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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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5 Reasons to Have an Expert Handle Attachment Issues

  A lot of malware focuses on phishing schemes and redirected links. But attachments are also dangerous once they’re downloaded onto a company network. Here’s why you need an expert to protect your company from unreliable attachments: 1. Malicious documents are an easy way to conceal attacks. Generally speaking, emails themselves can’t harm your computer or your business. All an email can do is convince the reader to take certain actions. It’s the links to unverified sites and downloadable attachments that cause the real problems. Downloading an unverified .exe file is the clearest sign of danger because that means your employee is downloading a program. However, viruses can be concealed in… Read More

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Three Hidden Sides of Email Security Your Company Might Not Have

What is email security all about? Most consumers see email security with two specific lenses in mind: How do you keep people from sending malicious and unwanted emails to an account? How do you keep unwanted people from accessing your actual account? These two questions address the majority of the security concerns when it comes to email. The first job of any email security plan should be to prevent unwanted emails from reaching the account. By volume, that means spam. Unwarranted businesses spam millions of email accounts every day. While this may be an inconvenience more than a hazard, it does mean valuable emails will slip through the cracks in… 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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Thinking About Outsourcing Your IT? Here’s Why You Should Do It

Information technology is a major support system for a business of any size. Unfortunately, there are many small businesses and medium-sized businesses that overlook the importance of information technology (IT) as an essential component of their business. One of the main reasons information technology is overlooked in many businesses is because they feel the cost is too steep to develop an IT department and ultimately maintain it. However, there has been a recent trend of outsourcing. This trend of outsourcing IT functions is expected to grow over the next couple of years. When IT support functions are outsourced, over 50 percent of a business’s IT functions will be outsourced. Companies… 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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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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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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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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