Being a business owner is not an easy role. The success of your organization relies on the decisions you make, especially when it directly affects your financial outlook. From the small investments, like whether or not to provide a coffee maker in the break room, to the larger commitments, such as whether or not to expand office space, the pressure is on you to cultivate a thriving operation.
There is a new, growing trend in the world of IT. Hyperconvergence is a word that is gaining steam and getting many IT managers excited. It’s a new approach to managing data centers that is so revolutionary, even small businesses are getting into the game. Take a minute to learn about hyper-convergence. It might be just the hook you need to transform your own tech infrastructure into something more powerful, more competitive and more affordable.
Quantum is a powerful buzzword these days. Quantum computers have so much hype behind them that marketing teams have started adding the word to ordinary objects in an attempt to make them sound more powerful. Despite the frenzy, there’s a reason for excitement around quantum computers. While they are far from being perfect, they do exist in the world today, and you need to get a grasp on them to stay above water as this technology shatters everything we know about computers.
The net neutrality debate is not quite finished. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely seen heated discussions regarding how the internet should be regulated and who should be in charge of that regulation.
Since 2015, that job has fallen to the FCC, but they recently changed the rules. Many people wonder why we haven’t seen much change since then. The biggest reason is that the switch hasn’t actually happened yet. Any time an agency like the FCC makes a change to federal rules, Congress gets a chance to intervene. That is what we will be discussing today.
It’s the ultimate question in the computer world. Should you go with Mac or PC? If you ask a hundred experts, you’ll get a hundred answers. And, this is a binary question! The truth is that both systems have and continue to evolve rapidly. Macs and PC’s each have their strengths and weaknesses, so we’ll help you consider the practical differences to inform your decision.
Don’t get too comfortable with the 4th generation mobile system. Efforts to create the new and improved mobile system, called 5G, is happening right now. Though 5G is in the early stages of development, you can expect it to be on the market by 2020. Cnet.com explains how the CEO of Ericsson is working toward his vision to create “a network that will not only be significantly faster, but much smarter.” The new generation will be interactive and cater to the continuously growing “internet of things”.
BYOD is the more familiar model that companies use. Bring your own device has been favorable by many because it saves the company money, while allowing employees the freedom to use their own devices at work and at home. Unfortunately, BYOD also has many manageability and security concerns. As of recent, more and more companies are converting to a model that reduces the concerns that come with BYOD.
BUZZ! At the beginning of the month we launched a new series focusing on simplifying and defining industry buzz words. We’ll be defining the words you may have heard over the last few months on the news, in an industry blog, over beers at the networking event… but maybe you weren’t quite sure what it meant. And while that Google search may have given you the quick definition, it probably wasn’t quite enough. We’ll be diving deep into each term, and sharing the implications it has or will have on the telecom and technology expense industry.
We’ve got a new buzz word to discuss! Earlier this month we launched a new series focusing on simplifying and defining industry buzz words. We’ll be defining the words you may have heard over the last few months on the news, in an industry blog, over beers at the networking event… but maybe you weren’t quite sure what it meant....
Help! Your clients are looking for a dedicated telecom tracking software tool. Years ago, you provided them a formulaic and complicated Excel sheet to compliment your telecom expense management and auditing services… But the Excel sheet just isn’t cutting it anymore. Where do you turn next?
Sifting through all of your telecom invoice data takes time. Especially in large and complex telecom environments, with many locations and services. Whether you are looking for an individual piece of data or you are attempting to audit yourself for critical savings, piling through line after line of telecom invoice information becomes incredibly time consuming, squashing your productivity and the productivity of anyone else working on the invoice.
Welcome back to the Monday Morning Catch Up! We hope your morning is off to a great start. In this week’s edition, find out what tools and services organizations are using to manage their telecom expenses more efficiently.
The Android Police did a good job recently laying bare the latest scandal of fraudulent apps and malware infecting the Droid universe.Though it was caught fairly quickly, the recent fake Virus Shield app rocketed to #1 on the App Store with over 10,000 downloads in a week – at $3.99 each – before it was determined that it offered no security features whatsoever.
Smart machines and M2M (machine to machine) traffic have been around for a while, but they are rapidly becoming ubiquitous. More and more devices are designed to collect, process and transmit data. Whether it is medical equipment or RFID tags on shipping containers, they need to be inventoried, secured, managed and expensed.
Techradar wrote a great article on wearable tech and network security recently, leading off with the ridiculous new product from Sony -a “smartwig”. Supposedly such an item could be worn even if you have hair – as an extra – and be used to do things like change slides for a presentation with a waggle of the eyebrows, orient and guide the wearer via GPS, or transmit biometric data (heartbeat, blood pressure) from the wearer to medical staff.