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  • If you are having your kitchen remodeled, you are not going to invite just any guy who says he is a contractor to come in and redo your kitchen. If you don’t know or trust the contractor, you could be opening your house up to being robbed or swindled. So why would you risk inviting just any technology contractor into your business to help with your technology updates or repairs? The nu...

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  • Change is a constant in business. Every organization is bound to go through a period of transformation at some point, and a great number of leaders agree that achieving digital transformation is critical to the success of their organizations. However, achieving a successful shift is much easier said than done. Businesses that are able to embrace change and adapt to their new environmen...

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  • The rapid pace of change in the technology field has disrupted businesses and entire industries. CEOs and other executives who don't understand the ramifications of this digital transformation put their business at risk.  IDC predicts that 40 percent of businesses in the top 20 of every industry will be disrupted by 2018. For executives in the trenches, this is no surprise. They're exp...

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  • Technology is rapidly changing with new advancements coming out every day. With the changes in mobile technology, cloud computing and the Internet of Things, it should come as no surprise that information technology has some of the most in-demand jobs according to U.S. News, with jobs ranking high in the majority of the seven best job categories. Let’s take a look at the five informati...

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  • NRF is called the BIG Show for a reason. With over 18,000 retailers from more than 95 countries, it’s a huge event. Surviving all three days can be a real grind, but it’s totally worth it when you get back to the office and reflect on how much you were able to accomplish.  Still, staying sharp over the course of the show can be hard. So to help, we’ve put together this short NRF Surviv...

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  • It’s happening. According to a recent survey conducted by Gartner, adoption of Microsoft’s latest operating system by enterprise is accelerating, with a predicted 85 percent of enterprises beginning their migration by the end of 2017.  With prior experience coming from high profile difficulties in transitions from Windows® XP to 7 only three years ago in 2014, organizations are seeing ...

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  • As stores introduce more technology to attract customers, the risk of downtime leading to lost revenue increases. If a network incident does occur, it can bring all of the in-store technology down. Not only is there the initial cost of lost sales, but also the long-term risk of frustrating customers and driving them to choose a competitor the next time they shop. Fortunately, as we dis...

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  • A few things you should consider when adding new mobile devices to your healthcare facility When implementing new mobile devices, many healthcare organizations today simply aren’t taking security seriously enough.  TheDarkOverlord, phishing, and WannaCry are just a few of the monumental breaches that cost organizations really big money and impact brand reputation in a sensitiv...

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  • Think of how you’ll get your work done today. You may start by sending a few emails from your mobile phone at home. Then you hop over to a local café, connect to the public Wi-Fi, and work on a project on your laptop. After lunch, you head into the office for a video call with your team, who are distributed across North America, to collaborate on next month’s strategy using cloud-based...

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  • The number of employees telecommuting, working remotely and communicating via the internet continues to rapidly grow ─ in financial services and many other industries. The research firm Strategy Analytics projects that by 2022, 1.87 billion people will be working remotely across the world, a 29 percent jump from 1.45 million in 2016.  This means that organizations like yours must furth...

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  • The NRF Big Show is one of retail’s largest industry events of the year. NRF boasts that there are over 35,000 attendees and more than 600 exhibitors, making this a one of a kind opportunity to see the future of retail, make new connections, and learn from industry experts. It can also be a bit overwhelming as you start to plan, which is why we’re here to help you make the most of...

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  • Many businesses have implemented some level of end-user IT support within their organization.  Some are basic “help desks”, while others are referred to as “service desks”.  Until recently, even IT personnel often used the terms interchangeably. Is there a significant difference between the two? If so, how can businesses decide which is appropriate for their users? Defining Help D...

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  • National Computer Security Day is an annual event celebrated on November 30th since 1988, back when computers were starting to become much more commonplace. Now, computers are everywhere – at home, at work and even in our pockets. Computer security is more important than ever. Celebrate National Computer Security Day and protect your company today with three simple steps: Better D...

