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Preparing for Windows 7 End of Life

You might have heard that extended support for Windows 7 is ending. Mainstream support ended January 13, 2015, but after January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. What does this mean for you and your office equipment running Windows 7? First off, if your office is a die-hard Windows 7 fan, you will find it more difficult to even find new computers with a Windows 7 license or the ability to get that operating system installed. If you are lucky …

IT Feature to Plan Before Construction

IT Planning: 5 IT Features to Review Before Construction

When it comes to the construction of a new office or the remodel of an old one IT planning can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Crucial steps for installing IT equipment are often overlooked in the planning process and can be costly to change later. Things such as cable infrastructure, access point locations, server room location, etc. all need to be thought out before construction takes place. Here are five technology items that should be planned out before you break ground. ISP (Internet Service Provider) – Finding an …

BYOD Policy

5 Tips When Introducing a Company BYOD Policy

BYOD. You might not know what this is, but you probably allow it in some form. BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device, and it is a common practice in many businesses. It can be on a large scale, of employees needing to provide their own computers, or a smaller form, of allowing employees to connect their personal cell phones to your network. The question that comes up frequently is, should you be allowing it? Here are some five tips to help you navigate BYOD in your own company. Create …

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Pros and Cons of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

BYOD or “bring your own device” is a growing controversial trend in the corporate world, and we’ve got the pros and cons of BYOD laid out for you. Users no longer rely on employers to supply them with a work BlackBerry, and the demand to use personal iPhones and Androids for work purposes has increased. Employees generally prefer to use devices they are comfortable with and would rather not juggle multiple phones or tablets. However, there are some serious concerns about this concept of BYOD. If you are undecided on …

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4 Ways Technology Could Increase Your Business Productivity

Technology is a huge part of our everyday lives, and while some see this as positive, others may approach tech implementation with caution. Either way, you want to have business productivity in all aspects of your business. Smartphones, tablets, and all the other gizmos and gadgets of today’s world may seem merely like distractions to some. However, when it comes to business, technology can be used to increase productivity. So how can you ensure you and your employees are taking full advantage of the benefits that modern technology offers? Here …

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How to Detect and Protect your Business from Phishing

Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords, credit card numbers, and other personal data. Phishing has become a widespread problem across all industries, as it is relatively easy to pull off. They are the most prevalent form of cybercrime, and most are designed to steal money. The average cost of a phishing scam for a large company is $3.7 million. What can be done to protect your business from falling victim to these …

Is it time for a technology update for your business?

Updating Technology Could Save You Money

Technology is always adapting and changing. Those changes can be costly if you don’t have a plan for keeping up with the times. A lot of business owners delay updating technology and equipment. They fear the cost, but vintage tech could be costing your business more than a shiny new setup. There are several unexpected costs associated with outdated technology that could sneak up on you. Compatibility Issues: New versions of software are released often, and old drivers may have issues updating to newer software or operating systems. Compatibility issues …

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Tips for Training Employees on the Latest Technology

Training employees on technology can be especially tricky because change is always hard. That’s human nature. Outdated technology can hinder employees’ efficiency and serve as a security threat. Getting the most updated tech is important, but training employees on how to use it can be a challenge. Here are a few tips to efficiently train employees and get things running smoothly. Explain it – thoroughly explaining why the new technology is beneficial to your employees and the company will help employees understand why they should invest the time and effort …

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Practical Benefits of Business Video Surveillance

Even if you feel like you live at the office, you probably can’t keep an eye on it 24 hours a day. So, if you can’t, then who can? The solution could be less of a who and more of a what. Video surveillance cameras can serve as a deterrent to thieves and could prevent break-ins. If a break-in does occur, security cameras are crucial in solving the crime and, hopefully, recovering any stolen items. Cameras can also provide clear evidence in the case of a business dispute. An unseen …

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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 …