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Modern Device Management: More than Just Technology

Today, many companies are moving or seriously considering the move to Modern Device Management (or Modern Management) as their next step of their Digital Transformation Journey.  Most considering the move, have already completed their Windows 10 migrations and are looking for efficiencies to their deployment workflows.     Having said this,   I get asked on a daily bases:

 “What should I consider when moving to Modern Management?”

The first and most important item to address is a cultural one.  Simply said:

All of us need to switch “our current thinking” of how devices are deployed and managed. 

Let me address a bit more as to why this mind-set-change is  important:Read More »Modern Device Management: More than Just Technology

JORGEP024: iPhone Upgrade

This past weekend I had to upgrade my smart phone. I had to upgrade because the latest upgrade of the Operating rendered the phone super slow.    My old phone: iPhone 6 plus .  The OS:   iOS11   It was an unexpected expense.

Reasons to Consider a BYOD Strategy

BYOD also known as Bring Your Own Device has been a latest buzzword in the IT landscape. However, prior to implementing it is essential to understand the reason behind supporting it. Most common BYOD business objectives revolve around minimizing mobile expenses or enhance the overall organization productivity or perhaps both. In the recent times, many companies have shared their case studies on BYOD best practices that help other organizations pick up necessary guidelines.

However, if minimizing mobile expenses are your sole BYOD business aim, then you need to convince your employees to pay not only for their own devices but also include some other elements of voice and data service expenses, even though those services are used for other business purposes. Though it might just appear unlikely for business workers to accept employee pays BYOD model, the fact remains that such an arrangement can and does work. There have been instances where enterprises have replaced 100’s and even 1000’s of company owned Blackberry devices with BYOD iOS and Android devices, all of it with an “employee pays” approach.

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Tips for Effective BYOD Management

The quintessential smartphone has evolved from a high-end consumer product for the executive level business person, to a common man’s necessity. Taking this development into consideration, businesses are now considering implementing Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) programs with an aim to drive employee productivity using new technology.

Managing BYOD

Whether you already permit your personnel to bring their own devices, or are considering doing so, it is important that you have a BYOD management plan in place. With hundreds of different devices migrating to companies, it’s crucial for businesses to implement a system that ensures BYOD security and preserves the integrity of IT systems.

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The Paperless Paradox


“The dream of going paperless has been a pervasive part of our discourse for years but has yet to materialize.” I bet there are at least 50 articles, right now that you can search for in your browser that start that same way. I bet also that each of these articles offers some revolutionary approach, device or software to correct this egregious mistake. And, finally, I bet it works – almost.

So, why aren’t we yet paperless?Read More »The Paperless Paradox

BYOD Origins & Popularity

For those working in business IT there is one term that is sure to be cropping up on your radar more and more frequently; for those who work outside of IT departments you’ll be familiar with the ideas behind it – in fact you may be responsible for its prominence – even though you may be less aware of its name. The concept is BYOD or Bring Your Own Device.

BYOD is the latest trend in workplace IT deployment and one that all businesses are going to have to address whether they embrace it or not. In short the term refers to an idea in which employees in businesses and organisations are permitted, or indeed encouraged in some cases, to make use of their own devices for their job, in place of any supplied by their employer. Recent surveys have suggested that as many as 80-90% of employees could already be using their personal devices – officially or not.

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