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Increase Your Company’s Telecommuting Success with More Powerful Technology

  Not all computer improvements are about optimizing the internal speed and performance of your hardware. While most companies direct the hardware portion of the IT budget to new RAM, bigger screens, and growing integration of virtual machines instead of strictly physical hardware, it’s important to optimize the hardware for your coworkers, too. This includes every piece of technology that employees touch, watch, or interact with. One of the biggest risks that companies in high-competition areas isn’t losing forward momentum in adapting to new technology. It’s losing sight of employee well-being. Multinational technology conglomerates face this risk in highly competitive metroplexes: employees with in-demand specialties don’t have to accept the… Read More

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Spring Cleaning in the Office: Don’t Forget the Technology

Spring cleaning doesn’t just mean getting rid of all of your old clutter and getting your home ready for summer. It also means getting the office ready for the start of Q2. So make sure you add your computer to your spring cleaning to-do list and make sure you set aside a solid hour or two for it because you need to do more than just clean out the caches. Why should you physically clean out your computers? Computers are gross, and there’s no way around that. We use our keyboards from morning to evening, in between meals and while drinking coffee, and sometimes other people might type in a… Read More

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How to Keep Your Older Computer in Good Repair

All businesses have devices that are a bit older than others. Oftentimes, those computers are also the most valuable: they’re the server your business relies on and have old information that isn’t backed up. Here are two answers to the age-old question of “Should I turn off my computer at night?” that help your technology last longer: Powering your computers on and off can wear through the parts. Your computer is never in more motion or producing more heat than when you’re turning it on. Unless your computers all have solid state drives, you want to minimize power cycles as much as possible. It also means you can’t access the data… Read More

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Find the Root Cause of Repeated Errors and System Vulnerabilities

Despite the highlights on the news, the majority of cybersecurity threats and hacking scares are not caused by novel mechanisms or newly discovered weaknesses. At the root of most problems are a build-up of behaviors and routine weaknesses in business systems that seem impossible to detect until it’s too late. Traditional IT services only respond to the outbreak of symptoms. But you can find the underlying causes and protect against them with managed IT. How can managed IT services stop recurring threats? If your network goes out once, chances are it will go out again. The more often it goes out or malfunctions, the more and more likely the pattern will continue. This… Read More

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Why You Need an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

An uninterruptible power supply may be the least glamorous part of your computer set-up, but it’s a valuable one. It can save your system from both data loss and physical damage. A UPS serves two functions. First, as the name implies, it provides battery power when line current fails. Second, it provides surge protection. It’s common for some outlets provide only surge protection without battery backup. When the lights go out A power outage of even a second is enough to stop your computer. Any work you haven’t saved is lost. Computers cache data for speed, so even data which you think you’ve written to disk might only be in the cache.… Read More

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Things You Can Do to Improve Your Computer’s Performance

Having a computer that performs well, and executes tasks quickly, is vital to ensuring the success of any business. Not only can a slow computer be extremely frustrating, but it can also lead to a decrease in productivity. However, over time you will likely notice your computer begin to slow down. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to improve your computer’s performance, which can help you to maximize productivity. Here are a few of the things you can do to maximize your computer’s speed and performance.   Try a Different Web Browser If you have been noticing performance issues with your computer when using the internet,… Read More

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How to Improve and Fix Your Old Computer

If your computer is getting elderly you may want to start thinking about a replacement. However, it’s often possible to improve and upgrade an old computer. Here are some things to think about: 1. Free up hard drive space. If your drive is full or nearly full, then your computer will slow down dramatically. Delete files you do not need and uninstall applications you never use, and then run CCleaner, a free program which cleans up old internet files and file fragments that might be clogging your drive. Finally, defragment your drive – the command varies by version, but it is Optimize Drives in Windows 8 – this consolidates fragmented files… Read More

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