Computing News That You Can Use - February 2021 To Repair or Replace Your Computer? - That is the Question Quote of the Month: “Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power." - Lau Tzu Computers (and networking equipment) have a useful lifespan which is much shorter than the other major things we own and use, such as houses, cars and appliances. Given that computers wear out and become outdated so fast, the question becomes: Do we upgrade them, making incremental … [Read more...] about Grundig IT Newsletter: To Repair or Replace Your Computer?
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How Important is Your Data? There is always a possibility of losing important files. Hardware can fail, files can be accidentally deleted or otherwise lost. The only sure way to entirely prevent the permanent loss of files is to have some sort of backup. Typically, backups are either stored on a specific hard drive on site, or are uploaded to the cloud. Online or Local Backup? The main deciding factor between cloud and on site backups is in the time it takes to recover … [Read more...] about Backup Basics
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
Greetings! Last month, we covered the updated Google Backup and Sync, Drive File Stream and Google Calendar applications. This month: Is it better to upgrade or replace older workstations? As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Is it better to upgrade or replace older workstations? Computers are valuable pieces of equipment that are critical for all businesses. We would love for them to last forever, but, like any other piece of technology, they do not last forever. The … [Read more...] about December Newletter: Is It Better to Upgrade or Replace Older Workstations?
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
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
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
If you run a small business in today’s technological world, you likely use computers, internet connections, and other digital media to complete your work. With all the other decisions and details of running a small business, you do not want to neglect the importance of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is essential to protect your business, your proprietary business information, and your customers’ information. There are multiple ways to protect the technological side of your business, and these … [Read more...] about What’s The Best Small Business Security Solution?
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?
In the past, data storage options were relatively simple, with slowly backed up local storage the only option available. Nowadays there is a range of different data storage options, including remote cloud storage. Cloud storage is touted as a data storage revolution - the ability to easily access any file, anywhere as from any device. But is it really the right solution for your business? With benefits to both cloud storage and local storage, it's important to carefully weigh up the options … [Read more...] about Cloud Storage Vs Local Storage: Which Is Right For Your Business?