The 2013 holiday buying season is in full swing. During this time of year, store shelves and warehouses are filled with lots of new and exciting technology products ready to be delivered into millions of homes across America. Hot items include tablets, smartphones, laptops, and other gear like streaming media players or Bluetooth speakers.

These tech gadgets are at the top of the list for consumers who will inevitably want to bring their new devices to work in 2014. We live in the age of “bring your own device” (BYOD) to work and businesses large and small need to learn how to accommodate and support their employees’ electronics while protecting valuable data.

BYOD looks different for every company and using a “one-size-fits-most” approach can do more harm than good. Evaluating the needs of your employees and different departments is a good place to start. Having an established IT environment to support all of these devices is crucial.

Factors to Consider for Your IT Environment

Do you need to upgrade your in-house wireless network? Does your business need more cabling? Should you move to the cloud? Is an IT professional in place to handle troubleshooting on the spot? Are the proper security measures in place to protect your data? Using a professional IT company can help support your company and the new IT gadgets that may work their way into your workplace from the 2013 holiday buying season.



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