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The most educational business technology blog for Southern California executives, featuring insider tips, articles, and videos on how to get the best IT results.
WiFi is an essential part of our everyday lives in today's interconnected world. You can access free guest WiFi practically anywhere -- coffee shops, gas stations, big-box chain stores -- you name it. Offering WiFi is considered a courtesy to your customers, and in some cases, necessary for vendors or other guests who may be delivering presentations at your office. This begs the question: should you implement guest WiFi at your office, and is it safe for your business network?
Many businesses have been thrust into a work-from-home situation overnight with our current public health threat. Some companies already had a few people with remote work capabilities, making the transition relatively easy. But for others, it’s been a wartime situation getting people home and set up to work as quickly as possible to help prevent the spread of illness and avoid lost productivity.
Optimize your business's IT function, understand proper - and cost effective - IT staffing, and learn from the mistakes others have made.
Social media can be a wonderful tool for some job roles and a major distraction for others. One of the things we regularly hear from executives is, “how do I give my people access to the websites they need without it being a drain on productivity?”
The success rate of any project is due in large part to setting all the right steps in motion. Migrating your email to Office 365 is no different. There are a lot of options for migrating to Office 365 these days. You’ve likely seen companies and tools that advertise free Office 365 migrations. You’ve also probably seen quotes for a few thousand dollars. Figuring out the differences between them can be confusing.
Office 365 is a subscription-based Cloud service, hosted by Microsoft. It provides a wide range of products you're probably already familiar with, such as Microsoft Word.
Whether by accident or pre-planning, you know that backups are necessary. If you don't have a backup, stop right now and read about data backup and storage options for businesses - but make sure you come back and read this once you are done. Today, we're going to talk about disaster recovery. It’s vital to understand that backups and disaster recovery are not the same.
Email is quite possibly the most crucial aspect of your business. What would we do without email? Think about how you communicate with clients, advertise, or even communicate internally.
Upgrading aging hardware is a KEY function in keeping your IT infrastructure running as smoothly as possible. Aging hardware can be a daunting task to replace, especially when you're trying to find out exactly when it's time to do so.
Jumping right in, today we're going to chat about Network Visibility and some tools for your company to track down any culprits using up your resources. As an IT Guy, one of my least favorite things to hear is, "My network is slow." It seems like there is slowness abound these days. Everything we own connects to WiFi, and there never seems to be enough juice.
Emails run our daily lives. By a show of hands, how many of us check our email first thing in the morning? My hand is in the air too, so no judgment. It's just so easy with our pocket-sized computers, also known as smartphones, nearby. Slam the alarm and check your email, it’s a no-brainer. So when it doesn't work, or it keeps giving you problems, it's frustrating. One of the most common problems executives have when they come to us is about the functionality of their email.