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The New Samsung Galaxy S6: Security Designed for Enterprise

hsaefhSamsung recently released new versions of its Galaxy smartphone—the S6 and the S6 Edge. Building on its reputation for attractive design and user-friendly features, Samsung has upped the ante with the S6 and S6 Edge’s faster and more powerful processor, radically improved camera, new HD display with increased clarity and colour contrast, as well as the convenience of wireless battery charging.

Mobile security at its best

The S6 and S6 Edge look good and perform well for consumers of all sorts—but they’re also great for employees who need to work efficiently, effectively and securely no matter where they may be. One of the most important improvements and additions to Samsung’s latest smartphone is KNOX 2.4, its sophisticated mobile security solution. KNOX 2.4 is included in every S6 or S6 Edge; no extra installation is required. In other words, the only thing employees need to do to securely access their corporate email and work files is to turn on their phone and quickly navigate to those programs with a few quick taps on the screen.

To access even more KNOX security capabilities, users can upgrade to either KNOX Express or KNOX Premium, both of which include the powerful KNOX Workspace. Rogers will shortly begin selling licences for this container—in the meantime, a Samsung-approved Mobile Device Management program, such as Air Watch or Citrix, can heighten device security.

The power of the container

Samsung created this new version of its mobile security technology specifically for people who use one device for both their professional and personal lives, to keep the data from both completely distinct and contained, and therefore safe from unauthorized access. In fact, the new KNOX container is easier to use than previous versions as well as being more secure: While employees will need to remember fewer passwords to access their work files and programs within the KNOX 2.4 container (Container Login using Active Directory), they can rely on this container to lock automatically when it’s out of proximity.

Working safely and better

As the Canadian workforce becomes increasingly mobile, businesses of all sizes need to know their employees are using devices made to support corporate security. The Samsung S6 and S6 Edge were built around this need—the need for devices powerful enough to enable employee productivity regardless of their location, but which are also secure enough to protect work files, data and systems anytime and anywhere.

The Samsung S6 and S6 Edge are among the many great enterprise-ready mobile devices available through Rogers. They may be included as key components in a comprehensive Mobile Device Management or Bring Your Own Device solution that Rogers can create to meet all your business’ and employees’ mobility needs. Talk to your Rogers account manager to find out more.

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GIVE AWAY: The Samsung Galaxy S6

hsaefhIt’s arrived! The new Samsung Galaxy S6 is now available to Rogers business customers. But why should you care about this new device? Is it going to make doing business easier and more efficient? It’s going to do that and much more; here are some of the key reasons why this new device is relevant and necessary to any and all Rogers business customers:

Business Performance: Improved software & hardware solutions in the Samsung Galaxy S6 allow for true multitasking & greater productivity.

  • True multitasking & split screen view allow for multiple applications to work at the same time
  • Wireless & fast charging for on-the-go convenience – adaptive fast charging function charges the phone from 0% to 100% in 80 minutes
  • Quick Connect gives you an easy way to share documents with your computer in their original size
  • Ultra power saving mode will help you to get the most work done even when running low on battery

Business Ready Services: Powerful business applications from Microsoft are pre-loaded to support business users and include the following:

  • Optimization of leading business apps for superior productivity and performance
  • Powerful productivity applications from Microsoft:
  • MS OneNote® digital notebook
  • Skype® allows for easy video chat anywhere

Business Grade Security: The GS6 features advanced business-level security comparable to other industry leaders, giving you and your business piece of mind that you’re information is protected and secure.

  • Defense-grade Android security:
  • 256-bit hardware encryption for secure storage
  • VPN support for remote access
  • Knox 2.4 enhancements & solutions keep apps & data securely contained inside the workplace
  • Fingerprint allows for hassle-free authentication of your business device

Built for Business: The Samsung Galaxy S6 features hardware that ensures the device is fast, efficient and provides all the support you need to do business wherever you are.

  • Octa-Core processor for 64-bit processing provides 50% faster performance while using 30% less battery
  • Next-Gen RAM & storage improves speed & battery life
  • Stronger frame, Gorilla Glass 4 & shocked-tested for better road-warrior performance
  • Quad HD Super AMOLED screen for max resolution

Want to give this new device a try? We’re giving four away! All you have to do is to tell us how your business could benefit from a Samsung Galaxy s6 device (100 words or less) in the comment section of this blog post to be entered into our draw.

We’ll be doing a random draw of all eligible email subscribers on April 30, 2015 and will be announcing the winner here, and via our Twitter account, @RogersBiz within approximately ten days following the draw.

