There’s no way around it; your business relies on technology to operate. From computers and servers to phones and email, every part of your business is affected by technology. How does your company manage all its technology solutions? A lot of small businesses don’t have the budget or staff to maintain a company’s worth of technology effectively. For situations like this, looking at a managed service provider can offer your organization substantial value.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies have been becoming more widespread among businesses. For employers, BYOD reduces the cost of supplying employees with the necessary equipment for their jobs. For employees, they benefit from working on devices they are familiar with, ultimately leading to more productivity. With the good comes the bad. In this case, opening your network to outside threats.
So, is a Bring Your Own Device policy worth it? Yes, but you need to implement it correctly. Today we are going to go over how to start a BYOD policy for your business successfully.
How a business, big or small, uses technology depends on its industry. What’s universal is the need for IT support. It’s only a matter of time when a computer acts up, a printer stops working, or any of the countless tech-related issues occur. When these problems arise, who takes care of them?
By now you have heard about blockchain. Frankly, it would be hard to miss. After all, it’s practically on every magazine cover, talked about on TV, and has made its way into the workplace. Even with all the exposure, how much do you really know about it? If you have questions and are too afraid to ask, look no further. Join us as we look towards the future with blockchain.
The service level agreement (SLA) is a fundamental piece of the client/service provider relationship. It sets the groundwork for expectations through the entirety of the contract. Without the SLA, there would be no way to measure success or failure or to keep anyone accountable. Regarding outsourcing IT, a service level agreement establishes benchmarks for all technical services, including downtime guarantees and response time expectations. Learn what a service level agreement is and how both the client and service provider can benefit.
Take a minute to rank all your office equipment by operating cost. This list might look different depending on your business’ needs, but we are sure there is some crossover. However, we are curious to where your printer ranks on that list? Chances are it ranks a lot lower than it should.
When it comes to running a business, everything is measurable. From the hours on your employee’s time card to data stored on your network, you can be sure there is a way for it to be quantified. For time, we know seconds and minutes, but how do you measure data? Bit by byte.
When you think of Google, laptops might not be the first thing that comes to mind. With the Chromebook, they are working hard to change that, and they see results. In a short time, the Google Chromebook has become a popular choice among users. It’s an inexpensive option for anyone looking for an easy-to-use laptop for basic computing needs.
As compliance standards become stricter, businesses are finding it more difficult to meet requirements. They know it’s necessary, and they may know what to do, but many businesses have trouble implementing practices to meet regulatory standards. When it comes to regulatory standards, no industry has it as difficult than healthcare. HIPAA and HITECH compliance laws are notoriously difficult to navigate, and failure to comply can be devastating.
Anyone who has used a smartphone has become familiar with 3G and 4G technology. After all, it’s what your phone is connected to. But do you understand what they actually mean? It should be no surprise that 5G is on its way, so let’s take a look at what improvements to expect in the next step of wireless technology.