How can we make business mobility = productivity

Man on a phone call at night
There is no question that laptops, tablets and smartphones have moved from personal communication devices to necessary business tools. The flexibility to be as productive on the move as in the office is too enticing to ignore. Today’s business person not only wants, but needs immediate access to the necessary information and tools to make decisions whether at a customer location, in the boardroom or at home. This push to effectively access and utilize data  …>> more

Here’s a way to legally license your refurbished PC

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Improperly licensed software being installed on refurbished PCs by unscrupulous dealers not only puts purchasers at risk and deprives them of the benefits of being a legitimate software licensee, but also makes it difficult for legitimate refurbishers to compete effectively against pirate prices. In response to concerns expressed by legitimate refurbishers worldwide, and as another measure being taken to thwart software piracy, Microsoft launched the Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) program. Under the program, a refurbished  …>> more

Buyer beware! Counterfeit software rampant in refurbished equipment market

Using refurbished computer equipment–printers, servers and mostly desktop and laptop PCs–is an attractive option for cost-conscious organizations like small- to mid-size firms, school boards and individual schools, for example. Unfortunately, however, the refurbished equipment market has also been a hotbed of software piracy–primarily the illegal use of improperly licensed operating system software. According to Microsoft, counterfeit software is a serious and growing problem for the 35 million PCs that are refurbished and resold globally each  …>> more