POLL: What do you think about Howard Store?

We just launched our new HowardStore website and we are so excited!  We want to know your favorite part of our new online store so we can provide you with the best possible deals and products.

Thank you everyone for your opinions, they are greatly appreciated!

Haven’t seen the brand new website?  You can check it out here.

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That’s a Wrap!

That's a WrapJune has been a crazy and fun-filled month at Howard Industries!  From travelling state to state attending Conferences and Tradeshows, to multiple summer giveaways, new product releases and all the holiday deals in between…it can be hard to keep up with everything!  For that reason, we have compiled a list of highlights that occurred over the month of June.

June Conferences_TwitterThis month we traveled to Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, California and more to attend some amazing conferences and tradeshows.  Conferences are a great time for us to display our wide variety of products and services.  From Medical Technology to our ability to flip an entire classroom, we are a one stop shop! To find our more about our attendance to shows, check out our Facebook or Twitter page with up to date information.

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The new
Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium is out!  You will find it remodeled with a fresh new look, equipped with time-saving features and it allows you to use Office on up to 5 PCS, Windows 8 tablets, Macs and select mobile devices with a 1 year subscription per household.  Check out our website to see more great features that you receive with the new Office 365.

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Med Dispensing CartsOur Charting and EMR Solutions are created to help make your job easier. Our Family of Medical Carts have a range of features designed to ease workloads for nurses and other healthcare professionals, as well as enhance patient care.  Paired with a computer-based EMR system, a Howard medical cart makes the ideal mobile charting station.  To learn more about our solutions and family of medical carts click here.

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Consumer Priority ServiceWe highlighted our Consumer Priority Service and the benefits of owning a Consumer Priority Service Extended Warranty Plan.  The plan includes 24/7 access to our consumer network, in-home service, express on-site upgrades, zero deductible, product replacement plan, and peace of mind; just to name a few of the perks.  Learn more about which items are covered by the plan and the various options by visiting our website here.

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PARCC LogoAttention Schools and Educators! Are you prepared for the PARCC assessments that will be incorporated into various schools across the country within the next couple of years?  The next-generation assessment system will have several benefits not found in current assessment systems including benefits to students, teachers, parents, states and the nation.  To learn more about PARCC testing and how Howard can prepare your school, check out our article.

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Father's DayOn June 16th we celebrated the wonderful father figures in our lives. We worked to put together a “Gift Guide” full of amazing deals for all the different types of fathers, which you can find here.  We featured some great technology products for the “Techy Dad”, some fun photography products for our “Sentimental Dad” and great outdoorsy products for our “Adventurous Dad”.  Once again, a big thank you to all the fathers in our lives and around the world!

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Software BrandsDid you know that Howard has a team of Software/Licensing experts ready to support your needs?  With over a million unique software products, Howard really is your one stop shop.  We carry Anti-Virus/Security, Backup/Recovery, Business Software, Education/Entertainment Software, Office Applications, Operating Systems, Utilities, Internet/Communication, and more from thousands of different brand options.

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Hello Educators! Howard has state contracts with:
State Contracts

And still growing! Simplify procurement and maximize your buying power with special contract pricing through Howard Technology Solutions.  Cooperative multi-state contracting enables us to offer a wide array of technology products and services at prices you won’t get anywhere else.

 

Howard Industries is constantly trying to bring you unique, up to date and informative news through our website and social networks.  We appreciate everyone participating in our contests as well as asking questions or comments through our social networks.  We encourage anyone and everyone to please leave a comment with information you would like to know more about or any thoughts you may have for us!

Howard Computer #TwitterRecap

Twitter RecapWe discuss a lot of exciting articles, industry news and events on our twitter account.  So if you missed out on any of the conversation this past week, we want to highlight some of our major events via twitter.

