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Connect dispersed workforces. As in-house staff levels contract and the mobile workforce expands, businesses are making due with smaller physical office spaces. More and more companies are giving their employees the option to work offsite, allowing them to save money on the overhead required to maintain large workspaces. This option also allows hiring managers to cast a wider net into the talent pool, increasing the odds of finding a well-qualified candidate.
Productive employees need instant access to business information, data, and their team; mobile-friendly technologies are a sure-fire way to provide that.
Be reachable. Make sure your remote employees are armed with updated mobile devices and the support solutions to keep them connected. A missed call can mean a missed business opportunity. Invest in a business phone system with UC so you can take advantage of the features that keep you connected. Voicemail to email, find-me-follow-me, softphones, and work caller ID are all features that ensure employees never miss an opportunity, all while maintaining a consistent level of professionalism.
Explore virtualization. Extend the lifespan of older desktop computers by virtualizing operating systems on offsite servers. Virtualization helps lower hardware maintenance costs and capital expenditures by reducing the frequency of required upgrades, in addition to saving costs on service upkeep. If you already have a virtualized environment, add things such as your phone system to it to save even more and increase business redundancy. It’s hard to be productive during a power outage, and downtime is expensive, so having a virtual copy of your infrastructure can get your team back up and running instantly.
Trust the experts. Instead of attempting to be the jack-of-all-trades around the office, be the master of one: managing your business. All kinds of services and processes can be outsourced, but as a general rule of thumb, anything outside of your scope of expertise or anything that can’t be automated should be outsourced. Keep yourself and your employees focused on the job you hired them to do and trust the experts to handle things that are over your head or out of your control.
Run the latest operating system
Older operating systems, like Microsoft Windows 7, have potential security flaws that hackers take advantage of, making a system more vulnerable to malware and other attacks. It's not enough to run a current protection suite, such as one that combines antivirus, antispyware and a firewall, because the operating system itself may contain security holes. With new cyberattacks being launched daily, your organization could easily fall prey to a ransomware attack or malware infection.
Update hardware technology
Over time, computers, peripherals and printers become outdated and move into the legacy class. For very old hardware (say five years or more), you might have a hard time finding drivers that support new operating systems and applications, leading to compatibility and reliability issues.
One major issue with legacy computers is inadequate RAM, which can be a major pain point for users. Web browsers, especially, require a lot of memory. Just open Task Manager in Windows and browse the running processes to see how much more memory a browser uses than most other programs. Many employees tend to have a browser open at all times, along with other software, so a computer without enough RAM can greatly decrease employee productivity while increasing their frustration level.
Keeping old equipment in use might seem like a money saver, but it requires more maintenance than new equipment in the form of upgrades and repairs. And waiting until your server crashes to replace it is risky, potentially setting your business back for days at a time and resulting in loss of revenue. Consider an upgrade cycle of every three years for computers, or more often if you can afford it.
Did you ever wonder what kind of laptops astronauts use in space?
Well, think no further. Since 1998, long ago when ThinkPads were once part of IBM, they have been used aboard the International Space Station (ISS). And since 1995, they’ve blasted off on every NASA Shuttle space flight. That’s more than 60 laptops aboard the ISS and more than 50 shuttle flights. Unsurprising, since a ThinkPad is definitely not your run-of-the-mill PC. A ThinkPad needs to pass lots of tests to become certified for lift-off. It has to be tested in space. It has to be tested to non-operational limits. It has to be tested for safety, flammability, and toxicity. It has to be interface tested and usability tested. And it has to be software-compatibility tested. So, if ThinkPads can survive and thrive in outer space, they can pretty much handle whatever comes their way on earth.
Chromebooks update automatically in the background and they start up fast so they feel like new long after you’ve bought them. Plus, with the best of Google built-in, the Google Play Store at your fingertips and multiple layers of security, you can be sure they’ll continue to feel fresh.
Designed for flexibility and crafted with premium hardware, Chromebooks are made to fit beautifully and seamlessly into your day. They come with virus protection built in and they update automatically so they always stay first-day fast.
Sleek and lightweight devices
Convertibles or detachables
Touchscreen and tablet mode
Fiber Optic Cabling
Fiber Optics Has a History – The technology surrounding fiber optics has been around since the 1870’s. The first introduction of actual fiber optic cabling started showing up in the 1950’s. This is a technology rooted in solid history.
Fiber Optics Use Light – There is no electrical current being passed through fiber optic cabling, only light. Because of this, there is no heat and no heat means no burning and no fire hazards. During normal use, fiber optics are the safest option for data transmission.
Fiber Optics are FAST – Data can be transmitted through fiber optic cabling faster than traditional cabling due to increased capacity. Right now, commercial uses of fiber optic cabling can transmit 10-80 Gigabits per second over just one channel. According to reports, the current record is 15.5 Terabits per second over a distance of 7,000km. To put that into perspective, that’s the equivalent of 10.3 million DSL connections.
Fiber Optics Have Many Uses – From the traditional use of data transmission, fiber optics have grown in their use. Now, they are used with gun sights, imaging optics, spectroscopy, supply low levels of power, signs, art and even artificial Christmas trees.
Fiber Optics are Green – The amount of energy required to send a flash of light across a distance in fiber optic cables is far less than that required to send electrical signals. Less power means less carbon output, lower emissions and lower prices.
5.8”Super Retina HD display1
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Water resistant to a depth of 2 meters for up to 30 minutes
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