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If you’re ready to welcome a happy 2023, you’ve probably drafted some New Year’s Resolutions to help chart your path. But while you’re resolving to trim down, spend more time with loved ones, or finally fix the roof, you should also consider enhancements to your IT system. Here are three suggestions from your Austin IT business support pals at Gravity Systems.

Did you know that 60 percent of small businesses shut down for good within six months of a data breach? If those kinds of statistics keep you awake at night, you’re probably looking for ways to keep your company and customer data as safe as possible while maintaining everyday productivity. Take a look at some simple online security steps you can (and should) take right now.

“Layoff” has been the name of the game in the tech industry lately. You’ve no doubt seen the various headlines about Twitter, Amazon, and other tech giants letting huge numbers of IT workers go. But what does this massive belt tightening mean for smaller businesses and their ability to keep their IT departments up and running?

The holiday shopping season is here again. The minute most Americans have polished off their Thanksgiving dinners, you can bet that they’ll be scouring the Internet for special deals on products, services, and gifts. If you expect to profit during this busy time, you’d better make sure your IT system is ready to support all that activity without compromising safety or security. Here are a few suggestions along those lines, courtesy of your Austin business tech support friends at Gravity Systems.

You may already know what a data breach can do to a business, from productivity and compliance problems to destruction of precious data that forces companies to go out of business. But these concerns take on a whole new vividness when they have dollar figures attached to them. Let’s take a look at just how much these data breaches are costing businesses, where the biggest problems lie, and why some businesses are coping better than others.

Today’s business world runs on the Internet, for better and for worse. If your facility suffers from sluggish Internet speeds, you simply can’t send and receive data quickly enough to manage your daily workload efficiently. With that in mind, here are some helpful tips for optimizing your Internet speeds.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) can help protect data privacy during online transactions, but it’s not a magic wand. Whether you go with one of the many popular VPN service providers or have a VPN built specifically for your organization, you need to understand both the capabilities and the limitations of VPN technology – especially where your data security is concerned. Let’s examine what VPNs can and can’t do for you.

If you work with figures, codes, and calculations on a constant basis, the last thing you probably want or need in your life is more numbers to puzzle over. So when you start examining your business network’s Wi-Fi capabilities, you may find yourself scratching your head over designations such as Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi6, Wi-Fi6, and 802.11. What do these standards mean for your network’s speed and effectiveness? Let’s take a basic look at the world of Wi-Fi standards.

Spring isn’t quite in the air just yet, but the warm feelings generated by Valentine’s Day can’t be denied. While you’re planning whatever romantic gestures you want to extend to a special someone, you might want to think about lavishing a bit of love on that hard-working IT department of yours. When you fix or upgrade essential technology, you’re not just boosting efficiency and productivity; you’re also boosting your technicians’ morale by making life easier for them. Let’s look at a few examples of technological TLC you might want to provide this year.

You know the saying that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link? A similar rule applies to your organization’s workstation speed: Those computers will only go as fast as their most sluggish components will allow. Fortunately, you can get those workstations to work significantly faster by identifying and correcting the bottlenecks. Here are four smart strategies to consider, courtesy of your Austin business tech support experts at Gravity Systems.