Computing News That You Can Use - February 2021 To Repair or Replace Your Computer? - That is the Question Quote of the Month: “Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power." - Lau Tzu Computers (and networking equipment) have a useful lifespan which is much shorter than the other major things we own and use, such as houses, cars and appliances. Given that computers wear out and become outdated so fast, the question becomes: Do we upgrade them, making incremental … [Read more...] about Grundig IT Newsletter: To Repair or Replace Your Computer?
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As a business owner, you want your systems to make serving your customers easier, more organized, and more successful. A very common situation for a business owner to be in is to have gotten used to a system, and used it well for years, only to find that it’s now outdated and behind, or no longer capable of working on the scale you need it to. What you’re working with is legacy software. It still does what you originally needed, but your needs and wants have changed. An example of this might … [Read more...] about Escaping from Legacy Software (Aka Old Computer Systems)
When looking for IT help for your business in Lafayette California, you’ll find that there are not many options for Lafayette IT support outside of hiring your own full-time staff. Your business might not be ready for that, and might prefer not take on that responsibility. Luckily there are other options for Lafayette IT support, with some pros and cons worth considering. There are numerous far-away, big companies with large rotating staffs who would be happy to sign you on as a customer, of … [Read more...] about Business is Booming in Lafayette
Greetings! Last month, we went over the relative merits of replacing or upgrading a workstation. This month - Which is your favorite browser? Why? Which one bugs you the most? Everyone has their favorite, but is it the right fit? We examine the contenders. Find more on Blog at GrundigIT.com As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Browser Wars - Which is Yours? Which is your favorite browser? And why? We want to hear … [Read more...] about January Newsletter: Browser Wars!
Greetings! Last month, we covered the updated Google Backup and Sync, Drive File Stream and Google Calendar applications. This month: Is it better to upgrade or replace older workstations? As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Is it better to upgrade or replace older workstations? Computers are valuable pieces of equipment that are critical for all businesses. We would love for them to last forever, but, like any other piece of technology, they do not last forever. The … [Read more...] about December Newletter: Is It Better to Upgrade or Replace Older Workstations?
Last month, we talked about ransomware and what to do about it. This month, we will cover passwords and how to simplify password management while remaining secure. Find more on Blog at GrundigIT.com As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Password security: What you need to know. Password security is important, as it is the final line of defense against an intruder. Luckily, some new tools, combined with newly talked-about guidelines, could make this … [Read more...] about September Newsletter: Password Security
For those who are new to the idea of ‘the cloud’ the difference between cloud storage and cloud backup can seem confusing. However, understanding the difference between cloud storage and cloud backup can be essential to finding the most efficient, economical and convenient way to store, access and protect your business files. While there are certain similarities between cloud storage and backup, there are significant differences which change the application of these two tools. Here we look at … [Read more...] about Cloud Storage Vs Cloud Backup: Which Is Right For My Business?
Digital technology is now an essential part of most businesses. Your computer network is the heart and brain of what drives the technology in your business. Network management refers to the process of managing the computer networks in your business or organization. Ensuring each component of your network functions correctly and ‘talks’ to the other components of your network is a critical aspect of ensuring your business runs smoothly. Having your network go down can mean your processes come to … [Read more...] about What Every Business Needs To Know About Network Management…
Technology has changed the way we do business and nowhere has it been more revolutionary than in the realm of small business. Choosing the right technology tools can help you to better manage the operational, marketing and financial sides of your business, and automate many of your processes to reduce the load on you or your employees. Starting a business is often the most stressful time, with the bulk of the work happening at the start up stage, with the minimum of income. However, with the … [Read more...] about 7 Tech Tools You Need To Start A Small Business
Small businesses often have tight budgets. Carefully planning your costs to make choices that will offer the highest returns means you get more for what you invest. Making the right investment regarding information technology is critical in this digital age where the right technology can revolutionize your business. However, technology upgrades and support can be expensive, and the services that a small business needs may exceed their budget. Here we look at how small businesses can reduce their … [Read more...] about How Your Small Business Can Reduce IT Costs