Imagine the seven kingdoms, from the Game of Thrones, battling it out in San Francisco. Your favorite characters take up roles in IT while retaining the same characteristics they exhibit in the world of Westeros and Essos.
Whenever we ask what is the cost of IT, the answer usually is “It depends.” But that doesn’t help us at all. As a business owner, small or big, we need to put a dollar value on all our costs. In this post, we dig a little deep and come up with a better answer, i.e. a dollar value.
Is your online privacy worth defending? You can make up your own mind. But, if you choose to be in control of your internet privacy, here is a list of simple tools that will help you. You can use them to secure your online data while you surf the internet and conduct your business online.
The employee experience has become one of the main focuses of businesses, especially in tech. We’ll explore the topics of diversity, inclusion, and belonging and the impacts they have on the company culture. Learn about what we do at Jones IT to help create the best work environment possible, knowing that there’s always room for improvements, and interweaving it into your companies people strategy.
In this edition, we share the most frequently used or asked about features of Gmail including how to get newest Gmail message on top. Also included are handy tips and tricks that will get you up and running with Gmail and in no time you will become the office Gmail pro.
In this blog post, we guide you through the process of setting up Gmail, Contacts, and Calendar on your devices. This step-by-step guide explains how you can get Gmail, Contacts, Calendar, and Email Signature setup on all of your devices including iPhone, Android device, and Ipad.
As with any other change, G Suite migration also brings with it a number of challenges. In this particular post, we will cover the introduction, advantages, comparison, and overview of G Suite. In our subsequent posts we bring you a comprehensive study of the most commonly used applications of G Suite.
One of the hottest tech topics for 2019 that will be at the forefront of all major electronic shows is the 5G Network. Much bigger than your cellphone, the new network is being touted to spark the next industrial revolution. Learn about what 5G is, how it can affect the global economy, and the timeline for when you might see it on your cell phone.
Every week 140,000 hard disks crash in the United States. Are you prepared for a hard disk crash? Is your data backed up safely? This guide tells you about different backup solutions available to you and gives a simple, step-by-step process for performing backup for your Windows and Mac systems.
3 Best NAS Devices For Your Growing Business: What You Need To Know About Network Storage And Data Backups
With the exponential growth in data, high definition photos, videos, etc. small businesses are in constant need of larger and larger volumes of storage. Network Attached Storage (NAS) is invaluable for small and medium businesses as it allows easy scalability by adding storage space at affordable prices instead of expensive server upgrades. The business-grade NAS devices are not simply shared storage devices but offer a range of features that are handy as well as versatile.
Deep work can be achieved during single or mono tasking. Deep work, as defined by Cal Newport, author of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World “is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time”. Research shows that there’s no such thing as multitasking, our brains can’t do it. Instead we’re just switching from task to task really fast, giving us the allusion of working on multiple things at once. Multitasking can be attributed to a decrease in attention span, increased mental fatigue, and overall less productivity.
Let’s begin with an important statistic. 60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within 6 months of the disaster. Scary isn’t it? Furthermore, the same article goes on to list that every week 140,000 hard disks crash in the United States. Given the risk loss of data poses, it is a no-brainer that every business should have a reliable backup solution.
You see the term “Strategy” and may exclaim “not this again!”. But hold on just a moment. We do not want to scare you into thinking that you need something elaborate and complex to achieve an effective backup and recovery plan. Follow along and in the next 6-7 minutes you will be well on your way to building a backup strategy for your business.
If you are part of the modern-day breed of small businesses, then it is very likely that your office is predominantly wireless. Wired hardware is giving way to wireless due to its flexibility. Like most startups and small businesses you probably began operations using consumer grade access points that are targeted at home users. When you are starting out, this setup works just fine but the problems start to arise when the number of users gets closer to double digits. The time to upgrade is ideally before you start experiencing network connectivity problems. These are the 5 things you need to know about upgrading office WiFi equipment.
For most small to medium sized businesses, a wireless network has become the order of the day. Running cables throughout the office is not only time consuming but also expensive. A wireless network is cost effective and also a lot less cumbersome to set up. These are the 7 things you need to know about your small business wifi network.
If you’re one of the chosen few who can get your wifi to work well at home, that is one thing. However, when you get ten or more people connecting to a wireless network simultaneously, it can get a little tricky. Whether you have ten people in your office or over one-hundred, the commonality is that the wifi connection in your office is not getting any less important any time soon.
Of all the variety of issues that can plague your computer, network connectivity problem is perhaps the worst. This simple, step by step guide helps you identify and troubleshoot the most common network connectivity problems.
As a small business owner, IT can be a challenge, especially when you have little or no IT expertise. Even though we are surrounded by technology at work and most of your work depends on it, most small businesses do not treat IT as a business priority. Restrictive budgets and lack of expertise often determines if IT gets requisite resources, if at all. However, as the company grows so do the complexities of managing the IT operations grow exponentially. Fortunately, the picture does not have to be grim. A little planning and advance preparation can go a long way in ensuring that your IT becomes your asset rather than a liability. Here we breakdown some typical IT challenges that small to medium business owners face and share the best practices that can make your IT operations manageable.
The world of digital marketing can be a scary one especially if you are new to it. Terms such as SEO, SEM, SERP, Analytics, AdWords, etc. can put you in a tizzy. Of course there are tons of resources available online that can help but you first need to filter through all of them and as a small businesses owner time may not be a luxury you can afford. Moreover, many of the resources are old and not curated so by the time you get to the end of the tutorial, you may find out that it does not work for you anymore.
Community Service & Teamwork with Non-Profits Part II: dev/Mission and Jones IT, a Full Circle Experience
Marcell Urbina, one the newest IT consultants at Jones IT, kick started his IT career with tech training from <dev/Mission>. They are a non-profit that aims to train untapped young adults for careers in technology in order to build wealth and prosperity in our local communities. This is the story of how he was able launch his career in tech with the help of the partnership between <dev/Mission> and Jones IT.