Archive for the ‘Best Practices’ Category

Five Tips for Avoiding Tech Trouble

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Avoiding future tech troubles Hardware downtime is expensive in almost every modern business. Employees can’t work, and IT staff are engaged in remedial action. Prevention and preparation, as always, are the best cure. 1. Keep software updated You don’t need to be an IT expert to know computer problems are more commonly caused by software […]

How IT Affects Employee Happiness

When the gurus talk about their recipes for happy workers, they seldom mention technology. Information technology is normally only discussed in terms of productivity. But it turns out employers looking for a happy (and productive) workforce ignore technology at their cost. “Lifestyle IT” reaches the office Technology is marketed as aspirational. Phones are not sold […]

10 essential steps to protect your data

Nobody likes feeling panicked about a lost phone, broken computer, or system failure. Unfortunately, these things happen every day, so we need to be prepared. What would you do if your business computers were damaged or destroyed? Do you have a backup plan? There are various ways to calculate the cost of losing work stored […]

Where the EFFFF Did That File Go?

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer We’ve all been there, right?! Desperately scrounging, clicking, and searching for that file that you just saved on your computer last week. Panic starts to set in because you need to send it to your boss or your client in the next three minutes and you can’t find it […]

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer It is a phrase I hear almost daily as an IT Professional: “What do you mean my Mac won’t work with ____?” Feel free to fill in the blank with pretty much any business application you have in your business’s technology environment. Why is it that your usually brilliant […]

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Thanksgiving

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer Thanksgiving is around the corner. And shhhhh… don’t say it too loud, but Christmas is only SEVEN Fridays away. Ahhh, the holidays! A lovely time of year for families to get together, eat, and be merry. But, as with everything else, technology is changing even the age-old traditions of […]

WEAR is Your Data Going?

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer No, this is not a grammar lesson – Today we are taking a look at the biggest technology fad since smartphones. Wearable technology, or wearables, continues to gain momentum in the sports, technology, and fashion industries. Everyone has something that tracks something that syncs up with something! I’m talking […]

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

By Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer Happy National Cyber Security Awareness Month – or NCSAM for those who love their acronyms! October was declared NCSAM by President Obama in an effort to engage and educate the people on the importance of cyber security awareness. Each week for the month of October, a new theme presents […]

Would the Real Slim Shady Please STAND UP… At Your Desk?

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer Let’s face it. It is not a secret that we Americans are more dependent on the luxuries of living a comfortable life. From our luxury cars with plush, leather seats, expansive houses with overstuffed recliners and memory foam mattresses to our sophisticated offices with ergonomic chairs and leather couches. […]

Is Your Security Layered Like Your Bean Dip?

By: Alicia Hernandez, Think Technical Writer So there’s this simile… Stop me if you’ve heard this one… That says you should layer your security like a seven-layer burrito. Sounds like a logical thought to me! If you prefer burritos over bean dip, you are welcome to sign up for The Seven Layer Security Burrito: How […]