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Jason Lathrop

It’s that time of year: Time to decide what to do with surplus IT budget. If you find yourself with some surplus in your IT budget and are trying to decide what to do with it here are a few suggestions that may be helpful in your decision making process.  Nice to Haves Many companies...

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Jason Lathrop

I was reading an interesting article that asked the question “Is Bad Tech Costing Your Company” and it really brought home the reality of ‘old school’ IT thinking and the importance of having the right technology, AS DEFINED BY YOUR EMPLOYEES! Millennial workers are leading the way in the BYOD charge, as they have had...

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Jason Lathrop

In the world of technology, the methods of delivery change over time as technology evolves, but the goal has remained the same - to produce valuable information and data in as efficient and cost effective a manner as possible. The goal of workplace computing is enhanced productivity. Cloud and mobility are simply tools that further enable this goal. But, as with all seemingly simple concepts comes complexity.

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Jason Lathrop

A lot of talk these days surrounds Mobile Device Management, why you need it and how you can use it to help control your mobile workforce.  But did you know that if you work with a recent version of Exchange server, you have some portion of the control for mobile devices that sync to your...

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Jason Lathrop

As we continue on our discussions around BYOD, one topic that comes up time and again is the potential issues around these mixed use devices. The mixing of personal and professional data creates some questions and issues that really do bear some analysis and discussion before making any final decisions regarding BYOD in your business.

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Jason Lathrop

Part of keeping your device secure is making sure that if it is lost or stolen, other people cannot access your data. Both IOS and Android have built-in device encryption which renders the data on the device useless if the password is unknown. To encrypt an iPhone or iPad (3GS or later): Touch Settings, this...

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Jason Lathrop

Most mobile cloud apps are aimed toward consumerism.  News organizations like CNN have mobile apps to get the latest headlines, Netflix lets you watch the latest movies, Pandora and Spotify help you enjoy music from wherever you have 4G. It’s tougher to find applications that help you do your job in the same way. We recently...

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Jason Lathrop

As I look into my crystal ball for 2013, there are a few topics I think will be hot around the water cooler, and as a business owner, executive or IT professional, it would be smart to start thinking about and planning for.

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Jason Lathrop

Pre-orders have begun for the Microsoft Windows RT tablet. However, the Windows 8 tablets are not yet available. But wait... isn't Windows RT windows 8? Well, yes, sort of.

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Jason Lathrop

This question comes up every time Microsoft releases a new version of Windows - Do I upgrade, or not?

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