When running a dental office, there are many data pieces of importance that you rely on software to organize and maintain, unless you’re still running an office full of dozens of file cabinets with patient files. Believe it or not, over half of dental offices still use paper files for some or all patient info! Even if that is working for you on some level, those paper files really can’t do for you what good dental software can. What To Look For in Dental Software The most important features … [Read more...] about Dental Software Selection Tips
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?
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
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?
Backups come in many different flavors nowadays. From total image backups, to file and documents backups, to even folder specific backups, it is hard to know which one is right for you. The big question now however, is 'Should I backup to the cloud? Or use a hard drive?' There are ups and downs for both sides of the argument. Security, amount of space, one-time cost versus recurring costs; all of these can factor into whether you would want to use the cloud or an external hard drive. There are … [Read more...] about Backups : Cloud Storage vs External Hard Drive
Bring your own device (BYOD) offices are growing increasingly common, and even offices with no formal “Bring Your Own Device” policy, or policies specifically AGAINST using personal devices for work often find employees spreading out data to their personal cell phones, laptops, and home computers. So, what are the most notable advantages for BYOD companies and what are the most important disadvantages to watch out for? Advantage: Employee Satisfaction Use of a device of personal choice often … [Read more...] about BYOD Advantages and Disadvantages
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
Having a slow computer can cause frustration and really impede your productivity. As a Walnut Creek IT Consultant, many of our clients come to us with this issue. However, there are steps you can take to remedy this issue and speed your computer up again. Here are 5 fast and easy tips to improve your computer’s performance and increase its’ speed. Restart Your Computer While this may seem simplified and obvious, it’s a good place to start in the search for a faster computer. Computer memory, … [Read more...] about Slow Computer? 5 Tips to Increase Your Speed
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?
Should I upgrade to Windows 10? This is a question we in IT computer consultant industry hear a lot from our clients. The truth isn't a simple yes or no question. However,depending on what programs you utilize, and what setup you need for your office or home, many different variables can determine the actual answer. Would I lose anything going to Windows 10? Yes and no. Data files, such as word documents, spreadsheets, photos, and videos would all be transferred … [Read more...] about Should I upgrade to Windows 10?