Several products, subjects, and issues in the world come down to a choice between two competitive entities. In other words, are you a Coca-Cola drinker or a member of The Pepsi Generation? You could be a proud Yankees fan or a loyal Red Sox fan. What about Republican versus Democrat? Ooh, that’s a particularly hot-button one these days. Forget about that for now. How about this one: Mac vs PC? Continue Reading
Office phone systems have changed drastically over the past decade. The old-style TDM phone systems are impossible to get and hard even to maintain. The up-to-date office uses VoIP. This leaves your business with an important choice, though: Will you keep your own hardware on the premises or use a hosting service? The right answer depends on the size and needs of your business. Continue Reading
What do Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, Amazon Music, Spotify, HBO, Pandora, Spotify and scores of other streaming media services all have in common? They can bring your data network to its knees and bring worker productivity to a screeching halt. They can cause hard-to-diagnose network problems, slow your network to a crawl, and create headaches for both IT and human resources. And, worse of all, many employees use them at work without a second thought to the problems they are creating for your business or their coworkers. Continue Reading
Whether it’s in the current era, or over a decade ago, there’s no doubt technology plays an important role in the workplace. After all, most companies wouldn’t thrive without it. Whether you’re using devices to better interact with your customers, or it’s helping you accomplish your tasks faster, it’s only second to customers in terms of importance. If anything, technology plays even more of an essential role today, than it did years ago.
We don’t like to think about disasters, but preparing for them is better than ignoring them. FEMA estimates that 40% of businesses that experience a disaster never open again, and 25% last no more than a year after that. One of the big reasons for this is data loss. If a fire or hurricane destroys a business’s data records beyond recovery, the chances of putting the pieces back together are poor. However, a business with a disaster recovery plan can make it through a catastrophe with its data intact and get up and running quickly. Continue Reading