Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College in Louisiana was using several separate products to help protect their network, filter content and monitor Internet usage. After installing the Astaro Security Gateway home use version, the solution quickly impressed with its usability and power.
Published By: Lenovo UK
Published Date: Mar 14, 2019
An increasingly tech-savvy workforce is changing the future of work and the workplace.
The workplace is now where your people are, not where they go – whether that’s the public space of a coffee shop or private space at home.
Working hours are no longer standard, dictated by the tasks to be done, not by the clock.
Work tools are no longer based only on workplace technology. The same cool features used in consumer devices, such as touch, are now required for workplace devices.
It’s this familiar, smart technology that keeps people, across the generations, happy, productive and engaged. This dynamic IT is the foundation for a smart workplace that will enable you to attract and keep top talent – and shape the future-ready enterprise, now.
Employees who can work securely anywhere help Cisco gain revenues, improve productivity, and deliver better customer service.
Employees are mobile because we support everyone with technology and policies that allow them to work flexibly in terms of time, place, and device. We deliver this capability through Cisco products for secure wireless LAN (WLAN) and home and remote access (Cisco Virtual Office and VPN), as well as softphones, Cisco® WebEx®, Cisco Spark™, and extension mobility features. Our bring your own device (BYOD) policies and program allow employees to use their personal mobile devices to access the Cisco network, after the device is registered and confirmed as compliant with our security requirements for making it a secure or trusted device.
Involved, informed patients are better able to manage their own care.
Today’s technology plays a big role in helping patients to take ownership of their health and collaborate more closely with providers to achieve better outcomes.
Here are 10 tips from Lenovo Health for putting technology to work to reach your patient engagement goals:
• Mobile devices, tablets, and interactive technology improve the patient experience
• Healthcare facilities can remotely monitor patient progress and health post-discharge
• Providers can leverage patient portals and other tools to promote population health
• Ensuring patient engagement success requires effective measurement
• And more...
Lenovo Health provides the solutions and expertise to help healthcare organizations engage patients and achieve the vision of customized care anywhere, from hospital to home.
Are you meeting your patient engagement goals?
Download this checklist now.
The most successful businesses are greater than the sum of their parts. When individuals work together well, they fill in each other's blind spots and build on each other's great ideas. These conversations ultimately help teams be more productive, reduce time-to-market and come up with more innovative ideas. But if your teams are spread across different offices, or working from home, can you create the same collaborative magic?
Web-based collaboration tools claim to break down the collaboration barriers that distance can build. Everyone agrees they can reduce the time and cost of travel. And yes, these tools can stream your colleagues' voices, facial expressions, and slide decks into your meeting room, so you can get a clearer picture of verbal and behavioral signals. But if you're researching collaboration platforms, you'll hear skepticism, too. Naysayers declare that:
People won’t participate because they’re afraid of digital change.
You just can’t trust the security of collaborati
Our industry has made numerous technological
advances designed to protect homeowners,
businesses and electrical workers. That makes
every fatal electrocution in the home all the
Between 2010 and 2013, the U.S. saw an estimated average of 48
electrocution fatalities associated with consumer products per year,
with large and small electric appliances chief among them1. Tragedies
like these can be avoided, especially when the ground fault circuit
interrupter (GFCI) technologies needed to prevent dangerous events
are readily available.
As the principle NEMA representative at the National Electrical Code
(NEC) Code-Making Panel Two, I saw public input asking for increased
GFCI protection for the home during the 2017 code cycle. The code
panel expanded the GFCI requirement for facilities other than dwelling
units as part of section NEC 210.8(B). However, residential standards
improvements were sidelined.
Employees are increasingly using bring-your-own devices (BYOD) to work and accessing corporate IT resources from home. Until now, management of BYOD within IT was piecemeal, with most organizations cob¬bling together solutions that included mobile device management software, unified access suites, security, and hardware. Read this technology brief to learn how Windows Server 2012 R2 takes the guesswork and integration out of BYOD security and administration, providing one point of control and management for IT organizations.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 02, 2015
Technology has become the heart and soul of every business. The hardware boundaries of IT have exploded beyond data centers, with mobile devices in the hands of both employees and customers alike. Application options have blossomed, from traditional to open source to software-as-a-service. Business has
become global, bringing with it a demand for round-the-clock agility. Employees expect that the applications they use at work should be as easy to use as the Web apps they use at home. Integration remains difficult, because it’s sometimes impossible to know what will happen when someone tries to pluck one strand out of the pile. IT workload and system complexity will only get more challenging, bringing the need for disintermediation
through service automation.
