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6 Ways to Improve Security on Your Android Device

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Since there are many android smartphone users surfing the internet on a daily basis, we have decided to give you six simple ways to improve the security on your android device

The Pre-Season Crazy Is Setting in For 802.11ax- Keep Your Eyes Open and Your Skepticism Handy

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Did you get your order for 802.11ax Wi-Fi gear placed yet? What do you mean “no”? Why, just take a look at these article titles- how could you not have taken the plunge yet? Okay, so maybe I’m being a wee bit silly. But then again… If you are in the business

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CRM, gamified: The benefits and challenges of sales gamification that every sales manager should know

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As competition goes tougher, companies revisit their CRM strategies encouraging sales staff to be more devoted to customers. Yet, while CRM consultants advocate a high level of interactions with customers, the average disengagement rate of sales agents at 67% (Gallup study, 2016) warns that companies should first reconsider how they speak to their sales reps and only then expect a more customer-centric

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Why Your Wi-Fi Router Will Be Obsolete in 2017

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American households are adopting more and more smart devices that demand wireless access. According to a 2014 study published in Recode , more than 90 percent of U.S. households have three or more Internet-connected devices. In 2015,

Voicemail Is Dead. Get over It!

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Over the past 10 years or so, many authors have written about the death of voicemail, but it lingers, barely surviving. I’m here to tell you that despite apparent survival, it really is dead and it’s about time to just get over it. Sure, traditionalist salespeople still make cold calls and buy lists of contacts, but the basic fact is that most people don’t want even to answer the

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The Added Benefits of VoIP - What Can it Bring to Your Business?

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If you're in business, whether large or small, you're always on the prowl for ways to cut expenses and boost profits. When it's time to crunch the numbers, every penny matters. So, when the prospect of cutting your company's phone bill comes along, it is worth a serious look. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). VoIP is an acronym for a different way of

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One Bitcoin Transaction Consumes One Week Worth of Electricity for Your Home

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As the Bitcoin hype is increasingly rising so does its exorbitant energy consumption

5 Ways to Combat VoIP Eavesdropping

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Phone eavesdropping is back in the headlines, making it a good time to review options for guarding your voice over IP (VoIP) phone system. There’s a rich history to VoIP eavesdropping, including such attacks as Vomit, SIPtap, and Peskyspy. That history is only going to

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Five Enterprise Security Threats to Watch Today

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One of the keynotes at this year’s OracleWorld in San Francisco was about the automated security built into Oracle’s new self-driving database. CEO Larry Ellison made a big deal about the dangers of cyberattack in a world where every part of a business is driven by software, and how the threat is getting beyond what humans can effectively manage. Whether that is

The Importance of Integration in Data Science and Predictive Analytics

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Data Science and Predictive Analytics are also trending. But Integration Failures are blocking. What is Data Science and why are integration failures resulting in data silos such a big problem

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Ruckus Isn't Quite ARRIS, Yet. But soon.

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Wowsers, there have been a lot of aquisitions that impact the WLAN and network spaces in the last few years. As the WLAN market contracts from companies gobbling each other up, we're still waiting for one saga to come to a close- the tale of Ruckus Wireless, Inc. Once a stand-alone company, Ruckus was purchased by Brocade in 2016. Soon after, Broadcom went after Brocade, but

10 Cool Hidden Slack Features

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Let us have a look at 10 of the coolest Slack features you probably don?t t know about

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What is DeOS?

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In these days of organized cyber attacks, you need security companies to be thinking one step ahead of the hackers, and now Cisco has come out with a new acronym to keep us awake at nights. No longer is DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) our only worry, Cisco suggests that we need to think about Destruction Of Service (DeOS) attacks

Five Ransomware Defenses to Consider

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Ransomware is like electrical surges. We all know electrical surges can and do affect computer equipment, and most computers are tethered to surge protectors at some point. Our actual effort at protecting against surges and brownouts is minimal, however, unless we’ve had an incident and learned the importance of power protection the hard way. The same goes for ransomware

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5 Reasons Why You Should Put Your Business Head in the ERP Cloud

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Forrester's 2016 Global Business Technographics Survey reports that more than 70 percent of decision-makers in organizations cite improved business agility and faster deployment as their primary reasons for moving to cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP

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C'mon Wireless Market Leaders- Your Messaging Is Just Nuts at Times

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The WLAN industry is always interesting, for sure. If it’s not the technology changing, it’s something else- like one company buying another, a new bucket of buzzword chum being dumped into the customer feeding pen, or some other paradigm change to contemplate, fear, embrace, or snicker

5 Tips for Teams Using ERP Systems

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Those engaged in serious business in the 21st century know the importance of and benefits associated with an Enterprise Resource System (ERP) that's integrated across departments. Getting the system up and running is only one leg of the ERP journey, however. Taking full advantage of your ERP's capabilities is a team sport. Keeping

