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Mobile Computing Scam SMiShing: A New Mobile Computing Scam Chances are, you’ve heard of phishing before--emails that promise some benefit or prize if you only click on the included link, that actually only results in trouble for you and your data. Unfortunately, as technology has embraced mobility, so have phishing attempts. This is why you must also be aware of SMiShing scams.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 21 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Data Backup Data Backup isn’t as Simple as You May Think The protection of your business includes many facets. Physical security, training, and network security get most of the attention (and rightfully so), but does your business have a plan in place if those strategies fail? For the growing business, understanding that your data is an asset doesn’t have to come after you lose some. If your management team prides itself on taking proactive measures to keep business running smoothly, one element that has to be on the table is the practice of data backup and recovery.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 20 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Delete Data What Happens to Your Data When You Delete It? The Truth will Surprise You When you delete a file off your PC, or your hard drive becomes corrupted, you just take for granted that the data is gone in perpetuity. That isn’t the case at all, and it can present problems for businesses and individuals alike. The thing is that it’s deleted, it’s gone, it ceases to exist, because you deleted it with your own hands.
by CompuTech City Admin Tuesday, 19 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Project Manager 4 Tips That Can Help Your Business Better Manage IT Projects Have you ever tried to manage a major IT project yourself? If you have, you know that it’s a huge time sink and that there’s a lot involved with the process. We’ll discuss four of the best ways that you can save time and resources while managing your latest technology implementation project.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 18 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Avoid Tech trouble Here’s How We Help You Avoid Tech Trouble Wouldn’t it be great to have a fully-trained and certified staff of IT professionals sitting in the corner of your office, keeping your technology in line? Unfortunately, small businesses often don’t have the budget required to hire an internal IT department filled with security analysts and network technicians. Even if they do, they don’t have the workforce to handle all of the responsibilities of a full IT department. What’s the best way to handle your organization’s IT?
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 15 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Involved In Network Security Who Needs To Be Involved In Network Security? Simple: Everyone Network security is an important part of keeping both your business and your staff away from online threats, but it’s not enough to implement the best, most comprehensive solutions on the market. There are a surprising number of facets to network security, and in order to optimize protection against online threats, you’ll need to know all of them. Thankfully, you don’t have to do this alone.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 14 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Galaxy Note Tip of the Week: 11 Technology Buzzwords Every SMB Should Know Have you ever felt like talking to someone in the technology industry was like speaking with someone who spoke a different language? You’re not alone. It’s no secret that the IT industry loves their jargon - and has dozens of buzzwords at any given time. These are a few such words that have the industry buzzing right now!
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 13 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Galaxy Note Lessons Your Business Can Learn From the Galaxy Note 7 and 8 Samsung fans are getting geared up for the release of their new smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8. Even though it might seem as though the technology world has moved on from the exploding Note 7, you can be sure that Samsung is still feeling the reverberations from last year’s debacle that resulted from the now-infamous exploding of their much-anticipated Galaxy Note 7.
by CompuTech City Admin Tuesday, 12 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Business Continuity Planning 3 Steps to Successful Business Continuity Planning By now, you’ve probably heard about the importance of business continuity and disaster recovery planning for small businesses. According to FEMA, more businesses have business continuity plans than ever before. With so many SMBs looking to secure their future, there are still a few aspects of business continuity planning that today’s business need to comprehend. After all, there is more to it than just data backup. Disaster recovery is something that needs to be planned, practiced and updated.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 11 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Mail merge envelope Tip of the Week: Create Envelopes For Your Whole Contact List With Word Microsoft Office has many capabilities that aren’t fully utilized by the majority of their users. Mail merges in Word used to be a time consuming, frustrating process. With each new edition of Word, Microsoft has refined the process to make it a lot more user-friendly. Take the following steps to create a professional looking envelope for your business that easily adds a list of contacts from a CSV file, Outlook, and more.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 8 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Virtual Private Network Protecting Your Data Is Easier With A VPN Does your business focus enough on security? One of the best solutions that you can consider is a virtual private network, or VPN. By implementing a VPN solution, you can improve the security and privacy on your devices even while out of the office on important business trips or at conferences. What can a VPN do for your business?
