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Why Cloud Phone Systems Are the Future

June 23rd, 2021 by Kirsten Barta

Why Cloud Phone Systems Are the Future

The modernization and digitization of communications accelerated in the last year. As companies had to shift to a remote workforce, they found that critical tools and platforms needed to be accessible from anywhere. That meant adopting cloud technology...

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Posted in: Phone Systems

Leveraging Microsoft Azure to Take Customers Into the Cloud Cost Effectively

May 31st, 2021 by Function4

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Helps Local Companies Move From Outdated Servers With a Seamless Transition to the Cloud SUGARLAND, TX - Function4 a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP) is leveraging Microsoft Azure...

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Print and Digital Communications Are Alive and Well

May 25th, 2021 by Ed Bokuniewicz

Print is not dead

Since 2008, the digital communications industry has been publicizing “Print is Dead.” This quote is an opinion and not fact based. It reminded me of the oft-quoted line by Mark Twain, the great American humorist, when he learned that a major American...

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Posted in: Document Management

5 Reasons SaaS Software Solutions are Right For You

March 3rd, 2021 by Ross Lasley

OpenStudio - What is a Software as a Service (SaaS)?

The software industry has been rapidly changing over the last several years. The most significant change has come in adapting software as a service instead of selling perpetual licenses with maintenance agreements. Microsoft was one of the first...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Your Phone is Now Your Front Door

February 11th, 2021 by Adam Vervaeke

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For many companies, in as little a few days, business models shifted from tried and true operations to everything happening over the phone. We are all in uncharted ground, where distancing has become the prime directive and in-person interactions are...

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Posted in: Phone Systems

How Can UCaaS Enable Greater Employee Mobility?

February 9th, 2021 by Darcy Mekis

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The idea of flexible work has become a competitive advantage in business. This flexibility facilitates employee mobility, supported by technology. Now, it’s likely that most of your workforce must be mobile. That’s due to not only the shift to required...

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Posted in: Phone Systems

Switch to Cloud-Based Phone Systems and Reap These Benefits

February 4th, 2021 by Kirsten Barta

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Every business understands the importance of communication. While there are many channels in which to do this, phone systems are still the most vital. Upgrading to cloud-based phone systems can provide your company with substantial benefits. It’s time...

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Posted in: Phone Systems

What Is Cloud Communications?

February 2nd, 2021 by Kirsten Barta

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Communication is one of the most important aspects of any company’s operations. Often, communication tools are not fully integrated, creating challenges for your team. By leveraging cloud communications, you can assure greater mobility and accessibility....

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Posted in: Business Technology, Phone Systems

Helping Companies Transition From Old Phone Systems That Hindered Remote Worker Performance

January 13th, 2021 by Function4

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Leading MTSP's Cloud Voice Solution Maximizes Communication and Productivity of Remote Workers SUGAR LAND, TX - Function4, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced today that the company is helping small to mid-sized...

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Five Key Trends for the Display Industry during the New Normal

January 5th, 2021 by Mehryn Corrigan

Five Key Trends for the Display Industry during the New Normal

The display industry was already going through considerable changes when COVID-19 hit. Now, the pandemic has accelerated that innovation. The following are five key trends based on our new environment that companies in the display space should keep in...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Benefits of Serverless Printer Management

December 10th, 2020 by Brad Yocum

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In today's environment of remote workforces and shuffling of staff to different locations throughout the office, supporting employee's technology needs can be very challenging. One of the biggest ongoing challenges for the IT department is the print...

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Posted in: Business Technology

How the Copier has Transitioned from a Commodity to a Vital Information Management Tool

October 27th, 2020 by Glyn Morgan

When I started in this industry, most copiers were still using liquid toner and premix. You could always tell who had utilized these devices by the stains on the carpet in front of them. Once copiers transitioned over to dry ink, people were delighted....

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Posted in: Business Technology

Why Your Company Needs a Mobile Device Management Solution

October 1st, 2020 by Esker

Mobile Device Management

Allowing your employees to use personally-owned mobile devices for work doesn't mean that you have no say in how those devices are used. If you're too hands-off, a simple mistake by an employee could give hackers access to your company's confidential...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity

Storm Season Is Here; Are Your Phones Ready?

August 31st, 2020 by Ed Hoffmann

Cloud voice, your best weapon against unexpected outages

As storms continue to threaten the gulf coast region, now is the time to make sure you have a business continuity plan in place in the future. Don’t let a downtime event make your business a statistic. FEMA states that almost 40% of businesses that...

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Posted in: Phone Systems

How to Deploy Cybersecurity Awareness Training

April 22nd, 2019 by Function4

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Your company’s biggest cybersecurity weakness may be your employees. Your staff likely means well, but if they aren’t trained in proper cybersecurity procedures, their innocent errors could cost you a small fortune. But you can keep your company both...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity

Mobile Device Management Addresses Challenges in the Healthcare Industry

April 15th, 2019 by Function4

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Mobile device usage in the workforce is now commonplace, with an increasing number of workers turning to personally or company-owned mobile devices to perform daily tasks. The benefits for employers are well established, including those in the healthcare...

