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We’ve already endured a brutal summer here in Texas –  and if history tells us anything, the heat will only get worse (if that’s even possible). As you keep replacing the water cooler in your building and cranking up the air conditioning, consider that extreme temperatures can cause more than discomfort for your employees; they can also damage your IT hardware. Here are some timely tips to help your computer gear beat the summertime heat, courtesy of your Austin business technical support experts at Gravity Systems.

In your business’s everyday work, you may need instant access to many critical files and folders – which means, of course, that you need to update that data frequently, back it up regularly, and keep it ready for action. But what about all those important files that you just don’t need very often? These files belong in your digital archives. What, you don’t have an archival storage system in place? Then let’s look at some common options.

What summer plans have you and your employees made? If you’re looking forward to some rest and relaxation, make sure your IT system’s vulnerabilities don’t disrupt those dreams and turn your idyllic summer vacation into a stressful nightmare season. Take a look at some lurking dangers that you want to protect your business against this summer.

The world runs on digital networks. Once upon a time, Ethernet-based wired networks dominated the business landscape. These days, however, WiFi and cellular technologies have enabled organizations to network wirelessly. Maybe you’ve been trying to decide whether you switch from your wired network to a wireless one, or whether your new business should start out with one or the other – or even whether you should mix the two. Let’s look at some key factors that might influence your decision.

Many business owners assume that their technological needs require hands-on, in-person care. While some jobs might indeed require such attention, many others can be handled even more efficiently through online managed IT services. Let’s look at three areas in which managed services make sense for your organization.

Today’s healthcare organizations make heavy use of information technology to deliver the right care as efficiently as possible. If you operate or manage such an organization, take note of the following IT concerns that directly affect the healthcare industry.

You know you need to backup your data thoroughly in case an unanticipated disaster strikes. But what’s the best way to cover your bases? Let’s examine the pros and cons of two potential solutions, RAID drive arrays and disk striping.

The term “zero-day” sounds ominous even if you don’t know what it means – and if you do know what it means, it should give you that much more of a chill. Zero-day exploits and attacks can affect practically any workplace or industry by hacking into the computer network and wreaking havoc on their hardware, software, data, and everyday processes. Our Austin business tech support team at Gravity Systems wants you to understand some key points about zero-day exploits, from the forms they can take to how you can protect your organization against them.

Do you lose sleep at night over the many security vulnerabilities that might or might not be placing your company at risk? If so, you could probably benefit from vulnerability assessment and remediation. Let’s look at what’s involved in assessing and correcting cybersecurity weaknesses.

If you’ve ever forgotten to backup a critical file only to regret it later, you know just how important data backup is for any organization. A ransomware attack, hard drive failure, natural disaster, or accidental deletion can deprive you of critical information, potentially hobbling your business and exposing you to legal liability over breached or missing data. So here are some smart data backup scheduling tips and strategies for SMBs, courtesy of your Austin IT managed services team at Gravity Systems.