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Accomplish a Business Goal Would You Rather: Maintain Your Technology, or Accomplish a Business Goal? How much time does your business waste on managing its own technology services? This includes maintaining your email solution, upgrading and managing your desktop infrastructure, and keeping your network secure from both internal and external threats. We would understand if you said that you don’t have time to both run your business and its technology, but we are of the firm belief that you shouldn’t have to choose one over the other.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 24 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Free PC Tool Tip of the Week: Use this Free PC Tool to Find Out Which Files You Should Delete Next Fact: your PC has a limited amount of storage space. When a user runs out of space or comes close to it, they need to come up with a solution. Without taking any action, performance will lag and saving data for future projects will be impossible. By using a helpful tool like WinDirStat, you can free up space by easily identifying and then taking action with your PC’s biggest files.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 24 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
The Story of IBM The Right Place at the Right Time: the Story of IBM IBM is perhaps one of the best known technology companies out there, but do you know all of the details about Big Blue’s legacy? IBM has built itself a reputation for pursuing advances in innovation and revolutionizing the way that businesses utilize computing, all the way back to its inception 100 years ago.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 24 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Ransomware Can Devistate Getting Greedy: Ransomware Hackers are Asking for Way More Money If fiscal reasons have stopped you from securing your network against ransomware thus far, you may want to reconsider your strategy. Not only are attacks still becoming more and more prevalent, but the developers of ransomware have lowered the price of admission for aspiring cyber criminals. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to keep your business protected against a ransomware attack.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 17 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Calculate Basic Math Problems Tip of the Week: How to Calculate Basic Math Problems Using Microsoft Word You know Microsoft Word as the great word processor that your business relies on to compose documents of all kinds. However, Microsoft Word is much more flexible and versatile than you might think. Did you know that you can perform simple calculations in your Microsoft Word document in a quick and efficient way?
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 17 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Solid State Drives Here’s Why Solid State Drives are Way Better Than Traditional Hard Disk Drives Your business has plenty of choices for data storage, but there are few options better suited for business environments than the solid state drive. Even though the hard disk drive is more common, the solid state drive offers many benefits that your organization cannot dismiss--certainly not if you want to seize all possible opportunities.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 17 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Recurring IT Issues 10 Recurring IT Issues That Client's Experienced Before Coming to CompuTech City Your days are filled with hundreds of phone calls, meetings and responsibilities, all of which are enhanced – or dependent upon – your IT systems. When your computer, network, or even your printer goes down, your day is stopped in its tracks
by CompuTech City Admin Tuesday, 16 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
IT Issues Happen on Repeat Why IT Issues Happen on Repeat When You Think They've Been Fixed The only thing more frustrating than computer problems are computer problems that won’t go away. They just keep happening on repeat. It’s like washing your hair – lather, rinse, repeat. Fix, break, repeat.
by CompuTech City Admin Tuesday, 16 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Cloud Revolution The Cloud Revolution: We’ve Seen This Before As technologies emerge and trends change, organizations face massive paradigm shifts involving the tools and methods they use to conduct business. Right now, we’re in the middle of one of the most significant shifts in decades; more and more businesses are relying on cloud computing.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 12 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
CThreats to Your Data Threats to Your Data Come From All Sides Just over a third (36 percent) of businesses don’t back up business data at all, and apparently this number isn’t keeping some IT providers up at night (not the case for us). Your businesses’ data is precious, irreplaceable, and extremely expensive to lose. Let’s talk about how delicate and dangerous it is to not have it backed up.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 12 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Manage your software licenses How Software License Mismanagement Can Hurt Your Bottom Line Whenever you install software on your computer, you agree to certain terms put in place by the developer or vendor. Even free software, such as Google Chrome and Firefox, have terms that the end-user opts into during installation. One of the most important terms business owners need to be aware of are those that pertain to software licenses; if you aren’t, someone else will be.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 12 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
