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The risks of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy

The risks of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy

The bring your own device (BYOD) strategy, which includes allowing employees to bring and use their own devices to the workplace, remains both a major opportunity and a challenge for enterprises. As it continues to thrive, you’ll need to develop an effective BYOD policy and follow the right approach to identifying both its benefits and risks.

The benefits of a bring your own device (BYOD) policy

The benefits of a bring your own device (BYOD) policy

Mobile technology has drastically changed the way we live. And just as many people have “cut the cord” in their homes and now rely on their smart devices, businesses are now adopting the bring your own device (BYOD) trend. This is because employers see that BYOD boosts productivity by reducing the time employees spend in transit and creating an “always-online” culture.

National Association for Business Resources Announced This Year’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® Winners in Boston

National Association for Business Resources Announced This Year’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® Winners in Boston

September 3, 2019 – Boston, MA — Companies that excel at employee relations, use innovation to motivate employees, implement creative compensation programs and more will be recognized by National Association for Business Resources (NABR) at the Boston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® symposium and awards gala on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the Westin Copley Place downtown Boston.

Understanding DFARS compliance: Overview & requirements

Understanding DFARS compliance: Overview & requirements

In order to legally operate, businesses must comply with certain requirements regarding their labor practices, safety procedures, and transactions. It's a no-brainer for management to make sure the company meets its legal obligations, because noncompliance of even the minimum requirements could result in missed opportunities and heavy penalties for certain industries.

3 Signs you need to upgrade your hardware

3 Signs you need to upgrade your hardware

Sooner or later, your hardware will become obsolete. Aging hardware poses a variety of direct and indirect costs that can chip away at cash flow and productivity, often without your knowledge. Looming expenses are frightening, but you can actually avoid these by simply updating your computer.

What are DFARS and NIST SP800-171?

What are DFARS and NIST SP800-171?

Cyberthreats are constantly evolving. Hackers are out in full force to exploit any opportunity they can to steal sensitive data. Although every organization is a potential target, government agencies and their suppliers are favorites, particularly for state-sponsored attacks conducting cyberwarfare. Unsurprisingly, the US Federal Government is a proverbial data gold mine with a wealth of ...

Business software stacks: How do I choose the best for my business?

Business software stacks: How do I choose the best for my business?

Not all software companies offer innovative solutions when it comes to platforms. Nowadays, choosing the right technologies and tools, such as the right software stack, is an important part of the architectural challenges. A software stack, or solutions stack, is a set of software components that comprise a platform; it generally includes operating systems and/or runtime environments, a database, ...

Windows 7 end of life preparation guide checklist

Windows 7 end of life preparation guide checklist

As a business owner or IT manager, you should seriously think about transitioning to Windows 10 because on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will officially end all technical support for Windows 7. This means no more security updates, paid support, and customer service. You can still use the product, but at your own risk.

Spotlight on Talent: Alex Piazza

Spotlight on Talent: Alex Piazza

With no previous experience in Tech/IT, Alex Piazza joined Charles IT in February of 2019 and has already moved his way up the ladder from Intern to Desktop Support Specialist! We caught up with Alex to share his insights on his time here at Charles IT, and to help inspire others to join in on the fun.

What the Windows 7 end of life means for businesses

What the Windows 7 end of life means for businesses

What will happen on January 14, 2020?