IT’s influence and responsibilities extend way beyond the company network. Telephony planning and management, video conferencing, copiers, printers, offsite equipment at multiple facilities, and even door locks or small construction projects—the list is a long one. We provide practical advice for wearing all these different hats effectively and safely.

Saving Money with Microgrids

The IT department is always looking for ways to shift company infrastructure in order to save the business money. Microgrids and other related renewable energy projects can help organizations cut their energy costs and fix aging infrastructure.


Virtual Phone Systems Cut Costs

By Brandon Vigliarolo

The company website may get all the attention, but phone systems continue to be an important customer-facing element of business. Thanks to virtual phone systems, it’s no longer cost-prohibitive to put a professional-caliber system in place, which makes them appealing to small and large businesses alike.


Conference Call Services for Your Company

By Ed Tittel and Kim Lindros

While landlines may seem to be fading into history, the telephony at your organization is still important. This is especially true of conference calls, which are still used across all levels of most companies. There are a lot of services to choose from, designed for all budgets.


Mobile Analytics and Reporting—It’s More than Just Security

By: Will Kelly

Properly implemented analytics and reporting are a great asset for IT leaders looking to increase mobile security, but there are more wide-reaching business applications for analytics as well. You can help manage your company’s mobile workforce by extending reporting to include such items as billing, user management, and even productivity.


Vehicle Safety Technology the Target of New Public Education Campaign

Does your organization have workers on the road, or does it have a fleet of company cars or vehicles? If so, are the employees that are driving fully aware of technological safety features? Apparently, many are not aware of vehicle safety technology, prompting the National Safety Council (NSC) to promote a new public education camplain.


Psychotherapy … Via Text? Apparently, It Works

Talkspace, a global Web and mobile platform connecting people with licensed therapists, recently released its results from the first study of the effectiveness of delivering therapy via text. The study report, A Preliminary Study of Talkspace’s Text-based Psychotherapy, investigated the outcome measures of both improvement in psychological well-being and the strength of the client-therapist working alliance.


Wearable Technology: Where Is the Line for Employers?

Just imagine the implications for your IT department should your company decide to implement wearable technology among its employees. It’s a lot of moving parts and logistical problems—but beyond those details there’s also the larger issue of employee rights. Measurable employee data and monitoring productivity are potential benefits for the business … but privacy, security, and data protection are all potential risks.