in numerous literary journals.