by Kelly Anthony on January 29, 2014
Spreadsheets have come a long, long way over the years, and plenty of companies today are duking it out to build the best one. So we took a look at the evolution of the spreadsheet and which elements make the best one to serve the way you work today and into the future.
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by Ignacio Martinez on January 8, 2018
Here at Smartsheet, we’re dedicated to protecting the privacy of our customers. We take very seriously the need to keep the personal data that customers entrust to Smartsheet private and secure. As the European Union (EU) seeks to further strengthen EU residents’ privacy rights with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are working to ensure our compliance in advance of the GDPR May 2018 effective date.
by Chris Magill on January 25, 2017
I recently participated in a customer security review to give an overview of Smartsheet's security architecture and how we utilize Security Enhanced (or SE) Linux. "SELinux in Enforcing mode is definitely secure," the customer responded, "... provided you were actually able to get it to work."
The customer’s skepticism was understandable… in fact, I’ve heard this same reaction many times over.
When I review Smartsheet’s security architecture with customers, one of the main topics that I discuss is the fact that our application is built on Security Enhanced Linux operating in Enforcing mode. In Information Security circles, it’s a well-known secure operating system.
by Chris Magill on February 2, 2017
As more enterprises undertake digital transformation, cloud services and solutions are one of the top technology investments that CIOs plan to make this year. Yet security and privacy remains the top concern for CIOs going into 2017. This doesn’t mean that CIOs should rethink their strategy, but it does reflect the need for thorough vetting of security for any cloud services or solutions IT buyers plan to add to their portfolio.
Here are three questions to ask when assessing SaaS software to get a clearer picture of security:
by Ignacio Martinez on January 12, 2018
As more and more of our daily lives take place online, it’s only natural that we’ve become more accustomed to sharing personal, sensitive, information online. Email communication is a constant part of our daily communication – and unfortunately is also a common tool used by hackers to attempt to gain access to your sensitive information in a scheme known as phishing.
Smartsheet will never email you to request sensitive data, such as passwords, credit card details, and social security numbers. As you head into a new year resolute with new intentions, we’d like you to add a renewed commitment to online security to your list. Here’s some helpful information about phishing – and how to keep yourself safe.
For business leaders and knowledge workers, 2017 proved once again that the nature of work has fundamentally changed. With an ever-increasing velocity and variety of information threatening to inundate teams and organizations, companies — hungry to stay competitive in increasingly crowded and fast-moving markets — recognized that they must find ways to effectively execute work across teams, which grow more multi-disciplinary and geographically distributed by the day.
The need for a better way to execute work is real and immediate. Without it, workers will remain frustrated and businesses will continue to waste money on inefficient and ineffective processes. It is imperative that organizations seeking to stay competitive figure out how to manage a larger volume of work, coming at a greater and greater velocity, and from a wider variety of sources.
It was against this background that Smartsheet continued to deliver on our founding vision of enabling people, teams, and their companies to achieve more by offering a work execution platform that dramatically enhances the way in which they work each and every day.
What’s the best way to stop your team from maximizing their potential in the new year? By unintentionally impeding progress. It’s time to ask yourself — have you turned into a bottleneck?
It’s all too easy to become a hindrance for progress, and little things that make it challenging for your team to move quickly add up to one big stop sign. Luckily there are a few ways to identify whether or not you’re the problem. Here are three signs that indicate you are a bottleneck – and what you can do to get out of your team’s way.
This week’s troubling news on “Meltdown” and “Spectre” — the Central Processing Unit (CPU) bugs — is generating uneasiness for global consumers, including Smartsheet customers. While details are still emerging, we can confirm that there is no evidence of these exploits being used against Smartsheet. We are constantly evaluating technical details as they become available, taking appropriate actions, and continuously monitoring for malicious activity. We are also working closely with our technology partners to ensure risks are being properly addressed. These measures, along with our data center architecture, further mitigates these bugs from being exploited.
Even if you aren’t a baseball aficionado, the movie Moneyball delivers valuable business insights on how to gain a competitive edge. Focus on the problem. Think differently. And remember, not everything worth doing is going to be easy.
Yet, of all the lessons in Moneyball, the one that really resonates with me is this: “Change the game.” Observe something in the world that could be better, then do something about it.
From the early days of Smartsheet, we saw something in the world that could be made better: remove the drag on innovation and the completion of work by doing away with spreadsheets as the primary way to track and manage work. To change the game, we knew the market had to quickly move from legacy work management tools to next generation technologies that support the competitive advantage and innovation that individuals, teams and business leaders seek.
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