For more information about this device contact your local Rogers Small Business Specialist or Rogers representative.

Contest closes at 4:00 pm ET on April 10, 2015. Open to residents of Canada who are 18 years or older, excluding residents of Quebec. Prize: one (1) of four (4) Samsung Galaxy S6 valued at approximately $800. One entry/person. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. Mathematical skill-testing question to be correctly answered to win. No Purchase Necessary. Full rules here.

UPDATE (May 28, 2015): The  contest is now over. Thank to everyone who participated  We’ll be drawing the winner later today and announcing the winner both here on this blog post and on our Twitter account, @RogersBiz in the coming days. Stay tuned!

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Don’t say goodbye to the flip phone just yet: meet the Samsung Rugby 4

Samsung rugby 4 imageFor those who work outdoors or in challenging environments, staying connected while on the job site can be crucial. Having a tough phone that can withstand the elements is even more critical.

The Samsung Rugby 4, like its predecessors, is that kind of phone: designed durable, specifically for industrial use in sectors like construction, field service, transportation, and oil and gas.

How durable? The latest entry in Samsung’s series of rugged phones is military-grade certified and proven to better protect against water, dust, shock, extreme temperatures, and even high altitudes. It’s the practicality you want and the protection you need, all with a name you can trust.


  •  Military casing and military-grade certified to better protect against rigorous environments.
  • Wi-Fi connectivity keeps co-workers connected and saves on wireless data costs.
  • Voice commands save employees’ time and improve efficiency.
  • Multi-functional business features extend and enhance the workday to help increase productivity

The Samsung Rugby 4 also has unique, multi-functional capabilities to help rugged workers extend, and manage the workday:

  • Task Manager: Lets workers switch quickly between common applications without searching through menus to save time.
  • Powerful battery and camera: Allows employees to push the limits of the workday with the extended battery life. Snap images of progress at work with the 3 MP front-facing camera and upload them quickly over the 4G network.
  • GPS functionality: Offers an easy way to find destinations for meetings on the go. Go the direct route or take the path of least resistance with proactive traffic alerts and turn-by-turn navigation.

This device is now available from Rogers on a two year plan. For a full list of features, check out the device on

Does your business take you outside the office? How will you use the Samsung Rugby

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Tough enough for any user: the Samsung GALAXYS5 Active

00-G870A_Galaxy_S5_Active_Gray_v_front_EN-LRIf you work in harsh conditions, you know how easy it is to damage or ruin your mobile phone.

Built strong to withstand harsh conditions and rough handling, a true rugged device is substantially less susceptible to damage than non-rugged devices. The Samsung GALAXY S5 Active meets military standard specifications for dust, shock, vibration, rain, humidity, solar radiation, altitude, and extreme temperatures.

Now you can have a device that holds up against the rigor of your job site while still meeting all your smartphone needs:

Take on the Elements: designed for Canadians who work in the field, and in tough weather conditions With the GALAXY S5 Active withstands the effect of dust and the effect of water immersion of up to 1 m for 30 minutes.

Stay connected from anywhere: When access to power outlets are a luxury, the Ultra Power Saving Mode feature conserves battery life when you need it most by switching to a black and white display and limiting app options, getting up 24 hours on just 10% battery. Severe weather alerts are also available to keep users updated on extreme conditions.

Separate Work and Play: Like having two devices in one, Samsung KNOX Workspace creates a virtual, separate and more secure space on the GALAXYS5 Active that lets users keep business data more safe and maintain productivity on the road.

Business On-The-Go: Turn your Samsung GALAXY S5 Active into the ultimate mobile office with Locqus Field Service Management solution. Locqus makes it easy for field service businesses – like electricians, contractors, home repair service technicians and others – to schedule and dispatch jobs, track employee location and get real-time status.

The Samsung GALAXY S5 Active is now available in stores and on For more information contact your local Small Business Specialist.

Do you work in an outdoor or harsh environment? What device are you using to stay connected?



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How to use the Samsung GALAXY S5 download booster for business

Download BoosterAs a small business, you probably spend most of your days jumping from a team meeting to an investor pitch and swinging by a conference to give a talk in the middle. This means that a lot of your time is spent on the go without the ability to open your oh-so-precious laptop and get work done.

Have no fear! The new Samsung GALAXY S5 feature – the Download Booster –can help you when you’re on a tight timeline, no matter where you are.

Download Booster means you can download large files – over 30MB – faster using your Wi-Fi and the Rogers LTE network at the same time.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Select “Apps” on your home screen.
  • Choose “Settings”
  • Touch “Download Booster” (the lightning bolt)
  • Drag the “Download Booster” switch to the right, then select “OK” in the popup window.
  • If you don’t want to see the data transfer speed via popup window, check the box that says “Do not show speed info.”

