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
The city of Pleasant Hill is well-managed, healthily growing, and a great place to start or expand a business. For this reason, the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce is ever-expanding and strengthening as a great support for businesses in the area. So what do people do for Pleasant Hill IT Support? Managed IT Services Many business is in Pleasant Hill are focusing on what their best at: their business. That’s why they subscribe to Managed IT Services with Grundig IT. We … [Read more...] about Looking for Pleasant Hill IT Support?
Greetings! Last month, we talked about security as it evolves beyond passwords. This month, we cover the changes to and release dates of Google Backup and Sync, Drive File Stream and Google Calendar applications. Find more on Blog at GrundigIT.com As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Google Backup and Sync, Drive File Stream and Calendar Google Backup and Sync Similar to the Google Drive desktop application, Google Backup and Sync will … [Read more...] about November Newsletter: Google Backup and Sync, Drive File Stream and Calendar
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?
Outsourcing certain business services to a computer consultant is the ideal way for a company to streamline processes, save money, and increase efficiency. One of the most popular services to outsource is information technology or IT services. Many businesses require the expert help of an IT professional from time to time, yet having a full-time IT professional on staff can be economically unsustainable. Outsourcing IT services provides a tailor-made IT solution for your business and the support … [Read more...] about How To Outsource IT Services
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?
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
This month's newsletter will be covering ransomware, and discussing what can be done about it. What is Ransomware? Why is it so popular? What can I do to protect myself from Ransomware? What are some good options if I get infected? What can I do to prepare for an attack? Ransomware has become one of the most popular hacking tools in use today. The attacks seem to come out of nowhere and they are a cheap and effective way for hackers to get money out of a victim. … [Read more...] about Ransomware: What it is, and why it’s here and how to protect yourself
1. Auto Update Software Hardware failures happen, but they’re pretty uncommon when compared with software glitches and security flaws. Fortunately, many of these can be resolved before they cause issues if your IT service provider makes sure that all software is routinely kept up to date with downloaded updates and patches. Installation should be automatic and all antivirus updates should be given priority. 2. Have a Hardware Maintenance Schedule Once your hardware is in good order, it’s time … [Read more...] about 7 Easy Ways to Avoid Future Workplace Tech Problems