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3 Reasons Besides Ergonomics Why You Need a New Keyboard at Work

Every computer activity needs a different style of keyboard. Small laptops generally have a minimal setup with the basic QWERTY arrangement and very few command keys. That’s because the keys each need to have a certain size to be easy to hit, but the keyboard itself is constricted by the size of the device. While this is great for general use and online browsing, it’s no good for accounting work. It doesn’t have a ten-key number pad or a multiple of command keys that make shortcuts and formulas easier to input. Those same kinds of constraints can make a keyboard a bad fit for the office. Almost everyone needs to… Read More

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3 IT Projects for New Employees

  There’s a lot of background work going undone in your company. That has nothing to do with your coworkers, the workload, or even the industry you’re in. Every company has projects and maintenance tasks on their to-do lists that should be done because they’re important but are never done because they aren’t urgent. The IT department is no exception, whether if you have a one-man IT team or work in the headquarters of a multinational corporation. A dozen different ideas can be on your radar, but they keep fading into the background for one reason or another. But the next time your department in onboarding a new employee, start them off… Read More

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Three IT Tickets That Mean You Need New CPU Fans

Whenever your air conditioner starts to malfunction, chances are the problem started with bad ventilation. Clogged vents mean that air doesn’t reach every corner of your house or the office. An unchanged HVAC filter makes the whole unit work harder. That can lead to overheating, faster wear and tear, and lower air quality. That’s why preventative maintenance is one of the most essential parts of having a well-running air conditioner. Your computer’s fan is exactly the same way. Your CPU generates a lot of heat, and the fan is designed to pull all of that hot air away from the internal parts. The more powerful your computer is, the more… 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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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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