Deploy Latest Version of Samsung Android Tablet to Employees of Mid-Size Company in Milwaukee

Objective This plan should be used to seamlessly and effectively roll out new tablets to the employees of a medium-sized Milwaukee company. Tablet devices can be used to streamline work flow and increase employee mobility. The Android system should allow for flexibility in choosing software. This plan includes a rough order of magnitude that estimates for timeline, monetary cost, and resources. Cooperation with the current IT staff should be considered a high priority. Timeline & List of Tasks There should be 12 weeks of initial planning before the roll out. This plan is for deployment only. Consideration should be given to post-roll out support. The devices and software will need technical support once implemented. Week 1 Hardware & software inventory Current IT staff should submit detailed list of current tablets & software Week 2-3 Research options & hardware requirement for new tablets Include current IT staff in the discussion Research & shop MDM services Request office printer compatibility information from IT staff (wireless print servers) Request wireless network & security report from IT staff Week 4-5 Submit cost estimate to stakeholders Research tech support requirements Shop vendor options Week 6-7 Obtain prototype tablet device & begin testing Task IT staff with the prototype tablet & request feedback Deploy prototype to an employee for regular simulation testing Week 8 Analyze tablet prototype feedback Finalize choice of tablet & software with IT staff Place order for new devices Week 9-10 Create plan with IT staff for organized software installation & migration on new tablets Receive & verify new devices – register & add to inventory Setup & test wireless network Week...

Milwaukee to Madrid

Have you ever thought of getting away,  going on an exciting adventure, and experiencing a different way of life?  One place to consider is the city of Madrid in Spain.  This is the largest city in Spain with a population of three million.  Here you will experience a vibrant culture and interesting people. While visiting Madrid, you will experience all types of artistic and intellectual activity as well as great ethnic food.  Also, if you enjoy shopping there are plenty of places to spend lots of money.  Make sure to pack a translation dictionary or download an app.  The main language in Madrid is Spanish but you may also find people speaking Catalan, Galician and Basque in different areas of Madrid.   How to prepare The first step on planning a trip to go overseas is making sure you have all the correct paperwork and documents filled out. The two things you’re going to need are a passport and a state id or driver’s licence.  If you don’t have these you can get a passport at the post office for around $150 and a ID costs around $20. After you have all those squared away you will want to set a date when your going and then returning.  Make sure you prepare for the long flight.  Especially because flying to Madrid from Milwaukee takes almost 14 hours.  I planned my trip by going on Kayak.com to find my plane tickets, hotel and transportation.  You can also find places to stay and transportation options on there as well.   What will my trip cost? When looking at different airlines I...

Plan a Business Trip from Milwaukee to Madrid

Objective International travel is not always a fanciful affair. Efficient planning and forethought can make a trip work out. I stayed in Australia for two weeks in 2010 with just a carry-on. Traveling lean is part of efficiency. If a company is sending someone across the Atlantic, a lean and efficient plan could be a great asset for saving resources while effectively accomplishing a goal. For this project I planned for a 5-day trip, Monday-Friday. I found few options for arriving in Madrid in the morning. Considering there may be business plans scheduled for Monday, this project plan is for six days including travel. Departure will be Sunday and return is Friday. In the event of recurring business trips, the traveler should research credit card options that provide travel rewards. Lean Travel Options Booking the flight for this trip can reveal many options. Flying out of Milwaukee can be approximately $400-$600 more than flying out of Chicago O’Hare. To save that money, one can be inconvenienced to book a bus from Milwaukee to Chicago O’Hare for $55. The traveler will probably have to spend more time traveling, but the cost savings are significant. One good way to both save money and experience the destination more intimately is to use a service like Airbnb. Staying in a hotel is rarely a unique experience. With Airbnb, you can have a more authentic experience. I researched these options for the trip to Madrid and there were plenty of options much more reasonable than hotels in the same area. According to my research, the traveler can easily save $400-$700.  Tasks Obtain passport if...

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....

Getting ready and taking the CompTIA Network+Certification

Getting ready and taking the CompTIA Network+ Certification Certifications in IT are one of the most important things you can do to set yourself apart from being ordinary. Certifications are tangible proof that you know what you are doing and that an employer has little to no risk when hiring you based on the skills you claim to represent. Since it is such an important part of IT I will be going over how to get ready and how to be successful in completing the CompTIA Network+ Certification. After all my research I have found that the most important thing you can do when taking the test is, practice, practice, PRACTICE. There are a TON of practice exams everywhere on the internet that will help you be successful. After all , you don’t want to spend $294.00(without an MATC discount) to take a test you did not prepare for and fail it. Think of what that almost $300 could have gotten you. There is a website called Asana where you can go to to create tasks to stay on track! I found it extremely user friendly and helpful! Below is a screen shot of what to expect and an example of some tasks you could incorporate! Here is a quick overview of the test. It is a max of 90 min, and it consists of 72 questions that covers the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Also included are emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, could, and virtualization technologies. The questions are multiple choice questions, drag and drops and performance-based. In order to...