Everyone knows that text messaging plays a huge role in the way we communicate daily from one person to another. The growing selection of acronyms “lol”,”omg”, “brb”, “ttyl”, and abundance of emoticon choices at our fingertips has changed human interaction altogether. If we aren’t texting we are watching the person in line at the grocery store, beside us in the elevator, or walking down the street with their head down and fingers moving at lightning speed.
However, with all these texts going back and forth from our iPhone’s or BlackBerry’s not all of us realize the impact it has in our world today. That is why I when I came across the facsinating image below I wanted to share it with you all.
Welcome to Planet Text!
This graphic provides information on texting that I have never even thought of. As an avid texter myself I can say that some of the statistics below definitely suprised me. I assumed that there were billions of texters worldwide but 4.2 billion people means that 3 out of 5 human beings on Earth are sending and receiving SMS messages. Which is 5x the number of Facebook members and 4x the number of monthy Google users. Check out the image below for additional entertaining figures.
Have You Ever Wondered How Much Time We Spend on The Internet in a Single day?
If you take a look at this very interesting image courtesy of MBAonline.com, you can see statistics on the time we spend and how we spend it. The image below shows you a breakdown on various activities such as blogging, downloading music, Netflix movies, watching YouTube video clips and minutes that we accumulate on Facebook. Who knew that 4.7 billion minutes are spent on Facebook in a single day!
No, we are not talking about employee’s sitting around the TV and watching Family Feud! A plasma TV is a fantastic display tool for boardroom meetings, showrooms, trade shows and more.
Plasma TV: Your Business Meetings and Presentations
Wouldn’t it be nice to start a company meeting, or video conference call by turning on a TV? Not having to worry about connecting cords or other peripherals to start up a presentation? BIT can provide your business with high quality plasma TVs from well-known manufacturers; along with all necessary components so that it may function as a computer. When our IT specialists have the television mounted, the CPU along with the cords are neatly hidden so that all that is visible is the plasma display itself.
The applications that can run on the TVs we supply, will be very useful throughout your business meeting or any additonal presentations. The ability to access computer software applications and browse websites in an instant can turn any space into an interactive working, learning, and training environment.
A software application available that many of our customers find beneficial is the ability to have video conference calls worldwide with ease by using Microsoft Lync Server 2010, along with other many free applications such as Skyoe available will help your business significantly cut back on travel expenses and increase employee productivity.
Have a BIT Incorporated IT specialist look after the installation of a Windows operating system and suite for you. This will provide you with access to popular desktop applications such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word which are commonly used for training, and delivering presentations.
Plasma TV: The Benefits of Digital Signage
A plasma TV can be used to enhance the charm of any product or promotion that is currently running at your place of business, which can influence your customer’s purchasing decision on the spot. Whether your business a car dealership, hotel, restaurant, kiosk or any retail environment that brings in customers, this is a great way to give that “wow” factor.
The plasma TV can run slide shows through an SD card, which makes it very simple to adjust any promotions and/or images at your discretion. Then the money you usually spend on creating banners or other print advertisements is eliminated. You can also benefit by earning money with your digital signage! Larger venues, such as airports, trade shows, theme parks and stadiums, attract larger groups of onlookers. Tell your suppliers that you can promote their business by selling advertising space!
We do recommend mounting the plasma TV, which one of our IT specialists can look after for you. When the plasma is mounted at a suitable height, clients are able to visibly observe any products or promotions that are currently being offered. Not only will this save a lot of space that an appliance stand would take up, but will also protect the display from being tampered with.
Contact BIT Incorporated today for product and price inquiries 416-646-1690
If you have sales staff who travel or employees who work from remote locations using corporate laptops, they are at risk for “mini-disasters”.
- Unintentional file deletions
- Millions of laptops are stolen every year, with only a small percent that are ever recovered.
- Natural disasters
- Hard drive crash
- A virus strike
These are some of the common catastrophes that organizations of all sizes have come across.
BIT is introducing you to the data only and system backup, which we strongly recommend pursuing. Just like pulling your car out of the driveway without the protection of insurance, the moment computer leaves the office unprotected, it is instantly at risk. PC electronic vaulting provides automated data protection and disaster recovery for desktop and laptop PCs. Backups are automatic and transparent to employees. When personnel suffer from a “mini-disaster” they can easily access files and quickly restore data themselves.
We have partnered up with Iron Mountain, a leader in information management services whose backup for PC and Mac provides a wide range of benefits. Our connected backup for PC and Mac can lighten your data protection burden by providing rapid recovery along with uncompromised security.
Automatic Backup: Rapid, non-intrusive backup of data without user action or IT intervention.
Rapid Recovery: Users recover their own data through a secure Web portal or perform a system rollback all without IT intervention—anytime, anywhere
Secure Storage: Data is encrypted at source, in transit and during storage with 128-bit AES and stored at a high-security offsite Iron Mountain facility.
Connected Backup for PC and Mac automatically backs up desktops and laptops as users work. It allows users retrieve lost data or damaged files—instantly and directly!
Compatible operating systems and platforms include:
For Microsoft Platforms:
- Microsoft Windows Vista
- Microsoft Windows XP
- Microsoft Windows 7
For Apple Mac Platforms:
- Mac OS X Version 10.4
- Mac OS X Version 10.5
Mac OS X Version 10.6
If your business is located in or outside of the GTA, our skilled technicians can set up the backup and disaster recovery option that is right for you.
For additional information please contact BIT Incorporated at 416-646-1690
BIT Incorporated has had a makeover! We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website.
BIT Incorporated is a leader in IT managed services. We have been dedicated to providing our clients with exceptional support and customer service since 1995.
Our professional, skilled team of expert staff put their heads together to come up with a great new look, along with enlightening content that will benefit our existing and new clients.
BIT Weekly Blogs
Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!
Feel free to visit our site for weekly fun and informative blogs that will cover hot topics in technology.
Some topics will include..
- What is trending for 2012?
- Top Hardware
- Top Software
- Cloud Computing
- Tips and Tricks
Blogs will also be posted on our brand new Twitter page! Follow us (@BitIncorporated) and we will follow you as well.
“Buying the right computer and getting it to work properly is no more complicated than building a nuclear reactor from wristwatch parts in a darkened room using only your teeth.” – Dave Barry (comedian)
Feel free to shop till you drop on our online store. By ordering online you are saving time and money, and our technicians can configure any device to ensure you have all necessary software and applications required. If the product is on the market, we can get it for you.
- Tablet PC’s
- NAS Devices
- Network Security and firewall
- Wireless Access Point
- Accessories (Carrying cases, hardware connectivity, memory cards)
- Software (education & training. operating systems, suites)
***Live Online Support***
Providing our customers with excellent customer service is very important to us at BIT. We will be launching our Live Online support within the next month!