Same Password Abuse

Are Your Employees Using The Same Passwords? Your business is not alone! Most employees use the same password everywhere – home, work, Gmail, Facebook… even for banking. Considering how many passwords we’re expected to remember and use on a daily basis, password exhaustion is a very real thing. It’s no wonder that when yet another prompt for a password appears, users enter easily guessed combinations like ‘abcd’ or ‘password’. Trouble is, even if your password is making the required effort, hackers are taking a daily stroll around the [...]

2020-05-17T17:37:23-05:00|Articles, Security, Tech Tips|

Is a Cheap PC Worth It?

What's the Difference? Consumer vs Business Computers You see a computer sale at Best Buy or Costco and think, “Wow! What an excellent deal!” But is it? Low prices on consumer PCs are designed to draw you in, but are you really getting a device that can do what you need it to? Too often, once someone gets that new desktop or laptop home or back to the office, they find out it’s lacking in performance and other key features that they need. And not all budget PCs [...]

2020-05-12T13:26:39-05:00|Tech Tips, Windows|

Increase Employee Productivity with Web Monitoring

The internet is constantly tempting us. There’s an endless collection of funny cat videos, memes, and social media statuses to consume. Sure, the occasional three-minute YouTube video never hurt anyone, but if employees waste hours of their working day on these websites, that’s a problem. So how can you, as a business owner, discourage employees from procrastinating on the internet? When it comes to increasing employee productivity, keeping a close eye on your personnel’s internet behavior reaps various benefits. Time-saving measures At times, the internet can be very [...]

2020-02-16T10:22:27-06:00|Articles, Cloud, Security, Tech Tips|

Stop ALL Virus – Stop The Problem – YOU!

Yes! You are the problem.  You are the reason your computer gets viruses.  Stop blaming the Internet the kids or the dog.  Now that we know the truth we can move on and find out the simple ways to stop viruses. Avoiding getting viruses on your computer is really not that difficult.  If you pay attention to these simple steps you can avoid getting viruses on your computer.  Even the viruses such as Cryptolocker and other ransomware can be avoided if you practice these simple steps while you [...]

2015-12-08T05:51:19-06:00|Articles, Security, Tech Tips|

Network Connectivity Troubleshooting Checklist Part 2

This is part two in this series for network connectivity troubleshooting. Confirming the connectivity with the Internet was the focus of the first four steps in our process. We now continue with the remaining steps to help you discover what the problem with your Internet connection might be. Let's face it, if you don't have Internet connection, you can't get anything done.  If you haven't read part one of this series, be sure to do so now. Check functionality. Once the network cable has been confirmed to be [...]

2015-12-03T12:06:52-06:00|Articles, General Tech, Tech Tips|

Network Connectivity Checklist Part1

Network Connectivity Checklist Part 1 Keys to Fix it Fast To most computer support persons, having problems connecting to the Internet via a router and a high-speed connection is not a major issue. However, for those who do not understand some basic technology concepts, solving connectivity problems will be a struggle. The following will give you some tips of where to look for network connectivity problems and how to perform some basic network connectivity troubleshooting tasks. Most of the initial steps of [...]

2020-02-17T18:37:27-06:00|Articles, Tech Tips|

Don’t Move Your Office Until You Read This

Moving Your Office Next Year? DON’T… Until You Read This First Moving is always a big pain for those involved, but it doesn’t have to be a horrific, expensive experience. The number one complaint from someone who’s experienced a “bad” move is, “I didn’t know I needed to…” followed closely by “I completely forgot that…” In other words, it’s what you don’t do that makes the move a disaster. To make your move easy and effortless, here are the 4 most common mistakes to avoid: Mistake #1 – [...]

2015-11-21T14:12:46-06:00|Articles, Tech Tips|

Protect Your Computer Use Malwarebytes

I often times get asked to troubleshoot all kinds of PC problems. One of the most common problems I run into is a virus or malware problem. Sometimes, the person I am helping isn’t even sure what the problem is and it ends up that a virus is causing the problem. One of the key tools I have found in the fight against malware and virus problems is malwarebytes. There are many anti-virus/anti-malware tools and programs that you can choose from, so you might ask “Why Malwarebytes?”. Well, [...]

2015-11-21T06:54:13-06:00|Articles, Security, Tech Tips|

Use Keyboard Shortcuts to Improve Productivity

Improve Productivity with Keyboard Shortcuts     If you work on your computer all day, being able to use it efficiently can really help save you time and make you more productive. One way to do this is by learning and using some common shortcuts. By just learning a few very basic ones, you may be able to double your speed, especially if you are working with a lot of text, code, spreadsheets, etc. Common PC Wide Shortcuts A few shortcuts work across the board in different software [...]

2015-11-21T06:24:25-06:00|Articles, General Tech, Tech Tips|

Computer Buying Tips – Just in Time for The Holidays

With holidays shopping now in full swing, computers, laptops and 2-in-1s are likely to be among the season’s best-selling gifts. But there are so many different types, sizes and manufactures of computers out there, each with varying specifications and capabilities - how do you find the best one for your needs? Whether you’re purchasing a computer for yourself, for your loved one, or for your friend at work, here are a few things to keep in mind that will help you make the right decision. Desktop or Laptop [...]

2020-09-25T09:25:35-05:00|Articles, General Tech, Tech Tips|
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