Simple Ways to Boost Productivity in Your IT Department

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Since the IT teams have such a massive influence and responsibility to bring innovations, they could use a bit of motivation to boost their productivity

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4 Tips for Securing Your VoIP Environment

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Voice over IP (VoIP) can be a major boon to businesses. It’s cost-effective, provides flexibility for growth, and offers a variety of helpful features that boost productivity. As any IT professional knows, however, once you bring a critical business system into the digital sphere—and that is most certainly the case with any phone communications traveling over an IP network—security

Top 5 Business Intelligence Tools of 2017

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This post looks at a few of the top BI tools for 2017

3 Causes for Poor VoIP Call Quality and How to Fix Them

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Voice over IP (VoIP) can help businesses save money on phone services by using the Internet as its medium rather than traditional phone lines. However, cost savings aren’t the only reason many businesses have moved to VoIP. This technology makes setup as simple as plugging a VoIP phone into a network jack. Not only that, but the myriad apps available for mobile phones and computers make it

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Five ERP Onboarding Mistakes to Avoid

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There are levels of ERP deployment hell. First there is lengthy planning with lots of stakeholders. Then there is design and build-out with much scope for project creep, budget overruns, technical gotchas and customization boondoggles. Like a game of the Atari classic, Pitfall!, even if you jump and swing over all these obstacles, you still must face a final challenge below

Six Ways to Improve ERP Adoption

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Almost nobody loves ERP. They might use an ERP system at their business, they may be a developer, but few and far between is the person who actually looks forward to ERP engagement. That’s not good, of course, because ERP serves as something close to the nerve center of a business. Employees need to use and rely on these systems, not shun them. “Because

Ways to Be Successful When Working From Home

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Working from home provides one with a lot of flexibility. In as much as working from offers flexibility, it is just like any job in an office. It requires a person to have focus, discipline, and commitment

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Six CRM Tips for Better Data Management

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Garbage in, garbage out. That’s one of the first lessons you learn in Comp Sci 101, and it definitely holds true for CRM. A CRM populated with outdated or inaccurate contact information does little for a company, and often it slows down operations. Sales staff call the wrong numbers. Marketing emails reach old addresses for a lower response rate. Customer service details

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Six Best Practices for Better Efficiency with APIs

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They may not have the sexiness of artificial intelligence or the Internet of Things, but APIs are having just as much if not more impact on business today. According to research by CA Technologies , roughly 88 percent of enterprises

Three Wireless Companies You May Not Know About

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Knowledge is power, and you’re about to get some here. I’m all about value , don’t ya know… I recently learned of three wireless companies that may be of interest to you on the reading end of this equation, and want to pass word of them along to you. Then you can be as hip as me (if that’s even possible by the laws of time and space). IgniteNet.

Three Things IT Will Like About Today's IP Phones

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If you’re on the fence about what to do with your phone system, this series should help clarify your options. Many businesses choose to keep using their aging phones for as long as possible, mainly to avoid the expense and hassle of replacing them. Economically, that makes sense, but it also holds employees back in terms of using currently technology to stay productive. If you’ve moved

IP Phone Choices Have Never Been Better

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My last post started off this new series by raising the issue as to whether desk phones have a future in the workplace. This will largely depend on the demographic makeup of your employees, and possibly the general level of them being tech-savvy. It’s not uncommon now to hear about businesses

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IP Phones are Hot - What's Up with That?

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The market for phone systems has always been large, and any change will be closely followed given its connection to the broader communications ecosystem. Depending on who you talk to, desk phones are either obsolete or still have utility, and businesses need to know which scenario to support when making decisions. This comes into play whether you’re thinking about replacing or upgrading a

5 Steps to a Successful ERP Project

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) can help your company plan, organize, and regulate the flow of information more productively and efficiently. But, ERP implementations can often be frustrating, leaving many project managers feeling like they’re wasting their time. At the beginning of any ERP project, you must consider many issues and concerns. Prerequisites to an actual ERP

What Can VoIP Do for Your Business?

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Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP as it's better known, allows computer users and enterprises to make and receive calls over the internet. This technology has many benefits. Here are some of them. Easy to Install. A VoIP system is easy to set up because all that's needed is a decent internet connection, a computer, IP phones, PBX server software and

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Five Ways Mobile ERP is Evolving

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Apple just released a toolkit for easily incorporating augmented reality into mobile apps. You’re not alone if you think this is an opportunity for mobile ERP. In fact, even before Apple announced its push into augmented reality, ERP makers already were busily working on ways to make ERP data more useful and accessible for mobile. “A major innovation area for mobile