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Here we are at another holiday season – which, for many of us, means not a total absence from work but a combination of work and play. If you're planning on taking at least some of your workload with you as you head off on that richly-deserved vacation, do you have the proper technology in place to stay comfortably productive? Here are some suggestions from our Austin IT business services team at Gravity Systems.

When you think of beefing up your business's computing power, you may think of changes such as additional servers, larger hard drive capacity, and operating system upgrades. But you can have all of these advantages and still endure sluggish, buggy performance if you haven't remembered one more crucial ingredient: Random Access Memory, or RAM. Let's examine the function and importance of this element of your IT system components, and how our Austin IT support  team at Gravity Systems can help you boost that memory.

When was the last time you reported to your doctor for a physical examination? Many people bother only when they know there's something wrong with them -- but it's far more sensible to undergo regular preventative exams so any lurking problems can be attended to right away. The same principle holds true for your IT system, which may be outdated or getting ready to fail on you without your realizing it. Let's look at some of the ways regular maintenance can help your IT system keep going strong.

Batteries have been with us in one form or another ever since the first true battery was created by Alessandro Volta in 1800. They've become such an essential part of everyday life and technology that we tend to take their existence for granted. But when the various types of batteries that serve your computing devices go bad, you become all too aware of their importance. Here's a quick introduction to batteries and their potential problems from your Austin business IT support team at Gravity Systems.

If someone were to warn you to "beware of BECs," would you have any idea what that person was talking about? Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks are a very real danger to all kinds of businesses. These hacker attacks go beyond everyday phishing to target your most valuable team members and data. Our Austin IT services team wants to make sure you don't fall into the BEC booby traps, so let's take a look at the basics of this danger to your business.

The phrase "mad as a March hare" is an appropriate one for this time of year. The month of March has often been associated with chaotic activity, from Caesar's assassination on the Ides of March to the winds that buffet Central Texas every year. Of course, the Austin area also gets knocked around by a number of other hectic situations, from SXSW to the annual Spring Break outflow of students. Is your business – and specifically your IT system – ready to cope with this hustle and bustle? Our Austin managed services team at Gravity Systems can ensure that it is.

Central Texas never gets cold – until it does. If you've been doing business here for any length of time, you know that we get the occasional wintery days around this time of year. Sometimes that winter weather includes ice and other issues that can cut the power to large swaths of the city, possibly including your organization's IT center. So it's never a bad idea to think about your backup plan for those cold weather outages before they ever appear. Here are some thoughts on the subject from your Austin business IT support experts at Gravity Systems.

Handing over some of those essential IT tasks to an Austin managed services  provider can be a wise choice – or an unwise one. Make sure to ask your prospective providers these critical questions.

"Little things mean a lot." That's not just the refrain of a sentimental old song – it's advice to live by when you're trying to get the most out of your IT system. Here are some small changes you can implement right now to boost your business's efficiency and productivity, courtesy of your Austin tech support team at Gravity Systems.

Imagine discovering that your entire store of client, financial, or project information has disappeared in the wink of an eye. It's a nightmarish thought – but it happens all the time. Some 60 percent of businesses that fall victim to catastrophic data loss end up having to close their doors. That's a frightening number – but you can avoid becoming a statistic by performing regular data backups. Even so, there are smarter ways and less-smart ways to go about protecting your precious data from oblivion. Here are some key points to think about, courtesy of our Austin IT managed services team at Gravity Systems.