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Gareth Madden, Sales Director, MJ Flood Technology

Six things to consider before devising your mobility strategy

By Gareth Madden, unhealthy sales director with MJ Flood Technology

Tablet PC with cloud of application icons flying arroundEmbrace Mobile………….. You really have to.  And that’s not just us saying it.  Every piece of research screams mobile and business organisations are taking new products and services to market with a ‘mobile first’ mentality.

Take Three’s recent report on the use of smartphones in the business community.  Over half of respondents said their smartphone is the single most important piece of technology allowing them to do their job.  And a whopping 70 per cent of business people use smartphones every day.

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Guido Marchetti of MJ Flood Technology talks mobility strategy

Is devising mobility strategy a walk in the park?

by Guido Marchetti, Office 365 Specialist for O2 Telefonica, MJ Flood Technology

We all know that users are demanding greater access to computing resources and applications on the fly, but what does this mean for organisations that must meet the clamour for greater working flexibility from staff?

Falling PC and laptop sales year on year, coupled with the explosion in other form factor devices such as mobile smart /tablet devices are a testament to the growth in the mobility industry.   Organisations of all sizes need to take a close look at mobility and assess how well they are equipped to deal with this rising tide of change.

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Why I love my Windows Phone 8

By Guido Marchetti, Office 365 Specialist for O2 Telefonica, MJ Flood Technology.

It’s all about the latest and greatest smart phone.  Apple and Android are without question the dominant market forces, for now.  Apple clearly captured first mover advantage with its market leading and trend setting iPhone. Equally, Android has a number of manufacturers producing simply stunning devices, the best of which in my opinion, is probably the Samsung.

And then there is Microsoft’s offering which has undergone quite a number of reincarnations over the years.  Microsoft could be accused of having a few ‘false starts’ under their belt with their mobile platforms, but their latest, Windows Phone 8, could be about to change all that.

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Guido Marchetti of MJ Flood Technology talks mobility strategy

Decisions, decisions. How to choose the best mobile device for me

Guido Marchetti, Office 365 Specialist for O2 Telefonica, MJ Flood Technology on choosing the right mobile device.

In an ever changing and dynamic market, we find ourselves under continuous bombardment from a plethora of mobile devices.   Choosing the right mobile device is a maze.  Which operating system, which manufacturer and which model to choose?  These devices are now a core part of our life with many of us accessing web-based services daily via our mobile devices rather than traditional desktop hardware such as a PC or laptop.

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Guido Marchetti of MJ Flood Technology talks mobility strategy

Mobilising the desktop – the ultimate in mobile working

By Guido Marchetti, Office 365 Specialist for O2 Telefonica, MJ Flood Technology

It could be just another one of those buzzwords, regularly trotted out by the technology industry as the next big thing.  So what do we mean when we say mobilising the desktop?

It’s all about giving employees the tools to stay as productive on the move as in the office.  It could be the ultimate in mobile working.   But it’s not as simple as giving them a smart phone or tablet and sending them on their way with a pat on the back.

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The Rise of the “Digital Native”

By Guido Marchetti, Office 365 Specialist for O2 Telefonica, MJ Flood Technology

At this year’s Microsoft Partner Conference in Toronto, I was lucky enough to sit in on a presentation from Gartner analyst, Tiffani Bova.  Entitled “Reading the Tea Leaves”, it was a compelling and insightful session, which introduced the concept of the “Digital Native” – a term she applies to a demographic, which currently forms a large part of the workforce and will form the majority in the next 10 – 15 years.

So who are the “Digital Natives” and why are they important?

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New Microsoft Surface Tablet could be a good fit for Irish Business

by Paul Caffrey, Office 365 Specialist for O2 Telefonica, MJ Flood Technology

Looking for a powerful alternative to the iPad that can run Windows software?

Microsoft have the answer, thanks to their venture into the tablet computing market due for release later this year.

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Guido Marchetti of MJ Flood Technology talks mobility strategy

Is cloud computing changing our work culture?

by Guido Marchetti, Office 365 Specialist for O2 Telefonica, MJ Flood Technology

Cloud computing is becoming more than just a buzz word and a talking point over that first cup of coffee in the morning.  It is quickly becoming an accepted standard for IT infrastructure.

All of the business benefits of availability, find accessibility and reliability are key elements driving the adoption of cloud services such as Office 365.  But within the concept of accessibility, there is an opportunity to boost productivity and allow employees work from anywhere.

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