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On this COVID-19 'pandeversary', we reflect back one year since the pandemic was declared and the first lockdowns took place. The rollercoaster of a year spawned new conspiracies, protesters, ‘Karens’, and a great desire to someday travel somewhere…anywhere. It also changed the way...

Shadow IT, also known as phantom IT, is a phenomenon that happens when an individual uses unauthorized software or tools to perform company-related work. For example, in the course of project work, a team member may store work on Dropbox or Google Docs, or use a chat tool such as Sl...

Creating a remote work culture.

Since most of North America has been mandated to temporarily work remotely, it’s been an eye opener for some traditional office personnel to realize that they can actually be productive without working within the typical office confines. And the de...

Meetings are an important part of any business's operations, but they can often feel like time wasters if they are not conducted properly. For a remote workplace like StormFree, meetings are a daily necessity, and we have developed several strategies to make meetings less dreaded an...

One of the first projects undertaken by StormFree's research team was to search for a suitable program to use as an internal knowledge base and collaborative workspace. After researching many platforms, we selected Xwiki to fill this role. Xwiki is an open-source enterprise wiki tha...

In the third and final instalment of the Zimbra Adventures blog series, we focus on the deployment and use of a Zimbra instance to facilitate easier calendaring and scheduling.

We detail how to setup an IMAP and CalDAV communication protocols to connect your Zimbra mailbox to...

This is the second instalment of the Calendaring Adventures blog series that focuses on the deployment and use of a Zimbra instance to facilitate easier calendaring and scheduling. In this post, we detail how to setup Zimbra on an AWS instance.

The following steps will guide you t...

Working in a remote team can make coordination difficult, so an effective calendaring tool is important to have. Setting meetings, project timelines, collaborative events, and seeing coworkers' schedules are all necessary features for any calendaring tool. A calendar should be intui...