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It’s a tough pill to swallow, but you can add malware alongside death and taxes on your list of inevitabilities. To make matters worse, just as you manage to secure your IT system against the common offenders from days past, a new generation of “bugs” seems to come along, presenting fresh threats to your security and functionality. Here are a few of the malware issues that have already raised their ugly heads in the first half of 2019.

For many years, magnetic hard disk drives (HHDs) have served as the standard solution for storing large amounts of data. In recent years, however, solid-state drives (SSDs) have become more and more popular as a more advanced alternative. Both storage options can work spectacularly well -- so which is right for your IT system, and under what circumstances? Here’s a brief overview from your Austin IT managed services team at Gravity Systems.

Should you consider maintaining a fleet of tablets for your employees to use? Let’s examine the pros and cons of maintaining a tablet-friendly workplace.

Why is your IT system getting slower and slower? Some of the slowdowns you’re experiencing could actually be attributable to the infamous “user error.” Our Austin business IT support team at Gravity Systems wants to make you aware of some of the most common mistakes that can bog an IT system down, including:

Do you remember where your most recent set of workstations came from? Can you recall who bought your original Ethernet routers and strung your network together for you? Have you assembled a “Frankenstein monster” of an IT system made up of different parts from different sources over the years? This haphazard approach to hardware and software purchasing cause all sorts of connectivity and compatibility problems down the road. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution that makes your life easier and your IT system better: letting our Austin IT support experts at Gravity Systems do all the shopping for you.

If you’ve ever imaged how horrible it would be to lose your business’s critical data to theft, ransomware, drive failure or a natural disaster, then you already know that you need some kind of regular data backup system. But how should you go about backing up your precious data -- by copying it onto local drives and removable media, or by making a copy that lives on a remote server? Let’s examine the respective pros and cons of on-site and off-site backup strategies.

Spam has surely earned its reputation as one of the greatest annoyances of the computer age. But that unwanted daily info-dump into your team’s email inboxes is more than just annoying -- it can be downright damaging to your business. Let’s look at some of the ways spam can hurt you, as compiled by our Austin IT support team at Gravity Systems.

Whatever line of work you're in, you know how hard it is to attract the brightest prospects to your profession or industry. The more competitive your field, the more attractive your organization must appear in order to draw tomorrow's leaders to your interview table. Here at Gravity Systems, our Austin IT support team can think of one major benefit you can offer, one that's easier to set up than you might think: the opportunity to work remotely, through the magic of today's digital technologies.

Many people think of passwords as a magic wand. They set up a new online account or computer drive, assign what they think is a sufficiently complicated password, and then walk away convinced that their precious data is now safe. But in today's world of digital "safecracking" technologies and dedicated cyber-criminals, one password simply isn't enough. That's why our Austin tech support team at Gravity Systems wants you to get thoroughly familiar with a critical extra layer of protection known as two-factor authentication.

If you're not downright obsessed with maintaining data security for your organization, you probably should be. Hackers, lax data-sharing practices, and unknowing violations of federal data-protection laws can place you in some very hot water indeed. Are you prepared to pay the high cost of professional non-compliance – or would you rather nip those concerns in the bud through smart IT strategies? Here are some insights on the subject from your Austin IT managed services team at Gravity Systems.