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If you’re ready to welcome a happy 2023, you’ve probably drafted some New Year’s Resolutions to help chart your path. But while you’re resolving to trim down, spend more time with loved ones, or finally fix the roof, you should also consider enhancements to your IT system. Here are three suggestions from your Austin IT business support pals at Gravity Systems.

Cloud computing offers some potentially heavenly benefits for all kinds of businesses. The ability to store data and run apps via the cloud helps small businesses scale affordably while also offering cost benefits for established major enterprises. Plus, nothing beats the security of knowing that you can always pull data down from the cloud if your local storage resources sustain loss or damage. But that doesn’t mean you should just consign everything to a single cloud provider and consider your work done. Instead, keep these important tips in mind during your cloud adoption/migration process.

Did you know that 60 percent of small businesses shut down for good within six months of a data breach? If those kinds of statistics keep you awake at night, you’re probably looking for ways to keep your company and customer data as safe as possible while maintaining everyday productivity. Take a look at some simple online security steps you can (and should) take right now.

“Layoff” has been the name of the game in the tech industry lately. You’ve no doubt seen the various headlines about Twitter, Amazon, and other tech giants letting huge numbers of IT workers go. But what does this massive belt tightening mean for smaller businesses and their ability to keep their IT departments up and running?

Here at Gravity Systems, our Austin business tech support team has responded to plenty of trouble calls related to malware and hacking efforts over the years. If you’ve struggled with the problem in your own business, you may feel as if you’re constantly playing the world’s most dangerous game of Whack-A-Mole, with new bad actors popping up the moment others get brought under control. While no one likes being the bearer of bad news, we feel an obligation to make sure you know about the current state of the malware nation. Here are a few fresh threats to watch out for.

The holiday shopping season is here again. The minute most Americans have polished off their Thanksgiving dinners, you can bet that they’ll be scouring the Internet for special deals on products, services, and gifts. If you expect to profit during this busy time, you’d better make sure your IT system is ready to support all that activity without compromising safety or security. Here are a few suggestions along those lines, courtesy of your Austin business tech support friends at Gravity Systems.

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time when families get together, enjoy a fine meal, and give thanks for all that they have. While some people may clearly possess more money or tangible assets than others, you can’t place a value on such profound things as health, relationships, and happiness. Peace of mind counts as yet another huge blessing in today’s chaotic world – and if you own or operate a business, a big part of that peace of mind comes from knowing that your technology is working for you instead of against you. Here are some features of a well-managed IT system worth feeling thankful about.

The old saying “You can’t get good help these days” has taken an ugly turn in the world of information technology lately. According to Computerworld, more than one-half of all IT department managers are either looking for other jobs or giving serious thought to doing so. Why? The managers feel that they simply don’t have the resources necessary to get the job done.

Here comes another Halloween, and you know what that means. In addition to the usual routine of treat-or-treating kids, grownup Halloween parties, horror movie marathons and (hopefully) a welcome chill in the Texas air, it’s time to address the frightening issues that could plague your IT system. Your Austin business IT support friends at Gravity Systems urge you to watch out for the following technological “things that go bump in the night.”

You probably know about those hilariously obvious “Nigerian prince” emails that offer an amazing opportunity for riches if only you’ll hand over your bank account information. Well, as silly as they appear, these clumsy efforts do indeed grab hundreds of thousands of dollars each year – and that’s just your standard phishing maneuver. A more sophisticated and hard-to-spot technique called spear phishing poses even greater danger for folks who think they can spot a sma a mile away. Take a moment to find out about how this scam works and what you can do to keep yourself and your employees safe against it.