Deploy latest version of Samsung android tablet to employees of medium size company in Milwaukee.

Okay, you’ve made it! You are now a Project manager of a medium sized company that is based out of Milwaukee Wisconsin. The region your company has is in Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Chicago. The company wants to upgrade their tech departments for the latest version Samsung has to offer. Our job is to figure out a good strategy that will help the users transition smoothly to the new applications. This scenario requires us to have 57 new Samsung devices, which means 57 users are getting a brand new deceives that they may never have used before. Organization and communication are paramount in the success of this mission. The first thing we need to do is identify a list of tasks that are required to accomplish the project. We need to: • Document number of devices • Create inventory of all applications installed on devices • Create a pilot upgrade device, with the new operating system installed • Install existing applications on to the pilot device • Verify compatibility of the applications on the new OS • Remediate issues with the applications (make changes to make apps work) • Create a migration plan • Execute migration plan • Support devices/users that still have issues • Close the project. Above is a sample list of tasks that will need to be completed to have a successful upgrade. Now it is my opinion that people can use multiple devices to connect to the existing internet. There has never been anything wrong with options. In fact, in my day to day life I have many different forms of electronic equipment that all can do...

Samsung Tablet Deployment for Milwaukee Enterprises

Before starting to plan a Tablet deployment you have to make sure everything is going to run smoothly.  What I mean by this, is  if there are any legacy applications you need to run on the tablet , you should test them to make sure they work.  The best way to do this is to purchase a tablet and install all the questionable apps.   After that, have a user test them out and make sure they are functioning.  After you get validation,  you’re ready to start planning.   When putting together a project there are critical steps you must take to accomplish the task at hand.  This project is the deployment of Samsung “Tabs tables” when working with a midsize company.  The steps are; analyze the budget, order new products, create teams,  set up and distribute tablets In a timely fashion.   Step one is analyzing the budget.  The factors you have to consider are how much do the tablets cost, roughly $28,500 (57 people), how much labor or time will it take and are there any other upgrades you need to do to make it work.  For example, new printers, software upgrades accessories and so on.  After researching the different aspects of the project,  I found that all of the old applications can be downloaded onto the new tablets free of cost.  Microsoft office will find the printers once connected to the network.  On the other hand, the setup and breakdown crew were outsourced and cost the company an extra $120.00.  The hardware and software techs receive a salary so they just get their normal pay.   The...

Considerations for Upgrading Multiple Samsung Android Tablets on Milwaukee Enterprise

So you’ve been tasked with ensuring that all of the employees in your company who have Android tablets, we’ll assume it’s the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 for the purposes of this post, are upgraded to the newest version. You probably have a lot of questions. The purpose of this post is to hopefully walk you through the process and try to identify any problem areas before you begin. The first consideration, as with any project like this one, is cost. You have to determine what your expenses for such an undertaking are going to be before you get started. The good news is that, all things considered, your costs should be fairly low. You already have the hardware so there won’t be an expenses there. The Android software is free so there won’t be any charge to upgrade the hardware. Your biggest consideration is going to be the cost for man hours to not only test the upgrade on a single device prior to deployment but also assist with executing the upgrades when it comes time to do so. There will also be man hours spent troubleshooting any issues that come up after the upgrades are installed. Next, my suggestion would be to test the upgrade on a single tablet. This will help to ensure that any issues that are immediately noticeable can be identified before upgrading everyone in the company. I know from past experience that there are some cases where applications are not updated to run with the current Android version prior to that upgrade rolling out. You sometimes have to wait for the app developer to...

7 gmail productivity apps and plugins (One of them is Boomerang for gmail)

There are two very important elements in nowadays business: Productivity and efficiency. Businesses often measure productivity by output during comparable time periods. Productivity is the quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services.  Efficiency relates to the quality of your work, which might include creating output with less waste, using fewer resources or spending less money. In order to succeed businesses rely heavily on technology. Therefore, there are lots of google apps that are being used in corporate environment that enhance both productivity and efficiency. Below we are going to explain why  the main gmail productivity apps and plugins are useful in a corporate environment. 1. Banana Tag  Banana tag is a simple way to track and schedule your daily email. That way you will know what happen to your email after you press send. Setting up your bananatag is easy this link shows you how to do it properly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9eDURatXmI . Basically, this app informs you of who opens your emails. The app  tells you as well whether or not someone has opened the links attached, and whether someone has read your email entirely. This could be very handy for manager and for employees as well. The following display shows how the banana tag user interface looks like. 2. Boomerang for Gmail When overloaded with many  emails to send out, Boomerang facilitates the process.  You can set a specific time to send out certain emails, and the recipients as well.  This could also be helpful when sending important information overnight to all employees, so they see it the next day early in the morning....

How to Troubleshoot Battery Life Issues on Smartphones

In 2016, it is very rare for a smartphone’s battery to go much longer than 24 hours without having to charge it. Some thought better battery technology would have arrived by now, but unfortunately, we are still waiting. Today, we rely on software to save as much battery life for as long as possible. Screen Brightness Today, smartphones have large, colorful displays. These beautiful displays consumes battery life more than any other component of your smartphone. Smartphones include an auto brightness feature that will automatically adjust your screen’s brightness to the current ambient lighting levels. It is important to turn this feature on because it uses less power than keeping your screen at full brightness. To get even better results, you can turn your screen’s brightness down to the lowest setting and leave it there. This will extend your smartphone’s battery life dramatically. Bluetooth You can use Bluetooth for a hands-free headset, wireless radio, activity tracker, and more. While using Bluetooth can be quite useful, the extra Bluetooth radio in your smartphone is constantly searching for signals for more Bluetooth devices. When you are not using a Bluetooth device, it is important to turn off the Bluetooth radio. You might save an extra hour or even more to your smartphone’s battery life with Bluetooth disabled. Wi-Fi Your smartphone’s Wi-Fi radio is another serious battery drainer like Bluetooth. It is understandable to leave your Wi-Fi on when you are at home or somewhere with a Wi-Fi network to avoid using 3G or 4G for internet access and other data services. But it is important to turn off the Wi-Fi radio...

How to edit Microsoft Office documents on Android Phone

Let’s say you completed a document (an essay in this case) the day before you turn it in to your professor. As you save the file onto both your computer and your Cloud, you turn off your laptop and call it a night. However, the next morning, you have awakened and you then realize you didn’t proofread the essay and your bus comes in 25 minutes. That’s enough time for you get properly read for class but not to edit your essay. You knew if you stay editing you’ll miss the bus and your chance of turning your essay in. There is one option you can do. This option is very helpful; Microsoft Office Mobile. This app allows you to use your documents that you saved onto your cloud from your phone. How can you do this? For starters, if you have an Android phone (Apple will be used later in a different document) go to the App Store. On the search box type “Microsoft Office Mobile”. Install the app and you will be able to go onto the Sign in/Create an account page. If you happen to already have a Microsoft email (live.com or hotmail.com) you can sign in like so. From here you are now able to edit your documents that are saved onto the Outlook cloud (OneDrive). Once you found your file, click it and you will be shown to your document. Form here you are now able to edit and re-read your...