Server management: 4 essentials

Server management: 4 essentials

By their very definition, servers are tasked with managing significantly higher burdens than the average desktop workstation. If your business has a server onsite, there are so many things you need to consider to get the most out of your investment. Read on for a few of them:

Mount your servers properly

Small businesses are usually forced to prioritize the here and now over long-term planning.

Tips on prolonging laptop battery life

Tips on prolonging laptop battery life

Certain laptop brands have longer battery lives than others. But, there are power-saving techniques that help preserve battery power regardless of brand. Laptops are most useful to businesses with remote work policies, and if you spend the majority of your working hours on one, these tips on prolonging your its battery life will come in handy.

When did you last update your firmware?

When did you last update your firmware?

Most IT consultants constantly remind clients of how important it is to update and patch their software, but neglect the importance of updating hardware. We don’t mean replacing it with new hardware; we mean updating the applications and settings coded into the physical IT powering every modern office.

Vulnerabilities in popular printers

Vulnerabilities in popular printers

What harm could possibly come from printing a document? According to some researchers who performed a large-scale analysis of printer attacks, a lot. These could be in the form of Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks, which are as devious as they sound, or attacks made through extracted print jobs.

Google’s game changing Cloud Print service

Google’s game changing Cloud Print service

Despite today’s paperless business environment, every now and then there comes a time when you just have to use a printer. And since many businesses have embraced cloud computing, why not combine the cloud with regular printers? Will these devices enjoy the same benefits that cloud computing businesses enjoy? Find out more about Google’s Cloud Print service.

Should I License my software? A Business Approach

Should I License my software? A Business Approach

When you have a great idea, it’s natural for you to want to share it with others. Technology, however, works at a different wavelength. Before you put your software out there, you want to make sure you’ve got all your bases covered. Keep reading to learn the vital considerations you need to address before jumping to sell a new hardware.

Points to ponder: small business computers

Points to ponder: small business computers

Buying a computer for a small business seems like a simple task. You work from a budget, go to a store, buy the computer, and assemble the components. This would be true for small businesses from decades past, but times have dramatically changed. To keep up, small businesses must make smart decisions when it comes to purchasing computers.

New web surfing experience with Google WiFi

New web surfing experience with Google WiFi

Pixel phones, Chromecast, Google Home…Google has developed some exciting hardware for us to play with. But perhaps the most welcome addition to their portfolio is the recently announced Google WiFi system. Most endpoints connect to the internet via a centralized router that is unable to send a strong signal to every room, leading to slow internet and dead zones.

Hardware shouldn’t be bought willy-nilly

Hardware shouldn’t be bought willy-nilly

The term ‘hard’ in hard drive shouldn’t refer to the difficulty many experience when they set out looking for a new one. It’s hard to deny the importance that hard drives still have to computers of all shapes, sizes, and operating systems — but like the elusive concept of soulmates, how do we know which one is right for us? We’ve put together a list of five things you should take into consideration prior to buying new hardware.