Ready to download?

  • Make sure your phone’s Wi-Fi and Mobile Data are both turned on
  • Pull down the status bar from the top of your screen
  • Choose the “Download Booster” icon
  • Press “OK”
  • Start your download

When it’s in use, the Download Booster icon – a lightning bolt – will appear in your device’s status bar. So, whether you’re trying to download that massive quarterly report for review before you get on the subway or hoping to get yesterday’s webinar on your device before your flight takes off, the Download Booster can help you do it faster!

What large files do you use for business on your mobile?

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Why the Samsung GALAXY S5 is built for business

Samsung Galaxy S5We’ve just added Samsung’s new Android smartphone, the GALAXY S5, to the Rogers Reservation system. The new flagship gadget comes with productivity-boosting features that are particularly handy for business consumers: a bigger screen, longer battery life, a more durable build and water-resistant technology.

Wonder what makes the new Samsung GALAXY S5 a one-of-a-kind business phone? We’ve got you covered:

  1. Fingerprint Scanner

We know how important security is to small businesses. The GALAXY S5 is one of the first Android phones to feature the latest fingerprint technology. You can keep your phone secure when it’s not in use, without the need for cumbersome password screens. This extra security boost is good for business users who regularly access private business or client data on their mobile device.

You can also use the scanner to access Private Mode, a place to store your most sensitive documents and emails — a feature that isn’t available on other scanner-equipped smartphones.

  1. Bigger, better display

At 5.2 inches, the GALAXY S5’s screen is a bit bigger than its predecessor.  That little extra screen real estate can go a long way toward improving productivity, not to mention readability for lengthy emails!

  1. Faster Hardware

The GALAXY S5 packs a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, so business users can expect seriously speedy performance. The phone also features LTE/Wi-Fi aggregation technology, which lets you download one file using both networks, resulting in faster downloads. This is great for accessing and viewing large files stored in the cloud.

Reserve your Samsung GALAXY S5 now through the Rogers Reservation System. For more information visit our website or contact your Rogers Representative.

What business tasks make you rely on your mobile phone?

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Windows 8 features your small business will love

Windows 8 for small business from RogersThe way people work has changed and Microsoft definitely had this in mind when designing the operating system for Windows 8 devices.  From the customizable start screen to the lineup of productivity enhancing devices, Windows 8 devices provide you the flexibility and mobility you want, and the reliability, security and productivity you need as a small business owner.  Let’s take a closer look at some of the features your small business will love.

Customizable start screen

Whether you’re on a Windows 8 PC, tablet or a Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Live Tile start screen can be customized to your liking.  On a Windows 8 PC or tablet, you can change the location of the tiles so that you see what’s important to you.  On a Windows Phone 8 device, you can change the size, position and colour of the tiles.  The tiles are also ‘live’ which means that they constantly reflect the latest information without being opened.  You can see your next meeting, the latest news headlines and the current temperature simply by looking at your start screen.


SkyDrive is a file hosting service that allows you to store documents in the cloud for access on any device.  SkyDrive gives you and your team access to your documents from wherever you are.   When you’re out of the office, you can easily access and edit your documents on a smartphone or tablet.   Sharing with your team is also easy.  You can select which documents you want to share and which ones you want to keep private.

Windows 8 devices

We’ve got Canada’s largest selection of Windows Phone 8 devices with models from Samsung, Nokia and HTC.  Whether you need a large screen or prefer a sleek design, there is a model that suit your needs.

Shifting to Canada’s first LTE-enabled Windows 8 tablet, the Samsung ATIV Smart PC is a tablet that could replace your laptop.  Its powerful processor enables it to run Windows 8 operating system.  That means that Windows 8 works with both existing desktop software and apps that you download from the Windows Store.  There are also a number of keyboard attachments (sold separately) that make it easier to respond to email and edit documents while on the go.  Finally, to complete the transformation to a laptop, you can connect the Samsung ATIV Smart PC to external devices using the included USB and Mini-HDMI ports.

Exclusive apps from Rogers

Last but not least, our Rogers One Number application has been optimized for Windows 8.  Exclusively for Rogers customers, Rogers One Number lets you talk and text from your Windows 8 tablet and manage your calling features from your Windows Phone 8 device.

