Proactive vs Reactive Approaches to IT Support

By |2018-05-31T11:56:07+00:00May 30th, 2018|Cyber Security, Disaster Recovery, IT Security, IT Services, Managed Services, Technology|

That is unfortunate, but it will never happen to me. That is a shame, but I will deal with it if in fact it actually happens. Thoughts such as these pop into our head when a major incident or crisis occurs, especially when it is related to cyber-security. Due to this, networks are often left [...]

I Think We Need a Server. Now What?

By |2017-08-23T12:31:33+00:00July 12th, 2016|Data Storage, IT budgeting and planning, IT Management, Network Infrastructure, Technology|

Many organizations don’t realize that their processes and technology are having a negative impact on business operations until they start to grow. For example, manual data sharing practices involving email and USB sticks may have been adequate for a while, but the inefficiency and errors that often occur become magnified with growth. Operational bottlenecks caused [...]

How Collaboration Tools Enhance Productivity and Customer Service

By |2017-08-23T12:31:33+00:00July 5th, 2016|Internet Security, IT budgeting and planning, IT Security, Technology|

As we discussed in our last post the days of the 8 to 5 office worker are over. Most of us are likely to do our jobs someplace other than the office at some point during the day. In addition, the line between work and personal time continues to blur as employees use their mobile devices [...]

Is File Sharing Making Your Business Less Secure?

By |2017-08-23T12:31:34+00:00June 28th, 2016|Internet Security, IT budgeting and planning, IT Security, Technology|

Gone are the days of shutting down your computer at the end of the day and disconnecting from work until you show up the next morning. Work is no longer limited by wires and walls. We live in an age of mobility, flexible work arrangements and blurred lines between work time and personal time. This [...]

Why the Internet of Things is a Good Thing for Small Business

By |2017-08-23T12:31:34+00:00June 22nd, 2016|BYOD, Technology|

Although the term Internet of Things (IoT) was coined in 1999, the transition from pie-in-the-sky concept to an actual thing, pardon the pun, began about 10 years ago when the first smart consumer devices were introduced. According to forecasts from Gartner, the IoT will grow to 6.4 billion things by the end of this year, [...]

The Surprisingly High Cost of Printing and How to Reduce It

By |2017-08-23T12:31:34+00:00June 16th, 2016|IT budgeting and planning, Technology|

Whatever happened to the paperless office? For years, experts declared that the printer would go the way of the dinosaur, and all paper-based documents would be eliminated. We’ve certainly come a long way toward that goal. Web-based forms, mobile applications, email and file-sharing tools have enabled us to minimize the amount of paper required for [...]

The Dangers of Buying Office Technology Off the Shelf

By |2017-08-23T12:31:34+00:00June 13th, 2016|IT budgeting and planning, Technology|

In the previous post,  we discussed the importance of investing in business-class PCs in the workplace. Consumer-grade PCs simply don’t provide the performance, reliability and built-in tools required to support advanced business applications. They also make management, maintenance, support, security and upgrades more complex. Of course, PCs aren’t the only kinds of computer gear you [...]

Why Business-Grade PCs Are Required for a Business Environment

By |2017-08-23T12:31:34+00:00June 8th, 2016|IT budgeting and planning, Technology|

You can pick up just about anything at one of the big box stores. These days, computers could be right around the corner from video games and a few aisles away from groceries, toys and office supplies. Because computer prices have dropped so far and it seems like every person in America owns one, the [...]

Making technology work for humans

By |2017-08-23T12:31:56+00:00May 18th, 2015|Technology|

Let’s face it: we’ve become so accustomed to digital devices that we forgot who’s in charge. In fact, we are so dependent on computers, mobile devices, software and applications that when ‘it’ stops working we stop as well. We collectively refer to ‘it’ as Information Technology, or IT but in reality it is all about [...]