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Smart Phones – Which One is Best?

In May, Simplex-IT looked at the major Tablet platforms and reviewed their compatibility for business use. At June’s Lunchinar, we’re going to reprise that effort – but this time with Smart Phones!

They are all familiar names:  iPhones, Android, Windows and Blackberry phones.  But which one is best for business?  Which has the best features?  Which one is the easiest to support?

Perhaps the biggest questions is how do you decide which is the best choice for you?  Answer: Let Simplex-IT be your guide!  We’ll be taking each major Smart Phone platform through the paces.  We’ll show how each mobile device can (or can’t) accomplish what today’s business user needs to be able to do. We’ll also talk about some of the unseen features…security, backups and support options.

Smart Phones give you lots of choices.  Let Simplex-IT help you make the right one!

As always, there will be plenty of time for questions.

Simplex-IT’s popular monthly Lunchinars are always free, open to all and focused on sharing information. And, as a bonus, we will be awarding a door prize of Microsoft Office 2013 and Windows 8 to two lucky attendees. Free food AND free software – how awesome is that?

Where:                Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main Street, Hudson
When:                  June 19, 2013, from 11:30am-1:00pm

Seating is limited! To reserve yours, call 234.380.1277 or email John@Simplex-IT.com. Come join the fun!­­­

Extra! Extra! Extra!

We will once again be webcasting this LIVE event using Microsoft Lync. It’s free and it’s easy. If you can’t make the lunchinar in person but would like to listen in from the comfort and convenience of your office, contact us at the above numbers and we’ll send the details on how you can connect.

According to this November 6, 2012 press release by Gartner (Gartner, Inc. – NYSE: IT - the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company)  ”In 2016, two-thirds of the mobile workforce will own a smartphone, and 40 percent of the workforce will be mobile…Tablets will be the key accelerator to mobility. Gartner estimates that in 2012 purchases of tablets by businesses will reach 13 million units and will more than triple by 2016, to reach 53 million units.”

It’s pretty clear that the trend to be able to access one’s important documents from almost anywhere and on almost any device is driving businesses to increasingly incorporate smart phones and tablet computers into their IT strategy. In doing so, knowing the risks and rewards without compromising security will be a vital consideration.

So, are the traditional desktop and laptop computer on their way to extinction? Probably not, at least not anytime within the foreseeable future. But the trend is quite clear. Businesses will need to keep up with this rapidly changing technology or face compromising their competitiveness.

For as Bob Dylan sang back in the ’60s (I kinda remember the 60s!)
“you better start swimmin,’ Or you’ll sink like a stone,
For  the times they are a-changin”

We’re pleased to announce that our February 2011 Lunchinar, Smart Choices in Smart Phones for your Business, is now available online. For those of you who weren’t able to join us at Hattie’s Cafe you can now view the entire presentation through the Simplex-IT YouTube Channel. Even more convenient you can click on the embedded videos below and enjoy them right through our blog! Here they are:

Part 1: Topics covered include – The Main Players, Exchange capabilities, Blackberry and costs, encryption and security.

 

Part 2: featuring – DROIDS, remote wipes, apps, hidden costs & liabilities.

 

Part 3: topics are – Action Plan for Lost Devices, Steps to minimize risk, Bluetooth – risks and rewards, 4G or not 4G (that is the question!)

Part 4: Carrier preferences, international use, micro cells

So there you have it. Throw some popcorn in the microwave, kick your feet up and enjoy. And please let us know if you have any comments!

Simplex-IT invites you to a free Lunchinar, “Smart Choices in Smart Phones for Your Business”.

This presentation will review the benefits and challenges presented by iPhones, Droids, Windows Mobile 7 and Blackberry’s as they relate to business. Surprise, they are not all created equal!

Simplex-IT Senior Technician Kevin Dutkiewicz and President Bob Coppedge will provide their sage insight into important aspects of these devices you may have otherwise missed. Join us at Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main Street, Hudson OH from 11:30am-1:00pm on Wednesday, February 16 for this insightful look into this fast-moving segment of the business environment. Seats are limited, so please RSVP to John@Simplex-IT.com or 234.380.1277.

Join the growing group of business executives who each month enjoy a free meal along with Simplex-IT’s unique blending of business and IT expertise. See you there!