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Do you have mixed emotions about upgrading your operating system? Of course you want your business to enjoy optimal functionality and robust security, but will a new OS bring new headaches? Let's examine the issue of when to upgrade to that next OS version.

When you think of the word “legacy,” you may think of powerful, generation-spanning achievements – but some legacies can leave trouble in their wake as well. You may discover this the hard way if your company relies on legacy tech – old-school technology that remains in service even after newer tech has passed it by. Let's look at some ways legacy tech might cause you to lose the race in today's competitive business environment.

Does your IT system have a need for speed? State-of-the-art Internet connectivity options can promise faster speeds, greater bandwidth, and more solid uptime than ever before. But not all of these options make ideal sense for all organizations and locations, so it helps to understand which of them suit your specific needs. Here are some thoughts on the subject from your Austin IT support team at Gravity Systems.

When business owners talk about their books these days, they aren't necessarily referring to profit and loss numbers – they're talking about notebook computers. But what kinds of “books” make sense for your workforce, projects, and industry? Here's quick glance at the different performance levels, courtesy of your Austin tech support  experts at Gravity Systems. 

Ideally, you've turned to a leading Austin IT managed services provider such as Gravity Systems to make certain your IT system is secure. But there's still one potential failure point you may not have considered – your workforce. A simple mistake by a single employee can make your system vulnerable to all kinds of abuse. So let's review some smart security habits you need to impart to your employees.

Now that we're into football season, you'll probably be seeing games where it all comes down to what happens in the fourth quarter. The decisions made during that period can make all the difference in a team's score – or in its entire season. Well, business purchasing decisions are like that too, especially where IT is concerned. Let's take a moment to examine how some well-considered Q4 purchases, as guided by our Austin IT business support team at Gravity Systems, can help you prepare your business for its next profitable and productive year.

Texas and Arizona summers are always hot, and your IT system can get even hotter. But that doesn't mean you have to send your electric bill through the roof to protect your equipment. Here are some budget-friendly best practices from our Austin, Houston and Phoenix business IT support experts at Gravity systems.

Cryptocurrency has made the headlines numerous times in recent years, not always in a positive manner. That's partly because a practice called cryptomining lets individuals and organizations “mint” Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, potentially reaping substantial profits from their activities. Why does this matter to your business? Because these miners could be hijacking some of your IT system's computing power – or even your finances – in the process.

A workplace without wires sounds like a wonderful place. No more cables bundled into incomprehensible tangles or jammed into awkward spaces; no more watching your step or worrying about cable/connector failures. But a wireless workplace also presents its own set of challenges. Our Austin IT managed services team wants you to be aware of the following points about wireless networking:

There are some distinct advantages to maintaining your own fleet of laptops in your organization, from software compatibility to security. But “maintaining” doesn't mean simply stashing them away in a cabinet; it means keeping them ready for action. Here are some important laptop maintenance reminders from our Austin IT business support team at Gravity Systems.