Is Your Tech Summer Ready?

Filed under: TSI Blog — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 11:43 am - Jun 18, 2015

Spring and summer are often synonymous with transformation – flowers are blooming and everyone is getting into the spirit of Spring Cleaning. It’s also the time when academic calendars flip over to a new year, which signals a “fresh start” for goal setting and organization. One of those goals – and Spring Cleaning initiatives – should be to ensure that your IT infrastructure is “Summer Ready.” Sure, that’s a term that’s usually thrown around when people are discussing their beach plans but your IT needs just as much attention –[…]

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The struggle between the needs of employees and the responsibility of the IT department has always been a tough one. Each and every employee – including the IT staff – go into work intent on doing their job in the most efficient way possible. For many employees, that means finding tools that will allow them to collaborate and share work seamlessly and quickly, whether or not it’s approved by their IT department. Cloud services, such as Google Drive, or Social Media services, such as Facebook and Google Hangouts, have made[…]

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) management is an ongoing challenge experienced by the majority of American businesses. Historically, companies provided commissioned devices but as personal devices became increasingly popular, employers began facing new challenges associated with their integration into professional networks. Although technology has made employees more efficient and enabled then to work anywhere and anytime, the challenges of managing these tools without compromising the organization’s health or without alienating employees is a constant struggle. This challenge is not exclusive to employers. Many employees are faced with the conundrum of how[…]

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Hopefully, it comes as no surprise to you to hear that as of July 14, 2015 Microsoft will be ending all support on Windows Server 2003/R2. You may think that continuing to run Server 2003 won’t have any negative ramifications to your business, but that is patently untrue. Whether you’re looking at it from a financial, logistical, or compliance standpoint it simply isn’t prudent to continue to run outdated and unsupported equipment. Financial Once a piece of equipment is phased out of support by the manufacturer, it can take a[…]

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If you’ve played around with Microsoft’s new app – How-Old.net, you’ve probably had a great time uploading photos of you and your family and friends to see just how close Microsoft can get to guessing your age properly. Unfortunately though, you probably didn’t read the fine print associated with uploading your photo into the app before you actually did the uploading. According to Consumerist, uploading your photo has more ramifications than just seeing if your laugh lines are aging you dramatically. By uploading an image, you’re giving Microsoft permission to[…]

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In keeping with our Best In Mobile theme, we’re taking a look at the best mobile apps for productivity. The apps below are all available for multiple platforms, and have a web/desktop version as well! Check out our post from last week where we discussed the Best Mobile Phones for Business Use. When it comes to picking the best apps for your phone there are literally thousands to choose from. For some people trial and error is a perfectly legitimate and useful method of deciding which apps will make the cut. Some[…]

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