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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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4 Ways To Improve Your Computer

Has your computer been annoying you lately with its slow speed? Before you jump the gun and purchase a brand new one, there are plenty of things you can do to improve your computer and give it the boost it needs. You can get a great performance boost just by changing a few things with your start-up programs. You can also defragment your hard drive, but you can get a greater boost if you are willing to get deeper into things. We do not want you to get worried right now about the amount of money you will have to spend because there are many affordable ways that you can… Read More

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Proactively Protect Your Business Network with Outsourced IT Services

If your server goes down fifteen minutes before the end of the day, you might not be able to get a professional in until mid-morning the next day. Not only does that mean your employees you can’t finish up their projects for the day, it means the morning will also be off to a slow start. If your website is run on your dedicated server, then the fallout can be even worse: online visitors will get an “Internal Server Error” message and they probably won’t return. As your business relies more and more on updated technology, a constant online presence, and moving large amounts of data, don’t rely on outdated IT services to… Read More

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Invest in LEDs: 4 Reasons Why Your Office Needs Better Lighting

Your office has a growing Internet of Things, and it’s probably making office life better. Your key fobs and automatic doors don’t just let people in when they have full hands; they keep the office safer and compliant with security standards. Smart thermostats can make micro-adjustments to the temperature and humidity. Even your employees’ personal Internets of Things are helping them focus instead of worry about something at home. Don’t let your lighting system fall behind. Wifi-controlled LED bulbs can be just as integral to optimizing your office. Here are four reasons why it’s time to start switching out your bulbs and invest in LEDs. You can use LEDs for task… Read More

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Reasons To Outsource Your IT Services: Take Your Business To A Higher Level

Is outsourcing small business IT services the next trend of the future? Many small businesses in Australia that have a few hundred employees have always taken the leap when it comes to outsourcing their IT services. One of the biggest reasons why outsourcing IT services have become a trend is because of the cost savings. Businesses that make the decision to outsource their IT services can save up to 40 percent of their costs. Would you like to be able to save that much? What Does It Mean To Outsource IT Services? IT outsourcing is generally used to describe the function of subcontracting to a third-party outside of the company’s main… 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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The Top Reasons to Outsource your IT

Outsourcing back-office functions are growing in popularity amongst small businesses as these companies look for ways to reduce overhead costs. One of the most common departments these businesses are outsourcing is their IT departments. As more small businesses begin to make the switch to outsourcing their IT departments, you may begin to wonder if this is the right choice for your company. However, many business owners who are not familiar with outsourcing may be uncertain as to whether this is a good choice for their business. The fact is that outsourcing your IT department can provide your business with a variety of benefits including:   Reducing Your IT Spending The… 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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