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How to Set Up a Productive, Collaborative Home Office

The infrastructure and environment requirements for today’s remote workforce

How to Set Up a Productive, Collaborative Home Office

According to a recent survey, 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely. By 2020, projections estimate that mobile workers will account for nearly three quarters (72.3%) of the total U.S. workforce.  Mobile devices and simple, yet sophisticated, collaborative tools have enabled today’s workforce to effectively work from anywhere – an airplane, a hotel room or a well-appointed home office. Remote work is a boon to productivity and can lead to higher efficiency and lower turnover. Not only does it attract younger workers, it keeps older workers in the workforce longer. So, the benefits are many but establishing a remote environment that represents the employer’s brand while providing a productive, collaborative space for the employee requires more than plugging in a laptop. 

TAGS: collaborative technologies | home network | home office | mobile device | remote worker | remote workplace | video conferencing

How often should you replace your smoke detectors?

What you may not know about smoke alarms

How often should you replace your smoke detectors?

You made a wise decision years ago to install smoke detectors throughout your West Michigan home or business, keeping your family and property safe in the event of a fire. As the seasons passed, you’ve changed the batteries as recommended, but did you know that those trusted detectors actually have a shelf life? 

TAGS: fire prevention | fire safety | home security | smoke alarms | Smoke detectors

Use It or Lose It. Do You Have Extra Money in Your 2017 Budget?

Use It or Lose It. Do You Have Extra Money in Your 2017 Budget?

As 2017 draws to a close, so does the availability of the money allocated for 2017 spending. The New Year brings opportunities to upgrade infrastructure, increase productivity through updated collaborative technologies and enhance your brand through dynamic lobby displays and improvements to customer-facing spaces. 

TAGS: collaborative technologies | digital signage | digital upgrade | Experience Center | Huddle Rooms | Meeting Spaces | ROI | TCO | Technology budget | technology improvements | video conferencing

Put Your Smart Home to Work

How your technology systems can keep your home safe this season

Put Your Smart Home to Work

Throughout the year we strive to keep you abreast of the latest in technologies and trends. 2017 has seen the adoption of integrated voice control, amazing advances in LEDs, incredible strides in virtual reality and so much more! Our smart homes are getting smarter and smarter, but how can we use their features to make our homes safer? Here are some simple ways to put your home automation system to work, ensuring you and your family a happy, healthy and safe holiday season. 

TAGS: Holiday safety | Home Automation | Home Security | safety tips