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
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
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?
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
Once upon a time it was common for industry figures to carry two phones. One that was loaned to them from their company (which paid for both the device and the service plan), and which they tolerated, and one that they purchased themselves, paid for themselves, and liked better. But, as you can guess, carrying two phones at the same time was frustrating, wasteful, and counterproductive. It was time for a better solution. Now, only a few years later, BYOD policies have appeared in many if not … [Read more...] about 7 Points for a Good BYOD Policy
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
Do you remember the days when we all had to copy documents onto floppy disks or flash drives in order to use them at home? Or when we all used to email ourselves important files in order to have them backed up? Thankfully those days are gone and we can credit the rise of cloud technologies for the change. But, aside from streamlining simple office tasks, cloud technology provides several truly powerful growth advantages for small businesses, including: 1. Decreased … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Cloud Technology Can Assist Small Business Success
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?