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Business AppsYou don’t need to purchase and install business apps individually across your fleet of iPhones and iPads. Apple makes it easy to manage them all in one place.

Managing apps on your own device is easy enough. However, life becomes more complicated when you’re asking staff to install business apps – whether on work-issued or BYOD devices. Thankfully, Apple offers business tools that take the headaches out of purchasing, deploying and managing iOS apps.

Mobile Device Management

You’ll find a range of third-party Mobile Device Management (MDM) apps for iOS. These let you remotely configure devices, enforce security policies and protect business data. Many also let you send push notifications to users directing them to install the apps you’ve... Read More

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iPad Business AccessoriesiPads are amazingly versatile business tools, but with the right iPad business accessories you can make them even more useful whether you’re working around the office or out on the road.

Case in point

A sturdy case makes for a wise investment to protect your precious tablet from rough and tumble. However, you should also look for extra features to help make you more productive.

Some cases are extra sturdy, designed to protect against water and dust as well as bumps and scratches. They also feature large handles to make it easy to keep a tight grip on your tablet, along with connectors on the back for attaching to a hands-free mount.

Others feature a flexible stand for resting the iPad on any... Read More

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PC PerformanceThere’s no point in saving a few dollars on hardware if it’s not up to the job. You’ll pay the price for poor PC performance every day in lost productivity.

A great desktop computer is the cornerstone of workplace productivity. If your staff have time to make a coffee while they wait for their computer to boot in the morning, or everyday tasks leave them staring at a frozen screen, then it’s time to upgrade.

This is where renting office PCs makes a lot of sense, making it easier to upgrade so you’re not stuck with old computers which are past their use by date.

Plenty of grunt

These days even entry-level business PCs for performing basic office tasks should feature at least an Intel Core i5 processor. You’ll also want a... Read More

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apple handoffApple’s smartphones, tablets, watches and Macs are designed to work in unison. Everything is synced so you can easily jump between devices to stay productive through the day.

“Continuity” covers a family of Apple sync features. These include Handoff, Universal Clipboard, iPhone Cellular Calls, SMS/MMS messaging, Instant Hotspot and Auto Unlock. The idea is to make your transition between devices as seamless as possible. With this achieved, you can get straight back to work.

Handoff is one of the most useful in terms of productivity. It goes far beyond the basic sync features offered by some cloud services. To use Handoff and other Continuity features, each device must be signed into iCloud with the same... Read More

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data breach reportingSecurity issues don’t just put your business at risk. They also threaten the privacy and security of your partners and clients. For this reason, Australia is introducing mandatory data breach reporting.

There have been a string of high-profile data breaches in recent years. Some businesses need to do more to protect their sensitive data from intruders – especially client data.

Many businesses have been less than forthcoming regarding their lapses of security. Affected clients have been put at greater risk as they don’t realise their information may have been compromised. Often, this disregard for customer security has more of an impact on a business’s reputation than the... Read More

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