Tech Gifts for Mother’s Day
If the mom in your life is a tech fanatic, or she would just love to have a bit of control over the technology that has invaded her life, we’ve got a few suggestions – curated by the moms at BEI!
Device Charging and Cord Control
Digital Photo Frames
This category has traditionally focused on simple metal frames that look much like a monitor, Aura Digital Frames are well designed and look much more like a traditional photo frame. Nixplay and Pix-Star also get great reviews. All three of these will allow family members to post photos remotely – a great way to connect in this time of social distancing!
Your mother will look impressive using this virtual keyboard. Tonia thinks the KeyLess Pro laser keyboard is the ultimate gift. A small pocket size device that projects a keyboard anywhere, it can turn a phone or small tablet into an easy-to-use device. Type with ease as your travel or use on your smart tv from up to 20 meters away!
Keep it Clean!
BEI bought an electronic phone cleaner at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and so far the results are good! The PhoneSoap 3 is on backorder until June.
When we’re home all the time, we can’t help but notice how dirty the floors can become! Katherine has two Roomba Robot Vacuums to help keep up with two kids and two dogs. iRobot also has a line of Braava Robot Mops, designed for hardwood, tile and ceramic floors (these were formerly known as Scooba). Jennifer is a fan!
And of Course, Coffee!
If you hit the lottery this year, it is time to share with Mom. And if she is a coffee fiend, consider the DeLonghi Dimamica. Whether you need a simple cup of awesome coffee, or want to grind, ice, steam or froth, this machine has got your covered.
BEI named “Best Place to Work in Washington DC” for third straight year!
The Best Places to Work award recognizes the best workplaces and company cultures based on employee reviews, looking for companies that go beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work experience. We very much appreciate the time that our staff took filling out the survey, and we look forward to reading their detailed input and comments.
We are looking forward to finding out where we placed at the celebration in August!
Lunchtime Webinars with BEI
IT Security in the time of Covid-19
Let us know if you would like to run a fake phishing campaign – we’ve found this to be one of the most effective ways to focus attention on security. We’re also strong believers in online security training and weekly security updates. All of these tools, and a free dark web scan are included in many of our Managed Services programs – let us know if you are interested.
CMMC Level 2 – Building a Bridge to Level 3
What’s the Point of CMMC Level 2?
You have probably heard a lot about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Level 1 and Level 3. But, have you noticed that CMMC Level 2 is rarely mentioned? There are a couple reasons for that and you should be aware of those reasons before getting ready for certification.
But First, What is CMMC Level 2?
CMMC Level 2 introduces maturity into CMMC. There are currently no processes (also called maturity) in CMMC Level 1. Simply, the two processes for CMMC Level 2 are to establish a policy around each of the CMMC domains and to document that your practices implement the policy. Keep Reading
Windows Virtual Desktop – a Game Changer!
Many small organizations use Remote Desktop because it is more cost-effective, but people have mixed experiences with Remote Desktop. It uses a server interface, which never feels quite right for those used to a PC and the graphics and usability over an internet connection can result in latency and a poor overall user experience. Remote Desktop has lower ongoing operating costs than Citrix, but the upfront licensing, servers and labor are significant. Enter Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)! Keep Reading…