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7 Tech Tools to Help You Excel at Work

by Paula Novodvorschi | Sep 12, 2020
Excelling at work is one thing everyone strives for, whether you're an employee or the CEO of your company. At least - that’s our hope. Several factors could affect your productivity levels at the office. It could be meetings running longer than they should or not knowing how to manage your tasks.
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Tips to Boost Team Morale While WFH

by Paula Novodvorschi | Sep 05, 2020
There are pros and cons to both remote and in-office work, however, as it stands many employers are having to learn ways to keep the spirit of their companies alive through this unprecedented time. The most crucial thing is to focus on the goal and vision of the company and also keep your team morale high. That said, here are some useful tips to boost team morale while working from home.
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How Can I Spot a Fraudulent Website?

by Soraya Herbert | Sep 04, 2020
The internet is full of websites that are either fake, fraudulent, or a scam. It’s a sad fact of life. You see, the evolution of the internet has brought with it a number of extremely convenient advances in the way we shop, bank, and interact with the world around us.
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Beware of Work-From-Home Scams

by Soraya Herbert | Sep 04, 2020
It can sometimes be tricky to spot work-from-home scams since they often appear alongside legitimate opportunities on popular job-search websites. But it's important to educate yourself to avoid losing money instead of gaining a job.
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Ways Kids Can Successfully Learn from Home

by Paula Novodvorschi | Aug 29, 2020
Every parent wants to help their child be the best version of themselves. A study of successful entrepreneurs found 93 percent of them admitting that their childhood experiences played a vital role in their lives. Most of them were encouraged by their parents and other family members to act as entrepreneurs at an early age.
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7 Best Apps for To-Do Lists in 2020

by Paula Novodvorschi | Aug 22, 2020
Most professionals would agree that keeping tabs on daily tasks requires a certain level of precision and discretion for success. What better way to stay organized and fly through your tasks than utilizing a handy to-do app? There are several of these types of apps out there that promise to make life easier and convenient today.
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Top Tips for Successful Distance Learning

by Paula Novodvorschi | Aug 15, 2020
A big part of getting back to normal involves going to regularly scheduled events as best we can - like school. In just a few weeks, kids will start a new school year, and as a part of their “new normal,” many will opt for distance learning instead of attending in person.
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GVTC WiFi Score: Find Out What Speeds Fit Your Needs

by Paula Novodvorschi | Aug 11, 2020
Here’s something that may blow your mind- imagine how many devices you have in your home right now. We mean all devices connected to the Internet, including smart TVs, mobile phones, thermostats, wearables, laptops, smart refrigerators, and maybe even your vacuum cleaner. 
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6 Time Management Tips and 5 To-Do Apps to Stay Focused

by Paula Novodvorschi | Aug 08, 2020
Morning routines can set the tone for the entire day, making the difference between a productive day and a whole lot of procrastination. However, if your previous habits aren’t cutting it anymore, and you can’t stay focused on work, you might need a new plan. Now we have to work on finding ways to remedy the situation and offer useful tips to help stay focused.
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Round Up for Change: Every Donation Matched

by Paula Novodvorschi | Aug 03, 2020
The Round Up for Change program was created to help fund community efforts of The GVTC Foundation, GVTC’s philanthropic arm. It allows customers to donate a small amount each month through their billing statements to the Foundation. But wait, there’s more....
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GVTC Announcements in Lieu of 2020 Annual Meeting

by Paula Novodvorschi | Aug 03, 2020
Despite postponing its 2020 Annual Meeting, GVTC continued its tradition of welcoming newly elected and returning members to its board of directors, honoring its 2020 President’s Award recipients, and announcing an increase in Capital Credits for GVTC members.
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Quick Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Devices

by Paula Novodvorschi | Aug 01, 2020
When was the last time you cleaned your devices? And I don’t mean randomly wiping down the surfaces with a shirt to remove a smudge or dust particle. I mean really scrubbing away those fossilized fingerprints off your keyboard and screens, clearing caches, cookies, logs, and browser histories to speed up your processing power.
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Everything You Need to Know About HBO Max™

by Paula Novodvorschi | Jul 25, 2020
If you haven’t heard about HBO’s new streaming service, it’s time to come into the fold. We’re talking about the new kid on the block this month: HBO Max™. It’s part HBO, part Warner Brothers, part Cartoon Network. Really, it has at least one big hit for everyone in the family, and it’s making waves in the streaming world.
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GVTC Extends Aid to Community

by Paula Novodvorschi | Jun 29, 2020
As COVID-19 cases spike, GVTC sees a continued need in the communities it serves. See what aid GVTC is extending.
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GVTC Extends Keep Americans Connected Pledge

by Paula Novodvorschi | Jun 29, 2020
GVTC first committed to the FCC’s “Keep America Connected Pledge" on March 23, 2020, to ensure every American had access to the internet. However, in light of current events, it's clear that more work is still to be done. That's why we're extending out pledge further through July 31, 2020 to help our communities stay connected!
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Internet Safety Tips: Working From Home during a Pandemic

by Paula Novodvorschi | Jun 27, 2020
While there are many benefits to working from home, remote work also comes with unique challenges, especially during a Pandemic like COVID-19. Compared to office workspaces, remote work environments tend to have fewer safeguards against cyber threats, so it’s important to know a few basic internet safety tips when working from home...
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Say Goodbye to Slow WiFi: 10 Easy Ways to Optimize Your Connection

by Paula Novodvorschi | May 28, 2020
Can we all agree that slow WiFi is the pits? Waiting for your connection to catch up with you is like watching paint dry - ten times over. We’re so used to immediate response rates from devices that the second we experience a swirling load icon, we clench up. So, let's discuss a few simple (and free!) ways to maximize your internet speeds with these 10 easy tips.
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Do’s and Don’ts of Video Meeting Etiquette

by Paula Novodvorschi | May 26, 2020
Working from home is far from instinctual. There’re a lot of nuances everyone has to learn before flying solo. One of those being how to conduct yourself in virtual meetings. It’s not so much an art as it is common courtesy, but in case you need a refresher, here are our top do’s and don’ts of video meeting etiquette...
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Basic Internet Safety When Working from Home

by Paula Novodvorschi | May 26, 2020
While there are many benefits to working from home, remote work also comes with unique challenges, particularly around information security. Compared to office workspaces, remote work environments tend to have fewer safeguards against cyber threats. New risks emerge when employees leave the veil of IT protection and take computers offsite, so it’s important to know a few basic internet safety tips when working from home. Here are four Internet Safety Tips to keep you Safeguarded at Home:
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5 Tips to Stay Productive While Working from Home

by Paula Novodvorschi | May 26, 2020
Whether by choice or due to COVID-19, working from home comes with both perks and drawbacks. Perks: You save money (goodbye lunch dates and long commutes), and you save time (hello wiping out house chores on break). Drawbacks: The lack of separation between work and home can make it difficult to stay focused. To help, here are five tips to stay productive, accountable, and engaged while working from home.
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