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 7 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Windows vulnerability Your Search Bar Is Now More Secure August saw yet another Patch Tuesday designed to resolve security issues in Microsoft products. Out of the 48 vulnerabilities resolved, 15 affected Windows, while 25 were rated as critical, 21 as important, and 27 that allowed for remote code execution. This might sound a little overwhelming, so we’ll try to simplify it a bit--a lot of flaws were fixed, and the majority of them can be considered dangerous for your organization.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 1 September 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Blog Outlook Tip of the Week: 3 Tips to Turn You Into An Outlook Power User Microsoft Outlook is one of the most popular email clients in the world, especially for small and medium businesses. The most recent version of Outlook has some cool features to make your life easier. Below are three Outlook life hacks to help you make the most of your tools.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 31 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Data backup systems How Much Damage Can The Weather Do To Your Business? Lots. Nobody ever wants to admit that their business has a problem with security. Unfortunately, as the one responsible for the future of your organization, you have to consider all possible outcomes of any potential data loss incident. Furthermore, many of these incidents are beyond your control. Thankfully, you can soothe the pain of a data loss disaster by thinking ahead and planning for the worst.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 30 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
When It comes to your IT When It Comes To Your IT, There's No Such Thing As A Dumb Question! Especially with so many people claiming to be tech-savvy, asking a question about IT can be a bit nerve wracking. Because of this hesitation, there are a lot of people who don’t ask questions about technology because they feel like their questions might be stupid. For example, having an updated operating system is a term that is tossed around a lot by IT professionals, and even some not-so-professionals.
by CompuTech City Admin Tuesday, 29 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
About windows features Tip of the Week: Did You Know About These Windows Features? Does your business use Windows 10? If so, there are all sorts of hidden tips and tricks that can help you gain even more value from your workstations that are running Windows 10. Here are a few of these secrets and how they can help your staff save time.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 28 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Do you need backup A Good Data Backup Can Save Your Bacon Data backup. It’s something that all businesses need, but not all businesses know how to approach the implementation of it. This is largely due to the tendency to underestimate how disastrous data loss scenarios can be for their business. You know how it goes; it’s impossible, until it happens. Thankfully, you can significantly reduce the damage done by data loss incidents with a little bit of preventative, proactive thought and a comprehensive backup system.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 25 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Rid yourself of viruses What Hackers Are Looking For On Your Network When a hacker tries to infiltrate your network, they are doing so with a purpose in mind. Usually they are looking for specific information, like account credentials, personal information, or files that can be used to blackmail victims. Regardless, we’ll go over what a hacker can do with the information that they collect from you, and how you can best protect it from them.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 24 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Rid yourself of viruses 3 Trends That Are Changing the Role IT Plays for Your Business Your IT is a central part of your organization’s operations, but its role has changed significantly as business processes have grown more streamlined. There are always shifts and changes in the way that businesses function which must be accounted for, especially in the modern office environment. How have these shifts affected your business’s IT management?
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 23 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Rid yourself of viruses What Makes Managed IT the Best Option? Who would you rather hire--an employee who comes in late, after your systems have encountered an issue, and takes twice as long to fix them as he said, or an employee who was ahead of the game, and managed to avoid issues before they influenced your business? This scenario is precisely the same one that you encounter when you weigh a break/fix IT provider against a managed service provider.
by CompuTech City Admin Tuesday, 22 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Rid yourself of viruses Tips on Business Continuity Planning from Financial Institutions Few organizations take business continuity planning as serious as financial organizations do. The Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as the organizations they oversee, depend heavily on technology for their daily operations. For these establishments, a severe data loss event or significant downtime has the potential to cripple the economy, depending on the severity. As such, they require all of the institutions that they have jurisdiction over to meet certain business continuity benchmarks.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 21 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Rid yourself of viruses Is Your In-House Email Server Worth It? Probably Not If you’re like most businesses, you almost certainly rely on email on a daily basis. However, if your email is hosted on an in-house server, you are becoming less like many businesses, as they are moving their solutions to the cloud. Here’s why you should follow suit and make the switch yourself.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 18 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Rid yourself of viruses Tip of the Week: Four Microsoft Word Tricks You Didn’t Know You Missed Microsoft Word is more or less synonymous with word processing, but with the right tricks, you can do so much more. For this week’s tip, we’ll go over four neat and useful capabilities that Microsoft Word has.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 17 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Rid yourself of viruses HIPAA: Safeguarding the Medical Industry Against Ransomware Did you know that the health industry falls second only to the financial industry in ransomware attacks?
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 17 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Rid yourself of viruses Sample HIPAA Compliance Audit: Make Sure Your Practice is Up to Snuff Consider this example: The psychiatrist’s statement for services arrived through the U.S. postal system like any other bill. Problem is, the woman to whom the letter was addressed didn’t want her husband (or the mailman) to know she was receiving psychiatric care.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 17 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Rid yourself of viruses Google Will No Longer Display Results As Your Type--Here’s Why If you hadn’t yet noticed, there’s been a change made to the Google search engine that will influence how search results are presented to users. Google’s ‘Instant’ feature, introduced in 2010, is no more.
by CompuTech City Admin Wenesday, 16 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Rid yourself of viruses Your Computer's Infected... What Do You Do Next? It’s one of the most commonly-known computer issues: infection. There are plenty of threats out there that could potentially take hold of your PC. The question is, do you know how to proceed if one does? This blog will go into just that.

by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 14 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Dynamic look tip Tip of the Week: Lock Your Computer By Simply Walking Away With Dynamic Lock Security best practices demand that a workstation should never be left unlocked. However, it can be really tempting to leave it unlocked if you only plan on stepping away for a moment--but unfortunately, that moment can easily turn into many if you are distracted from your task. Fortunately, there is now a fix that relies on the one device most of us are never without: our phones.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 11 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Netwrix report 2017 What We Can Learn From IT Statistics Technology plays a pivotal role in the way modern businesses function, and as a result it carries some element of risk. An example of this is how companies store electronic records. While the implementation of measures that are designed to provide greater ease of use and organization for a business’ employees make business move faster, it also makes it that much easier for a hacker to locate and steal data. Small and medium-sized businesses, in particular, are vulnerable, as they may not have dedicated IT security.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 10 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Software as a Service Why SaaS Is Best For Your Business’ Software Needs All businesses have certain software solutions that they need to keep their operations going. Be it an email solution or a productivity suite that you lack, your business is held back from ideal operational efficiency. The traditional way of acquiring these pieces of software can be holding your organization back, so we’ve come to you with a solution: Software as a Service (SaaS).
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 07 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Personal security on web Tip of the Week: Using These Websites Can Help Preserve Your Privacy Everyone has a right to privacy. However, with the popularity of social networks, the Internet is a very hard place to remain a private individual. Digital communication is everywhere. Cybercrime has become a fairly regular event. This week’s tip of the week takes a glance at three websites that you can use to help enforce your right to privacy.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 04 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Server Conidition Give Your Server Units Some TLC Servers are a critical part of any business or organization’s IT infrastructure, as they are the backbone of data distribution. This could include access to applications such as your productivity suite, or even the storage of vital data that’s necessary for day-to-day operations. Unfortunately, this critical hardware must be continuously maintained. The question becomes: Is your business responsible for keeping your server infrastructure in proper working order?
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 03 August 2017 CompuTech City Blog
 Incoming Threats To Your Systems Would You Share Your Browser History? This Ransomware Will Ransomware is a tricky piece of malware that locks down the precious files located on a victim’s computer, then (in theory) will return access to them when a ransom has been paid. Depending on the files stored on a victim’s computer, they might simply blow it off and not worry too much about losing access to a couple of pictures or videos--but what if this ransomware threatened to expose your web browsing history?
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 28 July 2017 CompuTech City Blog
 Incoming Threats To Your Systems Touch Keyboard Capabilities in All Windows 10 Devices Special text characters are an integral part of typing. For the most part, however, they are not something that your normal, run-of-the-mill keyboard or laptop keypad is able to access easily. Luckily, for Windows 10 users, there is a shortcut that allows you to access all sorts of special characters.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 27 July 2017 CompuTech City Blog
 Incoming Threats To Your Systems Have You Lost Control Of Your Network? There are some tasks that are essential to the health of your business’ network. For example, you need to make sure that you are engaging in regular network management activities. Do you know what this task entails? You depend on your network, without it, your end users wouldn’t be able to make your business successful. Network issues reduce your employees’ abilities to complete their work, assuming they have enough access to do anything at all.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 26 July 2017 CompuTech City Blog
 Incoming Threats To Your Systems Are You Prepared For Incoming Threats To Your Systems? It doesn’t matter if you’re a small business, a large enterprise, or if you're in a rural town, or a larger city. You still have to worry about the security of your data and the integrity of your infrastructure. Thankfully, there are services out there that allow even small businesses to leverage powerful, enterprise-level tools for maximum network security. The most valuable of all is perhaps the Unified Threat Management (UTM) tool.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 21 July 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Practices to Improve Time Management Tip of the Week: Practices to Improve Time Management If there’s any experience that’s universally shared by the modern worker, it’s the sensation that there aren’t enough hours in the day. Fortunately, there are some habits that can be developed that can help to mitigate these feelings by enhancing productivity. For this week’s tip, we’ll discuss some of these practices to help boost your office’s time management capabilities.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 20 July 2017 CompuTech City Blog
How Well Managed Is Your Data On A Scale of "Um...?" To "Safe," How Well Managed Is Your Data? Putting together your workforce is something that requires painstaking attention to detail. You found workers who are willing to work as hard as possible to further your organization’s goals. Yet, you have to remember that even the most perfect employees are still human, and that they can make mistakes and can put the organization’s data at risk. User error is a common problem, and it is one of the most important things to keep in mind while you set up your information systems.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 19 July 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Your Technology Strategy Your Business’ Next Great Addition: Voice over Internet Protocol How does your business communicate? If you are relying on a telephone solution that isn’t optimized to fit the specific needs of your business, you may be hindering your ability to stay efficient and cost-effective.
by CompuTech City Admin Tuesday, 18 July 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Your Technology Strategy Tip of the Week: 3 Google Drive Tips You May Not Have Heard Of If you use Google Drive as your preferred cloud provider, you know that it’s a dynamic service that offers everything from word processing to spreadsheets to file storage. However, there are many other ways to use Google Drive that you may not even be aware of. Here are three secret tips that can help you get a little more value out of Google Drive.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 17 July 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Your Technology Strategy 3 Ways Remote Monitoring Helps Businesses It’s time to face the fact that those times when your technology acts up, you don’t have the time to spare waiting around for the issue to just go away...you need to react. Many small businesses just don’t have the means to maintain an in-house IT resource to solve their problems. What if we can offer you a different solution.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 14 July 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Your Technology Strategy Is Productivity a Part Of Your Technology Strategy? Every business is searching for ways to improve productivity. There are now quite a few methods being used to boost the amount that each employee can accomplish, many of which revolve around technology. Admittedly, some of these methods may not be attainable for the average SMB… yet. However, as technology advances you may find yourself able to leverage some of these productivity-enhancing tools to improve the look of your bottom line.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 13 July 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Your Technology Strategy How Does Technology Consultation Help? Consultation is one of those words that you take for granted because you see it everywhere. Think about it, most businesses that provide a professional service offers some semblance of consultation. For the small business owner, can you really afford to pay premium prices to “experts” for them to give you their so-called professional opinion? Besides, what do service providers mean when they use the term “consultation”?
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 12 July 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Your Technology Strategy Maintaining Your IT Is Easier With An MSP Technology maintenance and management is one of the major pain points of all businesses, but it comes more easily to large organizations that have large budgets. Unfortunately, small organizations are often left out, placing such an important aspect of managing their business on the back burner. How, then, can you take advantage of proactive IT maintenance without breaking your budget?
by CompuTech City Admin Tuesday, 11 July 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Advantage of Data Backup How to Best Take Advantage of Data Backup Some organizations want to better understand the process that they use to take backups of their data and restore them in the event of an emergency. This is great, because the value of being able to do so cannot (and should not) be understated. A proper data backup and disaster recovery system could be all that stands between prosperity and failure.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 10 July 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Vendor Management Solid Vendor Management Leads To Business Success In order to function properly, any business will need to procure certain pieces of equipment. Some of this equipment will be specialized to the business’ purpose, while some will be the sort that may be more commonly found in offices everywhere. This equipment must be procured from somewhere, and this is where vendors come in--but who in your organization is responsible for your vendor management?
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 07 July 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Foil A Phishing Attack Tip of the Week: How to Foil A Phishing Attack By ID’ing a Bad URL Phishing attacks have been around for decades, first being recorded in 1995 where scammers would pose as AOL employees and request a user’s billing information through instant messages. Nowadays, email phishing attempts have tricked users into handing over personal information of all kinds. There are many methods of identifying a phishing attempt, but today we’ll focus on one.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 06 July 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Online Traffic is Concentrated to a Handful of Apps What's It Mean When Online Traffic is Concentrated to a Handful of Apps? The Internet is always changing, and anyone who has been using it for a while has experienced this change for themselves. While it might be strange to think about, the latest statistics have proven that the current changes to the Internet are some of the most significant--especially for businesses. “Online business as usual” will be significantly different moving forward.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 05 July 2017 CompuTech City Blog
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PC Users The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PC Users Security is one of the most crucial pain points of all businesses, but sometimes it can be tricky to implement solutions if you’re not sure what you specifically need. Network security isn’t easy, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be hard. If you have difficulty reinforcing a security state of mind in your office, we have good news for you; by keeping these tips in mind, you’ll be able to keep your business more secure than it would be otherwise.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 30 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Clear Browser Cache in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge Tip of the Week: How to Clear Browser Cache in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge Does it feel like your web browser is running slower than it should? Or is your browser prone to freezing up and crashing? If so, there’s one easy troubleshooting tip that you’ll want to try: clearing the cache.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 29 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Big Mistake to Overlook Big Data Why it’s a Big Mistake to Overlook Big Data Managing your businesses technology is important because your operations rely heavily on efficient access to information. One advantage that secure and reliable IT provides is the ability to remain competitive, as the slightest advantage could mean a world of difference in your given market. One new IT trend is the analysis of big data. If it is leveraged properly, you could help your business get the leg up on local competition.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 28 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Greatest Security Risk What Can You Do to Prevent Lightning From Frying Your Technology? It doesn’t matter where your business is located--chances are you’re susceptible to thunderstorms. Lightning storms are very unforgiving, and they can lead to all sorts of problems for unprepared businesses. We’ll discuss some of the ways that your organization could be affected by a lightning storm, as well as how you can take measures to mitigate these dangers in the future.
by CompuTech City Admin Tuesday, 27 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Boost Revenues By Outsourcing Your IT Boost Revenues By Outsourcing Your IT Services Fundamentally, business is simple: if you take in more revenue than you have expenses, your company is a success. There are just so many elements to manage to ensure that revenues outpace expenses that it becomes difficult to ascertain what you can do to cut costs and see a higher degree of profitability for your efforts.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 26 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Boost Revenues By Outsourcing Your IT Increased Mobile Device Use Means Increased Risk for Businesses Smartphones, laptops, and Chromebooks empower today’s workforce to be more mobile, and employees are often the driving force behind this. Chances are, if your business hasn’t even begun to think about your mobile IT strategy, a percentage of your staff already has...
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 23 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Virtualization for Computing Efficiency Virtualization Means Accessing Game-Changing Tools for Your Business Virtualized technology services are great assets for businesses with limited budgets. Three of the best ways that your organization can take advantage of cloud computing and virtualization services are Software as a Service (SaaS), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and hardware virtualization.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 22 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Greatest Security Risk Study Finds an Organization’s Greatest Security Risk isn’t Who You’d Expect The more users on your network, the more risk that user error could create a costly mistake for your infrastructure. While untrained employees could certainly ignore security policies, the greatest risk to your organization is an unexpected one. Research has proven that your company’s CEO, as well as other C-suite employees, hold one of the greatest risks for your business’ security.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 21 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Greatest Security Risk Tip of the Week: How to Encrypt Windows Files Looking for a way to protect sensitive files on your PC? For Windows users, one easy safeguard you can take is to encrypt the files and file folders containing your sensitive information.
by CompuTech City Admin Tuesday, 20 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Greatest Security Risk Outsource IT Maintenance to the Pros and Worry Less About Malware and Breakdowns Information technology is a necessity in today’s world. No matter the industry, IT solutions play a major part in daily operations, so businesses need their solutions to be in working order. In order to ensure that they are, many have turned to managed service providers.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 19 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Hosting a Workload in the Cloud vs On-Premise 5 Questions to Heal Pesky Recurring IT Issues Now The frustration of dealing with the same IT issues repeatedly finally leads to the point where you have to make the decision to be done with them once and for all.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 16 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
IT Partners Are Not Created Equal A Breakdown: How All IT Partners Are Not Created Equal If your business has been experiencing the same technology issues over and over again, it may be time to take a look at the level of service you’re getting from your IT partner. Contrary to what you have learned to expect, pesky IT problems do not have to follow you around.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 15 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Digital Transformation Digital Transformation: What Does it Look Like for Businesses? Smart organizations are always looking for ways to improve how they do business. Digital transformation is a way for businesses to get the most out of their technology by improving workflows and overall efficiency. What does digital transformation look like and how can you implement it in your business?
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 14 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Spyware - Tip of the week Tip of the Week: Understanding Spyware is the First Step to Preventing It The term ‘spyware’ has some clearly negative connotations to it, and rightly so. This variety of malicious software can cause no small amount of trouble if left unchecked. What follows is a brief overview of spyware, and what measures you can take to protect yourself and your business from it.
by CompuTech City Admin Tuesday, 13 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Team collaboration When Employees Argue, Quality Suffers. Here’s What You Can Do About It When you talk about your employees, you hopefully often refer to them as a department, or a “team.” These terms often come with predetermined assumptions, with one of them being that the employees work together to accomplish something specific. However, it’s often not so simple. If your employees aren’t working together as a team, how can you fix this dilemma?
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 12 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Hosting a Workload in the Cloud vs On-Premise Hosting a Workload in the Cloud vs On-Premise: Which Option Saves More Money? By now, business owners are well aware of the many ways cloud computing can benefit their organization, such as providing increased mobility and flexibility. Despite the tantalizing list of benefits the cloud presents, some business owners may still be hesitant to switch to the cloud due to one major factor: the perceived lack of cost savings. Well, thanks to a recent study by John Burke, analyst and CIO of Nemertes Research, there’s new evidence showing how hosting workloads in the cloud is more cost effective than the alternative, hosting operations on-premise.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 09 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Play YouTube Videos on Repeat Tip of the Week: Free Tool Lets You Play YouTube Videos on Repeat Have you ever come across a great soundtrack or album on YouTube that you would love to put on repeat, but can’t because YouTube doesn’t offer this feature? Well, fear not--there are a ton of services available that you can use to put your favorite videos on repeat, allowing you to save plenty of time on clicking that play button so that you can stay productive.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 08 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Adopt 2-in-1 Devices Businesses that Value Mobility Will Want to Adopt 2-in-1 Devices Businesses today rely heavily on software solutions to function, and so these solutions need to be on-hand whenever and wherever a business opportunity may arise. As a result, mobile solutions have risen in importance, despite the continued need for what a desktop has to offer. To meet both these requirements, we recommend a convertible ultrabook, also known as a 2-in-1 device.
by CompuTech City Admin Wednesday, 07 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Accomplish a Business Goal Software Patches Take on New Importance After the WannaCry Ransomware Fiasco On May 11th, 2017, the world was introduced to the WannaCry ransomware. The ransomware spread around the globe like wildfire, infecting hundreds of thousands of devices and catching many major organizations and businesses by surprise. The full extent of the ransomware’s damage is still being assessed, yet, one thing we do know: this whole fiasco was preventable.
by CompuTech City Admin Monday, 05 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Adding More Monitors Tip of the Week: Shave Time Off the Work Day By Adding More Monitors If your employees are still working at workstations with a single monitor, you may be doing your workplace productivity a disservice. While adding a second screen to their desk may not seem like an effective efficiency booster at first, the benefits it can have are very real.
by CompuTech City Admin Friday, 02 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Data loss Why Those Who Don’t Take Data Loss Seriously Live to Regret It No business owner wants to experience data loss in any way, shape or form, which is why it’s so crucial that preventive measures are taken. If you don’t have protections in place, you may find yourself out of business due to a data loss disaster. While that’s certainly the worst-case scenario, the other consequences of data loss are downright troublesome in their own right.
by CompuTech City Admin Thursday, 01 June 2017 CompuTech City Blog
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 Tuesday, 30 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 Monday, 29 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 Friday, 26 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, 24 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 Tuesday, 23 May 2017 CompuTech City Blog
Recurring IT Issues 10 Recurring IT Issues That Clients 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 Monday, 22 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 Friday, 19 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 Thursday, 18 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 Wednesday, 17 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 Tuesday, 16 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 Monday, 15 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 Friday, 12 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 Wednesday, 10 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 Monday, 08 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 Wednesday, 03 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 Monday, 01 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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