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IT Integration - What are the ingredients

Posted by Cathie Briggette Thu, Nov 19, 2015

When we think about integration we think about the act of bringing together components into a single system that functions as one.  In the description of IT integration we believe it refers to the result of all the hardware (servers, mobile devices, computers, laptops), software and services (disaster recovery, IT managing and monitoring, backup, help desk), brought together in an organization.

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Topics: Mobile Device Management, Managed Services, Help Desk

The Meaning of Mobile

Posted by Dillon MacInnis Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Mobile devices and smartphone technology are often taken for granted. While this notion can leave us feeling naked without our iPhone or Samsung Galaxy in our right pocket, it can also hinder our appreciation for the challenging development of these devices over time. Consequently, it is important to remember the primitive flip phones that we owned only five to seven years ago and to recognize the benchmarks that were reached through a taxing process of innovation. Furthermore, the consideration of the problems that were solved and the novelties that were implemented by progress within the field of mobile devices permits us to create a realistic image of what we can expect from our future smartphones. Mobile device technology should not be understood in an isolated context. Instead of simply reflecting upon what we can and will be able to do with our smartphones, greater value is extracted from contemplating how mobile device technology will interact with coinciding technological development.

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Topics: Mobile Device Management

Business IT Meets IoT

Posted by Dillon MacInnis Fri, Jul 24, 2015

The Internet of Things (IoT) is arguably the most revolutionary step within industrial progress since the development of computing technology. Not only has it changed the entire business network, but our understanding of social organization has been significantly altered. All individuals have the ability to share their ideas with the entire online community, and the traction of an idea is not necessarily limited by a content author’s authenticity. In fact, the IoT allows anyone to become the leader of a movement and to develop a strong reputation alongside the expansion of their idea itself. This is valuable to both the environmentalist trying to save the world’s ecology and the marketer trying to drive traffic to his or her business’s website. As businesses create new ways to take advantage of the Internet of Things, they encounter a greater need to understand how IT will support their online retail platform, customer and lead organization, content publishing, project collaboration, activity monitoring, and computer or device management. Smartphone devices allowed the IoT to become what it is today by giving users the ability to interact with the Internet at any moment in time, and it is this observation that demonstrates the importance of using mobile device technology to stay connected as a business. Ultimately, the IoT changes businesses’ approaches to operations by modifying the structure of their information systems and creating a demand for new IT solutions.

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Topics: Mobile Device Management, IT Services, Technology Improvements

Will Two Mobile Devices Become the Standard?

Posted by Dillon MacInnis Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Mobile technology is surely altering the way in which businesses conduct themselves. It is an investment that few are willing to disregard. Increases in productivity and efficiency, enhancement of management capability, promotion of communication, and greater access to information are all irrefutable practical advantages of integrating mobile devices into a business network. There are, however, evident disadvantages as well when upgrading a business model to include mobile technology. While high data service and IT management costs as well as initial unfamiliarity with the application market can lead a business away from exploring this technology, it is growing security complications that are the most inconvenient consequence of a mobile business network.

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Topics: Mobile Device Management, Data Security

Small Business Challenges and Mobile Solutions

Posted by Dillon MacInnis Mon, Jun 15, 2015

As we encounter the limitless capabilities of the smartphones that continue to spend increasingly more time in our hands than our pockets, it is certain that consumers are not ignoring the value of mobile technology. Additionally, as mobile business applications increase in number and quality, the purpose of smartphones remains evidently dynamic. It is an anomaly why only about half of small and medium-sized businesses have truly began implementing the versatility of mobile technology into their model. Nonetheless, there is an upward trend in the number of businesses that are making this important stride, and it is certainly not too late for small businesses to become leaders in mobile technology utilization and integration. This is especially true given that new mobile solutions are continually developing therefore allowing some businesses to become the first to utilize a particular element of this technology.

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Topics: Mobile Device Management, Technology Improvements

IT Associate Recovers Stolen iPad With Help of MBTA Transit Police

Posted by Michael Lupacchino Mon, Jan 12, 2015

It was a normal morning for Michael McGowan. An IT tech at NSK Inc, McGowan had just sat down at his desk when he received a phone call from one of his clients. The client was calling to report that his iPad® had been stolen. While waiting for the Red Line of the MBTA, he was typing an e-mail on his iPad. In the middle of composing the e-mail, someone grabbed the iPad right out of his hands and took off.

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Topics: Mobile Device Management, Disaster Recovery, Managed Services

Mobile Devices, New Technology and The Horror Series

Posted by Davide Palumbo Fri, Nov 21, 2014

The rise of mobile and streaming video technology has given audiences several new ways to consume content, including binge-watching Netflix series. However, the majority of the shows, including those specifically made for online platforms, like “House of Cards” and “Orange Is The New Black”, still rely on the same narrative devices like the ones produced for traditional television. Hooked Digital Media, a studio based in Santa Monica, California, is trying to change this tendency through the creation of films and shows that can be watched on mobile devices.

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Topics: Mobile Device Management, Managed Services, New Technology

White House Asks FCC To Unlock Cell Phones

Posted by Andrew Sullivan Thu, Feb 06, 2014

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has formally petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to issue new regulations that would require wireless carriers to unlock mobile devices -- cellphones, tablets and other devices -- for consumers that wish to use other carriers.

The NTIA petition arises out of the White House, where a We the People petition with more than 114,000 signatures earned a positive response from the administration. In fact, the White House increased the scope of the citizens' petition by adding tablets and other devices to the NTIA request.

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Topics: Mobile Device Management

White House Asks FCC To Unlock Cell Phones

Posted by Andrew Sullivan Wed, Sep 18, 2013

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has formally petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to issue new regulations that would require wireless carriers to unlock mobile devices — cell phones, tablets and other devices — for consumers that wish to use other carriers.

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Topics: Mobile Device Management, Disaster Recovery, Managed Services

Rumor Has It.... BYOD - new iPhone release September 10, 2013

Posted by Cathie Briggette Mon, Sep 09, 2013

Tomorrow (September 10, 2013) Apple is going to unviel the new iPhones...  The rumors have been flying for months regarding what exactly the are unvieling.  We did a little research and with the help of some great technology sites,think we can predict the following:

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Topics: Mobile Device Management, Disaster Recovery, Managed Services, New Technology