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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
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