The Future is Almost Here – 5G Brings the Next Gen Cellular Networking

 

Today, the buzz in the cellular world is all about the promise of 5G – otherwise known as the fifth generation of cellular networking.  While some carriers have announced 5G products, the truth is, we are still a ways off from actually seeing 5G mass marketed in the way of 4G and LTE.  There is also a misperception that like a product launch, 5G will suddenly appear on the market, drumming up mass excitement.   It won’t appear all at once; customers will start to see 5G emerge in bits and pieces with various carriers.

Don’t Trade Security for Wi-Fi Connectivity – Top Ten Threats to Your Wi-Fi Network

The ability to connect to the Internet anywhere and at any time has made a business Wi-Fi network a necessity for most organizations. With benefits ranging from increased productivity to improved customer satisfaction, implementing a wireless network for your employees and guests is no longer just an option. It’s pretty simple to enable Wi-Fi, just walk into any retail store or office lobby and you’ll find a long list of available connections. However, keeping the network secure is the real challenge.

5 Cloud Tools Worth Consideration in 2017

CloudsCloud-based technology solutions continue to be a predominant factor in IT growth. From business intelligence to email security to customer relationship management, the steady progress in cloud offerings translates to regular new releases of cloud software. With a wide range of applications and services that have a positive contribution to business productivity, there is no shortage of options to consider.

As your business needs change, your technology needs evolve as well. Always be on the lookout for the best new tools to enhance your existing cloud environment.

Here are 5 new cloud tools you want to consider investing in in 2017:

Student Mobile Usage Infographic

Student Mobile Usage Infographic

Mapping Out Your School’s IT Upgrades to Keep Up With Connectivity Requirements

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It’s been said that an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. But one-for-one isn’t always bad. In schools, for example, one-to-one funding brings a laptop into each student’s home. Rather than blinding them, it opens their eyes to the World Wide Web and its educational opportunities.

Students also bring their laptops into classrooms, which can cause quite a burden on your school’s internet bandwidth. This – coupled with an increasing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) culture as teachers and students also bring their smart phones and tablets – subject schools to ever-greater connectivity requirements. Of course, schools also face funding challenges that can impair their ability to purchase new equipment and upgrades on a regular basis. So when a school does upgrade its technology, it must be able to last.

Using Multi-Function Products to Master Your Law Firm’s Documentation

5-4Shelly Bryant of Bryant | Whitten, LLP had the same problem that his opponents in the courtroom had: too many documents, too much clutter. It’s an issue that plagues law firms across California and beyond. When Shelly came to us for a consultation, we provided him with a streamlined cloud solution that made his documents and files easier to access than he could have dreamed.

Efficiency is the name of the game. When Shelly goes into mediation with a client now, the opposing attorney often shows up with boxes upon boxes of paperwork. Meanwhile, Shelly simply brings his laptop and a mobile printer. It isn’t difficult to decipher which is easier — digging through all of those boxes, or a quick search and print of just the documents you need? The benefits are further-reaching than just the functional improvements, though. This juxtaposition allows Shelly to exude an image of efficiency. So, not only is he faster, but he gains reputation and client trust because clients feel their dollars are used efficiently.

Out and About: Restructuring Your Organization to Accommodate Remote Employees

DiamondIT communication globalLooking for a reason to let your employees work from home? You shouldn’t have to look that far—many larger organizations like Dell and Samsung have work-from-home programs that reward high performers with the increased freedom and flexibility of not having to come to the office every day. And many smaller companies are doing the same as a way to reduce overhead costs and get even more out of their staff. Nearly 4 million Americans work from home at least twice a week. That represents nearly 2.5% of the entire professional workforce.1 Studies show that working from home brings greater employee satisfaction and—as hard as it used to be to believe—greater productivity (like a more than 10% increase in call volume2) as employees seek to prove they can handle the responsibility that comes from working out of the office.