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E-Waste Continues to Be a Major Problem

E-Waste Continues to Be a Major Problem

The world produces over 50 million tons of e-waste every year as consumers and businesses throw out their smartphones, computers, and appliances, less than 20 percent of which is properly recycled. The other 80 percent ends up in a landfill or broken down improperly. Today, we will talk about our growing e-waste problem and what industry professionals are doing to reduce it.

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There Is More to the Internet of Things Than You Know

There Is More to the Internet of Things Than You Know

Do you know how the countless devices entering the workplace will affect your business’s infrastructure and security? It’s important to remain future-minded about how the Internet of Things and connected devices will influence your business in the near future. According to HAX Hardware Trends, 2018 will see a multitude of changes in how we approach the Internet of Things, as well as how businesses manage it for their networks.

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Business Communications You Can Depend On

Business Communications You Can Depend On

Would your business fall apart if communications halted? This is one of the major pitfalls that businesses have to deal with, as without proper teamwork and communication, operations can fall apart and productivity can be lost. What are some of the ways that your business manages the many modes of communication that it relies on?

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Mobile Is More Than a Trend for Businesses

Mobile Is More Than a Trend for Businesses

Today’s business environment is no longer just a drab gray office setting filled with workstations lining the wall. The office is the coffee shop across the street, or the airport lobby while you’re waiting for your plane to arrive. It’s the client’s office while you’re out on a business trip, or the venue for a business conference where you make valuable connections and exchange contact information. The office has gone mobile, and your business needs to adapt to this change.

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How Should Business Owners Respond Appropriately to the Mobile Revolution?

How Should Business Owners Respond Appropriately to the Mobile Revolution?

Mobile devices have a prevalent place in the modern office. In fact, a recent study by Gartner found that 80 percent of all employees bring their personal mobile device with them to work. This Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend comes with a host of benefits, like improved productivity and employee morale, but it increases the risk of a corporate data breach if not properly managed. How should a concerned business owner respond to this trend?

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Credit Card Companies Turn to Selfies to Prevent $118 Billion Worth of False Declines

Credit Card Companies Turn to Selfies to Prevent $118 Billion Worth of False Declines

Payment via mobile device is gaining in popularity thanks to the latest smartphones making it easier than ever to pay bills or send money whenever needed. Yet, this trend also presents an interesting conundrum. What’s the best way to make mobile payments, and how can they be processed with minimal chance of being compromised?

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Impatient Pokémon Go Users Take Malware Risk

Impatient Pokémon Go Users Take Malware Risk

Augmented reality is a growing trend in the technology industry. Perhaps one of the best known today can be found in the extremely popular mobile device app, Pokemon Go. However, hackers have seized the opportunity to infect players who want to “catch ‘em all” with a backdoor called DroidJack - something that certainly won’t help gamers “be the very best.”

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Most Organizations Support BYOD

Most Organizations Support BYOD

While most organizations allow the use of employee-owned mobile devices in the workplace, many don’t put proper security measures in place to prevent a hacking attack or data leak.

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5 Tips to Minimize the Risk Associated With BYOD

b2ap3_thumbnail_byod_mobile_400.jpgHow many of your employees have a smartphone? The answer is probably most (if not all) of them. In the United States alone, nearly two-thirds of adults own a smartphone, and many of them depend on the device to do much of their personal computing. As a result, many workers, even if instructed not to, will use their devices while at your office. This is why many companies have put in place a comprehensive Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy.

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Mobile Devices: A Love/Hate Relationship For Businesses

b2ap3_thumbnail_mdm_for_secure_network_400.jpgMobile devices in the workplace are a complex conundrum that many organizations don’t know how to face properly. On one hand, they allow workers to stay ahead of their schedules, and let them stay productive even when they’re not in the office. On the other hand, they present a serious security risk that needs to be addressed. How does your business handle mobile devices in the workplace?

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Tip of the Week: Don’t Be Duped By These 4 Battery Myths

b2ap3_thumbnail_batteries_that_last_400.jpgWhen was the last time you let your phone’s battery die on you? Due to the takeover of mobile technology in the workplace, smartphones have basically become inseparable from their owners, particularly the ever-busy business owner. Despite the imperative role that smartphones have in the workplace, you should know that there are several battery myths that might be holding you back from achieving maximum efficiency with your device.

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4 Technology Downgrades That Will Save You Money

b2ap3_thumbnail_downgrade_save_money400.jpgThe entire purpose of equipping your business with technology is to save you money while making you money. When technology costs you more money than it should, you will want to change your tech situation to better suite your needs. This is an example of the classic money management strategy, "only pay for what you need."

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