security play 4 Enterprise-Level Security Solutions in One Convenient PackageHow big a role does security play in your business’s network management? If it takes a secondary role more in favor of operations, you might want to reconsider why this is the case. After all, your organization’s critical assets--namely sensitive data like employee information, payment credentials, and usernames or passwords--all hold immense risk for exploitation from hackers. Therefore, even if you don’t fear a potential attack, you should at least consider it as a possibility.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 12 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Protect Your Company’s Equipment You Need More Than a Power Strip to Protect Your Company’s Equipment What would happen if you were in the middle of typing a report or performing some task, and the office suddenly lost power? Too many would find themselves staring blankly at an equally blank screen as their infrastructure suddenly ceased operations. However, there is a device that can help save you from the worst effects of sudden power loss.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 11 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Plan Your Network’s Cabling Tip of the Week: How to Plan Your Network’s Cabling Like an IT Pro A crucial step of setting up your business is the implementation of a physical infrastructure, including cabling and electrical lines. Unfortunately, the same setup won’t work for two very different businesses, so you’ll need to put considerable time and effort into the cabling process as a whole. Here are a few ways that you can make the process easier.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 11 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Cloud Computing Professionals A Look at How Cloud Computing Professionals Can Help Your Business When you hear us speak the world “cloud,” it’s not the fluffy white forms soaring overhead. The cloud that we refer to are computing systems that are delivered to you through an Internet connection. The popularity and demand for cloud services has led both ordinary consumers and businesses alike to seek them out. Despite this demand, in the United States alone, there are over 500,000 IT jobs available. This suggests that there may be a shortage of workers with the requisite skillset and can provide a unique incentive to join the industry as to take advantage of such massive growth.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 11 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Automation Chopping Block Next Job on the Automation Chopping Block: Pizza Delivery Did you know that over 2,000 Domino’s Pizza franchises in Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Japan, and Germany feature delivery by robot? Starship Technologies, a self-driving robotics company, announced on March 29th that they would be partnering with Domino’s to revolutionize the way the delivery process works.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 05 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Automation Chopping Block Tip of the Week: 12 Security Rules Every PC User Should Follow While you are probably spending a fair amount of time thinking about your business’ security, can you confidently say the same about those that you’ve employed? Unfortunately, your workers may not put much thought into network security. This could very possibly lead to some severe issues potentially harming your business operations.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 05 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Automation Chopping Block 3 Ways Managed IT Keeps Your Business in Business n the natural course of doing business, an owner/operator will have to face many difficult situations, but none of these situations are as difficult as asking them to determine whether or not to close the doors of the business for good. Many problems could cause a business to fail, but it has to hurt the failing owner a little more when the solution for the problem was not only within his/her reach, it was affordable.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 05 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Selling Your Internet Browsing History How Do You Feel About ISPs Selling Your Internet Browsing History? In October of 2016, the Federal Communications Commission designed a set of rules known as the Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal. These rules had intended to flip the status quo and require Internet service providers (ISPs) to gain their customers’ permission before they harvested their browsing histories to sell to advertisers. This proposal is now moot with the establishment of a new law that passed through Congress and was signed by President Trump in April 2017
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 27 April 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Use Windows Start Menu to Search Your PC and the Web Tip of the Week: Use Windows Start Menu to Search Your PC and the Web It’s no secret that finding a particular program or file on your computer can be a pain, especially when you don’t have the time to hunt it down by clicking through folders. However, there is a much easier way to locate your desired data. All you have to do is use the search option found in the Start menu, which is the subject of this week’s tip.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 27 April 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Software Makes PC Problems Worse How Rogue Software Makes PC Problems Worse It’s difficult to know what you can and can’t trust in the realm of cybersecurity. However, you’re likely to trust your own security solution. Yet, even this could be a devastating oversight, as some malware masquerades as your security software.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 27 April 2017 CompuTech City Blog
use your logs Why it’s Important to Monitor Your Event Logs Do you understand what the event logs of your network are, and how they keep your organization secure? If not, you could be ignoring one of the most basic components of network security. Event logs are important for spotting significant issues on a workstation or laptop.
by CompuTech City Admin Tuesday, 25 April 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Data backup 3 Tips to Get the Most From Your Data Backup Business owners require ubiquitous access to certain information stored on their organization’s infrastructure. Thus, there’s an immediate need to safeguard this data from any sort of impending destruction. We’ll discuss ways that you can prevent the worst when it seems like your data will fall victim to a loss incident.
by CompuTech City Admin Tuesday, 25 April 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Voice Over IP How to Ditch Your Traditional Phone Line and Save on Expenses When it comes to a business being successful, it’s only natural to eliminate any wasted expenses and focus on those that can serve multiple purposes. Many businesses are very good at doing this, but they overlook a great opportunity to cut costs through the consolidation of their telephony system.
by CompuTech City Admin Tuesday, 25 April 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Helpdesk for SMB Equipping Employees to Resolve Their PC Issues Has Never Been Easier It’s a far too common scene in businesses: an employee is working on an important project when their workstation starts acting up. Flustered, they call in the IT department, but they won’t be able to make it up to them for an hour at least. So, what’s a worker to do? Just sit there and wait? With a Help Desk solution, this wouldn't be an issue.
