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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
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