Vendor Newsletters | March 2014
How Wearable Tech Will Impact Your Company
Wearable tech is already here and, like so many tech advancements, promises to have significant impacts on our lives both personal and professional. Also like so many things "tech," it promises lots of potential IT and security headaches. Fortunately, we can see this wave coming, so there is time for your company to get out in front of this wave. Here are some tips:
Five Commonly Overlooked Tax Deductions
It's tax time, so we hunted around for some tax tips small business owners tend to overlook. We found five tips in an exchange between the Small Business Professor and a senior tax analyst from Intuit's Professional Tax Group that may help you this season. We're not tax advisers, so you should always consult with an accountant, but here are five deductions that small business owners are most likely to overlook:
The machine-to-machine (M2M) space — also known as the Internet of Things (IoT) — is starting to make its mark in a big way. Already the fastest growing segment in the telecom industry, it's now clear that the M2M market may be exponentially larger than is currently recognized if you factor in smart devices (read: phones and tablets). Of course, the wearable tech we discussed earlier also has a seat at the table. If your company is involved in automotive, manufacturing, retail, utility, healthcare or public safety and surveillance, there's a good chance you're already investigating or working within an M2M framework.
Shadow IT Purchasing Much Larger Than You Realize
Cloud analytics firm Netskope has released statistics revealing that cloud adoption in companies is much more extensive than IT departments realize. How much more? On average, for every cloud instance the IT department is aware of, nine more exist.
This means that your company probably has redundant storage and file sharing services. If you have multiple locations, you may (in fact, probably, if you're like the companies in the study sample) have different HR applications in different offices, and some may not be in compliance. And your company may have multiple backup services. And varied levels of security. And... you get the picture. There are lots of "ands" in this particular equation. When it comes to the cloud, there really can be too much of a good thing. Here are some tips for getting your arms around your firm's cloud adoption.
For our part, the potential confusion and chaos in cloud adoption is why we rolled out our TelePacific Cloud Solutions Suite. We've tackled core cloud solutions in the same way we tackled the telecom space — with customer-centered solutions that put the burden of operations on us so you can focus on your business. From hosted exchange and data protection to server backup and collaboration tools, we provide you with a single-source solution that takes care of many of your core business needs.
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