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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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