Tony Checks Out…Cloud Security

Tony Checks Out…Cloud Security

We’re all aware of the problem with clouds - them fluffy things that threaten to drizzle on our barbecues and stop play at the cricket.

But there’s also that other type of cloud, the one that powers things like Facebook and Twitter. It means personal data is stored on a network of online servers, letting us access our stuff from wherever we have a connection.

It’s helping to change our lives - particularly the way we work. Businesses use cloud services like MyMobileWorkers because it’s a smarter and more efficient way to get things done.

But what about the security?

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MyMobileWorkers - show me the money!!!

MyMobileWorkers - show me the money!!!

When you invest in something - you want something back. Otherwise, you wouldn’t last long in the world of business.

And back in 1954, an American paper cup salesman called Ray Croc decided he wanted to invest in something.

He had noticed the success of a tiny chain of burger restaurants in California, run by two brothers - Richard and James McDonald.

So he paid them $2.7 million to buy out the business and 20 years later Ray Croc was a billionaire, owner of one of the world’s most successful fast-food companies - McDonald’s.

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MyMobileWorkers hits 100 percent customer satisfaction targe

MyMobileWorkers hits 100 percent customer satisfaction targe

There’s no glitzy award ceremony, no gold-plated trophy, no certificate to plonk on the wall. But it’s something that means so much to us at MyMobileWorkers.

It’s a number we receive each month; it tells us how satisfied our users are with the help they’ve received from our support team. The higher the number, the more chuffed we become.

And we couldn’t be any more chuffed with the latest results because for the month of June we managed to hit a customer satisfaction level of...100 percent.

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The Top Gadgets and Apps for Mobile Workers

The Top Gadgets and Apps for Mobile Workers

It’s hard to get excited about a clipboard.

I mean, there’s nothing wrong with them. And if you’re a mobile worker, they can do a decent job - stopping your papers from flying away. It’s just a bit drab; not something you’re likely to gaze lovingly at.

But we no longer need to lug clipboards around or folders full of worksheets and job orders and assorted papery stuff - we can store everything on our smartphones.

Not only is this loads less hassle - it also means we’ve finally got a work device that doesn’t force you to stifle a yawn. So here are some of the top ways for mobile workers to pamper their phones...

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Tony Checks Out...Workplace Compliance

Tony Checks Out...Workplace Compliance

If you ever want to clear the room at a party, or to make sure you get a table to yourself on the train - simply utter these words: "We need to talk about compliance."

And as if by magic, the temperature will drop, people will flee for exits and the only sound heard will be the distant clanging of a church bell. This is the power of 'compliance' - one of the coldest words in the English language.

So okay - it might not top the list of fun aspects of business life but compliance is something that all organisations who manage mobile workers need to embrace.

Here's what you need to know...

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Whistle while you mobile work?

Whistle while you mobile work?

We're never afraid to cover the big issues here and that means we need to talk about...whistling.

This is because the good name of our nation’s mobile workers has come under attack recently. It has been claimed that rising numbers of employees using smartphones poses is one of the reasons for a decline in the tradition of British workers whistling.

According to cultural historian Chris Cook of Syracuse University, London, the distinctive chirpy whistle of delivery and service workers has been in decline over the past decade.

It’s our ability to access music wherever we are and a reduction in traditional delivery jobs that has caused the continued drop off, according to the boffins.

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Why UK businesses should prepare for mob rule

Why UK businesses should prepare for mob rule

It’s estimated that 92 percent of adults in the UK now owns at least one handheld device.

We use them for everything: socialising, gaming, exercising, driving...even to record the volume of our snores!

We use them because they make our lives easier; they’re simple and fun to use.

But the one area of our lives where we’re currently least able to experience those benefits - is in work.

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Tony Checks Out… Android for Work

Tony Checks Out… Android for Work

The weird thing about Google is that they’re so good at creating innovative new stuff and so rubbish at explaining what it does. So if you take a look at the Google blurb about Android for Work, you’ll find lots of slightly annoying talk about unified interaction models, device policy clients and enterprise mobility...ach.

So well done Google - this all sounds very impressive but…what the hell does it do? It’s not an unreasonable question - so here’s what you need to know about Android for Work.

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How tech is helping better protect Britain’s solo workers

How tech is helping better protect Britain’s solo workers

How do you ensure the safety of employees when you don’t know where they are or what they’re doing?

This is the fundamental challenge faced by any company which relies on employees who work alone - whether it be delivery staff or site inspectors.

With no co-workers for support, the risks posed from accident, injury or assault are significantly higher when working without supervision.

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Why the military is joining the ranks of mobile workers

Why the military is joining the ranks of mobile workers

When you think of military research and development, you probably think of Q type boffins testing out lethal devices in some underground bunker. What you don’t think of, is your local mobile phone shop.

But this is where you’re likely to find the next generation of military devices. Because both the UK and US armed forces are now developing ways to use the power of consumer smartphones to help soldiers to... soldier.

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How to stop ‘driving’ up business costs

How to stop ‘driving’ up business costs

If your business relies on road travel, you may have recently caught yourself gazing lovingly at the price boards outside petrol station forecourts.

Fuel prices in the UK have been plummeting; they’ve now dropped to their lowest level since 2008. It’s fab news for any organisation which relies on teams of road-based fieldworkers.

But the problem with prices going down is that, sooner or later, they’ll lurch back up.

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Protect your company from the scourge of the late payer

Protect your company from the scourge of the late payer

There are many different qualities we look for in an employer. Cool company logo, corporate perks and… comfy chairs. But there’s one thing, above all else, that really matters - that they pay us.

Because without being paid on time, things can swiftly spiral downwards. We struggle to pay the mortgage, the monthly bills, the loan repayments. And yet, these are exactly the kind of problems faced on a daily basis by businesses throughout the UK.

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