by CompuTech City Admin Tuesday, 25 April 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Single Hacker Stole How a Single Hacker Stole $100 Million From Two Major Tech Companies An unfortunate fact about the modern business world is that any organization that utilizes technology is playing with fire. Cyber attacks can circumvent even the most well-protected networks through the company’s users. This is, unfortunately, something that business owners often don’t learn until they’re on the receiving end of an attack; just like the two companies that fell victim to phishing attempts that were supposedly operated by Evaldas Rimasauskas, a Lithuanian hacker who has been accused of stealing $100 million from them.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 19 April 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Single Hacker Stole Tip of the Week: Here’s an Easy Way to Update Your Hardware Drivers in Windows 10 The average employee and business owner relies on various hardware solutions to go about their day-to-day duties. These hardware devices--think keyboards, wireless mouses, external microphones, and any USB devices--utilize drivers which allow for inter-device compatibility. What happens when these drivers aren’t installed or kept up to date? Your technology suffers, and so does your productivity.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 19 April 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Cloud Computing Helps Businesses The Top 3 Ways Cloud Computing Helps Businesses Cloud computing has taken the business world by storm, fulfilling so many needs and simplifying as many processes. If you’ve been on the fence about incorporating the cloud into your IT infrastructure, you should know a few of these benefits to help you make your choice.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 19 April 2017 CompuTech City Blog
UTM Firewall Protect How Does a UTM Firewall Protect Your Business? Every time you pick up a personal computer from a vendor, chances are that it will have an extremely basic firewall pre-installed. These consumer-grade firewalls leave much to be desired, especially in the business environment. You’ll want to make sure that your organization is equipped with enterprise-level solutions designed to protect on both a fundamental level and an advanced level. To do this, you want to take advantage of a Unified Threat Management solution.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 17 April 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Simplifying Your Company’s Email Tip of the Week: 3 Tools for Simplifying Your Company’s Email Managing your company’s email can be a complex endeavor, due to the sheer volume of messages being sent and received, as well as the need to have a way to prioritize which messages are important. It’s safe to say that all organizations can benefit from email management solutions, such as email archiving and spam protection, and multi-factor authentication.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 17 April 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Smartphone Have Malware Preinstalled Ask Yourself, Does My Smartphone Have Malware Preinstalled? You might take extreme measures to keep your business’s devices from contracting the odd virus or malware, but what if all of your efforts are for nothing? You could have the greatest preventative solutions out there, but you can still get infected by some nasty threats, the reason being that the device was infected before you even started using it. You might be surprised by how often this happens, even to wary business owners.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 17 April 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Molecular-Level Data Storage Forget Micro SD Cards, the Future is Molecular-Level Data Storage As far as leaps in computing go, this one’s pretty tiny: a research team from IBM has managed to store data on a single atom. Despite the microscopic size of the result, the impact is potentially huge when one considers the effects this discovery could have on computing.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 05 April 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Google Maps With These 4 Tips Tip of the Week: Get the Most Out of Google Maps With These 4 Tips Throughout human history, cartography served as an exciting and specialized field for knowledgeable scribes. Today, the entire planet has been mapped and apps like Google Maps allow any Joe Schmo with a smartphone to have the world at their fingertips. Consequently, you can effectively be a cartographer of sorts, just by knowing how to best use Google Maps.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 05 April 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Distracting for Your Team Here’s How to Make the Internet Far Less Distracting for Your Team The average office worker needs to access the Internet in order to do their job. What they don’t need to access is cat videos, memes, social media, online games, and malware-ridden websites. How can a business owner clamp down on Internet activity in their office? By equipping their network with a content filtering solution, of course.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 05 April 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Apple vs Samsung Apple vs Samsung: Who Makes Better Tablets? In today’s mobile-centric world, portability is becoming more and more crucial to success in business affairs. This phenomenon can easily explain why tablets are commonplace in boardrooms and briefcases. With Apple and Samsung offering two heavy-hitting tablets (the Galaxy Tab S3 and the iPad Pro), we’ve decided to analyze their features head-to-head to find out which is the supreme option for your business needs.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 29 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Improve Customer Service Tip of the Week: 4 Ways to Improve Customer Service that Any Business Can Do Providing outstanding customer service is a requirement to be successful in today’s business environment. If you ignore this valuable tenant of business, then you’ve got a competitor who will gladly jump on the opportunity to steal away your customers and prospects by offering better service. What steps is your business taking to make sure that your customer service is second to none?
