Should your company upgrade to Microsoft Office 2016?

By | November 1st, 2016|Cloud computing, Desktop Computer, Laptops, Network, Servers|

Microsoft Office 2016 is evolutionary and not revolutionary like Office 2013 was. As software becomes more advanced and ends up doing so much already, it becomes harder to make revolutionary apps. However, a few upgrades and minor tweaks sometimes justify the cost of an upgrade. Since upgrading your main office program can affect your business [...]

How can we make our computers last longer?

By | September 29th, 2016|Backup and Disaster Recovery, Desktop Computer, Laptops, Network, Servers|

Your computers are a large investment for your company and do have a regular cleaning and upgrade schedule that should become part of your company routine. There are several factors that can shorten the life of your computer, causing a greater-than-needed investment in technology. Here are the items that provide the greatest predictors of how [...]

Should you upgrade to the Windows 10 Anniversary update?

By | September 14th, 2016|Desktop Computer, Information Security, Laptops, Servers|

Windows 10, which has been installed on about 300 million devices (computers and tablets), just turned one year old and Microsoft has made a major update available that fixes many of the bugs of the initial release of Windows 10 and adds a few new features. The Windows 10 Anniversary update is not available yet [...]

Don’t use free public Wi-Fi

By | July 30th, 2016|Information Security, Laptops, Network|

More and more restaurants, cafes and other retail businesses are offering free wireless access for your mobile device. Although it is a nice gesture to give their loyal customers free Internet access, it has become a hotbed for hackers to gain access to your laptop, phone or tablet. So why shouldn't you use free public [...]

Backing up your laptop is serious business

By | July 15th, 2016|Backup and Disaster Recovery, Laptops|

Laptops are everywhere theses days and almost every business-person has one for sales presentations, working in the field or just the convenience of always having a computer with them. Unfortunately, by their very nature of being portable, they suffer from some "downsides" that a desktop computer does not: Laptop computers get banged around, causing more [...]

How can I access my files in the office from anywhere (Remote Desktop Connection)?

By | June 12th, 2016|Laptops, Remote Desktop Connection, Servers|

Being able to travel anywhere and still have access to your files, folders and programs is one of the things that makes technology great. Remote access has been around for decades, but has only recently become mainstream with the availability of high-speed Internet almost everywhere.  So, what is the best way to access your computer [...]