• Irony of Things: Will The Real IoTs Please Stand Up

    By: mindSHIFT Technologies on Friday, March 10, 2017
    The Internet of Things is taking over our lives. From smart phones to bracelets that count your steps, it seems every new product has some piece of software or network connectivity making it a “smart” device. While these gadgets add convenience to our lives, there are security risks in using them if you do not have a general understanding of how to stay safe. Here is a list of precautions you should be taking to protect yourself and your devices from malicious intruders.

  • Becoming Cloud Minded

    By: mindSHIFT Technologies on Monday, March 6, 2017
    Variations of cloud-based business solutions have been around since the early 2000s. And as businesses large and small seek around-the-clock, secure access to email, computer networks, and software, studies show “the cloud” has become a preferred solution for improving operational and cost efficiency. Learn the top three primary drivers for the move to the cloud.

  • Preventing an IT Crisis: 8 Things to Know Before Your IT Guy Quits

    By: mindSHIFT Technologies on Monday, February 27, 2017
    Is your business currently running shop with one IT guy? Solo IT guys have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders and it isn’t atypical for them to quit abruptly out of frustration.  Are you prepared? Here is a list of the things you need to know about your network prior to your solo IT guy’s inevitable departure. Get a plan in place before crisis strikes.

  • Security In Schools - Three Things To Consider

    By: mindSHIFT Technologies on Thursday, February 23, 2017
    IT in schools has changed at an unparalleled pace over the last decade, as have the needs of students, teachers and administrators. These changes require schools to think about and build stronger and smarter IT infrastructures that support learning, administration and the growing expectation of internet access anywhere over any device.  Because security is one of the biggest challenges every school faces, here are some security best practices to help education technology leaders address the challenge.

  • Hybrid Clouds: Why Most Businesses are Best-Suited for One

    By: mindSHIFT Technologies on Monday, February 13, 2017
    If you create, use, store or retrieve data, you're almost certainly already using a hybrid cloud. If you're not, you should probably give it serious consideration. Learn why most businesses are best-suited for a hybrid cloud when it comes to cost, security and flexibility. 

  • Enterprise Cloud Backup Made Easy

    By: mindSHIFT Technologies on Monday, February 6, 2017

    Thinking about moving some or all of your company backups to the cloud but aren’t sure where to begin? Cloud backup options have become faster and more affordable over the past two years. A little proactive research can help make the jump into the cloud easy.

  • So Serious About Security For Customers We Built Our Own Data Center

    By: mindSHIFT Technologies on Monday, January 30, 2017

    Data security, infrastructure investment ROI and maintenance concerns – you have a lot on your plate. If your business is having a tough time transitioning to the cloud – or second-guessing its decision to do so – worry no more: mindSHIFT built its own data center to meet your unique security needs.

  • Make 2017 the Year You Think Strategically About IT

    By: mindSHIFT Technologies on Monday, January 23, 2017

    With a solid IT strategy as your roadmap and the year 2017 quickly approaching, your IT department can contribute significant business value, help your organization gain a competitive edge and collaborate with other business units to help move them forward.

    Even if your 2017 IT budget has already been approved, it’s not too late to define strategy that will deliver business value. After all, solid IT strategy supports the organization’s goals, but should have the flexibility to accommodate new business priorities, especially ones that increase efficiency, drive growth and reduce costs.

    Make 2017 the year everyone in the IT department is moving in the same direction. Make 2017 the year you think strategically about IT. 

  • 10 Best Practices for High Performance Classroom Networks

    By: John Stewart, mindSHIFT Technologies on Tuesday, January 3, 2017
    With the ever increasing use of digital technology in the classroom, it’s critical for education leaders to have a plan to address the requirements of today and the future. 

    This blog outlines the strategic, tactical and planning considerations for improving the network infrastructure in your classrooms.

  • Modernize Your School’s IT Infrastructure with Help from the E-rate Program

    By: John Stewart, mindSHIFT Technologies on Tuesday, January 3, 2017
    There’s a lot of good news for K-12 schools, charter schools and libraries looking to utilize E-rate funds in the coming years. The E-rate Modernization Order was announced by the FCC to revamp the education technology funding program. 

    This blog outlines the key changes in the FCC’s E-rate modernization order. 

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