You may be working on Legacy Software. Most people who are working with legacy software don’t call it that, they call it “an old program”. Legacy Software Has Some Advantages No one goes out and buys legacy software. If you have legacy software in use, it means you’ve had it for a while. And there are some advantages that come with that: Most or all of your staff knows how to use it All the data entered over the years is still there Hating the software gives your whole staff … [Read more...] about It’s Time to Let Go of Legacy Software
Last month, we reviewed Windows 7 and Server 2008 / 2008 R2 End-of-Life. This time: Mac vs. PC Find more on Blog at GrundigIT.com As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Mac vs PC In the tech world, Mac vs. PC has been a topic of debate for many years. Fans from both sides have been arguing tirelessly, claiming their system is better than the other. While both Window-based systems and Mac OSX can do pretty much the same thing, each system offers a few advantages over the other. Today, … [Read more...] about April Newsletter: Mac vs PC
Running a business, you may have information that you want to both protect and make easily accessible. Cloud storage options can be the ideal solution for keeping valuable data safe, while allowing it to be accessed across your business. There are many options and it can be hard to know which will be the best for you. Here we learn more about the different types of cloud storage as well as the pros and cons of each approach. Personal or Mobile Cloud Storage Personal cloud storage typically … [Read more...] about What’s The Best Cloud Storage For Small Business?
I know I need to protect my website so it can keep serving you safely well into the future, so I take precautions. Protecting your business or personal website is an essential question for every website owner. News reports constantly reveal the risks posed by leaving a website unprotected and vulnerable to malicious attacks and hackers. You may be asking yourself "What protections are necessary to protect my website? Are the strict precautions taken by larger businesses necessary for smaller … [Read more...] about How Can I Protect My Website?
A month ago we took deep dive into server backups. This month, we will be discussing internet privacy changes and how new or revised laws could affect you. As usual, feel free to suggest topics which you would like to see covered in an upcoming newsletter or on the Grundig IT news page, which can be found on the Blog at GrundigIT.com As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Internet Privacy Changes Do you remember that 80's hit song by the group Rockwell, "Somebody's … [Read more...] about May Newsletter: Internet Privacy Changes
Small businesses are the heart and soul of American industry. The clear majority of businesses in the U.S. (89.6%) are in fact small businesses with 20 employees or less. However, small businesses face significant and unique challenges when compared to larger businesses. Small Business's Technology Problem One significant problem is the relative lack of resources, manpower and skill pool that small businesses have, through the mere fact that they are smaller, and have fewer employees. … [Read more...] about What is The Number One Technology Issue Facing Small Businesses?
Even the best technology on the shelf today has an expiration date. Sooner or later, those once great PCs your company invested in end up outmoded, broken down, and in need of replacement. But getting rid of technology carries its own risks, so make sure that you protect your data (and the environment!) by following these steps: 1. Understand the Risks Your computer holds more of your personal or corporate information than you may think. This information may be in the form of easily accessible … [Read more...] about Safely Disposing Of Old Computers
Regular Maintenance for both workplace and home computing Over the last few months we took a look at ways to get your business more efficient with Google Apps or Office 365. This month we'll be taking a look at regular maintenance to help keep your computer clean and healthy. If you feel overwhelmed with your computers slowness, and would like help with cleaning it out or even upgrading it, we offer these services to anyone working with us. Just let us know and we will be more than happy to … [Read more...] about August Newsletter: Cleaning up Viruses, Temp files, and more
Keeping track of contacts within an email application such as Outlook can be a tough task, especially if one is not in the habit of saving everyone's information. I first started using XOBNI for Outlook 3 years ago when I downloaded the free version (a pay version with more features is also available). It's a simple, easy-to-use tool that searches and indexes your mail in order to be able to quickly access contact information when you ask it to. XOBNI is also available for GMAIL, … [Read more...] about 2 Time-Saving Tools
Many of us are considering the most effective technology investments that we can make to keep our systems happy and ensure optimal productivity in 2009. In previous post, I mentioned some free or nearly free items which have tremendous value. Proper security on a PC or network begins with a firewall. Firewalls are designed to keep unauthorized or harmful network traffic outside a network or computer system. A good online port scanner, ShieldsUP!, which can be used to test for potentially … [Read more...] about Keeping computer systems running, secure and backed up in 2009