Moving applications and workloads to the cloud has become a major goal for most IT decision-makers. But cloud migration can come with challenges and pitfalls for organizations that haven’t done their homework. This paper examines some real-world examples of organizations that successfully made the transition with the help of an experienced vendor with bold new ideas
As many colleges address virtual learning
environments (VLE) that no longer meet the
evolving needs of their institution, it makes sense
for them to consider a framework that goes beyond
the scope of just a VLE. This is where a Learning
Management Platform comes into place. It
delivers an open, extensible learning ecosystem
that allows colleges to build the digital learning
environment that solves the unique challenges they
face. But before committing to a new Learning
Management Platform, colleges have some serious
homework to do.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Feb 25, 2015
The Fortune 100 and 400,000+ customers rely on Polycom to push the greatness of human collaboration forward everyday. For video collaboration to become ubiquitous, systems need to be easy to use and manage. And they need to deliver great experiences across every work environment, from immersive theater to conference room to work and home office to mobile video on a tablet or smartphone.
Employees are increasingly bringing their own devices to work and accessing corporate IT resources from home. Windows Server 2012 helps mitigate potential security, use and control issues and makes implementing a BYOD strategy easier.
Today more than ever, business wins depend on teamwork. And the teams that make things happen are bigger, more diverse, and more distributed than ever. People are working at home, in coffee shops, and on the road. They span multiple time zones. They use every imaginable device, relying heavily on their mobile phones. They grapple with deadlines because their tools don’t connect. With so much to manage, people are challenged to be truly present and focused in the moment. To make the most of each opportunity and maintain business momentum, they need tools that allow them to work intuitively. Effortlessly. That fade into the background, leaving them free to keep focused, stay engaged, get inspired, innovate. That allow them to connect as if they were in person, when they’re not.
To learn from industry experts on how collaboration works, Download Report!
Your directors may not have approved it, your IT department may not be ready for it, but your employees are already using their smartphones and tablets for work tasks. Don’t fight the change, embrace it: a mobile workforce can pay huge dividends for productivity and employee satisfaction. Download this e-Book to learn:
• How giving your employees the choice to work from home can save $11,000 per year
• What tool you can give your employees to boost creative innovation by 250%
• Why organizations embracing mobility claim 320 hours more work per employee
Protect the network, use the network to protect students
Your schools use a growing amount of networked information and devices as an essential part of teaching and administration. Research on the Internet, laptops in class, distance learning, and online homework are some of the official technologies that your students use.
Unofficially, this list extends to mobile phones (with cameras), digital music and video players, blogs, instant messaging, social networking sites, and networked or online gaming. Behind the scenes are databases with student information, class schedules, attendance records, copies of exams and answers, financial transactions, and even video surveillance. All of these rely on a robust and secure network infrastructure.
Cisco Umbrella can provides these, download this whitepaper to find out more!
In just a few years, we’ve learned to rely on our phones for
everything from banking to email to watching cat videos.
Most importantly, it’s a safe bet your employees are
using mobile devices for work-related activities as well –
whether your IT department is prepared for it or not. The
proliferation of internet devices makes it simply too easy
for employees to check emails en route to the office or give
a project that final once over from their couch at home.
Smart businesses are already taking advantage of this
trend, and reaping the benefits of productivity and
employee satisfaction. Is yours?
