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The decision to keep your software current may seem like a no-brainer, but is it really? While minor upgrades can prove highly valuable or even critically important, it's possible to take things too far – or not far enough. Let's look at the question of software upgrade scheduling, and when you might need the insights of our Austin IT support experts at Gravity Systems.

Technologies may change, but governments must endure. If you work for any level of government organization, you must be ready to provide the necessary services your citizens are counting on. That means your technology must be ready to help you serve those citizens. Gravity Systems can help by providing customized government IT solutions to departments and agencies just like yours.

Once upon a time, perhaps not so long ago, it was just you, your key teammates, and a few computers. You've worked since then, and your business has grown impressively. But has your technology kept pace with those changes – and is it on track to adapt to future expansion? If your IT network is experiencing acute growing pains, maybe it's time to look at some sensible ways to build it out, with the aid of our Austin business IT support team at Gravity Systems.

By now, just about every computer user has heard of the recent Facebook scandal, in which the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica shared the personal data of anywhere from 30 million to 87 million Facebook account holders (depending on whose numbers you believe). It's an understandably alarming situation, not only for individual Facebook users but also for businesses with Facebook accounts – and the underlying concern applies to other social media channels as well. How do you guard your data against such threats? Here are some suggestions from our Austin IT business support team.

Rain, wind, thunder, lightning, hail – we're accustomed seeing the Central Texas sky put on some dramatic displays in the month of April. If you've ever had the power go off in your home or had to replace a window due to hail damage, you know what spring storms can do. Even worse, damage to your IT system can grind your whole enterprise to a halt. Here are some tips on how to protect your technology – and your productivity – against foul weather.

There's a great feeling of relief and security when your critical data is safely tucked away in one or more off-site servers. But do you actually know where those servers are, who's managing them, or what happens if trouble strikes? Let's look at some critical considerations.

You're more than happy to take that new temp worker on a tour of your business offices, especially when you get to show off your rows of state-of-the-art workstations. That's when you realize you have no computer to offer your guest – not even that lonely older workstation gathering dust in the corner. Why? Because it can't (or shouldn't) access the network in any meaningful way. Fortunately, our Austin business IT support team can solve the common problem of “quarantined” computers.

What's wrong with your computer? If it's been getting more and more sluggish and/or acting buggy, then your workstation may be having a memory problem. If your whole network of computers is misbehaving, then the server that supplies data to those computers may have its own memory issues. But how do you know when you need more memory, and how much memory do you need? Here are some helpful answers from our Austin IT support team at Gravity Systems.

South by Southwest is here again! Austin becomes the center of attention from March 9th through March 18th with yet another glittering series of interactive panels, film screenings, music shows and other dazzling events. This is great news for local businesses – provided they can keep up with influx of new clientele. But it also poses a big question: Is your organization's IT system up to the challenge?

As any entrepreneur will tell you, you have to spend money to make money – but if the amount you spend exceeds the amount you make, you don't need an accountant to explain the result. How do you slash your operational and human resources costs while still maintaining your business's essential IT functions? By outsourcing some or all of your technology operations to the Austin IT managed services team at Gravity Systems. Here's how outsourcing your IT can help you keep costs under control: