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Laptop vs. Desktop. Which is best for you and your employees?

Computers are part of our everyday lives, especially in business. When it comes to equipping your office, you want to make sure you have the most efficient equipment. When you look into new office equipment, this may lead to the question of, laptop or desktop? Both have their benefits and drawbacks, but it is up to you to decide which is best suited for your business and employees. Here are a few pros and cons of each option to help you with that tough decision. Desktop:    Pros More convenient to …

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Is Your Computer Slow? RAM Could be the Solution!

Slow, sluggish computers can be incredibly frustrating because nobody wants to wait five minutes for their Facebook feed to refresh. If your computer is running slower than ever, you might want to try adding RAM. RAM, or random-access memory, allows users to run several programs simultaneously. Simple tasks, such as opening a word document, use RAM. Applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel require large amounts of memory, along with graphic-filled web pages. Many users run multiple programs at once, but don’t realize that this coupled with insufficient RAM may …

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Put Our Help Desk to Work for Your Business

If your staff is working through computer problems to avoid making that call to a help desk, you can help your team by subscribing to Networks Unlimited’s AnswerIT dedicated service! This means that no matter how many times your team needs to call into the help desk, it’s all covered under one monthly cost. They can call in for all sorts of reasons, too! If they need help with an Excel spreadsheet formula, they can call us. Is their wireless mouse not responding? Call us! Do they need to troubleshoot …

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How to Use Answer-IT to Improve Your Business Technology

Our Answer-IT service is our version of tech support and can be an immense benefit for your company! We have a staff of local, friendly techs who can help your employees through technical problems, software shortcuts, password resets and more. If they are unable to complete the problem remotely, our dispatcher will escalate the call and send an engineer to your office building quickly, making sure that you have as little downtime as possible. Here are the three main benefits of Answer-IT. Pricing We can price this service two ways. The …

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Eliminate Unauthorized Web-Surfing Once and For All

Employees, whether they mean to or not, get viruses from websites they visit while at work. Sometimes that malware can be on sites that they regularly visit, and sometimes those bad things are on a website they mistakenly visit. What can you do about it though? This is where Networks Unlimited’s Filter-IT service comes in handy! Filter-IT is a web content filtering service. It allows you to restrict the websites that your employees can access from work computers. It can be entirely managed and monitored by our staff, or someone …

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How to Use Networks Unlimited to get Amazing Antivirus Protection

We’ve all heard that having antivirus software installed on your computer is VERY important, but why? What does an antivirus do? Even though we hear all the time that we should have an antivirus installed on our computer, there are still 26% of computers in the world without one. Maybe those people have let their subscription lapse or were too overwhelmed to pick one. Maybe they just thought that it was a bunch of hooey and they don’t need an antivirus on THEIR computer. Those users are playing a risky …

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Outsource Your I.T. – What are the Benefits?

Why in the world would you need to outsource your I.T.? Outsourcing doesn’t always mean what you think it does. Here are a few scenarios we see all the time, where having an outsourced I.T. team can give your business the edge. Scenario 1: You’ve got a tech-minded person in the office who is doing a great job fixing things when they break, right? They might not have been hired for that position, but things are going fine. Why change something that isn’t broken? That person who happened to know …

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Signs You Might Have an Infected Computer

Have you been wondering if it is time to get your computer in for once-over? Do you think you have an infected computer? If you are experiencing any of the below issues, you might want to consider getting that bad boy a checkup. Software crashes or malfunctions Hardware glitches Loud fans Boot failures Performance issues Slowdowns Pop-ups Running out of hard drive space New browser homepage, toolbars, unwanted website access Unusual messages Programs that start automatically Antivirus suddenly disabled Your friends/family/coworkers are getting strange emails from you Peculiar desktop icons …

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Trend Micro Imposters!

Last week we received a call from one of our customers. They said someone claiming to be from Trend Micro contacted and stated Trend Micro was out of date.  The caller named Akeem gave our customer the phone number 817-386-4921. Some of our clients do have Trend Micro installed on their computer as their antivirus, and this was one of the customers. However, the software on their computer was already current and up-to-date. First of all, Trend Micro (or any of our vendors) would never call our customers directly. If …

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Phishing: It Can Hook You and Your Employees

You’ve heard us talk about ransomware and other malware that can get into your system, but we don’t go into details on HOW it gets there. Usually, it is caused by Phishing. In fact, according to Sophos, 91% of cyber attacks begin with a spear phishing email. So, what exactly is it? Well, a phishing email lands in your inbox and lures you into clicking bad links, attachments, or websites. These emails can look like emails from your bank, package delivery alerts, invoices from vendors you do business with, or …