Enterprise Mobility Security You Can’t Do Without

The ability to go mobile for your business is incredibly beneficial. There are so many opportunities open to you with tablets, laptops and smartphones. Employees can take their work with them anywhere with the help of cloud applications and sales professionals can keep their client relationships in great condition with a mobile CRM. But there is also great risk in enterprise mobility. Many companies put security on the back burner for a variety of reasons, but if your employees are mobile, you need the some basic enterprise mobility security in place. Photo Credit: miniyo73 / Foter / CC By Policy Management First thing’s first: you need to have a mobile…

This Earth Day, Go Green with Cloud Computing

Today is Earth Day, the perfect time to start thinking about your business’ impact on the environment. Housing or paying for large hardware data centers is not the most environmentally-friendly way of storing your data. Instead, learn about how the cloud is a sustainable solution for your data storage. Photo credit: maf04 / Foter / CC BY Fewer Machines Are Used When you transfer your data over to the cloud, you can say goodbye to a room full of hardware. Cloud computing uses a remote server system with a much larger capacity. A cloud provider can host the same capacity as an entire data center on one server. Less energy…

The Benefits of Cloud Computing for Government

Cloud computing is growing exponentially, but many entities still have reservations about using the cloud for their data management and data storage.Many local governments fear that the cloud is unsecure and expensive, but there are just some of many misconceptions about the cloud. It is important for local governments to understand the benefits of cloud computing. Photo credit: Seansie / Foter / CC BY Increased Security The root of reservations about switching to the cloud comes from a misguided belief that the cloud is insecure. Many imagine a private, enterprise cloud the same way they view the cloud storage on their phones. Yet the enterprise cloud that a government would…

The Benefits of CRM for Records and Information Management Month

April is known as Records and Information Management Month, areas MDL Technology specializes in. An excellent way to keep track of customer or client records and information is by using a customer relationship management (CRM) system. There are many benefits to using a CRM system for your data. Photo credit: Sean MacEntee / Foter / CC BY Improve Customer Service A CRM allows you to put all of your customer information in one place that is easy to search through and access. You can also track all interactions the customer had with your brand, from purchasing products to every question they have had after calling in to customer service. When…

Happy World Backup Day! Tips for Backing Up Your Business Data

March 31 is known internationally as World Backup Day, a holiday that reminds everyone in the digital age how important it is to backup data in case of an emergency. At MDL Technology, this holiday is widely celebrated! Backing up data is one of our specialties and we want to make sure you celebrate this day the most efficient way possible by giving you tips on backing up your business data. Photo credit: FutUndBeidl / Foter / CC BY Create a Plan Before you can start to backup your data, you need to come up with a plan for your data. Traditional backup where everything is put on a separate…

The Benefits of Cloud Computing for Construction Companies

Technology has been a constant in the construction industry since the 1990s when companies realized how much of their resources were wasted on paper plans and mailing proofs, as Microsoft reminds us. Cloud computing is the next step in the construction industry’s technology era, yet 30 percent of construction companies are still hesitant to make the leap as of a 2013 study by Sefaira. Once you migrate, the benefits of cloud computing are known immediately. Photo credit: JD Hancock / Foter / CC BY Cost Savings The first and arguably most important benefit you are going to see from cloud computing is the cost savings. Eighty-two percent of companies that…

How to Avoid cyber monday scams and keep your computer and mobiles devices secure for the holiday seasons

How to Avoid cyber monday scams and keep your computer and mobiles devices secure for the holiday seasons Cyber Monday is quickly creeping up on shoppers who want to grab the best deals possible from the favorite online retailers. But it also means cyber criminals are busy putting together their holiday lists of websites and shoppers to target. Photo credit: Vanderelbe.de / Foter / CC BY-SA Each year, more and more shoppers fall prey to “unbeatable deals” that are actually false links for hackers to gain access to your information to do holiday shopping of their own. Pop ups looking like they are from popular online retailers like Amazon can…

A Prescription To Avoid Computer Viruses

A Prescription To Avoid Computer Viruses We’ve talked a lot lately about different kinds of computer viruses out there that could be lurking and waiting to attack your computer. From Ebola to Jimmy Kimmel, you never can be too sure of what’s safe and what’s dangerous. So we’ve compiled a list (a prescription of sorts) of ways you can be vigilant in keeping your computer, files and personal information safe. Photo credit: IntelFreePress / Foter / CC BY According to AngiesList, the number one way you can protect your computer from hackers is to not use the same password over and over again. You’ve probably seen a lot about company…