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Staying Current with Tech News: 5 Must-Have Reader Apps

Posted by Jul - 7 - 2014
By Scott Upton
Nearly every modern business uses digital solutions to further the goals of their organization. Whether you rely on web-based solutions to connect with clients or various internal systems to manage operations, your company can most likely benefit from tech news and developments. But how do you keep track of it all? These five news apps can help business and IT leaders keep tabs on the hottest news. Feedly This is an extremely versatile news feed app that allows users to customize both the look and types of content that are viewable. You can add countless tech news sources, such as Ars Technical, Engadget, and other sites, create your own categories, and sync everything via the Feedly web app. If you work... (more..)

Protecting Sensitive Client Data with These Tech Practices

Posted by May - 23 - 2014
By Scott Upton
Retailers, service providers, medical organizations, and a host of other businesses regularly collect client data via online forms, in-person transactions, and over the phone. While this information is integral to your business operations, it can present major liabilities for your organization if it is not secured with the proper hardware, software, and employee behaviors. Basic maintenance and training play a major role in keeping your client information away from parties that should not be looking at this data.   Lock Down Hardware   Limit how many computers and mobile devices leave the office. To prevent employees from accidentally or intentionally taking home technology, institute a... (more..)

Basic Hardware Care: How to Extend Your Computer’s Lifespan

Posted by Apr - 24 - 2014
By Scott Upton
Your company's refresh strategy should be calculated regarding worst-case and best-case scenarios for your technology. You can get the most out of your budget by taking care of your hardware so that it continues to perform well over the long term. You don't have to be a tech guru to accomplish this – you can lengthen your computer's lifespan by practicing the following maintenance duties.   Avoid Jarring Movements   Unless your computers have been outfitted with solid state drives, you should be careful not to subject your hardware to sharp movements while they are powered on. Any moving parts that get jarred out of place can cause computer malfunctions and even further the damage by... (more..)

How to Futureproof Your Company’s Next Hardware Purchase

Posted by Apr - 17 - 2014
By Scott Upton
You company must carefully examine hardware specs, software requirements, and upcoming system updates as you move forward with a refresh strategy. These elements must balance each other carefully, if you want to maximize your tech budget throughout the next few years. Your field of work will also impact your ability to futureproof hardware – film professionals will often require newer hardware faster than most retail businesses.   Examine Existing Software and Accessories   Software licenses and peripherals aren't cheap, and you'll want to make sure that your new hardware can handle current versions and upcoming releases. Since most software licenses aren't returnable, you'll be stuck... (more..)

Securing Confidential Client Data with These Best Practices

Posted by Apr - 7 - 2014
By Scott Upton
Small and medium-sized businesses often interact with confidential client information during their daily operations. You might fill your customer relationship management (CRM) software with details about a business customer's professional needs, or you might collect a consumer's payment information to process an order. However, this data represents an enormous liability, especially if it is lost or access by unauthorized parties. You can manage data risks by performing these regular security checks and updates. System and Software Updates OS updates and software patches can be a strong line of defense against new digital threats and uncovered vulnerabilities. For example, the "goto fail" SSL bug in Apple... (more..)

Diagnose And Fix Hardware Issues With The Help Of A Computer Support Professional

Posted by Mar - 25 - 2014
By Scott Upton
Anyone who uses a computer knows how much it easier it makes your life (except when it doesn't!) No matter what brand or size, laptop or desktop, most computers have 'an issue' at one time or another with their software or hardware.   Hardware issues can be especially problematic. Damage to your hard drive can mean the loss of some or all of your data, a potentially catastrophic situation. If not caught and fixed soon enough, some problems will require replacing your current computer with a brand new unit.   Types of Hardware Problems   Before you attempt repairs, it's important to recognize whether you actually have a hardware issue - or if it's something... (more..)

Team With Computer Support Professionals For Solid Web Server Security

Posted by Mar - 13 - 2014
By Scott Upton
  Keeping your server secure can feel like a never-ending task, and in truth it is. Along with making sure the right people have the required access to their information, you have to keep in mind the hackers that love the challenge of breaking through your latest and greatest security measures.   While you and your Cape Coral/Fort Myers computer support firm will always have to monitor security, there are some things you can do to make it easier on you and tougher on those looking for uninvited access.   Technological and Human Vigilance   While server security has come a long way, nothing is fool proof.  A combined approach of human and technological surveillance offers... (more..)

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