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
Running a business, you may have information that you want to both protect and make easily accessible. Cloud storage options can be the ideal solution for keeping valuable data safe, while allowing it to be accessed across your business. There are many options and it can be hard to know which will be the best for you. Here we learn more about the different types of cloud storage as well as the pros and cons of each approach. Personal or Mobile Cloud Storage Personal cloud storage typically … [Read more...] about What’s The Best Cloud Storage For Small 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?
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
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
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
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