As you can see, Windows 8 devices have a lot to offer small business users.  To learn more, go to

Alex is a regular contributor to RedBoard

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Small Business Contest – Kick off 2013 with a $50,000 technology & cash “boost”

From restaurants to realtors, small businesses across Canada often face the same core challenges: increasing productivity, managing costs and growing the business. To help you overcome a business challenge of your own, our team wants to give your team a boost.

That’s why we have joined together with Samsung to launch a contest where we will award $25,000 cash and $25,000 worth of Samsung products including Samsung ATIV Windows 8 devices.

Contest Details

The contest started yesterday for small businesses with up to 99 employees. To enter, visit the Rogers ‘Connected Business Centre’ group on LinkedIn and answer in 200 words or less to the following question:

How could your business benefit from being on Rogers’ superfast LTE network?


To help us evaluate the small business that best demonstrates how it can overcome a business challenge by leveraging internet-powered technology, we have invited experts in the small business and technology fields to review submissions including:

Julie KingJulie King, CanadaOne

Julie King is the co-founder and editor of CanadaOne, a national small business magazine that helps Canadian business owners start, run and grow their businesses. Julie has helped build CanadaOne’s library of over 900 free business articles, videos and tools since the site’s launch in March 1998.

Julie is passionate about helping entrepreneurs, particularly around the topic of “practical innovation” and how they use technology to achieve better business results. Her goal is to help smaller companies in Canada access the answers they need on a just-in-time basis.

Roger Pierce, Pierce Content Marketing

Roger Pierce is one of Canada’s top small business experts. He takes what’s he’s learned from starting and running 12 small businesses and shares it with thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide.

He’s the co-author of the book, Thriving Solo: How to Grow a Successful Business, and a columnist for the Toronto Sun and PROFIT Magazine.

His company is called Pierce Content Marketing, and it helps big businesses to engage small business owners through advice-rich content.

Ian PortsmouthIan Portsmouth, Publisher & Editor of PROFIT Magazine and

Ian Portsmouth is the Publisher & Editor of PROFIT Magazine, Canada’s most read publications for entrepreneurs and small business owners. He is a trusted media commentator and public speaker on management issues and best practices of Canadian growth companies, and is a passionate believer in the power of entrepreneurship.

Apart from leading PROFIT’s editorial coverage, business awards programs and events for leading entrepreneurs, Ian sits on the board of directors of the Innovators Alliance, an association for the CEOs of Ontario-based growth companies and is an advisor to the Impact Entrepreneurship Group, Canada’s largest student-run entrepreneurship organization.

To enter the contest and for full contest rules and details, visit

How does internet and technology make a difference in your business?

Rick SpenceUPDATE (November 26, 2012, 5:02 p.m): To help us review your contest submissions, we’ve invited another expert in the small business field to the table. Introducing Rick Spence. Rick Spence is a Toronto-based business writer and consultant dedicated to helping businesses grow. Rick is the former editor and publisher of PROFIT, The Magazine for Canadian Entrepreneurs. He writes a weekly column on entrepreneurship and innovation for the National Post, as well as columns for PROFIT magazine and other publications.

He wrote the first Canadian book on growth business (Secrets of Success from Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies). Rick has taught “New Venture Startup” at Ryerson University and sits on the board of directors of a geophysical software company.

He blogs at Canadian Entrepreneur (, and tweets his best business advice on Twitter under the handle “RickSpence.”

Contest closes December 16, 2012.  Open to Canadian residents having reached the age of majority, who are the owners of an existing and active Small Business having between one and 99 employees inclusively at the time of entry, but excluding residents of the province of Quebec. Essays must be 200 words or less. One Grand Prize including $25,000 in cash and $25,000 of Samsung Products ($5,000 of must be spent on Samsung ATIV Windows 8 mobile products) at the winner’s choice. All essays will be evaluated in a two-round judging process; the entrant associated with essay having obtained the highest score will be the eligible winner.  Odds of winning depend on the quality of essays.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

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Contest: Celebrating our readers and Canadian small businesses

We love small businessesWe have a lot to celebrate here at RedBoard Biz. Not only did we recently celebrate our two year anniversary, but it’s now small business month, a time where we recognize the contribution of small businesses to the Canadian economy.

For the past two years, we’ve been writing about a wide range of topics – from apps and interviews, to the latest products and services and we’re proud of the community of like-minded business professionals we’ve built here on RedBoard Biz.

To celebrate and acknowledge our readers, we are hosting a contest for our subscribers – both current and new. The prize: a Samsung Galaxy S III.

