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    Those "Free" Employee Communication Apps Aren't Always Free

    By: Matt Kanaskie
    January 10, 2019

    We all love free apps and communication tools that make our lives easier. We use them as consumers, and we use them from home, but when you bring those same tools to your work setting, things can start to get messy. Let's take a look at a few of the ways those free communication …

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    Proximity Marketing Increases with Wi-Fi Access Apps

    By: Steve Knutson
    December 16, 2016

    You know the saying that there is no such thing as a free lunch. The same is true when it comes to Wi-Fi. It’s become so common to jump on a network - for free - after quickly clicking “I agree” to the terms and moving on to the task at hand without reading the fine print first.

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    What Do the Russian Hacks Mean to Your Organization?

    By: Steve Knutson
    October 13, 2016

    There has been quite a bit of talk – and jokes – about the “Russian attackers” in recent days. So is the threat real and how does it impact your organization? Russian hackers claim they will try to disrupt the U.S. election (as if it is not already disrupted by the presidential c…

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    4 Reasons NOT to Implement a Wireless Solution

    By: Clay Ostlund
    October 20, 2015

    In order to compete in a mobile world, businesses are pressed to adopt wireless technology to make life easier. I know what you are thinking… making the change to a wireless network sounds complicated and it will require extra work for your already swamped IT team – not to mentio…

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    How Do You Manage Mobile Devices?

    By: Steve Knutson
    August 7, 2015

    Mobile devices are increasingly becoming the go-to devices at work – and at home. Gartner, Inc., a leading industry research firm states, by 2018, more than 50 percent of users will pick up a tablet or smartphone first for all online activities. That will shift our workplace prac…

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    A Guide to Transition to Mobile Classrooms

    By: Clay Ostlund
    July 15, 2015

    Classrooms are changing rapidly as they integrate today’s technology into their curriculum. Rather than handing out textbooks, some school districts are handing out tablets for students to use. These new tools are changing the classroom into a mobile learning environment.

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    Banning Devices in Meetings

    By: Steve Knutson
    May 28, 2015

    At the start of a recent Management Essentials training session for new and aspiring managers at Marco, we told participants that the use of tablets, laptops and mobile phones would not be allowed during the daylong session. Their first reaction was disappointment. Then, we went …

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    Tablet, Laptop, SmartPhone: How Do I Choose?

    By: Steve Knutson
    May 15, 2015

    When it comes to computers, we have more choices than ever and that can easily lead us to carry more devices than ever. I have eight or nine. Yes, that is too many and mostly due to the fact that I crave new technology, and get paid to test it out and identify the best options. M…

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    4 Advantages Cisco's Video Conferencing Systems Provide Businesses

    By: Clay Ostlund
    March 31, 2015

    The best business meetings happen face-to-face. You have the opportunity to read body language, hear voices and truly grasp the meaning and “personality” of the meeting. But due to travel costs and time commitments, in-person meetings aren't always feasible. That's where video co…

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    What is MS Lync and How Could My Employees Utilize It?

    By: Clay Ostlund
    January 14, 2015

    For more than two decades now, Microsoft has dominated the landscape when it comes to business software. Windows OS, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint; you name it, Microsoft makes it. Lync is another valuable Microsoft software many businesses are implementing as a communicat…

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