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Is your business phone holding you back? Future Proof with Hosted PBX

Smart phones have become a deeply rooted part of our culture. Regardless of your daily routine, chances are you will find scores of people talking, texting, tweeting, surfing, working or playing on a mobile device. Phones have become our lifelines to the outside world. Many of us stand in line for hours awaiting the newest yearly upgrade, if only to show our friends how tragically hip we are. Then, once every app imaginable has been downloaded on our new device, we begin to argue brand supremacy as if we are debating politics or college basketball. The ironic part of it all, however, is that while many of us will flaunt the superiority of an iPhone over an Android, many businesses continue to run their organizations on antiquated phone technology dating back to the Reagan administration.

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Device Radiation Report Will Likely Promote More Scams

A recent study by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) has, after years of study, linked cell phone use to brain cancer.  Whether you agree or feel the study is flawed, phones and tablets emit a certain amount of radiation regardless, and other studies show that at least half of that can be absorbed into your head and body. As a result, you are likely to see more “new” products coming online that will claim to help you reduce the amount of radiation that makes it to your brain.  Some have been labeled as scams by the FTC, and others are still under review.  Here’s a look at two devices that have been vetted.

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One in Two Children Hide Risky Online Behavior from Parents

Kapersky Lab recently published a study, “Growing Up Online: What Kids Conceal,” the first part of its global study into the behaviors of children online and constant connectivity impacts the way they communicate and leverage technology every day.  In fact, 51% of American children admit to being online almost constantly, a number that boggles the minds of many parents. In this new world where the Internet and connected devices play such a big role, parents are faced with a difficult question: How do you ensure children are raised in a secure and safe environment without intruding on their privacy? According to the survey (conducted by Kaspersky Lab and the iconKids & Youth agency), almost half of children (44%) worldwide hide potentially dangerous online activity from their parents, and that number rises to 57% in the U.S.

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Should you care if Gartner says a vendor is cool? Who made the list for 2016?

Gartner is well-known for its Magic Quadrants that detail the leaders and players in a given market. However, in recent years the firm has also started a new series called “Cool Vendors.” According to Gartner, “Cool Vendors in 2013 are exploiting the Nexus of Forces of cloud computing, social, mobile, and information to challenge long-held assumptions and significant investments in traditional IT. These cool vendors are transforming the way businesses operate and consumers engage with technology.”

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