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Expetec Technology Services has been serving the Troy area since 2005, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Which is More Secure, Your Mobile Network or Wi-Fi?

Which is More Secure, Your Mobile Network or Wi-Fi?

For the modern business, having a strategy to manage your employees smartphone use is essential. This is because most of the people that work for you have smartphones. One study shows that upwards of 90 percent of people under 30 own a smartphone. If you have any design on running a business, or employing millennials (who are the largest generation in the current workforce), you’ll need to know what you are doing to protect your business from the increasing amount of threats that are out there targeting smartphones.

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Android Starts Zero-Touch With Google Pixel, More To Follow?

Android Starts Zero-Touch With Google Pixel, More To Follow?

Google’s Android line of smart devices have made their presence well-known in the business world. Google now offers a zero-touch enterprise solution for its Pixel-line mobile devices. The primary reason for this is that mobile devices are somewhat time-consuming to set up, especially on the business level. You can save time by pre-configuring these devices for your business to use using Pixel’s zero-touch solution.

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Statistics Show How Mobile Devices Can Threaten Your Business

Statistics Show How Mobile Devices Can Threaten Your Business

While mobile devices like smartphones and laptops have allowed modern employees to keep up with their workload and improve flexibility, they are also a significant threat to your organization’s data. Therefore, you need to consider how these mobile devices will affect your business’s IT strategy. Even if you haven’t, it’s likely that someone in your organization has considered it.

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Your Mobile Staff Can’t Do Business Without These 3 Features

Your Mobile Staff Can’t Do Business Without These 3 Features

Having mobile devices in the workplace can be tricky. While these devices greatly enhance flexibility, at the same time, mobile devices can leave your network unsecure if the proper precautions aren’t taken. To help you better manage the mobile devices connecting to your network, be sure to take advantage of these three mobile features.

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59% of Businesses Allow Personal Devices in the Workplace: Does Yours?

b2ap3_thumbnail_internet_of_things_byod_400.jpgMobile devices are important components of any modern workplace environment, and this trend is only growing more popular with time. Workers love the opportunity to use their own devices, like laptops or smartphones, and doing so is a trend known as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). While this is a huge benefit for businesses that have trouble procuring equipment, it also presents several risks, many of which are associated with the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Tip of the Week: What to Do When Passwords aren’t Strong Enough to Secure Your Data

b2ap3_thumbnail_double_authentication_400.jpgMore often than not, it’s always recommended that you use a solid password to optimize your online accounts. However, just because passwords are critical, doesn’t mean that you should put all your eggs in one basket. Passwords should only be the start of a comprehensive online account security setup.

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Are Mobile Devices in the Workplace Worth the Risks?

b2ap3_thumbnail_your_bring_your_own_device_400.jpgWith so many great mobile devices at your team’s disposal, it’d be a shame to not allow them to use their devices in the workplace. This trend, known as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), has been taking the workplace by storm, and offers a great way to enhance productivity both in and out of the office. BYOD, while a great asset, should only be approached with caution, as the slightest oversight could expose sensitive information to the world.

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3 Mobile Trends Your Business Could Benefit From

b2ap3_thumbnail_do_you_have_a_mobile_strategy_400.jpgIf your organization hasn’t already realized that mobile devices have changed the landscape of the business environment, take a look at each and every one of your workers. How many of them utilize a smartphone or mobile device for work purposes? How do businesses handle an influx of network activity from mobile devices? How do these devices access this information? These are all questions you should be prepared to ask when considering mobile devices in the workplace.

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The Best Way to Start Working with BYOD

b2ap3_thumbnail_bring_your_device_400.jpgBring Your Own Device, better known as BYOD, is the act of workers using their own personal devices for work-related tasks and purposes. While many companies see BYOD as a valuable asset that can net them plenty of overtime hours, others see it as a security risk. They’re not wrong; a lax BYOD policy can be problematic if left unchecked. Therefore, knowing how to approach BYOD is the key to unlocking its true potential.

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Don’t Be Fooled By These 3 Mobile Myths

b2ap3_thumbnail_mobile_myths_about_productivity_400.jpgMobility is an important part of the modern workplace. The industry juggernauts, Apple and Microsoft, have endorsed mobile devices so much that they may believe the desktop PC is now obsolete. While this might be a good marketing strategy for them, how have mobile devices really transformed the workplace?

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Warning: Ignoring BYOD Could BDYB (Bring Down Your Business)

b2ap3_thumbnail_boom_or_bust_byod_400.jpgDue to the increasingly mobile nature of modern technology, some businesses have implemented a Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD policy. While BYOD has been proven to increase productivity, it could have disastrous consequences if not implemented properly. Therefore, it’s imperative to emphasize the importance of security in the workplace, and to pass best practices on to your team.

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Employers Aren’t the Only Ones Concerned About BYOD

b2ap3_thumbnail_employees_concerned_about_byod_400.jpgSome businesses embrace Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies in the workplace, while others aren’t so sure. If you think that employers are the only ones worried about BYOD policies, you might be surprised to learn that employees are just as concerned about it as their employers. Of course, their reasons are entirely different, but are still valid reasons to be on edge.

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Tip of the Week: How to Remotely Wipe Data From Your Android Device

b2ap3_thumbnail_data_wipe_from_android_400.jpgJust for one second, try to imagine your life without your personal mobile device. Mobile devices has pervaded our very existence, and they are integral tools for connecting to your business’s network. But even with this colossal amount of data on the device, some people still manage to lose them. What would happen if your smartphone fell into the hands of one of your competitors, or even a hacker?

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Mobile Malware Puts BYOD at Risk

b2ap3_thumbnail_mobile_malware_400.jpgOne of the fastest growing business technology trends is employees using their personal mobile devices for work purposes (aka BYOD). The trend is growing so fast that Juniper Research estimates there will be one billion employee-owned devices used in enterprises by 2018. Is your business prepared for the changes coming from BYOD?

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