Why Education is Your Best Cybersecurity Defense

  • May 11, 2017
  • Print This Post
In a recent cybersecurity study, the Pew Research Center developed a brief survey designed to test user familiarity with secure cyber practices and related issues, such as strong passwords, phishing and two-factor authentication. Researchers conducted the poll online, submitting 13 questions to a random sample of adult internet users living

3 Things That Make Millennial Workers Tick

millennial workers
  • May 3, 2017
  • Print This Post
It’s not hyperbole to say that millennials–and the ways companies have changed to accommodate them–have fundamentally transformed the modern workplace. Look no further than the overhauling of corporate BYOD (bring your own device) policies for proof. Such changes are inevitable and (arguably) necessary because this young, talented, tech-savvy cohort is

Is Your Mobile Workforce “Meeting Fatigued?” Try These 3 Ways to Re-Engage Them.

a lot of meetings
  • April 13, 2017
  • Print This Post
Last year, the market intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC) predicted nearly three quarters of the total U.S. employees will be mobile workers by 2020. At the same time, Wainhouse Research, a firm focused on the Unified Communications (UC) market, found more than half (54%) of small to mid-size business

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Change the Game for SMBs in the Years to Come

  • February 16, 2017
  • Print This Post
Every year, IT research and advisory company Gartner predicts the trends that will shape business technology right now and for decades to come. In its report, “Top Strategic Predictions for 2017 and Beyond” Gartner forecasts continuing “digital disruption” as new technologies seep into every level of the economy. After reviewing

3 Tech Priorities for “Big-Time” CIOs to Guide Your 2017 IT Agenda

  • January 31, 2017
  • Print This Post
Each year the Society for Information Management (SIM) polls corporate IT leaders on a variety of issues. Here are the top three tech priorities from their latest survey: Business Alignment – For the fourth consecutive year, most “big-time CIOs” (nearly 42%) listed aligning IT support with business operations as their

Getting Started With Chatbots: 3 Things SMBs Should Know

chat bots
  • January 17, 2017
  • Print This Post
Oh what a difference a year makes. Last Fall, we brought you a Unified Communications article touting the business benefits of Live Chat. Today, conversing with customers is again the subject. But this time it’s software, not live reps, doing all the talking. Chatbots Defined ChatbotsMagazine.com describes chatbots as “a

3 “Strategic Technologies” Coming to SMBs Soon

  • December 7, 2016
  • Print This Post
Each year the research company Gartner makes predictions about the shape and substance of business technology in the coming year. In its “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017” report, the advisory firm focused on aspects of what analyst David Cearley calls the “Intelligent Digital Mesh,” an environment where the

How Augmented Reality (AR) Technology May “Disrupt” SMBs

Woman using a virtual reality headset
  • November 29, 2016
  • Print This Post
Every year Gartner, one of the world’s largest technology research companies, unveils predictions of developments in information technology for the coming year and the next decade. In its “Top Strategic Predictions for 2017 and Beyond” report, the advisory firm identified 10 instances of “Digital Business Innovation” that researchers believe will

Five “Minds” to Seek in Your Managed Services Provider

Confident IT expert.
  • August 23, 2016
  • Print This Post
Demand for high-skilled managed services providers has reached unprecedented levels. According to research by the tech-staffing firm Modis, the number of tech jobs will grow 18% percent by 2022, outpacing average job growth by more than seven percentage points. And the nature of those jobs has evolved significantly over time,

3 Methods for Managing Your Multi-Generational Workforce

  • May 26, 2016
  • Print This Post
By now, you’ve probably heard the statistic that Millennials – the cohort born roughly between 1980 and 2000 – will represent nearly half the workforce by 2020. And you’ve probably seen plenty of articles offering tips for working with the group once called “Gen Y.” (During the last few years,
Need Help with your IT?

Find a Location
Near You.

Gain
weekly
insight

into the evolving world of IT for business.
Subscribe now.

Follow Us
Friend me on FacebookFollow me on TwitterFollow my company on LinkedInRSS Feed

Follow us on Twitter

About

ITinflections is a blog that covers a wide range of technology-based articles IT in the workplace, focusing on small- to medium-sized businesses.

If you’re looking to improve your company’s productivity through the effective use of technology, enjoy ITinflections, the blog about technology for business.