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 29 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
World Backup Day This World Backup Day, Stop Testing Your Luck and Back it Up! No business owner likes to think about it, but every business needs to be prepared for the possibility of their data disappearing. Have you taken steps to ensure that, should some disaster strike, you will be prepared to dust yourself off and continue operations? Furthermore, are you sure that your preparations will be sufficient and your data will be preserved?
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 29 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Future of Business The Future of Business is One Without Cash Today’s businesses are looking to expand their cashless payment options to include those made through mobile devices. There are various benefits that doing so can provide your organization.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 27 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Optimize Your Computer Tip of the Week: Optimize Your Computer By Taking Care of the Clutter Do you remember the day that you purchased your current workstation? Maybe it was last week, last month, last year, or several years ago. At one point, it was pristine, untouched by the demands of the workday, but those days have long since passed. Over time, your computer collects all sorts of stuff on it, from unnecessary files to outdated, unused software.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 27 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Cloud Service Provider Selecting a Cloud Service Provider Should Never Be a Hasty Choice Did you know that 43 percent of IT decision makers have plans to increase their cloud investments throughout 2017? This is according to a recent survey which, when combined with the steady rate of cloud adoption seen during the past decade, proves that the cloud is the next phase in the evolutionary development of business computing. While this shows great promise for the future, cloud adoption is not something to dive into blindly.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 27 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Future Technologies for Spring 2017 4 Hands-on Future Technologies for Spring 2017 It’s fascinating to keep an eye on the latest technological developments, and the excitement really builds when concepts once deemed farfetched make their way onto the marketplace. Here are four technologies that we’re super excited to get our hands on!
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 27 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
4 Easy Ways to Share Files Tip of the Week: 4 Easy Ways to Share Files There are many ways to share a file between two computers. Being familiar with multiple options will certainly come in handy, especially when your preferred method of file sharing isn’t an option (like when you can’t find your flash drive, or maybe you lose Internet connection). For this week’s tip, here are four options to help your business more effectively share files.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 27 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Managed IT Benefits Your Business 3 Compelling Ways that Managed IT Benefits Your Business As a business owner, you have plenty to worry about, and your technology doesn’t do you any favors. It’s difficult to oversee the responsibilities of managing technology like workstations, server units, and mobile devices, alongside the ordinary demands of your job.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 27 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Forget Sherlock Holmes Forget Sherlock Holmes, IBM’s Watson Can Solve the Mystery of Your Tax Refund In 2011, the world was introduced to IBM’s supercomputer Watson after it handily won the television quiz show Jeopardy!. Since then, Watson has been utilized in a variety of helpful ways, including customer service for Macy’s and Geico, as well as medical research. Today, Watson is being tapped by H&R Block to assist the public with an issue that affects every American, their taxes.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 08 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Tip of the Week: 8 Essential Questions to Ask of Your IT Provider When was the last time that your organization had an unexpected technology expense blast your IT budget out of the sky? Surprise issues that you don’t plan for could potentially derail your budget for months, or even years, depending on the severity of it. Having a clear idea of what your IT service plan covers is a great way to make sure that you don’t get hit by surprise billing.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 08 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Be Sure to Lock Your Car... and its App As cars become more technologically advanced and reliant on computers, they become more likely targets for malware and cyber attacks. However, as researchers from Kaspersky have uncovered in an investigation into an assortment of connected-car mobile apps, car manufacturers may not be as committed to ensuring the security of their vehicles as drivers may want.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 08 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
4 Ways the Cloud Enhances How You Do Business When it comes to using technology to improve your business, it’s hard to beat the benefits that cloud computing provides. The cloud can help to boost your functionality in a variety of ways. As a result, cloud technologies have seen explosive adoption rates--and it’s no wonder, when you consider what the cloud is capable of, and how it can benefit your workforce.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 08 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
