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July 2023

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In today's digital age, technology plays a significant role in our lives. But along with the rapid advancements and innovations, several myths have persisted. Is it okay to leave your smartphone charging overnight? Do Macs get viruses? And what about those 5G towers? What’s going on with those? Common tech myths can often lead to misunderstandings. They can even hinder your ability to fully use various tools and devices. In this blog post, we will debunk some of the most common tech myths that continue to circulate. We’ll also explore the truth behind them. Myth 1: Leaving your device plugged in overnight damages...

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Guide On What's Involved In Getting A New Employee Set Up With IT

This blog articles purpose is to share some wisdom with fellow business owners on how to get new employees started in your business from an IT perspective. Let’s get started.First things first, let's talk about the importance of a warm welcome. Nothing says "welcome to the team" like a shiny new laptop, a fully configured email account, and access to all the necessary software and systems. It's like Christmas morning, but with less wrapping paper and more passwords.Now, you might be thinking, "But I'm a business owner, not an IT wizard!" And that's where an IT provider comes in. They...

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Moving can be a chaotic and stressful time. Especially when it comes to handling your valuable technology. Whether you're relocating your home or office, it's essential to take extra care. Both with fragile items and when packing and moving your devices and other tech items. To help you navigate this process smoothly, we've put together a handy checklist. Use this to help ensure your technology remains safe and sound during the move. Back-Up Everything Before you start disassembling your technology, make sure to back up all your data. Create copies of important files, documents, photos, and any other irreplaceable information. You can either...

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Remote work has become increasingly popular in recent times. It provides flexibility and convenience for employees. Additionally, telecommuting reduces office costs for employers. Many also cite productivity benefits due to fewer distractions. Research shows a 56% reduction in unproductive time when working at home vs. the office. But there are some drawbacks to working outside the office. It’s crucial to be aware of the cybersecurity risks that come with remote and hybrid work. Keeping an eye on device and network security isn’t as easy. About 63% of businesses have experienced a data breach due to remote employees. This news doesn’t mean that you...

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Regular Maintenance & Updates For IT Systems

Regular maintenance is needed no matter what systems you purchase, as businesses we rely on these systems running smoothly.  The only way to ensure the IT Systems continue running smoothly is for regular maintenance and updates to take place. We recommend that all desktops used for business purposes should have regular maintenance once per month.Technology is always evolving, the hardware becomes outdated eventually so every 5 years is usually time to think about updating your IT Systems to prevent them becoming vulnerable.  Recent software might be incompatible with outdated desktops because they don’t have the system requirements needed to run...

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Cloud Back Up

We don’t always realise how important Cloud Backup is for our businesses until something happens and files are lost or deleted.This article will tell a story about the fear a business owner felt who couldn’t find important files and then the relief they felt when thankfully they had cloud backups in place and everything was able to be retrieved and restored. What Happened Last week, a client of ours called us.  They were trying to gain access to an ex-employee of the business’ laptop.  They required some help to gain access to the machine, with the aim to also gain access to...

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