planning for windows 7 end of life

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 …

simplify server health with monitoring

How to Simplify Server Health with a Monitoring Service

Your server health is vital to the operation of your computer networks, daily activities, and therefore crucial to the operation of your business. An unintentional server crash can be a nightmare to recover from, so it is in the best interest of your business to keep it optimally functioning. Setting up your server in a separate, enclosed room is a good idea to keep it safe and reduce the noise to staff working near it. Wherever you keep your server, it is essential to make sure the temperature is between …

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 …

pros and cons of BYOD

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 …

technology increases business productivity

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 …

IT Documentation

The Importance of IT Documentation

Do you currently know who to call if your Internet service goes down? What about your website? Who holds the login information and account numbers for all of your IT accounts? If one person controls the info without having it written down, what is your course of action when that person is out of the office or leaves the company permanently? When things go wrong, whether it be with your internet, phones, website, etc. it is vital that the necessary information needed to fix the issue is available. IT Documentation, such …

moving offices? We can help!

Moving Offices? We Can Help in Numerous Ways!

Moving offices or constructing a new office can be exciting, but also incredibly overwhelming. Relocating and working through blueprints, codes, contractors, etc. can be a hassle. Another daunting task that comes along with building or moving offices is setting up the technology needed to do business. Networks Unlimited can help you through this process and make things simple. There are several steps associated with setting up the technology needed in an office, but Networks Unlimited can take care of it all. Anything from hardware orders to running cables to the …

cyber attacks begin with a phishing spear

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 …

tips for training employees

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 …