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Title: How IoT and the cloud can improve the meeting room experience

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Twenty-three hours a week. That’s how much time on average that an executive spends in meetings, according to MIT’s Sloan Management Review. That’s approximately three whole business days’ worth of in-person and remote meetings, and for some of us it feels like even more. While most meetings are essential and help move forward impactful ideas, even the most important or most stimulating could use a boost.

Why IT Security is Important for the Remote Worker

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As employees continue to do their jobs efficiently and effectively from remote locations, some companies are beginning to view the work-from-home model as longer-term, while others have embraced a hybrid model in which employees split time between home and office. While there are many benefits to remote work for both employer and employee, there are some downsides as well – and one of those is the need to provide IT services to a remote workforce. 

When Bigger is Better

Exploring the mesmerizing visual experience that is 8K

This week, Sharp brings unparalleled image detail and quality like you have never seen before with the launch of its new 120" Class (diagonal) 8M-B120C 8K Ultra-HD Professional LCD display. In terms of quality it’s no big stretch to say that 8K is the ultimate in imaging quality. The 8K Ultra-HD (7,680 x 4,320-pixels) resolution provides an exponential boost in terms of image detail with 4 times the resolution of 4K Ultra-HD and 16 times the resolution of Full-HD.

8K, by design, lends itself to certain industries and applications more than others. This blog will explore the reasons and logic behind purchasing an 8K monitor.

The Less-Touch Office: Working in the Era of COVID-19


For a time, touchscreen displays were the height of innovation. Forget the old-school buttons; that was so last century. Everyone wanted an interface that reminded them of their iPhone. And that technology is still great – there are many possibilities for personalization and connectivity in a touchscreen LCD panel that just aren’t possible in an analog interface. But there is also the potential for germs. Germs are nothing new and are far older than buttons or touchscreens – the COVID-19 pandemic brought about an entirely new awareness of all the ways in which touching shared surfaces could be riskier than we realized.

Choosing the Right Printer for Your Business

When it comes to selecting the right printer for your office, whether that’s at home or in an office setting, there are a lot of factors to consider. From cost and size to technology capabilities and color options, there can be a lot that impacts your overall decision. With so many variables, it’s hard to know which to choose. So, what are your options?

Can AI and IoT Help Us Get Back to the Office Safely?

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There has been a tech renaissance this past year as many businesses have found that their operations have needed to change. If you had asked business leaders if they planned to let their employees work from home full or part time a year ago, many would have disagreed that this could be the best route for an efficient working environment. Yet, here we are -- nearly a year into the pandemic and office complexes sit empty while home offices buzz with online collaboration. Employees sleep later, yet get to work earlier, and energy once wasted fighting traffic now moves important projects forward.

Survey Finds that Outsourcing IT Security Work Can Help Prevent Cyberattacks

There has been a sharp increase in cyberattacks since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), already more susceptible to these threats, even further exposed. To better understand industry concerns on this topic, Sharp recently commissioned a cybersecurity study of 250 North American SMBs with Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).

A Simply Smarter Start

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Welcome to Sharp’s new Simply Smarter blog.

You may wonder why Sharp is introducing a new blog in the middle of this crazy year.  With so much going on around us, is this really a priority?

In fact, the ridiculous pace of technology disruption and business change is the exact reason now is an excellent time to find new ways to get out timely, useful information to our customers in new ways.

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