To enter, all you have to do is subscribe to receive our blog via email. If you’re already a subscriber, great. Consider yourself entered for a chance to win. If you’re not, here’s how you subscribe:

  • Click on the RSS symbol in the top right corner of our blog. Or go here.
  • Click Get RedBoard Biz delivered by email
  • Enter your email address
  • Click Complete Subscription Request
  • You’ll receive an email to confirm your request. Just click the link provided in the email to complete the process.

We’ll be doing a random draw of all eligible email subscribers on November 7 and will be announcing the winner here, and our Twitter account, @RogersBiz.

On behalf of everyone at RedBoard Biz, thank you for reading our blog. If you have any suggestions for blog posts, please leave your idea in the comments section below.

UPDATE (November 7, 2012, 12:01 p.m): The subscriber contest is now over. Thank to everyone who participated and a BIG welcome to all our new subscribers! We’ll be drawing the winner later today and announcing the winner both here on this blog post and on our Twitter account, @RogersBiz in the coming days. Stay tuned!

UPDATE (November 12, 2012, 10:22 a.m):  Congratulations to Karen, the winner of the Samsung Galaxy S III in our RedBoard Biz subscriber contest. Thanks for participating and thank  you to all our new subscribers. We hope you’ll enjoying receiving our updates.

Miranda is a regular contributor to RedBoard Biz

Contest closes on November 7, 2012 at 12 noon. Open to residents of Canada who are 18 years or older, excluding residents of Quebec. To enter, subscribe to receive RedBoard Biz by email.  Prize: one (1) Samsung Galaxy S III valued at $599.99 to be won. One entry/person. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. Mathematical skill-testing question to be correctly answered to win. No Purchase Necessary. Full rules here

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Introducing your RedBoard Biz tablet contest finalists

Back in May, we started a contest asking you to tell us how your small business is using tablets in creative or innovative ways. Over the past 6 weeks, you blew us away with your amazing stories! From replacing paper and delivering presentations, to solving some of your most challenging business problems, it’s clear that tablets have become an irreplaceable part of your businesses.

We spent a long time going through the entries and have narrowed it down to three finalists. From these final three, we will be doing a random draw for the grand prize: a Samsung Galaxy Note and the opportunity to have your small business featured in Connected for Business Magazine. We’ll be announcing the winner here on this post and on our Twitter account, @RogersBiz. Stay tuned!

Here are your three finalists:

Hans Ducker:

My family has owned and operated a campground since 1963 and for all of that time we have had to read the hydro meters manually write them down and then transcribe them to the computer for billing. With a new tablet we have cut down the extra work for the office staff exponentially! Now all I have to do is copy and paste. Also with roughly 250 seasonal campsites it has helped me track of all pending trailer repairs and all the odd jobs I get asked to do over the busy weekends when I’m out and about. With the ease and portablility of the tablet it has also helped me troubleshoot any problems that are occurring with the wi-fi we provide to our customers. The tablet is a great resource for us and one we will never do without.

Patrick Van Tighem

My tablet has become the cornerstone of my business. With it I can use google apps to share listing contracts, photos, contacts and email my clients. I use my tablet to access my contact management database, show my listing and buyer powerpoint presentations and close my sales.

My tablet also keeps track of my schedule and lets my associates know what I am up to.

I even setup market snap shots from my tablet and have used its apps to measure homes and take notes for my listings. This is one powerful tool and gives me a competitive edge over my competitors.

I also have used my tablet recently to download a rule book for a swim meet I referred recently. What a great resource!

Gamal Mustapha:

We install electronic sensors in buildings and homes to detect moisture in walls, track energy efficiency and help improve indoor air quality. We often install hundreds of sensors in buildings during different phases of construction, understanding when and where these sensors have been installed are important for all construction trades during construction and are an invaluable tool to help building owners maintain their buildings.

We use tablets to perform real-time documentation of our sensor installations right at the construction site. After a sensor is installed, we take a photograph of it and its surroundings, and tag its location on a digital copy of the as-built drawings. This information is annotated and instantly synchronized with our database and can be shared with all other trades, managers, architects and engineers associated with the project.

This has improved coordination amongst different trades, it has contributed to an increase in quality control as it allows managers and engineers to oversee construction details and collaborate in real-time from any location. Thanks to the portability of tablets and the integrated features of high resolution cameras, GPS, gyroscope and high speed connectivity, this has become an integral tool in our business and we foresee it becoming a standard tool in this industry.

UPDATE (July 13, 2012, 12:53 p.m): The winner of the tablet contest is: Gamal Mustapha! Congratulations Gamal! We’ll be in touch via email soon to coordinate the details of your prize. Thanks again to everyone who participated in the contest.

Miranda MacDonald is a regular contributor to RedBoard Biz

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