How to Break the Cycle of Your Technology Breaking Down Too many businesses suffer due to issues with their information technology. The IT department, that is supposed to be innovating, is just too swamped down solving immediate technical problems to do so. However, if left unchecked, having an IT management deficit could swiftly create larger problems throughout your organization.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 08 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Want the Best IT Support? You Need Exceptional Availability When your technology breaks down, can you rely on your IT provider to be there in a moment’s notice? What if you need someone to talk you through a troubleshooting procedure? During the weekday you expect them to be available, but what if you’re burning the candle at both ends over a weekend to finish an important project? Furthermore, your office might be closed, but your IT infrastructure still needs to be attended to.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 08 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Be Deliberate About Cybersecurity and Avoid the Worst Attacks of the Web They say that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and matters of cyber security are no exception. Threats will often follow trends, and so by reviewing what has happened in the past, we may be able to glean some insight into what will be important in the future. If 2016 was any indication, there are a few things that will be of most concern to IT professionals and end users.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 08 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Scenarios Every Business Continuity Plan Should Cover What would you do if your business were suddenly struck by something which threatened its very existence? Do you have a plan to make sure that your business survives well past the expiration date assigned by natural disasters, hardware failure, user error, or hacking attacks? One of the most important parts of running a business is managing risk, and implementing a business continuity plan is a great way to focus on the preservation of your organization.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 02 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Tip of the Week: 4 Ways to Maybe Get Work Done on Your Laptop With a Toddler Nearby Let’s say you’ve got an email that you really need to crank out from home, and pronto. So, you whip out your laptop to get started, and that’s when you spot the menacing eyes of a toddler from across the room. What do you do? Is it even possible to use a mobile device once a toddler has it in their greedy little sights? For this week’s tip, we’ll explore your options.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 02 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
3 Ways to Prevent a Smartphone Thief From Also Stealing Your Data While it’s certainly a bummer to have your smartphone stolen, it’s even worse if the thief accesses your data. To help prevent this nightmare scenario, security professionals have developed some clever solutions.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 02 March 2017 CompuTech City Blog
The Easiest Way to Manage Your IT Happens to Also Be the Best You know better than anyone that managing your business isn’t something to be taken lightly. Keeping your technology in proper working order is just the icing on the proverbial cake, making the task of managing your business even more difficult. If you’re using normal break-fix IT services, this might be the case. Alternatively, managed IT services aren’t designed to burden you.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 24 February 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Tip of the Week: Simple Device Turns Your Car Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot The Internet of Things may have just entered social consciousness, but people have been trying to add Internet functionality to devices for quite some time. One instance of this is the development and manufacture of smart car technology. In the same way as our services are designed to proactively monitor and maintain your business’ network, a smart car has been developed largely as a completely connected automobile that allows car owners to worry less about their car and to get the most out of their investment and driving experiences.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 24 February 2017 CompuTech City Blog
How a Manila Folder Could Be Holding Your Business Back Many businesses are searching for ways to go green. Most of the ones that do are trying to cut out their reliance on paper and printing. This is strategic thinking, of course, since the cost of printer toner has skyrocketed over the years. Today the most affordable printer ink on the market still comes in at an astounding $13 per ounce; or, slightly more than Dom Perignon. This is why businesses that are looking to cut costs, as well as embrace environmentally-friendly initiatives, are going paperless.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 24 February 2017 CompuTech City Blog
4 New Technologies that Can Revolutionize Your Business New technology paves the way for businesses to leverage their resources in exciting ways. Of course, it’s impossible to take advantage of these benefits if you don’t even know these new technologies exist. Therefore, to help you achieve an edge over your competition, consider how these four new technologies can enhance your business model.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 23 February 2017 CompuTech City Blog
The 6 Most Common Technology Issues Faced By SMBs While news sources might lead the layman to believe that most issues facing the typical SMB come from cyber criminals lurking online, the reality is far less dramatic. However, this misconception makes these issues no less serious, and still things to prepare for. Let’s review some of the most common causes of technological issues in the office environment.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 23 February 2017 CompuTech City Blog
The Most Popular Domains Make the Biggest Targets for Email Spoofing Let’s say that you receive an email from a software vendor, say, Microsoft. When you are contacted by a major company like this, do you automatically assume that it’s secure, or are you skeptical that it’s a scam? Ordinarily, it might not seem like a big issue, but all it takes is one click on an infected attachment or malicious link to infect your business’s infrastructure.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 23 February 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Why Managed IT Services are a Perfect Fit for Growing Businesses A small business is just as susceptible to the many problems that face large enterprises, and the dangers only multiply with the more technology you implement in the office. The larger your network gets, the more difficult data distribution and storage becomes. The more employees you work with, the more devices that will appear in the office. The more data you work with, the more likely you are to get hacked. These are all very real risks. What are you doing to protect your company from these threats?