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ISTE_#HowardISTE13

Reminder! The Annual ISTE 2013 event is quickly approaching! The conference will be held June 23rd-26th in San Antonio, TX. For all individuals attending, Howard will be at booth #12086 and we will be giving away a FREE Google Chromebook to anyone who attends or follows the event and tweets using the #HowardISTE13. Be sure to register because it’s no lie when they call this event “The Experience of a Lifetime”. 

5-26-13 Lenovo_In Rain

The amazing Lenovo ThinkPad has received a new challenge this week. The Laptop is put to the test when left outside during a rainstorm where it proves that it’s tough exterior can not be beat, but it can put on an extra few pounds in ‘water weight’. Check out the full article “When ThinkPads take a shower“. (Make sure to view the comments for a couple of good laughs!)

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Memorial DayWe appreciate our soldiers everyday for all of their sacrifices for our country, but on Monday May 27th, Howard Industries gives a special shout out to our fallen but never forgotten heroes while we celebrated their lives on Memorial Day.  In honor of the American holiday, we featured some of our exciting summer deals full of brand name outdoor grills, slip-n-slides, bar-b-que tool sets and everything else you need for a fun-filled summer!

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K12 SoftwareKeep your child’s mind fresh all summer long with our extensive variety of K-12 Software. You don’t have to sacrifice a fun summer to stay current on the curriculum for next year. Learning can be fun and exciting for kids during summer vacation with the many options of software games.

5-28-13 Article Venture Village Article_EdTech Revolution

A great article from the Venture Village discusses the current “EdTech” revolution, which is constantly bringing an endless amount of technological advances into the Education world. The article reiterates the amazing benefits of utilizing technology in the evolving classroom. Read the full article here.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 FlipThe new Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 is out! It’s lightweight, portable and rugged exterior definitely makes this Lenovo IdeaPad a great choice in our books. It provides the option to be used as a laptop (equipped with a full keyboard) or a take it on the go and use it as a touchscreen.

5-30-13_ViewSonic   ViewSonic Digital Signage

ViewSonic enlightens us about the usage of digital signage for emergency notifications. They discuss how digital signage is no longer only used for corporate advertising, but more and more schools and universities are utilizing the technology to keep students informed about emergency situations occurring on their campus. Read the full article here.

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AVer TabSyncIntroducing the AVer TabSync! This versatile mobile cart is an all in one iPad sync and charging station. It’s sleek, compact and full of energy. So much so that it can charge, sync, store, secure and transport up to 32 iPads at the same time. TabSync is made to significantly save schools time and money when deploying and managing multiple iPad devices.

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Kick-Off Summer_custom_bannerWe are so excited about summer and we want to share ever bit of that excitement with our loyal fans during our Kick-Off to Summer Giveaway! Howard Industries is giving one lucky winner a FREE Kindle Fire HD. Spend your summer laying by the pool or relaxed indoors with all your favorite books, apps and movies at your fingertips. Enter the contest for your chance to win here!

5-31-13_Kaspersky

KasperskyIs your PC running slower than usual? You might have a virus… PCWorld provides an excellent article, “When malware strikes: How to clean an infected PC“. They provide 8 steps on how to determine the problem, check for possible fixes and how to prevent any future invasions to your PC. With Kaspersky being the recommended security software, you don’t have to wait until it’s to late to protect your PC from these unforgiving invaders.

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Lenovo_ChromebookAnd of course, the unforgettable Google Chromebook. As of February 2013, more than 2,000 school districts within the US have incorporated the Google Chromebook into the student’s and faculties’ curriculum [Source]. With their instantaneous capabilities and already secured network (without having to purchase or install software) this device is definitely not one to be overlooked.

Please follow us @HowardComputer to get real time updates about fascinating news or insights into Howard Industries!

5 Technologies that are Changing the Classroom

“I walked to school everyday…Uphill…Both ways…In the snow…Without a jacket…”

Sound familiar?

