2018 Business Technology Outlook

2018 Business Technology Outlook

As the Chinese proverb goes, “May you live in interesting times.” When it comes to business technology, interesting doesn’t scratch the surface of the fast-paced evolution of business technology to do things bigger, better, faster.

As IT specialists, we love all things tech-related; here’s a look at a few of the most important business and consumer technologies and iterations to look for in 2018.

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Holiday Tech Buying Guide

Holiday Tech Buying Guide for Business Owners and Executives

When it comes to technology, the holiday season is possibly the best time of the year! It’s a wonderful time to share with family, but it’s also a great time to show gratitude towards a business partner or co-worker with a tech-related gift—and upgrade your own business technology as well. From virtual reality and artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things (IoT) and managed IT services, here we present a 2017 holiday-tech buying guide—for your personal and professional lives.

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Theft Protection

Hackers Love the Holidays!

Cyber Monday is the perfect time for hackers to go shopping too! Keep yourself safe by keeping a lookout for the hottest scams of this holiday season:

  • Incredible offers for free mobile phones and tablets. Outlandish deals and huge discounts are the latest things that the bad guys are doing to get your attention – and your identity.
  • Email or text messages from shipping company’s (like UPS or FedEx) stating they have a package for you, all they need is you to provide your personal information. But just think about that for a moment: shipping company’s don’t need your personal information to deliver a package! They may need a signature, but that’s usually it.

Keep yourself and your identity safe this holiday season – slow down and think before you click!

If you are unsure about the validity of an offer or an email, then your best bet is to ignore it. If you need to verify if an email, text or website is legitimate, first ask for help from your IT service partner.

Happy holidays from the IND team!

System Monitoring and Maintenance Done Right

System Monitoring and Maintenance Done Right

Most IT services providers say they monitor and maintain their clients’ computing network, but are they really doing so on a regular basis? How would you even know?

And, if they are performing these critical proactive tasks, are they doing them according to best practices?

If your NJ business works with an managed IT service firm, here’s how to know and what to ask and look for to make sure your computing network is being properly maintained and monitored.

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IMportance of encrypting laptop hard drive

Why You Should Encrypt Your Company’s Hard Drives

Even if your NJ business issues company-owned computers to your employees (as opposed to having your workers use their personal computers, laptops or mobile devices for work), can you be sure that the data that is stored on the computer’s hard-drive is secure?

After all, a computer, especially a laptop can be dropped, drowned in spilled coffee, lost, or worse…

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