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If you wish to gaze upon the future of IT, look to the clouds. Cloud computing and related trends are fueling digital transformation for all kinds of organizations. As more and more companies adopt these trends, you’ll see them become increasingly common in the business world -- and, potentially, among your competitors. Let’s take a closer look at these trends and their potential impact on your business.

Malware isn’t going away anytime soon; in fact, even as data security companies build new defenses against previous offenders, new bad guys continue to pop up and offer new challenges, like a technological Whack-A-Mole game. The more you know about the most recent threats to your IT system, the more easily you can recognize them for what they are, teach your employees to steer clear of them, and make the necessary updates to your security arsenal at the appropriate time. Here are three kinds of malware creating problems for organizations in 2021.

Malware never stops, and neither do the unsavory individuals who regularly employ it against people and companies. If you want to keep a sharper eye out for these digital attacks on your business, teach your workers to watch out for the following three popular techniques.

The ability to back critical business data up to the cloud has undeniable advantages. After all, the cloud network runs on hardware you don’t have to purchase or maintain, and it allows for completely automated backup routines. If you suffer an in-house data disaster, you can rest
assured that your data still exists safely in the cloud. But before you ditch all your current backup methods for a cloud-only solution, you should know that non-cloud backup can (and should) continue to play a key role in your organization’s data management system.

Downsizing your IT department might reduce your payroll and your operating expenses, but it can also leave you in a bit of a personnel pickle as your remaining technicians scramble to cover an increased workload. In many organizations, this change wasn’t even planned; instead, it was forced on them by exhausted IT workers burned out from the extra demands of keeping remote workers working during the pandemic. The accelerated transition into virtual collaboration and meetings has already compelled millions of technology staffers to abandon their posts in a wave sometimes referred to as the Great Resignation.

You’ve no doubt heard the expression that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. In the complex world of computer networks, that weak link can take many forms, including the cables used to string all a network’s components together and make the flow of data possible. If your organization has developed a network failure, you need to know how to recognize common cable problems. Here are a few possibilities worth troubleshooting.

Your IT network may run so smoothly most of the time that an occasional lapse takes you completely by surprise. But when that network failure does occur, here are a few possible problems to check for, courtesy of our Austin tech support crew at Gravity Systems.

Windows 11 is here. Microsoft has officially introduced the latest version of its OS. The software giant emphasizes that this version offers real functional improvements, not just a facelift. But what does that mean in terms of your business’s upgrade needs and schedule, especially considering the fact that Windows 10 will remain supported until at least 2025? Let’s take a look at some factors that may influence when you decide to upgrade your systems.

As Central Texas faces yet another summer of blistering heat, the increased energy demands on your facility are likely to cost plenty even without factoring in your IT system’s electrical consumption. If you want to improve your control over this operational expense, maybe you should start by looking at ways to optimize your technology’s energy efficiency. Here are some helpful tips from your Austin IT managed services team at Gravity Systems.

IT system security is an ongoing process of anticipating future problems, counteracting the latest techniques employed by the bad guys, and maintaining a high standard of preventative hygiene. Our Austin business IT support specialists at Gravity Systems would like to suggest a few smart steps that can help you keep your IT system secure.