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Heart of Texas Network Consultants has been serving the Waco area since 1992 , providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

The Modern Office has Come a Long Way in 150 Years!

b2ap3_thumbnail_modern_office_has_changed_400.jpgThe modern office has been heavily influenced by technology. Today, offices revolve around computers, but even before computers became commonplace, offices were still designed around the technology of their time. As we're witnessing technology change the world, the modern office is sure to follow suit.

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5 Practical Business Uses for Tablets

b2ap3_thumbnail_practical_tablet_400.jpgTablets have a reputation for being a fun consumer product, but they can also be utilized as a practical business tool. In fact, tablets can be used to accomplish a variety of business-related tasks. Here are five practical uses for tablets that you can use around the office.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Review

b2ap3_thumbnail_surface400.jpgMicrosoft is well known for their software, but manufacturing tablet computers is a new venture for the tech giant. It's been almost a year since Microsoft's signature tablet the Surface Pro was released, and now the second generation of Surface, the Surface Pro 2, is available. Here's an overview on how the new tablet stacks up.

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5 BYOD Risks for Your Business

b2ap3_thumbnail_bringit400.jpgIn our last blog article, we introduced the IT trend of employees bringing in their personal devices to work (BYOD). We looked at 5 ways BYOD can help your business, but BYOD is not without risks. In part 2, we will cover five risks BYOD brings to your company's network and what you can to do manage them.

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5 BYOD Benefits for Your Business

b2ap3_thumbnail_fingerfone400.jpgThe latest trend in business technology is employees bringing in their personal devices to work. This trend is commonly referred to as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), and it's presenting businesses with both new opportunities and challenges. We will breakdown BYOD into 2 parts; benefits and risks. In part 1, we will look at five benefits of BYOD.

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Break Free from Your Desk with Desktop Virtualization

b2ap3_thumbnail_virt400.jpgHave you ever sat at your desk on a gorgeous day, looked out the window and thought to yourself, "What would it take to escape the office and do my work outside?" With an IT process called Desktop Virtualization, you can break free from your desk and accomplish your work outside while enjoying the fresh air.

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Trade in Your Cash Register for a Tablet

b2ap3_thumbnail_newregister400.jpgIf you're in retail, then you know the satisfaction of the loud "ka-ching" sound your cash register makes at the end of a transaction. It's a great sound, which is why you mimic it after draining a three-pointer in basketball. Although, with the way technology is trending, the famous "ka-ching" noise may soon be forgotten.

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4 Tips to Not Be that Guy

b2ap3_thumbnail_coffee400.pngThe cool thing about using mobile devices equipped with tools that will allow you to remotely access your company's files from anywhere, is that you now have the freedom to work from literally anywhere. Just be careful not to abuse this freedom. Here are 4 tips to help you work on the go without annoying everybody around you.

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What You Need to Know About BYOD

A new technology trend is equipping workers with high-powered mobile devices, like tablets, smartphones, laptops, and more--at the worker's own expense. Employees are bringing their tech into work in order to be more efficient and productive while at the office. Is your organization ready for the Bring Your Own Device revolution?

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Vanity IT - Other Devices

b2ap3_thumbnail_LapTop400.jpgIn the first two parts of our Vanity IT series, we’ve gone over how some of the top smartphones and tablets can potentially bring additional productivity to your workplace with a proper Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Mobile Device Management strategies. In our final edition of our Vanity IT series, we will go into other mobile devices that can present your company IT solutions and solve many of your remote computing problems.

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Vanity IT - Smartphones

b2ap3_thumbnail_Smartphone400.jpgWe are smack-dab in a mobile revolution. With any large-scale societal change brought on by technology, there are growing pains involved. Nowhere is this more evident than in the business world. How can you make this major technological shift benefit your business? Consider that the individuals that work in your office have indubitably been in open competition in their acquisitions of the newest mobile devices. Since they are buying them anyway, determining ways to harness the power of these devices to work for your company’s benefit is a sound strategy. Here are a list of some of the top-selling mobile devices of 2012 and what each manufacturer has on the horizon for 2013.

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