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Are eSims the Next Face of Cellular Connectivity?
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eSim is a new technology from GSM Alliance that seeks to face out the proprietary SIM cards used in cellular phones. But what does it entail and what’s in it for mobile subscribers?

 

What are eSims?

An eSim, which is the acronym of embedded Subscriber Identity Module (SIM), is a piece of technology that contains information that authenticates the mobile user’s identity to a network operator or carrier. Unlike the typical SIM cards, it is built into the phone’s mainboard to allow connectivity

The embedded chip is compatible with multiple carriers, in spite of...

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Getting to Understand the Digital Workplace
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We live in an age where workplaces are becoming more than just physical spaces that are occupied by workers. Workplaces today are connected environments that provide instant access to a majority of things that employees need. Lines between the place where work takes place and the physical office are becoming blurred, acting as a distinction between professional and personal lives. This, in short, is a scenario of a digital workplace, and planning the digital workplace is what many companies are doing today.

 

Digital workplace defined

A digital workplace is a concept describing how...

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New WhatsApp Business instant messaging service
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Long popular with individuals, WhatsApp enjoys widespread appeal due to its intuitive interface and free pricing model. Now, the popular online text messaging provider has launched a new text message service for businesses. Here, we look at how WhatsApp Business could boost customer communication and benefit entrepreneurs, decision-makers and professionals in small and medium-sized companies – in almost every sector. 
 

Introduction to WhatsApp Business

According to a company announcement, a new verification process will confirm that telephone numbers match authentic...

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The Need for Strong Security Measures In BYOD Programs
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Many companies are implementing the concept of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) as smartphone ownership increases heavily among consumers. BYOD refers to employees using personal devices for business-related activities by integrating them with a company’s software, hardware and networks. BYOD programs have been integral in boosting employee efficiency, cost savings and productivity. However, having employees access business information on their tablets or smartphone poses certain security threats. An nterprise can put in place various measures to curb these threats.

 

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How to Choose a Fitting Business Laptop
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Finding the proper laptop is often a challenging task given the extensive range of options available in the market. An ideal business laptop should perfectly balance productivity, reliability and portability. Price is also a critical aspect, but this only matters if you are interested in high performance. The following are some of the key specifications to evaluate when shopping for a business laptop: 

 

1. Operating system

The operating system (OS) is the platform on which the computer operates. The main variants in the market are Windows, Mac and Linux. For business purposes, ...

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Why are Android Users Switching to iOS Systems?
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It is a well-established fact that Android and iOS have been doing battle for a number of years in regards to which is the better overall operating system. However, it is beginning to look like iOS might be gaining ground and attracting more users. Why is this the case and what can we expect in the coming months?

 

The Security Issue

The rise of malware and spyware dictates that users are more keenly aware of potential security vulnerabilities than ever before. Unfortunately, Android has been a bit late in the game when addressing this issue. iOS systems have always been restrictive in...

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Protecting Your Smartphone From Meltdown & Spectre
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While Intel has been dominating headlines after a kernel bug affected most of its processors putting users of Windows and Mac at risk, the major security flaws referred to as Meltdown and Spectre can also affect ARM processors which power iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads and Android smartphones. Here is what you need to know about the flaws:

 

What are Meltdown and Spectre?

These are security flaws that were recently discovered by Google security researchers in collaboration with others. Google notes that even if Android phones are vulnerable, exploitation has been...

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How to Make Desk Sharing Work
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The idea of desk sharing has been in discussion over years and is still questionable. We humans are naturally territorial, but when it comes to sharing in business, it becomes a fundamental aspect. Considering the traditional office system where a specific staff is assigned a desk, occupancy hardly goes past 60%. This results in underutilization – desk sharing on the other hand can achieve higher percentages. However, adopting desk sharing can be tricky. This calls for the need to create awareness among employees on the importance of desk sharing. Here some of the main principles...

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5 Tips to prolong the battery life of your laptop
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Knowing how to prolong the battery life of your laptop can be a lifesaver, especially when working on those critical projects. Here are some handy tips you can use:

 

1. Learn the built-in options available

Most of the laptops come with built-in power saving options you can tweak to prolong battery life. In the power options, you can tweak some of the defaults to ensure your laptop only uses the power it needs. Some laptops also come with battery maintenance tools which you can use to tweak how your laptop uses power.

 

2. Disable ports and unused devices

It is recommended to...

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Does mobile tech improve or reduce productivity?
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Does mobile tech equate to increased productivity? This seems to be the common assumption among most businesses. They tend to cultivate the myth that the use of mobile technology results in increased productivity. This is one of the reasons why the trend of mobile workplaces continues to rise. Thus, it is no surprise why there is a mobile work strategy (such as the use of apps) in place in more than 90% of organizations.

 

The case against mobile technology in offices

Businesses need to understand that mobile technology in itself does not increase productivity, but rather it creates...

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