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BYOD or COPE? Do You Allow Employees To Use Their Own Devices For Work?

The evolution of personal mobile devices and the rise of how necessary they are to business success these days are forcing many small business owners to make a choice. BYOD or COPE? Or “Bring Your Own Device” vs. “Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled”.

The Typical Solution - BYOD. According to the CDW 2012 Small Business Mobility Report, 89% of small-business employees use their personal mobile devices for work.

5 Smart Tips For Mobile Devices

If you’re planning on heading out of town – or simply to the coffee shop to work – here are a few tips to keep in mind.

1. Protect your devices from thieves. All mobile devices should be passcode-protected and loaded with apps that will help you track and find them in case they get lost or stolen.


If You Are Considering Cloud Computing For Your Company – DON’T, Until You Read This…

If you are the owner of a company with 20 to 80 PCs and are considering cloud computing or Office 365 to save money and simplify IT, it is extremely important that you get and read this special report, “5 Critical Facts Every Business Owner Must Know Before Moving Their Network To The Cloud.

Shiny New Gadget Of The Month:

PowerMat Charger

Do you and your family have a number of devices that all need charging at once? Then look into getting a PowerMat for your home or office. Instead of plugging your devices in, simply lay them on the PowerMat and they’ll all charge simultaneously, eliminating the need to play power cord roulette and fight over outlets to charge your devices.

What To Do When Your Inbox Is FULL Of Important Messages You Don’t Want To Delete

There’s no doubt about it: e-mail has become the single most important communication tool for businesses. But messages pile up quick, taking up storage space that can be expensive to back up. And since deleting everything isn’t always an option when certain threads contain important info about projects, contracts and client communications, the smartest option it to archive your inbox.

RPO, RTO And MTO, Oh My!

Most businesses make the HUGE (and costly) error of mistaking a “backup” with data recovery and business continuity. NOT true! Simply having a copy of your data stored somewhere does not automatically guarantee you’ll be back up and running again like you were before.

Don’t “Love” Spending Money On New Servers, Backup Devices And IT Upgrades?

(Maybe It’s Time To Move To The Cloud)
As hurtful as it feels to us, we know that no one likes spending money on IT. Sure we all want our laptops, e-mail and applications secure, running fast and readily available 24-7-365, but your friends aren’t going to visit your office and oooh and ahhhh over your new server, and it certainly won’t provide you hours of entertainment or bragging rights at your next high school reunion.