The foundation of a successful OS upgrade

Upgrading your organization’s operating system is a big investment in time, money, and resources. But of course, it’s worth all the work.

After all, you’ll be delivering a more secure and responsive infrastructure that will support your business for years to come.

A successful migration starts with a Zones OS Readiness Assessment. This professional service administered by our Advanced Solutions Group will help you verify that your systems have everything necessary to deploy, integrate, and support the new OS. Continue reading

Beacons are revolutionizing customer experiences

GettyImages-629507966Picture this: You enter a museum and your eye is drawn to a painting that looks interesting. As you wander closer, your smartphone alerts you with a message that includes the painting’s title, artist’s name, the date of its creation, and a short background history about the piece – and reminds you that a print is available for purchase at the museum’s gift shop.

When you consider all the potential benefits of beacon technology – interacting with visitors, customers, travelers, and employees in spaces like museums, stores, transit hubs, and offices to deliver highly contextual, hyper-local and meaningful messages – it’s time to take a closer look at beacons in your environment. Continue reading

Up your mobile game

Perform a comprehensive operating system assessment

Mobility With every business becoming a mobile business, it’s important to guarantee that everyone – and every device – can connect and work as expected, wherever your team members need to do business.

Whether your business relies Windows or OS X, Windows 10 Mobile or iOS, or any combination of these operating systems, our mobility assessments provide deep visibility into your existing environment, and set you up for long-term success.

Zones can help you evaluate your infrastructure and design a robust single or multi-platform environment that ensures seamless notebook, tablet, and smartphone connectivity across offices, oceans, and operating systems.

Contact your Zones account executive or call 800.408.ZONES to request a comprehensive and affordable mobile infrastructure assessment today.

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Rethinking enterprise mobility

A holistic approach improves utility, efficiency, and security

Mobility Wheel SquareIn 2016, a flexible and secure mobile infrastructure is becoming essential to the day-to-day operation of most organizations. But frequently, when you look under the hood of an organization’s mobile infrastructure, you find a collection of disparate mobility initiatives rolled out over the years.

Too often, various business units, offices and divisions – as well as IT departments – have greenlighted waves of ad hoc device roll-outs, Wi-Fi implementations, carrier selections, BYOD initiatives, and band-aid security overlays. The result can be a fragmented mobile infrastructure that lives in silos and creates gaps and redundancies across the enterprise. It’s also an approach that opens the door to security risks, duplication of effort, and unnecessary costs. Continue reading

Enable safe, secure mobility for your workforce

apple-ecosystem-blogThe Zones Apple Ecosystem

For 30 years, Zones has been the business user’s go-to resource for Apple® innovations.

Today, we’re leveraging our Apple expertise to enable corporations, healthcare facilities, retailers and other businesses to reap the benefits of a new generation of Apple products and become truly mobile organizations.

An Apple business is a connected business. Why? Because easy integration between Apple devices is designed into the Mac OS® and iOS operating systems. People can move easily and intuitively between the Mac Pro® or iMac® on their desktops and their MacBook Pro®, iPad®, and iPhone® without skipping a beat. Continue reading