Managing BYOD in Schools

BYOD, or bring your own device, is a common practice in offices. This trend is now popping up in schools as well. BYOD means that students bring their own devices (laptops, smartphones, or tablets) and access the Internet or school network by the school’s WiFi connection. Schools can require specifications–such as RAM, software, and hardware–for […]

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Our Kids Online: Building & Protecting Their Digital Footprints

Every parent worries about their child online, and with good reason. With an excess of security and data breaches lately, it’s clear that many adults do not how to properly and/or safely use the Internet. How can we expect our kids, who have so much to learn and much more growing and developing to do, […]

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Online Classes Aren’t As Bad As You Think

A recent survey found that students who have not taken an online course are increasingly interested in the opportunity to do so. These students cited a desire to have more control over their learning and believing that they will get more support from an online teacher. Those surveyed felt that math and foreign language were their top […]

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Technology in Education: Improving Lives or Inhibiting Growth?

Technology in education has been a highly-debated topic. As schools add technology into their curriculum, there are those that praise the adjustment and those that believe it is not conducive to the learning environment. Time and time again, we’ve been told that too much technology is bad for a child’s development and social growth. If […]

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Cloud Services In a Nutshell

Cloud services, from communication to data storage, is a great solution that can be customized to fit any size business. No matter what you use it for, cloud services provide you with the following: Quality service Rapid speed User-friendly experience, regardless of technical knowledge Ability to have as much or as little control of your service/maintenance […]

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Heart Tees It Up For The Troops

On Monday, August 24, Heart Technologies joined Tee It Up for the Troops for a day of golfing and honoring those who serve our country. Tee It Up For The Troops is a non-profit organization established in 2005 to support military families. The Peoria group’s efforts support “the Wounded Warriors, for Families of Servicemen and […]

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Should We Hang Up on the Idea of Office Phones?

Office phones have been on the decline since 2008. For many businesses, they believe that switching to communications systems that integrate your employees’ smartphones and other devices. Understandably so, really. According to Pew Research, about 64% of American adults own a smartphone. These phones offer so many features and capabilities that can keep your employees connected […]

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What Business Phone System Is Best For You?

Every business needs a phone system. Is your business using the best phone system for your needs? You owe it to yourself to find out! Check out our quiz for your recommendation: NOTE: This quiz is a generalization, based upon what you said best describes your business. The best solution for your needs can only be […]

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What You Can Expect With Your Cloud Communications Services

Are you looking into cloud communication services? Of course you are, because there are so many stellar qualities to cloud communications. Voice Quality Is there anything more annoying than calls where you can barely hear the person on the other line? Probably not. When it comes to customer service, this can also be a huge make-or-break […]

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