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Posted in: Business Technology

9 Cybersecurity Solutions for Businesses

March 18th, 2019 by Function4

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It doesn’t matter if you’re running a small-town business or a large, multinational corporation. If you own a business of any size, you’re at risk for threats such as cyberattacks and data breaches. Cyberthreats do not discriminate. For a business,...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity: 6 Best Practices for Small Businesses

March 11th, 2019 by Function4

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If you’re a small business owner, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about cybersecurity. After all, don’t most cybercriminals focus their efforts on big companies with deep pockets? The truth is, cybercrime presents a genuine threat to your...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity

Why Your Business Needs a Mobile Device Management Solution

February 27th, 2019 by Function4

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If your employees have been using mobile devices for work with no apparent consequences for your organization, should you still consider a mobile device management solution? The answer is yes, especially given the security vulnerabilities widespread...

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How Our View of Information Security is Evolving with Technology

February 18th, 2019 by Brad Yocum

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I began my career as a young 20-year-old in the mid-1990s working in the copy, print and imaging industry. At the time, office technology was just in its infancy. Creating a duplicate copy of an image was cutting edge. Sending pictures via fax was innovative....

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Posted in: Cybersecurity

Do You Need a Mobile Device Management Solution?

January 21st, 2019 by Function4

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The 21st century has already seen some astonishing advances in the technology sector, with new opportunities coming so fast that many businesses struggle to stay on top of changes. Mobile device management is one technology solution your organization...

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Posted in: Document Management, Business Technology

How to Win at Mobile Device Management

December 17th, 2018 by Function4

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The predictions were accurate—mobile workforce numbers continue to grow as companies realize the value of an agile staff with 24/7 access to business data. Here's why the most successful among these business leaders look to mobile device management to...

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Posted in: Business Technology

The Benefits of a Mobile Device Management Solution

November 26th, 2018 by Function4

Mobile Device Management

Allowing your employees to use personally-owned mobile devices for work doesn't mean that you have no say in how those devices are used. If you're too hands-off, a simple mistake by an employee could give hackers access to your company's confidential...

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Posted in: Business Technology

How Mobile Device Management Solutions Give You More Options

October 22nd, 2018 by Function4

Mobile Device Management

Your employees probably use their personally-owned mobile devices for at least some of their work. They may use them to check email, text co-workers about projects, or put meetings on their calendar. Rather than risk security issues when employees devise...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Do You Need a Mobile Device Management Partner?

October 1st, 2018 by Function4

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Personal mobile device usage is now so prevalent in company work environments that few question the practice. As more and more BYOD employees enter the workplace, Mobile Device Management professionals provide a wide variety of services to protect confidential...

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Posted in: Document Management, Business Technology

Choosing Managed IT Services for Healthcare

September 24th, 2018 by Function4

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Is your healthcare facility in the process of choosing a Managed IT Services provider? Well, there's a lot to take into consideration. From the level of support to specific services, it's critical to do some advanced research and take your time before...

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Mobile Device Management Challenges in the Healthcare Industry

September 10th, 2018 by Function4

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Mobile workers are expected to comprise nearly 75% of the workforce in the U.S. within the next two years. The healthcare sector can expect to see a similar trend, and controlling data access will become even more complicated than it is today. While...

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Posted in: Business Technology

4 Mobile Device Management Strategies for Your Business

August 6th, 2018 by Function4

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Want to get more value from each workday? Mobile device management can help by providing strategies for managing your company's BYOD (bring your own device) and COPE (corporate-owned, personally enabled) mobile strategies. Here's how mobile device management...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Increase Your Peace of Mind with IT Security Services

July 23rd, 2018 by Function4

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Owning and operating a business can be all-consuming, with little time left over for distractions; an IT security solution that isn't performing is a distraction you can live without. Allowing someone to manage your system for you may be a perfect solution...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Protect Your Data with a Mobile Device Management Solution

July 9th, 2018 by Function4

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A recent international survey by Check Point Software Technologies made it clear that businesses must step up their game when it comes to mobile device management. Their unsettling research of 850 firms revealed: No business was left untouched—each...

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Posted in: Cybersecurity

Mobile Device Management: Enabling Mobile Printing

June 4th, 2018 by Function4

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When it comes to managing your mobile devices, you've got a lot to focus on--but one thing you definitely won't want to overlook is mobile printing. This solution is innovative, flexible, and efficient, and it makes a great addition to any mobile fleet....

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Posted in: Cybersecurity

What Mobile Management Looks Like

April 23rd, 2018 by Function4

mobile management

Do you remember reading textbooks in school and not being able to imagine any of those things happening in real life? The same is true when it comes to business solutions like mobile management. If you can't visualize the processes and their benefits,...

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Posted in: Business Technology