According to the American Community Survey, tele-commuting jumped 79 percent between 2005 and 2012. More than 9 million American workers did their jobs exclusively from home in 2010, according to the U.S. Census, and 30 million work from home at least once a week. And TechCast at George Washington University estimates as many as 30 percent of U.S. private sector workers could be working from home by 2019. For sales professionals, that proportion is certainly higher. The Telework Research Network found in 2011 that 70 percent of those working from home are in management, professional, sales and office jobs. If you’re in sales, you probably spend a considerable amount of time on the go. And why shouldn’t you? Smartphones offer constant, pocket-sized connectivity. Ubiquitous Wifi threatens to render the cubicle obsolete, and the right social networking strategy can sup-plant a hundred individual pitch meetings.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Mar 24, 2015
Technology has become the heart and soul of every business. The hardware boundaries of IT have exploded beyond data centers, with mobile devices in the hands of both employees and customers alike. Application options have blossomed, from traditional to open source to software-as-a-service. Business has become global, bringing with it a demand for round-the-clock agility. Employees expect that the applications they use at work should be as easy to use the Web apps they use at home. Integration remains difficult, because it's sometimes impossible to know what will happen when someone tries to pluck one strand out of the pile. IT workload and system complexity will only get more challenging, bringing the need for disintermediation through service automation.
The right network can enable banks and financial services firms to provide service that spans the branch office to the home office or mobile device, offering a seamless customer experience no matter how their business is conducted. It is imperative, then, that banks understand the impact their network has on the speed, agility and flexibility of the systems that serve their customers, which ultimately impacts their bottom line.
The rise of the cloud and mobile computing has rapidly changed the nature of enterprise cybersecurity. The old paradigm, where all work was done behind a company firewall, has been breaking down.
Employees work not just at the office, but also on the road and at home, on mobile devices and on their own personal computers. They’re no longer using a limited stack of enterprise applications. Instead, they increasingly require access to a wide variety of apps, cloud services, and new communication platforms.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 03, 2019
The digital revolution has altered every aspect of modern life,
and the way people work is no exception. Today’s workplace
would be unrecognizable to the average worker of the past.
In fact, the modern work environment has transformed
substantially in the last 10 years alone, and the revolution in
the way people work means IT faces more complexity than
Employees are no longer viewing the traditional 9 to 5 day as the norm,
with almost two thirds of workers valuing work-life balance over salary.1
the popularity of flexible working rises across different sectors,2
once confined to an office can now be completed from home, from off-site
locations, on the go and even from the other side of the world.
There’s no denying that the world has been rocked on its side by some incredible technological
advances that have drastically altered how we live and work. Cellular phones have evolved
from bulky handsets in carry bags to sleek devices that do practically everything. In 2017,
46 percent of surveyed Americans said they use digital voice assistants such as Google
Home or Amazon Echo, with 56.3 million more smart speakers predicted to ship in 2018. In
manufacturing and business, we’re at a point of unprecedented automation. Machines have
taken over a vast number of tasks, including those once thought undoable by machine.
In today’s increasingly mobile world, Energy workers require instant communication and access to data intelligence wherever the job
may take them. From the oil rig to the electric grid and everywhere in between, having the right data, in the right hands, at the right time,
no matter the environment or device of choice — is simply non-negotiable. Organizations across various Energy segments — oil & gas,
electric utilities, water utilities, and mining — are currently juggling a mix of communication devices and are hindered by gaps in coverage,
poor battery life and fragile equipment that cannot withstand harsh environmental conditions.
Yet, citizens rely on their homes being heated in the winter, on clean running water, and on lights that turn on when they flip the switch.
Meeting these expectations requires reliable, clear voice and data communications for Energy workers day-in and day-out. So oil & gas
workers can communicate safely in hazardous environments. So precious resources are
When it comes to worker safety, efficiency and production, nothing is
faster than right now. Organizations across various energy segments —
oil, gas, petrochemical, electric utilities, water utilities and mining — are
currently juggling a mix of communications solution devices and are
hindered by gaps in coverage, poor battery life and fragile equipment
that cannot withstand harsh environmental conditions. The power of
now puts instant communications at your workers’ fingertips — because
when communication slows, operation slows.
Citizens rely on their homes being heated in the winter, clean running
water and lights that turn on when they flip the switch. Meeting these
expectations requires reliable, clear voice and data communications for
energy workers day-in and day-out. So workers can communicate safely
in hazardous environments. So precious resources are not wasted and
efficient operations are maintained. So energy companies can continue
to exceed expectations.