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The old expression, “March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb” may or may not be true in the unpredictable world of Central Texas weather, but the “lion” phase is definitely a concern for any company that relies on its IT system. Here are some springtime threats that may call for the help of your Austin tech support team at Gravity Systems.

In our previous article, we pointed out the many technologies you can put to use for those times when communicable diseases threaten the health of your employees -- including the current coronavirus crisis. Even with the right technologies inplace, however, you shouldn’t just tell everyone to stay home; you need an intelligent strategy for rolling out an efficient telecommuting plan.

When we talk on this blog about viruses impeding business processes and hurting your productivity, we usually refer to computer viruses. But as the recent cancellation of SXSW due to the coronavirus has amply demonstrated, biological viruses can also prove devastating -- not just to people, but also to organizations. 

Mobile devices can turn the whole world into your workplace. Sales reps, technicians, and CEOs alike can all conduct their necessary business from any location that permits a data connection. This freedom, however, also opens the door to some serious risks. Here are some important steps you need to take before you send your team out into the field with their mobile technology.

You hear about it all the time -- the need to install some important new security patch, questions over which patches are necessary and which aren’t, and even the occasional report of a buggy patch that does more harm than good. But what exactly are patches all about, and why do they matter so much to your IT system’s well-being? Here’s an overview of the subject from your Austin IT managed services team at Gravity Systems.

There’s no denying the popularity of Apple products in today’s electronics-happy world. You’ll see iPods, iPads, and Macbooks gracing countless coffee shop tables -- not only for personal use, but also for doing business. But that doesn’t mean that you should scrap your current PC technology in favor of Macs. Let’s examine why.

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for people to show each other how much they care. But have you shown your IT system that you appreciate the tireless work it does every day? If not, this might be the perfect time to give your technology some much-needed TLC. Here are some ways of doing that, courtesy of your Austin business IT support team at Gravity Systems.

Some SuperBowls are more exciting than others, but every team who gets there has what it takes to reach the top of the ladder. Can your business say the same about its technology? Let’s examine how your IT setup can help you come out on top against your competitors.

Chromebooks seem to be all the rage these days. Perhaps you’ve even wondered whether your business could benefit from purchasing these sleek, affordable devices instead of traditional laptops. Well, let’s look at the pros and cons of Chromebooks for business.

Did you know that 70 percent of small businesses who experience catastrophic data loss fail within a year of the catastrophe? If you don’t want to be in that number, you need some sort of plan for backing up your precious data on a regular basis. Let’s look at a few basic considerations you’ll want to make when putting such a plan together.