BYOD ASAP

The reality of bring your own device (BYOD) is unavoidable. If your organization has yet to implement a BYOD strategy, you can take several steps to get started. But first, know that the question is no longer whether you will support mobile devices. Instead, it's how do we secure and manage these devices in a user-friendly way?

Forbes Insights and Google survey of U.S. business executives found that by 2016 more than half of leaders expect to use mobile devices instead of PCs as their primary business platform. By 2020, HP estimates that each professional in the workplace will use more than six mobile devices.

A well-crafted BYOD strategy can facilitate increased employee productivity and engagement in an era of mobile-first behavior that has begun to blur the lines between work demands and personal usage. As you and your team develop the appropriate strategy for your organization, realize that there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to this endeavor.

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Top Security Mistakes

In the movies, hackers are easy to identify. The screen’s green glow reflects on their grizzled faces as they type furiously at their keyboards in the murky shadows. Of course, real-life hackers aren’t nearly so easy to spot. And they’re also likely not the biggest source of risk for your business.
 
The truth is that most security breaches—over 80 percent—are crimes of opportunity. The largest security threat many businesses face comes not from criminal masterminds, but their own employees. To help you keep your data and networks safe, we’ve compiled five common IT security mistakes, and what you can do to avoid them.

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Tech Trends to Help Your Business

 

For small businesses across the country, it’s easy to maintain the status quo. After all, change, particularly when related to technology, can be costly to incorporate and uncomfortable to implement. Yet, if small businesses are to compete and grow in an ever-evolving marketplace, leaders must keep their eyes and minds open to technology’s possibilities.

But is your business embracing technology’s promise or accepting the status quo?

According to the National Small Business Association’s (NSBA) 2013 Small Business Technology Survey, one in four small business owners do not use a smartphone, social media or collect customer information, while more than 70 percent avoid selling their products or services online [1].

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Secrets to getting more out of your Laptop Battery

With the rise of the notebook PC and tablets, we’ve been able to stay productive, creative and entertained almost anywhere. We’re no longer tethered to our desks or a certain location—that is, until it’s time to recharge.

How we use a notebook and all its features controls how long the battery runs without recharging. Here are a few tips to follow that can help improve overall battery performance —and keep us on the go.

Charge-cycle care
One of the more commonly-known strategies revolves around how often you connect and disconnect the charger. This method also largely depends on the type of battery and notebook model you’re using. Many older notebooks feature nickel-metal batteries, while modern notebooks are built with lithium-ion batteries. For the nickel-metal variety, it can help to completely drain your battery until it shuts down, and then fully recharge it. But doing so for lithium-ion batteries, though, has been known to have a negative effect on battery efficiency.

Strategies for maximizing power based on the charging method vary by battery type. To find out which type of battery you have, shut down your laoptop and release the battery. On the top or bottom of the battery, there should be a “Li-ion” for lithium-ion or “NiMH” or “Ni-Cad” for nickel batteries. Most tablets have Li-ion batteries installed.

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Security Habits of Effective PC Users.

 

 
7 security habits of highly effective PC users

You might not think about it when you’re browsing the web, shopping online and interacting on social media, but you are the first line of defense against cyber security risks. The power to be safe is in your hands and at your fingertips. Developing and maintaining good habits can make online activity much safer and more enjoyable for you and your colleagues.
 
Here are a number of good habits take only minutes to learn and are easy enough to incorporate into your daily work life.
 
Create strong passwords
Passwords are usually the first, and sometimes only, protection against unauthorized access. They are the keys to your online kingdom, so keep these guidelines in mind.

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