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  • Network managers have one job: Keep the network running with enough capacity to deal with whatever comes its way while also maintaining security and optimal performance. This complicated task has gotten even more complicated as the number and type of devices that networks must accommodate has grown.  These days, the biggest challenges for networks come from mobile devices, bring y...

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  • The Age of Consumerism. It’s a term we’re all familiar with. But in industries such as healthcare that long have limited offering the consumer choices, today’s ability for consumers to “shop around” has changed the dynamic and forced them to shift strategies. With large-scale changes prompted by the Affordable Care Act, the responsibility of picking providers, clinics and practiti...

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  • Today’s consumers demand immediate results – regardless of the service they’re using. We want what we want, and we want it now. That’s why mobile devices have become an integral part of most people’s lives in North America.  As of January 2017, nearly 95 percent of all Americans had access to mobile devices. Users are downloading applications of all types to increase productivity,...

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  • Traditional network architecture isn't equipped to deal with the needs of today's companies and their employees' mobility. The always-on, mobile work environment has disrupted the old ways of working. The two main changes affecting old-style networks are bring-you-own-device (BYOD) policies (employees using their own equipment, such as mobile phones) and the increase in network de...

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  • If you’re an IT administrator and absolutely thrilled with the number of service alerts you get, you probably don’t need to read this post. But if you’re like most IT administrators, you’d like a way to boil down this ocean of alerts to the most urgent and relevant to the Cisco devices in your network. With today’s massive increase in IT activities, including a more demanding secu...

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  • While outsourced IT support is often a necessity for small to medium-size businesses, large enterprises may overlook the value it represents. The fact that you have a qualified IT staff and a range of technical equipment at your disposal does not mean that continuing to manage all IT support services in-house is the best course for the future. Much in the same way comparative adva...

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  • Close your eyes. Imagine there’s a store that can automatically detect common problems, such as network downtime, POS failures, or device malfunctions. Instead of calling a technician and waiting for them to diagnose the issue, order parts, and return to fix it, the store can leverage automated processes to rapidly solve the problem without the need for any human intervention.  Wh...

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  • Effective data analysis can be a valuable differentiator for businesses. Are you making the most of this opportunity? Companies today are inundated with data, and the ability to analyze and use it to make predictions and set strategic direction is unprecedented. IT organizations thus face the ongoing issue of how to store the data so that it's accessible when needed by the busines...

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  • Does your business have an external accountant to manage your business finances? What about an attorney to deal with all things legal? You rely on them for their expertise, entrusting that they are more knowledgeable and can execute more efficiently than you. Even if you do happen to be extremely savvy in one of these areas, is it really the best use of your time to be preparing t...

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  • Looking for fast consistent IT support anywhere, anytime, and on any device? CompuCom’s Service Desk solution focuses on the end user, providing tailored IT support across all devices and locations. Service Desk is designed to give end users a single point of contact for support issues and service request. Visit our website to speak with CompuCom specialist today about how your organization can ...

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  • More of today’s workers are bringing personal mobile devices into the workplace. Additional devices mean more operating systems and applications for IT to keep secure under existing compliance standards often causing major headaches. With CompuCom’s Enterprise Mobility Solutions, your employee’s mobile devices are held to the highest standards of security and compliance significantly mitigating co...

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  • Cost effective enterprise-level IT support has only ever been available for the big fish. That was then. CompuCom SmartDesk Solution™ in now. With SmartDesk you get 24/7 comprehensive IT support that will increase employee satisfaction. Already priced at a low per contact rate, we’ll partner with you to proactively shift employees to lowest cost contact methods like self-service and chat to furthe...

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  • Overwhelmed by the amount of data your business has to deal with? You're not alone.  According to IDC, the universe of data doubles in size every two years and is expected to reach 44 zettabytes by 2020 (a ten-fold increase from the amount of data in 2013). Companies are collecting all this data and then mining it to make predictions and analyze past performance with the goal of i...

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