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5 Reasons Backup and Recovery Plans are Essential to Business

Having a backup and recovery plan for your business data is more critical than ever before. Without a plan, your business can suffer from permanent data loss, unnecessary expenses, and massive downtown. With these threats looming overhead, a majority of SMBs still go without having a backup and recovery plan for their business data. Here are five reasons that will (hopefully) change your mind. Losing Data is Simple – when technology experts talk about data loss, people always think of catastrophic events, which is not how most data disappears. Human …

Network Security Steps for Small Business

5 Network Security Steps for Small Business

Network Security can seem like a daunting task with all the new threats that continually pop-up. When you think you’ve got your bases covered, something new comes along and changes the game. These five network security options will give your business the base level of protection you need. Educate Employees Employees are the last line of defense in your network security and are the most overlooked aspect of keeping your system protected. Most employees are unaware of ransomware and the threat it poses to businesses. With the dangers out there, …

What’s the Difference Between Home and Business PCs?

What’s the Difference Between Business and Consumer PCs?

We sell business level PCs and equipment and are often asked what the difference is between business and consumer equipment – specifically PCs. Here is a description of the most common differences between these machines. Longevity Business laptops are made to last longer. Manufacturers assume consumers will upgrade computers more frequently as new technology comes out. The same is not correct about businesses. Most businesses have a plan in place for replacing technology every 4-6 years. Also, business computers are built for long-term, all-day usage, which is very different from …

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How Tech Support Secures Your Network

I think by now we’ve all come to realize that computer security is essential in today’s hacker age, but what does your tech support do to secure your network? These three common business functions are areas that tech support works to control. Email – it has become the primary form of business communication, which means propriety business information is flowing back and forth all day long. The email includes internal and external communication. If you don’t have an email filter in place, they can be easily hacked. If an email is …

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Why Your Office Needs a Replacement Policy

You’ve just spent a lot of time and money to make sure that all your equipment is updated and top-notch! You can now forget about technology for a long time, right? Not quite. This is the perfect time to create a replacement plan for all your office equipment to ensure that you don’t have to drop a boatload of cash all at once in the future. So, let’s start with what a replacement plan is. This is the plan you have for how you will replace technology in the years …

Office 365 Boosts Team Collaboration

Office 365 Boosts Team Collaboration

Microsoft office 365 gives you and your employees the convenience and ability to work from anywhere with access to all the things you need. However, it also provides your team collaboration tools to help everyone work together better. Co-Author Documents With Microsoft Office 365, your team can edit documents at the same time using Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Everyone can see the changes made in real-time. Changes are color-coded to let you know who is making which changes quickly. Outlook Add-Ins There are multiple add-ins for Outlook, like GoToMeeting, SimplyFile, …

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Will the Trade War Impact Technology Hardware Costs?

It’s been all over the news already; our trade war with much of the world, but did you know that computer vendors are predicting price increases in the new year on all hardware and tech equipment because of this. Some of our vendors are estimating as much as a 25% increase in technology products starting as early as January 1, 2019. In addition to cost increases, there might also be some product shortages due to the tariff increases. With rising costs, production will decrease slightly to ensure manufacturers can sell …

The New HP Shareboard

Bring Your Whiteboard into the Digital Age

Live-stream your whiteboard content. If you’re looking for a low-cost smartboard option, check out HP’s new Shareboard. The HP Shareboard transforms your existing whiteboard into an online collaboration system. It allows you to share a crisp and vibrant real-time feed of your whiteboard activity with remote attendees. Real-time connectivity is accomplished through a secure online connection to your Wi-Fi network and a web browser. No apps, downloads or plug-ins needed. You can broadcast a crystal-clear view of all your content with patented Kaptivo technology that removes distortion, shadows, people, and objects …

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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 …