Wrangle your paper documents with a free MaxxDocs account

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It's no secret that the paperless office we were promised at the start of the PC revolution has yet to actually materialize. In spite of all of the technology at our fingertips, most people are still organizing and filing reams of physical documents on a regular basis. MaxxDocs wants to change that, and it is offering its document management system for free to small businesses in the United States and Canada.

The new free version of MaxxDocs includes up to five named users and works with a wide variety of standard scanners. You can store up to 10,000 documents with the free MaxxDocs.

MaxxDocs is offering a new free service for small businesses and educational institutions.
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Citrix streamlines mobile productivity with new XenMobile

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In case you haven’t been paying attention, the rules for IT admins have changed. Companies generally don’t call the shots any more for which technologies are used by employees, and the boundaries of the network have all but disappeared. Citrix recognizes this culture shift and believes the latest release of its XenMobile platform is just what companies need.

XenMobile itself isn’t new. Citrix has been in the enterprise mobility management game for some time now. The new XenMobile, however, includes a number of new features and capabilities that make it easier for IT admins to manage and simpler for employees to use.

You can join a meeting or call from your mobile device with a single tap.
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Survey: younger employees break the rules and put your company at risk

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Despite the freewheeling autononmy implied by the "bring your own device" movement, companies that embrace the consumerization of IT still have policies in place to govern the management and security of those devices. According to a new survey from Fortinet, though, a majority of younger employees are more than willing to ignore those policies if they don’t agree with them.

Fortinet survey finds younger workers more willing to break the tech rules.

Fortinet surveyed 3,200 individuals between the ages of 21 and 32 in 20 countries. The respondents were all college graduates, employed full-time, who own their own smartphone, tablet, and/or laptop.

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Good Technology helps businesses break the BlackBerry habit

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BlackBerry has been in a death spiral, and it’s immediate future is a mystery. That is cause for concern for companies that rely on BlackBerry, and has forced businesses to start considering an exit strategy. But the real challenge is finding an alternate platform that doesn’t compromise on security. Good Technology thinks it has the solution.

Choosing another smartphone platform is simple. Android and iOS are the leading platforms, and Windows Phone is a distant, but certainly viable, runner up. The challenge is finding a platform that can meet the same needs in terms of security, especially for companies in sensitive and highly-regulated industries like finance or healthcare.

Good for Enterprise can help companies transition off of BlackBerry.
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Safari sets the bar for mobile browser usability

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People are increasingly relying on smartphones and tablets for their computing needs, which means that those users also depend on the mobile browser for their Web surfing. A new survey from FixYa compiles customer input to rank how users feel about the different mobile browser options.

There are other browser apps available for the various mobile platforms, but the report from FixYa focuses on the top five: Stock Android, Safari, Opera, Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Of those five, Safari stands out in two categories: market share and usability ranking.

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Safari blows the mobile browser competition away in both market share and usability.
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Logitech P710e mobile speakerphone lets you conference like a pro

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The mobile workforce faces a challenge. Smartphones and tablets work fine for most business purposes, but handheld devices with tiny microphones and speakers are not ideal for audio and video conferencing. Logitech is seeking to remedy that with the new P710e mobile speakerphone.

Logitech designed the P710e to enable mobile workers to engage in audio and video conference sessions as if they were sitting at their office desk or in the conference room. The speakerphone provides hands-free operation with optimal positioning for a mobile device, so the display is at a good viewing angle and the forward-facing camera is focused on your face.

The Logitech P710e lets you take enterprise-class audio and video conferencing anywhere you go.
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Windows Phone Update 3: Five things that make it better for business

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Microsoft unveiled the next generation of the Windows Phone mobile operating system this week—blandly named “Update 3.” The new version of Microsoft’s smartphone platform contains a variety of updates and new features—many of which will make Windows Phone smartphones better for business users.

This isn’t a comparison against rival platforms. The barometer for “better” in this case is simply how it compares to the current or prior versions of the Windows Phone OS, and the value the new capabilities have from a business user perspective, not whether or not it’s “better” than Android or iOS. That said, for businesses or individuals weighing a decision for a new smartphone, these features could potentially sway you to choose Windows Phone.

Update 3 is another step in the evolution of Windows Phone as a business tool.
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