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The risks of company laptops: How technology insurance can help

The risks of company laptops: How technology insurance can help

Laptops can be convenient, but they can be equally as dangerous. Businesses that deploy laptops to employees must be able to capitalize on their benefits while alleviating their risks. They tend to have more processing power than a smartphone or a tablet so you can do more with them. This makes laptops a perfect machine to use both in an office setting and on the go. However, if an employee were to do his or ...
Why businesses should always expect the unexpected

Why businesses should always expect the unexpected

Being caught off guard is one of the biggest worries we have as individuals, and that concern translates over to business. Many of history's biggest incidents—natural disasters especially—had the lasting impact they did because they were unexpected. At the very least, they were not expected to reach the magnitude they did, so people affected by them were unprepared. Hurricane Katrina is a prime example of an incident where people and businesses were not prepared ...
Why older technology systems could put organizations at greater risk

Why older technology systems could put organizations at greater risk

The idea of adopting the latest technology at your organization is always going to be tempting. Anyone who watched Apple unveil its latest iPad and Mac Pro last month knows how cool the latest gadgets look, which is why many organizations have at least thought about evaluating new tech vendors and adopting innovative products and services. However, in an uncertain economy, procuring Mac Pros and deploying iPad Airs to all employees  may seem like ...
How to ensure the success of your disaster recovery site

How to ensure the success of your disaster recovery site

Implementing a disaster recovery system may require the construction of a specific site used to manage recovery efforts across your organization. This could be a source of information when standard systems shut down or a source of power or any other resources required to keep a company running should an incident occur that puts operations in jeopardy. Of course, simply having a recovery site might not be enough, as an article in Forbes pointed ...
Study: Injury prevention professionals in Canada are more likely to get hurt

Study: Injury prevention professionals in Canada are more likely to get hurt

Theoretically, those who practice safety and injury prevention are less likely to get hurt as a result of an accident. This should be particularly true in the workplace, which is why organizations spend time and money teaching best practices as they pertain to the safety of workers. However, in at least one instance, those who go above and beyond to protect themselves are no safer than those who don't. In fact, they are actually ...
Buying the new iPad for your business? Consider technology insurance first

Buying the new iPad for your business? Consider technology insurance first

Next month, Apple will ship the latest versions of its popular iPad device. The iPad Air is the next generation of the standard-sized tablet and the iPad Mini is receiving an upgrade from last fall's inaugural version of the down-sized device. Both contain new features and increased functionality, and each will be hot commodities in the business technology space.  According to a recent report, Apple is growing rapidly in the mobile enterprise market, which means ...
One year later, businesses still trying to recover from Sandy

One year later, businesses still trying to recover from Sandy

This week marks a major anniversary across the country, particularly in the Northeast. It was one year ago when Hurricane Sandy touched down on New York and New Jersey, devastating the region with unfathomable levels of damage.  Today, one year later, things are still not back to normal. In fact, a number of businesses are still looking to return to the way things used to be and are finding it difficult to get there.  Mark Pinsky, ...
Preparing for an event in a risky climate? Better have the right insurance

Preparing for an event in a risky climate? Better have the right insurance

Organizations in California, Nevada or Arizona don't have to worry too much about snow or ice, but it's always best to prepare for any weather-related incident that could impact business.  The Northeast is getting set for an unprecedented sporting event for the region this February, as the Super Bowl—typically reserved for warm weather cities—will be played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Traditionally, businesses benefit tremendously when the local stadium hosts the big game. The ...
Mobile applications can help businesses prepare for a natural disaster

Mobile applications can help businesses prepare for a natural disaster

Today, just about everything we do in our lives can be assisted with mobile technology. Smartphones and tablets are just about everywhere: at home, on our commute and in the office. Developers are constantly breaking down the barriers of technology limitations and constructing solutions that can make virtually every aspect of our daily routine easier to manage.  These days, mobile applications can even help business owners prepare for natural disasters.  One of the biggest concerns of ...
Prepping future generations for the construction industry

Prepping future generations for the construction industry

Planning for the future is essential for businesses of all sizes and in any industry. For California construction companies, some have a slightly different tactic to try and garner interest in younger generations. According to the Press Democrat, 1,100 middle and high school students were able to get a first-hand experience of the daily routine of a construction worker at last week's Careers in Construction Expo at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building. Sponsored by ...

 

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