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December Newsletter


2016 has seen a number of changes and developments in business technology that will continue to go strong into the new year. In 2017, the cloud, mobility, and data security will likely stay top of mind for businesses of all sizes.

As we hustle through the busy holiday season and prepare to usher in a new year, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed while closing out business, serving existing clients, and ensuring that your data stays secure. For the remainder of this year into the next, we’re here for you at Copper State Communications with all of the IT and telecom solutions you need for continued success.

On behalf of the entire team at Copper State, I wish you a healthy and prosperous transition into the new year.

Fulfilling the Destiny of SMBs through Unified Communications
Since unified communications (UC) was first introduced to IT professionals, its popularity has grown steadily. It quickly became apparent that the features and benefits afforded by this technology would be highly useful to small to medium sized businesses (SMBs).
Choosing Effective Business Intelligence Tools
Accompanying the rise of big data and cloud environments, business intelligence (BI) software is becoming more critical to most organizations. This sweeping term encompasses everything dealing with data from mining and processing to analysis, usage, and reporting.
10 Tips For Creating a Security-Minded BYOD Policy
A BYOD policy can save your business money, give employees flexibility in the way they work, and promote greater job satisfaction. However, the security risks associated with allowing employees to use their personal devices need to be addressed. Given effective policies and good management, BYOD can comply with almost any company’s security requirements.
Considerations When Building a Disaster Recovery Plan
Disasters happen, often unexpectedly. Many businesses think they are prepared with a disaster recovery plan that will be able to get them by, but recent disastrous events proved otherwise.
Mobile Strategy: A Vital Business Initiative
Mobility has become a large part of personal and business life. Whether it is geared toward customer satisfaction, employee needs, productivity, reduced costs, or improved organizational performance, mobile technology has a significant impact on the enterprise as a whole.

Copper State News
Webinar Recap: BYOD and Data Security

Earlier this month, we hosted a live webinar on the topic: BYOD and Data Security: How to Keep Your Business Data Safe in a BYOD World. Copper State’s vCIO, Michael Lewis, shared his insights on the most urgent issues businesses face today regarding mobile device management and how to protect data. Thanks to all who were able to participate! Keep an eye out for more webinars coming in 2017.

Meet the voices on the other end of the line:

Joanna and Leah

If you have ever pressed zero when calling our main number, chances are you’ve spoken to Joanna Stidham or Leah Vaughan.

Joanna joined the Copper State Communications team 7 1/2 years ago. She enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and music. She also loves being with her family and watching her grandsons play volleyball. Joanna is an awesome baker, and those of us lucky enough to be in the Tucson office when she brings in tasty treats appreciate her efforts!

Leah has been onboard for just over a year, and loves spending time with her grandkids and family. In her free time, she also enjoys shopping and watching her husband race pro stock and pro truck.

Next time you end up speaking to Joanna or Leah, be sure to let them know you saw their pic in the newsletter!

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