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Sometimes just keeping track of all the moving parts in your IT system can feel like an overwhelming, never-ending scavenger hunt. Your employees are all using different, unrelated platforms and apps for their email, calendar and other productivity solutions. Meanwhile, your various branch offices are struggling to stay on the same page with each other. Fortunately, our  Austin IT managed services team can straighten that mess out for you, thanks to our streamlined Gravity Office services. We can streamline your:

As your enterprise grows and evolves, it’s only natural that your IT system would grow and evolve to accommodate those changes. But is bigger always better? Some modern technological advances actually allow you to maintain a smaller set of hardware components, allowing for easier monitoring, more efficient maintenance, better security and lower operating expenses. Let’s look at some scenarios in which downsizing your network’s hardware setup might make things better for your organization.

The world of software is a very wide world indeed. Many businesses depend on industry-specific or even complete proprietary programs for the specialized functionality their work requires. But all good things must come to an end, especially if your software choices are no longer doing the job for you. Here are some signs that it’s time to swap out current software options for something else, courtesy of our Austin IT support team at Gravity Systems.

Looking to the future is the key to long-term success in any enterprise, from growing your number of locations and markets to exploring new technologies. But the technology that makes your business run today needs to be ready for the future as well. Let’s look at some ways our Austin IT tech support team at Gravity Systems can help you create a scalable IT system.

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.