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
Most small to medium sized businesses don’t have the capacity or budget for a dedicated IT department. But that doesn’t mean that local businesses need to miss out on state of the art IT infrastructure and services. Managed services are the ideal answer for businesses that need high performance IT solutions without the overheads and ongoing cost. There are many ways managed services can not only support, but transform and better your business. Completely Control Your IT Costs Outsourcing … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Managed Services Can Transform Your Business
Last newsletter we covered Ransomware, and some good ways to protect yourself from it, as well as what you need to do when you are infected. This month we'll be taking another look at Google Apps, but focusing on how we utilize it here at Grundig IT. At Grundig IT, we can help your business take advantage of all Google Apps has to offer. We have successfully implemented Google Apps for businesses of all sizes. As usual, feel free to suggest topics which you would like to see covered in an … [Read more...] about February Newsletter: How We Use Google Apps
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
We are all asking the same question. This month, let's focus on scheduling. How to make it easier, better, more visual, and with reporting features that will help with your timekeeping and payroll process. Let's take a look at how Google Calendar integrates with Ganttic. Google Calendar is part of the Google Apps package. Ganttic is an affordable application that works with Google Calendar and contains many of the features commonly found expensive CRM programs. As usual, feel free to … [Read more...] about How can my business be more efficient?
Computer Security Turn on automatic update and leave it that way. Windows releases computer security updates on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and these should be applied immediately. More information on Windows Update can be found here. Mac users should also apply updates when they are made available. Install antivirus and make sure it is receiving updates. Windows Defender is included with Windows 8 and Windows 10. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download for … [Read more...] about Computer Security
Passwords: Computer security has been at the top of the news this year, especially with exploits such as the heartbleed bug and others taking advantage of vulnerabilities in computer security which are used throughout the Internet. The heartbleed bug puts our focus on passwords. Passwords are pervasive. We used them to access almost every site on the Internet. It is not enough to have strong passwords any more. The same passwords should not be used on different sites, especially … [Read more...] about Passwords, iPhone 6 and Ask Leo!