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Computer Maintenance & Optimization

  Since computers are an integral part of communications and life in general, they should be maintained and optimized to retain their value as long as possible. When computers are purchased new, and then used for a while, their performance could exhibit a decrease in overall speed depending on whether recommended maintenance is practiced and whether they are, later on, used for more intensive data processing. Computer Maintenance & Optimization Much can be done in the way of maintenance and optimization if one is willing to do a little research — however, unless sufficient research and time can be dedicated to this task, it’s generally better for business owners and… Read More

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Improving Your Computer For The Next Year

Improving Your Computer For The Next Year Can you believe that this year is almost over? Before you know it, people will begin making their resolutions for the New Year. Those resolutions will generally be about things that can help them improve their lives. If you plan to make a resolution that involves doing something to improve your life, one of those resolutions should include improving your computer and technology life. Yes, that is correct. There are many technology maintenance and repair tasks that should not be forgotten or ignored, but unfortunately, they are often forgotten about. We know you have probably gone through a few computer maintenance tasks before, but… Read More

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Security: A Good Reason To Outsource

Owning and/or managing the productivity side of a business can be tedious enough without having to deal with the pressures of making sure appropriate computer technology is in place to fit the needs of the business and in a secure way. Most business owners or managers would prefer to concentrate on aspects of the business that actually bring in profit as opposed to spending several hours and days attempting to research computer technology options required to attain those goals. On September 16, 2018, the internet giant Facebook discovered that a database of approximately fifty million users was compromised by computer hackers which divulged personally identifiable information. Think about it — if a… Read More

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What Are Investors Looking for in Your Small Business?

  Money. Ultimately, investors want a guarantee that investing in your small business is a worthwhile use of their money’s time. They want to be as sure as possible that, not only are they getting their money back, they’re going to see a good return on it. In order to cut down on the time, they need to investigate each opportunity, most investors or investment companies have a checklist by which they can grade start-ups. No one element can make your small business seem like the perfect opportunity, and there’s not just one checklist to measure your company against. But outsourcing your IT can make your company look better in… Read More

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4 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Computer Without Technical Knowledge

Speed Up Your Computer Computer problems are immediately frustrating. Imminently soul-crushing. Even worse, they’re scary black holes (or blue screen) of inevitably. Any slowdown, forced shutdown, or error can seem like an unsolvable problem if you’ve haven’t fixed it before. When you notice your computer getting slower and slower, don’t think that you have to make the choice between taking it in for a trained professional to look at or just getting a new one. There are plenty of ways to get your computer back into high gear. You don’t even have to know what RAM stands for to do it. Here are four easy ways to speed up your… Read More

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4 Reasons To Outsource Your IT In Q4

Outsource Your IT The fourth quarter is a crazy time for every business, no matter what size the company is. But if you have a small company, it can be even more chaotic as you try to make the most of seasonal sales. Depending on your organization’s structure, internal employees might take on different roles and have added responsibilities. A focus on long-term stability may have to go on the backburner to immediate sales. You might even bring in seasonal help or contractors. But bringing on people as you need them means you’re going to miss a lot of opportunities. There’s a lag between recognizing the need to free up… Read More

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4 Steps to Protect Your Business Devices Before Giving Them to New Employees

It’s a growing trend to give employees laptops, tablets, and smartphones for handling business-related tasks. For many corporate environments, desktop computers just aren’t flexible enough. But BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, policies are filled with security pitfalls and procedural problems, even if they might initially save your company better. Whether you’re shopping for new business devices for predicted expansion next quarter or you’re resetting devices for the new employees following a bit of turnover, you can’t just let your employees turn on the computer and get to work immediately. Here are four steps you need to take first: 1. Don’t pick the cheapest business devices. Brand names aren’t always… Read More

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3 Ways to Get Rid of Downloads and Strengthen Your IT Security

IT Security There are a lot of different ways cybersecurity threats can break through onto your network. Sometimes malware is too new to be caught by the latest catalog of known threats in your IT security antivirus program. Sometimes the attack is too complex or tries to attack too many different layers of your cybersecurity for it to be stopped. But these occurrences are relatively rare. Most threats get in because someone in your office let them in. There are a lot of potentially open doors at every company, and they include everything from malware designed to look like software patches to illicit online activity. Unfortunately, blocking Internet activity that isn’t… Read More

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3 Cybersecurity Threats That Are Crowding into Your Network

Ransomware and phishing schemes are two of the biggest cybersecurity threats for companies around the world. These deliberate attacks are used to gain power, data, leverage, and — ultimately — money. But direct attacks are not the only threats that your company has to protect itself against. There is a growing demand for bandwidth, and that demand is at a bursting point. Your company computers are running more programs than ever before. You have more computers than ever before full-stop. You also have servers, access control systems, smart devices, and an endless array of devices. Bit by bit, these perfectly legitimate business tools are using up the capacity for reliable… Read More

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5 Reasons for a Small Business to Outsource IT (Part 2)

5 Reasons for a Small Business to Outsource IT (Part 2) Welcome back to the second half of our two-part article on why to outsource IT for small businesses. Last time, we discussed how most small businesses simply don’t have enough steady IT work to justify a full-time or even part-time technician on staff. But at the same time, you need access to highly professional IT services for infrastructure set-up, upgrades, and the occasional technical difficulties. Join us as we pick up where we left off, talking about why your team can mostly handle the computer systems on their own, and how sharing IT services through outsourcing is the best… Read More

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