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In today’s globe-trotting business world, work and travel frequently go together. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever for your organization’s team members to remain connected and collaborate over even the longest distances, thanks to WiFi, cloud computing platforms and mobile devices. On the flipside, public wireless collaboration opens up a whole new can of worms: data privacy and security. That’s why you need to understand the importance of equipping all of your employee’s mobile devices with VPN (Virtual Private Network) apps.

Once upon a time, your small business ran perfectly happily on the low end of the Internet connectivity-speed scale. But times change, and so do businesses’ needs as they grow. If you’re suddenly finding your Internet speeds woefully inadequate even after shelling out for a high-speed broadband plan, maybe you need to look at your “pipes” -- the cables that carry those packets of data up and down the Information Superhighway. 

Christmas is coming, and you know what that means -- it’s almost time for Santa to visit good little boys and girls. If you’ve been thinking about gift ideas for your loved ones, don’t forget about that business you’ve poured so much of your heart and soul into. Your IT system may be long overdue for some shiny new hardware or productivity-boosting software, even if you’re not sure what products you should purchase. Don’t fret, because our Austin IT tech support “elves” at Gravity Systems will be happy to help you shop for those technological stocking stuffers. We can act as your IT shopping service by helping you pick out:

Servers - Do you need a faster server, or perhaps even multiple servers? We can help you select state-of-the-art devices or even set you up with a cloud-based virtual server.

Workstations - Have your workstations gotten so old that they’re in danger of becoming obsolete and/or impossible to upgrade? Our hardware experts can equip you with brand-new computers good for many years of service.

We’re starting to experience some cold snaps, not just in Central Texas but in other parts of the country as well. You might not expect to see icicles or snowbanks in your area -- but who knows what to expect as temperatures start to drop? This uncertainty can spell trouble for electronic equipment, including the technology that keeps your business going. Here’s a quick look at some of the risks and issues you need to safeguard your IT department against, with the aid of our Austin IT support team at Gravity Systems.

In today’s digitally-connected world, it seems as if practically any function can be carried out over the cloud -- including, in many cases, your Austin IT support needs. But even though Gravity Systems can indeed perform a wide range of services through remote access, there will always be those times when a good old-fashioned “house call” from one of our experienced techs is in order. Let’s look at a few different scenarios where on-site IT care makes sense.

What’s your definition of a “killer app?” For many business owners or facility managers, it’s that specialized piece of software that allows the business to perform its mission-critical tasks. You might be able to use such an application “off the shelf,” or you might even have to have a bespoke application created for your specific needs. Either way, once you’ve got that program installed onto your servers or workstations, you may have solved one challenge while opening up another huge question: Now that you have it, how do you manage it -- and why should leave those concerns to our Austin IT managed services team at Gravity Systems?

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.