This is the tale we constantly heard from our elders as we grew up with all our of luxuries.  Now, with the rapid integration of technology in the classroom, you may find yourself sounding the same way as dear old Grandma and Grandpa.  We are now finding ourselves reminiscing about the days when we used chalkboards, carried textbooks or used an actual library (with books!) to do research.

Technology has been taking over the academic world in more ways than one.  It has become more common for students and teachers to utilize the EdTech classroom to their advantage.  The integration of technology in the classroom allows students to become more engaged and learn in ways that are familiar to them, which was never possible before.

5 Technologies that are Changing the Classroom:

Fujitsu_LifeBook1. Desktops, Notebooks, Netbooks & Tablets http://bit.ly/10uW5JS

Integrating BYOD into the classroom allows for students to participate and follow along.  It gives them a chance to engage in activities and learn in a hands-on way.  Tablets have the capabilities to hold hundreds of books for students to access at any time of the day to further their knowledge.

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2. Video http://bit.ly/14P823E

Students no longer need to worry about rushing to take every note, while missing out on the opportunity to listen, understand and ask questions during the lecture.  With the integration of video in the classroom, students can actively participate in discussions and later watch the lectures at home while learning at their own pace.

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3. Software http://bit.ly/ZxUx4C

With the constant development of new software programs you can improve productivity in the classroom with the ability to automate daily tasks and collaborate worldwide.  It takes away the stress of worrying about data backup, networking and security.  Children can enjoy learning at their own pace by playing educational games and we can feel comforted in knowing they are in a safe and secure environment.

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4. Audio Visual http://bit.ly/10q3UPb

Teachers can broaden students horizons by virtually sitting in on a lesson held on another campus or have live discussions with students on the other side of the world.  With devices such as projectors, document cameras and sound amplification systems to interactive technologies you can create an optimum multi-media learning environment.

Android Tablet5. Apps

With thousands and thousands of apps dedicated to educational learning, teachers can create individual lesson plans for each student unique to their learning abilities. Students can finally be treated as an individual learner without the fear of falling behind because they don’t understand a particular subject.  Apps allow students to further pursue information of specific subjects and begin to develop their unique interests.

Interactive Classroom

For More Information on how to turn your classroom into a 21st Century Classroom Visit Our Howard Education Interactive Classroom.

Share with us your fun and unique ways you utilize technology in the classroom!

Howard Medical First Again!

Did you know Howard Medical was the first to market with:

lythium phosphate battery

Lithium Phospate Battery Technology on Carts

Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries offer a powerful combination of performance, reliability, and safety. Paired with Howard Medical’s PowerMax150 power system, each 40Ah Lithium Iron Phosphate battery can deliver up to 2500 cycles, about 10 times that of most SLA batteries. They charge fast and contain no heavy metals, making them safe to manage at either end of the battery’s life.

Electronic Lift for Height Adjustment

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The cart work surface is designed to accommodate nearly 95% of human statures. It can be raised to a height of 46.5″ or lowered to 31.75″. Howard Medical was the innovator of providing individual care givers with a height adjustment system. Now, with the touch of a button, the worksurface can be ergonomically positioned to the perfect working height, whether sitting or standing.

Steer assist tech

Steer Assist Technology

Howard Medical was the first to engineer Steer Assist Technology, a caster mechanism that when auto-activated, minimizes the force required to turn a moving cart, increasing cart control and overall maneuverability.

Tool-less Battery Replacement

tool-less battery replacement

Functional simplicity is at the core of our cart design. As a result, many of the tasks related to cart usage require only a basic introduction and minimal instruction. Changing the battery in a Howard Medical cart is one such task. We were the first to engineer a quick and easy, no-tool process that takes less than 2 minutes—another example of cutting-edge design that saves you time and money!

Power display softwarePower Display Software

Power Display provides the user with a browser-based, graphical, on-screen interface for displaying various parameters of the med cart power system. Functionality includes data display, data and event logging, event-based alarms, and graceful shutdown capability.

First, again

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