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Posts Tagged ‘IT Managed Services’

Why is Windows PC is Crashing?

We all dread it; you know, the “Blue Screen of Death”. It’s not uncommon for a computer to crash here and there because of a random hiccup. If it becomes a pattern, it’s important to ask; why is Windows PC crashing? Why is Windows PC Crashing? There are a few methods to try to understand why your Windows PC is crashing: Event Viewer – This would be considered the more advanced method when trying to figure out what’s going on behind the “Blue Screen of Death.” The Event Viewer is full of valuable information, but only if you understand how…

New Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 Anniversary Update

If you’re one of the 350 million current users of Windows 10, chances are you’re going to love the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update or, “Windows 10 AU.” It will automatically download and update without your having to do a thing. So what can you expect from the new Windows Anniversary Update? Here’s a few of the changes: What Changes are in the New Windows 10 Anniversary Update? Lock Screen – Your email won’t appear here anymore. Start Menu – This will look a little different. All your programs will be listed on the left start popup. Edge Browser –…

Company Wellness Programs Increase Employee Productivity with Gym Membership Benefits

Increase employee productivity with gym membership benefits

Happy employees make happy customers, but how do you make happy employees? Sometimes the answer doesn’t have to cost the company a lot of dollars per employee. Some studies are finding that you can make a happier workforce and increase employee productivity with gym membership benefits under what’s being dubbed as “Company Wellness Programs”. Proven “ROI” is estimated to be around $3 for every $1 spent on company wellness programs, and according to this article, one study showed an average savings of $650 per employee! (Here’s another article about a company who used a company wellness program to increase employee…

Deadline for the Free Windows 10 Upgrade July 29, 2016

Deadline for the Free Windows 10 Upgrade

If you’re one of those people who has been clicking the obnoxious update window at the bottom right of your screen closed each time it pops up, you need to know that the deadline for the Free Windows 10 upgrade is fast-approaching. Once the deadline passes, you’ll no longer have access to the free operating system upgrade and important future security updates. Download before the Deadline for the Free Windows 10 Upgrade We know it’s inconvenient, but if you’re running a Windows operating system that qualifies, just take the time needed to download and install the upgrade before the deadline…

5 Must Haves for Small business IT Support in Portland (Or Wherever You Run Your Business)

Small Business IT support

Whether you’re just beginning, or reevaluating your small business’ digital infrastructure, there are some things you’ll want to consider adding to your checklist before signing an IT support contract. Here are 5 must haves for small business IT support in Portland (or wherever you run your business). Must-Haves for Small Business IT Support in Portland Customized Solutions. Does the company you’re considering only offer one-size-fits-all solutions? This gives little wriggle room for budget considerations. We think your IT support should be tailored for what you need. Fast and Friendly 24/7/365+ Tech Support. Every minute of downtime during a technical crisis…

5 Myths About Small Business Security Threats

62% Small business security threat

With more stories always popping up in the news about a security breach with big business, you might be led to believe that hackers only have interest in targeting bigger business. You might be surprised to learn that small business security threats are very real, and if you happened to you, you may not be able to recover as easily as the big guys. 5 Myths About Small Business Security Threats “My business is too small to be targeted.” Wrong, so very, very wrong. Cyber criminals are interested in quality data, not quantity, meaning that if you process credit cards,…

Business Computer Network Security Tips – Pt II

business computer network security

Our last post touched on the first five business computer network security tips for protecting your business’ digital data. You can read Part I here. 5 More Business Computer Network Security Tips Use a password manager. Password managers act as a vault to store your passwords and can add an extra depth of security by auto-generating random, difficult to de-code passwords (as long as you don’t forget your master password). Never store any of your passwords digitally on any computer or server. Be warry of free Wi-Fi Hotspots. Often in crowded public places, free Wi-Fi hotspots will appear in your…

Good IT Managed Services Are More Valuable than Gold

Did you know outsourced IT managed services can frequently be provided at a lower cost than having in-house IT services? Not only less expensive, but you can work with a company that specializes in IT managed services rather than diverting only a small fraction of your resources and personnel to the task. Given the complexity of IT security, having a dedicated team focused on constantly staying up-to-date on the ins-and-outs of computers is vital. IT Managed Services Specialized IT managed services with network monitoring offers you round-the-clock work support and services to help you whenever anything goes wrong. Things can…