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 23 February 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Today is National Clean Out Your Computer Day. 5 Ways to Show Your PC Some Love It’s National Clean Out Your Computer Day! To kick off this important day, we’d like to remind business owners that this is a valuable opportunity to make sure that you’re taking good care of one of your greatest assets: your company’s technology. Let’s go over some of the best ways that you can optimize the performance of your office computers.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 16 February 2017 CompuTech City Blog
How Cross-Training Employees Makes Your Entire Company Stronger No one said business was going to be easy. One of the most frustrating aspects can be employee complacency. In fact, with the advent of the Internet and with more jobs trending toward service, you are finding that people are constantly looking outside their current organization for professional development. With employee turnover costing businesses everywhere substantial capital, retaining your proficient employees must be a priority.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 16 February 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Be the Hero Your Office Needs By Having a Disaster Recovery Plan Not all companies are prepared to deal with the costs associated with downtime. Any situation in which your organization cannot access important information or can’t operate with efficiency is something which needs to be prepared for; otherwise, you risk more than you know. We want to help protect your business when it needs it most.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 16 February 2017 CompuTech City Blog
You Know Who’s Looking Forward to Tax Season? Identity Thieves One of the most high-profile hacking attacks in the United States struck last year when the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was breached. 464,000 Social Security numbers were swiped; enough to file 101,000 tax returns using false personal identification numbers.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 09 February 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your IT Consultant Budgeting accurately for your long-term IT needs requires an intimate knowledge about technology and IT trends. Compared to other department budgets that are easy to compile by making a few simple adjustments to the previous year’s numbers...
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 09 February 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Forget Video Games, Today’s Kids are Into Coding and Robotics! Have you ever tried to teach a kid how to do something? Chances are that if it’s not super fun and engaging, kids will probably ignore what you’re saying. While it might be difficult to emphasize the importance of a quality career choice to kids...
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 09 February 2017 CompuTech City Blog
A Look Back at 2016’s Biggest Cyber Security Stories 2016 saw many notorious data breaches, along with developments in malware and other threats to security. It’s always helpful to reflect on these developments so that the knowledge can be used in the future to aid in developing new strategies for taking on the latest threats. How will your business learn from the mistakes of others in 2017?
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 24 January 2017 CompuTech City Blog
3 Reasons Why Outsourced IT Makes Sense for SMBs Fact: There’s a shortage in the IT skills market. Yet, businesses now have more opportunity than ever to make up for this shortage. A simple solution is to outsource your IT services to a managed service provider. You might find that it’s a great way to save time and revenue on a department that’s becoming increasingly difficult to hire for. Here are three reasons why outsourced IT services can resolve the shortage of IT talent.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 24 January 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Why Some People Can’t Be Productive While Travelling Let’s say that you're on a business trip. As you travel, you decide you may as well get a bit of work done. You pull out your laptop and are pecking away, and that’s when you notice a growing feeling of nausea rising in your stomach. It gets so bad that you finally have to put the laptop away, having accomplished relatively little, before you are sick.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 24 January 2017 CompuTech City Blog
How Much Time Do Your Employees Waste on Social Media? Social media is a phenomenon that has invaded the business world in more ways than one. While it might be a great way to endorse your brand and communicate with your local prospects, it can be a huge distraction for your in-house workers. A new study by communications agency, We Are Flint, claims that 84 percent of adults in the UK use social media, and two-thirds of them use it every day--be it at the office or at home.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 24 January 2017 CompuTech City Blog
3 Ways Managed IT Can Benefit Any Business Your business relies on technology to keep operations moving, but your technology relies on you to stay functional. While many small businesses will choose to forsake an in-house IT department in favor of a self-service model, this is a costly maintenance practice that could put your IT in jeopardy. Instead, your organization should invest in our managed IT services, which have the possibility to show your business an entirely new way of managing technology assets.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 24 January 2017 CompuTech City Blog
4 Ways a Unified Threat Management Can Help Your Business The online business environment is a dangerous place, especially with threats such as viruses, malware, and worse, all hiding in plain sight. Organizations need to take advantage of comprehensive security solutions that can cover all modes of attack, but finding an affordable enterprise-level solution can be challenging for SMBs. Thankfully, a Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution provides comprehensive coverage that today’s businesses need.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 24 January 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Want to Go Mobile? Make Sure Your Device Management Software Has These 3 Features Now that mobile devices have taken over the workplace, you need to consider the security of your business’s data more than ever before. You need to think about which devices access certain data, as well as what they do with that data. In particular, you need to make sure that only your employees can access corporate information, and there are several ways to do so.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 24 January 2017 CompuTech City Blog
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