Matthew Ricks

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7 Traits of Super-Productive People

Is there someone on your team who seems unusually productive? Someone who gets a huge amount done — without working longer hours?<p>Super-productive people are in every industry. The most productive software developers write nine times more usable code per day than the average developer, according to …

Time Management

5 Counter-Intuitive Psychological Facts About Increasing Productivity

Daydream, but not for eight hours.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone wants to increase their productivity -- from the employee sitting in the cubicle to her boss. Most of us find ourselves constantly seeking answers whenever we hit a roadblock that impedes our …


Three Workday Productivity Hacks

I always knew I was a pretty organized person — but then came moonlighting for a startup. To be honest, I think we can all push ourselves to be as productive as possible, but sometimes it takes a specific situation to make us fulfill our potential. I found this out quickly, as I have been …

Time Management

Transform Your Day With This 10-Minute Routine When You First Arrive at the Office

Here's how focusing on the present before moving into the day's goals can change your outlook.<p>The phrase “daily grind” -- meaning a repetitive, tiresome work routine -- may have originated in the mid-1800s, but it’s just as relevant today. Just 33 percent of U.S. workers are engaged in their jobs, …

Time Management

How does the ISO 22316 standard cover resilience?


Take a chance on virtualized backup and disaster recovery

Disaster Recovery

IDG Contributor Network: Want IT resiliency? Stop the see-saw of imbalanced attention

What keeps IT leaders up at night? The answer is almost unanimous: security threats. Companies spend upwards of 10% of their IT budgets on security, …


Ten business continuity risks to monitor in 2018


Use These 11 Time Management Techniques to Stretch the Hours in Your Day

As an entrepreneur, it can often feel like you don’t have enough hours in the day to get everything done. If only you had an extra 60 minutes, you …

Time Management

The Cloud is Central To Your Business Continuity Planning

Take a moment to think about how many of your business’s operations depend on the availability of its servers and applications. Many business owners …

Hybrid Clouds

Cybersecurity Awareness Must Generate From The Top

In a cybersecurity situation, your first line of defense may be to call the CTO, but planning and prevention is really an enterprise-wide …


Track Your Time for 30 Days. What You Learn Might Surprise You.

It’s hard to know if we’re really making efficient use of our time. It seems like we’re working hard — and we’re certainly stressed out. But are we spending our time on the right things? That’s the question I set out to solve at the start of this year. I was feeling overwhelmed after spending the …

Time Management

Ask Yourself These 2 Questions To Jump-Start Your Morning Productivity

Here’s how to set clearer intentions for a productive workday in the time it takes you to brush your teeth.<p>Technically, we all have the same wide-open opportunity every morning: to set some goals for the day and strive to achieve them. In practice, though, that doesn’t always happen. You wake up …

Time Management

Disaster Recovery Solutions: Getting Prepared

For businesses, having a disaster recovery plan in place is not optional – it's critical. Indeed, the recent spike in natural disasters has many …

The CP List: 20 Top Backup/Disaster Recovery Providers You Should Know

<b>Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS)</b><p>Jay McBain, principal analyst of global channels at Forrester Research, and Channel Partners Editorial …

Business Development

BrandPost: Failback in Seconds: Customers Share Disaster Recovery Stories From the Data Center

Hurricanes, floods, cyberattacks, and simple human error — I’m sure you’ve heard your share of these types of data center disaster stories. Some …

Disaster Recovery

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

Want IT resiliency? Look to both security and disaster recovery

Disaster Recovery

How cybersecurity risk fits into enterprise risk management


Why a cloud disaster recovery plan is not enough

Disasters are inevitable, but in today’s complex cloud environments, it’s no longer enough to simply prepare for the worst, says an industry …


The Changing Face of Disaster Recovery in the Cloud Age

A stagnant and feature-poor market has grown into a rich and vibrant ecosystem filled with a variety of offerings to meet any need.

Amazon Web Services
Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery for cloud computing: Burning questions

Disaster Recovery

Overcoming the challenges of multi-cloud disaster recovery

Disaster Recovery

4 Weekend Habits That Can Save Time and Boost Your Productivity Next Week

We all have 24 hours in the day, but top performers use these 4 time-management habits to separate themselves.<p>When it comes to improving your health, productivity, and business's growth, time management is a necessity for mastery of those domains.<p>Even if you know your goals for the upcoming week, …

Time Management

Teach the World to Respect Your Time

If you don't believe your time is valuable, why should anyone else?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite its third-quarter dip last year, Uber has “rocketed to become the highest-valued private startup company in the world." Why? Uber doesn’t sell rides. Uber sells</i> …

Time Management

How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …


Three Surefire Ways To Get More Stuff Done

Everyone wants to be more productive. But given the demands of modern life, how can we be with the 24 hours we’re allotted each day? Everything from procrastination to interruptions can damage our ability to be productive.<p>While some of us seem to get more done in those 24 hours than others, there …

Time Management

This one person in your office could be jeopardising your productivity

The problem of how best to improve office productivity has evolved into a kind of million-dollar question for employees and employers alike.Employers …

12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

Time Management