Productivity

Acronis Snap Deploy. Built for IT productivity.

Time is money…so to optimize your limited IT resources you should be able to provision all the machines you need at once – as quickly as you can provision one – is a much better approach.

Acronis Snap Deploy makes that easy, but new capabilities will improve your IT team’s productivity and efficiency even more. Let’s take a look.

Charting a low-risk path to modern disaster recovery

Several new forces have converged to highlight the urgent need for disaster recovery (DR) and to transform its business case. The sudden shift to remote work, the growing reliance on SaaS applications, and a surging cyberthreat environment have created daunting new challenges to preserving 24/7/365 business uptime. The high cost and relative inflexibility of traditional DR solutions call for new thinking, architectures, and implementations – including a path forward that minimizes business risks.

With companies experiencing an average of 14 hours of IT downtime annually, resulting in 545 hours of lost employee productivity, there is a better way ... and we'll be sharing it at DRJ Spring 2021.

Combatting new cyberthreats with a new playbook

No matter how skilled and capable your IT manager or team is at running checks on network and data, they are only as good as the technology stack you rely on. Between juggling server issues, software updates, printers not working, and constantly reminding your employees to reset passwords, they don’t have time to focus entirely on protecting your data, systems, and applications.

The technology to keep your businesses running and users productive needs to be reliable and secure.

It’s a fact that Macs have gained a lot of traction in SMBs and enterprises over the past few years. You cannot deny it: Employees love their Macs. Why? Macs are especially good at certain tasks like design, creative services, and production. They are easy to use and reliable with more and more employees that use Apple devices in their personal lives asking to use them at work. And of course, they are cool.

 

As the survey below shows, employee preference is the top reason why companies support Macs. While employee satisfaction is no doubt a key driver, there are many other factors that need to be taken into account by IT to support the “Mac invasion” as some people refer to it.

 

 

How Do You Measure Productivity?

Time is money.


There are many considerations to be taken into account when it comes to productivity, but the most important are measurement of individual activity (such as time spent selling to customers) and total cost of ownership (TCO).  But today, I’d like to focus on employee satisfaction that can derive from a simple but secure BYOD policy and how that affects your company’s productivity -- and ultimately your bottom line -- in a very positive manner.   

As a mother of four grown children, I’ve often wondered how I managed my full time job before I had a laptop and a smart phone; let alone a BYOD policy that I enjoy at Acronis! This policy enables me to securely access email and corporate files, as well as annotate, sync, and share them in a collaborative way with my colleagues and partners. 

Staff mobile data risks highlighted

According to InfoWatch’s Global Data Leakage Report the first half of 2014 saw 32% more leaks than in the same period in 2013. An estimated 450 million records were compromised, including financial and personal data across multiple sectors, with approximately 89% of information leaks involving personal data. With the number of smartphones and tablets on the rise, and a decrease in traditional PC sales, attacks on mobile devices are maturing. By 2017, Gartner predicts that the focus of endpoint breaches will shift to tablets and smartphones from traditional PCs. 

How can you ensure data doesn’t leak from your organization?