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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year, isn’t it? You have the opportunity to reflect on the good things in your life and feel thankful for the support of the people around you -- including the people who support your business’s ongoing success and productivity. Having a professional Austin IT technical support team on your side could give you some extra reasons to feel thankful this November -- and every November to come. Here are just a few of them.

               “Fire!” Nobody ever wants to hear that exclamation in a crowded workplace. In addition to the hazards faced by your employees, you could lose some or even all of your critical IT equipment in a fire -- especially if that fire gets its start in your server room. Here are some steps you should take to keep your computer components and their surroundings as hazard-free as possible.

Keep everything clean.

When you first had your organization’s IT system installed, you may have enjoyed both advanced performance and state-of-the-art security. You were even careful to invest in sophisticated firewall protection for your precious drives and data. But times change -- and so do security threats. That’s why making any necessary updates to your firewall makes just as much sense now as installing that firewall did back then. Here are some thoughts on how and why you should step up your firewall protection, courtesy of your Austin IT support team at Gravity Systems.

Halloween is fast approaching once again -- and if you’re like most business owners, the last thing you need is a genuine scare that affects your IT system. It’s time for your friendly Austin IT support team at Gravity Systems to point out some of the more frightening threats that might keep you up at night, and how we can help you protect your company against them this October (and every October).

Your business’s Internet connection is down -- and so is your business. But what if your business’s network could simply shift over to a secondary connection and keep right on working? That’s the whole point of equipping your workplace with a backup Internet option. Here are some insights into how such systems work, and how to set yourself with the right kind of backup Internet, courtesy of our Austin IT managed services experts.

Do you worry that the bad guys may be snooping on your phone conversations or computer usage? Your concern could be well grounded. Today’s digital devices enable you and your employees to achieve new heights of productivity -- but they can also enable eavesdroppers to use your tech for their own purposes. Let’s take a look at some of these threats, and how Gravity Systems can help you protect your communication security.

The modern digital workplace offers more opportunities for skilled workers than ever before, thanks to the current generation of assistive technologies. If you want to give differently-abled workers an environment in which they can be as productive as possible, Gravity Systems wants to open your eyes to some of the available enhancements to your  IT system.                                          

Even the most advanced, heavy-duty IT servers and workstations have finite memory limits. When that memory runs out, your computers can grind to a frustrating halt, wreaking havoc with your productivity. Certain programs are notorious memory hogs that won’t hesitate to gobble up your all your free RAM. Fortunately, there are things you can do to fight back against these memory hogs - and our Austin IT support team is happy to help.

There are all kinds of reasons for you to protect your company’s digital data from prying eyes. In addition to the threat of losing precious trade secrets or running afoul of your industry’s client privacy compliance requirements, you run the risk of handing over bank account data, credit card numbers, Social Security numbers and other critical pieces of information. Fortunately, there’s a powerful technique that you can employ to lock that data up: encryption.

Once you’ve got an established IT system in place, of course you want to keep it running as smoothly as possible. You might assume that the easiest and most sensible way to do that is by making little tweaks here and there to optimize your IT functions as needed. Unfortunately, these little do-it-yourself tricks can result in problems instead of improvements. Be careful about the potential pitfalls of the following “fixes.”