New Talent Development Classes – Relevant Training for Today’s Evolving Workforce

Here at Vermont Panurgy, we have witnessed firsthand as our clients and trainees have undergone radical transformations in their workplace, roles, expectations and procedures. Meetings are now primarily virtual, oversight of daily labor is greatly reduced, productivity measurements have had to adjust, performance reviews are more challenging, the list goes on. If you’ve had to …

Training: The Key to Avoiding Turnover

Over the past few years, across nearly every industry, region and skill-level, our business culture has had to quickly readjust expectations on what “employee churn” and turnover looks like and how it can impact business. The global pandemic and resulting workforce and lifestyle adjustments have reshaped employees’ expectations of what a good job looks like, …

Job Opportunity: Course Instructor

Vermont Panurgy is hiring! We’re looking for part-time instructors to join our team to teach Microsoft Office PC applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc), Professional development training (i.e. Delegation Skills, Conflict Management, etc), Adobe graphics applications and internet applications (Javascript, HTML, WordPress, etc), both in-person and virtually through Zoom. Do you like to train? Do you …

Save Your Business from Disaster with a BCDR Plan

You may have the pieces in place to recover from a ransomware attack or environmental disaster. If you’re like a lot of today’s businesses, though, you probably have little, if any, clue as to how you would actually perform that recovery or how it would impact your business. What kind of downtime are you looking …

Ransomware: The SMB’s Cybersecurity Boogeyman

“I’m just a small business,” “What would they do with my company’s data anyways?” “There are plenty of bigger fish in the sea.” I’ve heard many excuses from executives and managers dismissing the need for effective cybersecurity, and these are just a few of them. In 2021, though, small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs) have become …

The Power of Power Protection

I live in Vermont. This state is beautiful, but its glory comes at a cost: the weather. Up here we get all sorts of weather, and while it is rarely extreme, it is an unusual week if it doesn’t include some sort of meteorological variation. Thunderstorms, high winds, freezing rain, sleet, hail, and blizzards are …

2FA/MFA: Multi-Factor Authentication, What Is It?

Password security is one of the most fundamental steps to effective end-user security policy. However, over the years, advice on how to keep passwords and access to them secure have undergone several revisions and updates, which has left people and businesses confused as to best practices. We are going to look at the latest recommendations …

What is an MSP?

Before Vermont Panurgy, I managed a trade school in the Pittsburgh (PA) area with three physical locations. The school offered associates degrees in four disciplines: dental assisting, medical assisting, medical coding and billing and massage therapy. With multiple locations, over 300 students and 100 employees, the school utilized a wide variety of computers, printers and …

Don’t Lose Your Files, Save Them Properly

Remember paperback books? Remember how you’d put it down somewhere, then have the hardest time remembering where you put it? Keeping track of stuff is tricky but keeping track of documents and files you’ve saved on your computer can often feel even more confusing. Recently, with the advent of cloud synced storage, yet another layer …