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Steps in conducting a technology assessment

Are your employees bugging you for a software upgrade? Are you thinking of retiring any of your current equipment? Are you planning to buy new hardware anytime soon? Don’t just dive right into it! First, take a long look in the mirror with a technology needs assessment.

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Technology Tip: Bookmark Toolbar

Every day you visit a lot of the same websites. To make yourself far more efficient, we highly recommend adding them to your bookmark toolbar for faster access. Here is an example of an organized bookmarks toolbar.     Here’s how to set this up: In Chrome, click the little star next to the website […]

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Ways modern ERP systems benefit the manufacturing industry

Running a manufacturing business is quite complicated. It involves managing several moving parts such as taking in customer orders, ordering raw materials, tracking inventory, scheduling production, monitoring shipment, and many more. Since the US manufacturing industry is forecasted to boom further, you can expect the volume of work and the competition to get even crazier.

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Challenges in cloud backup and recovery and how to overcome them

Cloud adoption has gone mainstream. Organizations have been using it to store files, share documents, and subscribe to productivity software, among many others. The cloud can also be utilized to back up data and recover it in the event of a disaster. But despite its benefits, it does come with a unique set of challenges.

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Is the cloud a blessing or a curse?

While many organizations have reaped numerous gains from shifting to Infrastructure-, Platform-, and Software-as-a-Service, the security risks of cloud computing make us wonder whether the cloud is a blessing or a curse. What is cloud computing? Cloud computing is the delivery of services hosted over the internet paid on a per use basis.

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Security Alert: Digital Extortion is Here!

There is a new scam where a hacker contacts you from a random email address or even your own address to extort money. Two recent examples are: Hackers claim that they hacked your browser history, webcam and phones and have proof of adult content or infidelity.

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Top 4 security threats you need to worry about

Hardly a month goes by without news of a major cybersecurity incident affecting thousands of people. And if you keep up with security blogs, you may think that there are just way too many threats to wrap your head around. So, what are the most important security threats you need to prepare for? Malware Malicious […]

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Technology Tip: 3 Ways to Master Your Email

We all are living in a new age of email overload. Here are tips to get control! 1. Distribution lists Create shared mailboxes for all specific functions (accounting@, purchasing@, sales@, etc). Then route as many emails to distribution lists as you can.

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Windows users: Why you need the latest operating system

Despite being the world’s favorite operating system for over three decades, businesses have traditionally been stubborn when it comes to switching to new Windows editions. It’s not entirely without reason either. Some iterations of Windows have been downright awful to the point of causing serious disruption not just for early adopters, but for everyone who […]

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