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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
While the summer travel season is long gone, Thanksgiving and the Winter Holidays are fast approaching so there’s no better time to update your travel checklist with these 4 to do’s before and during your trip. Find out how to protect your data on the road.
We are, essentially, technology guinea pigs. We try out apps, network equipment, computers, and more to find the best tools for the job. Here are some of our favorite lesser known apps.
Computers are a lot like cars. They’re expensive, incredibly useful, and will fall apart without regular maintenance. You wouldn’t go years without checking or changing your oil, or let the weird noise in your car fester without getting it looked at by a professional. But many people don’t look at computers the same way. They will go months without updating, shooing away notifications, and thinking, “I just spent $900 on this, it should just WORK!” Your car performs a lot better with the recommended maintenance and services, and so will your computer. More importantly, your computer will be much less susceptible to attack.
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.
Just like Batman with his utility belt, good IT techs are only as powerful as the equipment and tools they have at their disposal. Okay, maybe comparing ourselves to Batman is a long shot, but many of us have been told by clients that we're their, “hero," so we're embracing the title. A lot of thought goes into what we carry around on the job because it gets us one step closer to making your day. Learn about the tools we use to work technology magic.
You are probably reading this because you have a Mac. You take it with you everywhere and you use it on a daily basis as a reliable tool to get things done.
...You may even have a pet name for it.
Macs are becoming increasingly popular because they are designed specifically for ease of use with little housekeeping on the user’s part. Although you may get by with little maintenance to your Mac, there are some important functions you should be aware of to keep your data safe and your machine running as fast as possible.
Has your Windows PC been running slow? Have you been seeing popups on your computer saying it is infected with a virus and you need to buy something to clean it up? These are very common issues, but luckily, they can be resolved with a couple free tools! Let’s face it, fixing issues on your own is a great accomplishment, and not having to pay a dime to do it makes it all that much better!