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You hear about it all the time -- the need to install some important new security patch, questions over which patches are necessary and which aren’t, and even the occasional report of a buggy patch that does more harm than good. But what exactly are patches all about, and why do they matter so much to your IT system’s well-being? Here’s an overview of the subject from your Austin IT managed services team at Gravity Systems.

There’s no denying the popularity of Apple products in today’s electronics-happy world. You’ll see iPods, iPads, and Macbooks gracing countless coffee shop tables -- not only for personal use, but also for doing business. But that doesn’t mean that you should scrap your current PC technology in favor of Macs. Let’s examine why.

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for people to show each other how much they care. But have you shown your IT system that you appreciate the tireless work it does every day? If not, this might be the perfect time to give your technology some much-needed TLC. Here are some ways of doing that, courtesy of your Austin business IT support team at Gravity Systems.

Some SuperBowls are more exciting than others, but every team who gets there has what it takes to reach the top of the ladder. Can your business say the same about its technology? Let’s examine how your IT setup can help you come out on top against your competitors.

Chromebooks seem to be all the rage these days. Perhaps you’ve even wondered whether your business could benefit from purchasing these sleek, affordable devices instead of traditional laptops. Well, let’s look at the pros and cons of Chromebooks for business.

Did you know that 70 percent of small businesses who experience catastrophic data loss fail within a year of the catastrophe? If you don’t want to be in that number, you need some sort of plan for backing up your precious data on a regular basis. Let’s look at a few basic considerations you’ll want to make when putting such a plan together.

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.