Mobile devices for your business | 5 Questions to consider

Professional mobile devices like tablets are growing in popularity across various industries. But have you wondered if they may benefit your business, as well? If so, how do you start using tablets and similar devices as professional tools?

We've outlined five questions to help you determine how mobile devices may fit into your business, IT system, and IT policies.

What is a Wattbox?

If your business is closed for the weekend, how do you know if your critical hardware is running correctly? Or do you come in Monday morning to an unpleasant surprise?

Often, the solution to a hardware issue is to reboot the equipment. For example, when something as complex as a server or firewall goes down, an IT field technician is often needed to reboot and examine the machine.

Do you need an uninterruptible power supply?

If your office experiences a power outage, what happens to your mission-critical hardware like switches, firewalls, routers, and servers? Do they suddenly blink off and need time to reboot? What happens to your data when the power goes out?

If you’ve lost time or discovered corrupted data due to a power outage, you know that, sometimes, IT is not as simple as turning a device off and on again.

What is an IT Roadmap?

You may have heard your IT provider mention your organization’s “IT Roadmap,” a document outlining your current IT setup and both short-term and long-term goals. If your provider has not mentioned roadmap, you may soon discover IT-related frustrations, including a drop in productivity and IT budgeting issues.