There are networks. They need managed. We have network managers, and they manage networks. But it the world does all this mean? Networks Your computers and devices have a network. Your phones, printers, tablets, speakers, fax machine, desktops, webcams, laptops, servers, monitors, routers, and the other devices all need to be able to be used together, to communicate with each other, or operate at the same time. Many pieces of hardware communicate via different protocols, … [Read more...] about Network Managers and Network Management Explained
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Walnut Creek Current Events Walnut Creek California’s business growth is in a strong upswing as 2017 ends and 2018 begins. This last year has been great for many types of businesses in Walnut Creek, including retail, restaurants, dentists, other healthcare professionals, and real estate. Downtown Walnut Creek is being called the East Bay’s "premier shopping district," and features numerous up-scale and unique stores. At the same time, real estate prices are steadily rising, with … [Read more...] about Walnut Creek Business is Up And Coming
1. Stand-Alone Wearable Technology Wearable technology looks to be making yet another series of technological leaps in 2017 with new smartwatch models coming out from both Samsung and Apple. Apple’s new wearable models will be 100% waterproof, able to recognize four different types of swim strokes, and able to use an onboard GPS without a phone being present—a huge benefits for distance athletes. The Samsung Gear 3 will likewise be able to operate more independently of smartphones with built-in … [Read more...] about Our Top 5 Technology Predictions for 2017
There are no shortages in the variety of cyber-attacks your business may potentially face. Understanding the most common types and how to prevent or respond to them can be important for limiting the damage caused. Here are the three most common types of cyber-attacks and how you, with the support of the digital security experts here at Grundig IT, can deal with them. 1. Web Application Attacks According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) for 2016, Web Application attacks … [Read more...] about How to Handle the 3 Most Common Types of Cyber Attacks
Each year managed IT becomes a more prevalent option as businesses increasingly turn to managed service providers (MSPs) to meet their information technology goals. However, despite this growth, managed IT and the standard services provided remain largely non-standardized and mysterious. Thankfully, this is changing, and today most MSPs offer the following five core services that—when managed effectively—also provide the greatest relative benefit to respective businesses: Email Hosting Email … [Read more...] about Which IT Services Should Be Managed?
Windows 10: Windows 10 will be more popular than Windows 8 has been so far. It will be released during the middle of 2015 and will improve on some of the features that Windows 8 premiered while reintroducing some items from Windows 7 that were missing in Windows 8. Windows 10 will feature, unlike Windows 8, the normal-looking start menu in the bottom-left corner of the screen. This is what we have become used to over the last 20 years. While Windows 10 is being … [Read more...] about Technology Predictons for 2015
Ultrabooks gain in popularity Ultrabooks are a new class of notebook computer that are smaller and lighter than a standard notebook while bigger than a netbook. This type of device was first popularized by the Macbook Air. The term 'Ultrabook', though, refers to PC-compatible machines. They typically have 13" or 14" screens, fast solid-state hard drives and longer lasting battery life than regular laptops. Most Ultrabooks are priced in the $1000 range. Prediction: Ultrabooks will be the fastest … [Read more...] about 2012 Predictions
Windows Small Business Server has existed in some form since the 1990s, though it has undergone several name changes since then. The current version, Windows Small Business Server 2008, consists of Windows Server, Microsoft Exchange Server (for email), Internet Information Server (web server), and Windows SharePoint Services (for collaboration). The Premium Edition allows for running SQL Server (database server) on a separate server. The main attraction of running Small Business … [Read more...] about Windows Small Business Server
Although you may not hear about it every day, cloud-based computing is being mentioned more often in the news these days. Why? Cloud services are becoming more of a reality with each day that passes. However, what is Cloud Computing? The best way to think of cloud computing is to imagine doing something that you would normally do on your PC or laptop without having the to use all of the hardware and software in the PC. All the computation takes place somewhere else while your PC and … [Read more...] about Cloud Computing – What is it?
There has been a lot of attention paid to the potentially damaging capabilities of the Conficker worm, which has been circulating on the Internet for several months now, but which was set to markedly increase this month with new attacks. Whether on not you have been affected, the attention to this virus / worm does raise some good points regarding protection of your PCs in general. 1. Install a good antivirus program which automatically updates itself with the latest … [Read more...] about What Conficker (or the April 1 computer virus) teaches us