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What does the phrase “back to school” mean to you? For many people, it means a mad dash to prepare their kids for another year of K-12 to secondary school. For others, it means settling into a dorm and signing up for college classes. But maybe your company’s employees could use some brush-up education as well, especially as IT new security pitfalls seem to pop up every day. Let’s take a look at some key considerations in getting your workforce up to speed on this critical subject.

You’ve discovered an exciting new software program with tremendous potential for your company’s workplace needs, only to have an IT professional point out that “it’s still in beta.” What does this mean, why does it matter, and how should you let it affect your decision to pursue the program in question? Here’s a brief look at those questions, courtesy of your Austin IT tech support gurus at Gravity Systems.

Do you remember the first time you saw an all-in-one computer? Whether you viewed the concept as ridiculous or revolutionary, all-in-one computers have maintained impressive popularity over the past couple of decades, with many computer users attracted to these sleek, streamlined packages. But do all-in-ones serve as a sensible replacement for, or alternative to, traditional desktop computers? Here are some thoughts on the subject from your Austin IT services providers at Gravity Systems.

Black Friday has arrived earlier than ever this year, with many major stores and other providers already offering steep discounts for shoppers who can’t wait for the day after Thanksgiving. And you know what’s right around the corner, too: Cyber Monday, that heavenly shopping event for tech-savvy consumers and businesses alike. The big question is: Can your business handle the one-two punch of these two commercial bonanzas? Make sure you’ve covered the following bases.

Without functioning drivers, your employees would never be able to operate their cameras, microphones, printers, mice, USB thumb drives, and the many other devices they use each day. In other words, when a driver can’t do its job, neither can you. Check out some common driver issues and answers, courtesy of your Austin IT support experts at Gravity Systems.

Hurricane Ida, the second largest hurricane in Louisiana history, flattened trees, flooded countless buildings, left at least a million people in the state without electricity, and racked up over $50 billion in damage. Not satisfied with this damage, the storm continued to move up the East Coast, flinging heavy rains and winds as far north as Canada.

If you wish to gaze upon the future of IT, look to the clouds. Cloud computing and related trends are fueling digital transformation for all kinds of organizations. As more and more companies adopt these trends, you’ll see them become increasingly common in the business world -- and, potentially, among your competitors. Let’s take a closer look at these trends and their potential impact on your business.

We’ve had some impressive hail storms this year in Central Texas -- and the “fun” may not be over yet. While the Texas hail season traditionally extends from March through May, it can prove as unpredictable as other kinds of weather in the Lone Star State. (Just a couple of years ago, Houston saw one-inch hail in August!) Hail and other stormy weather can do serious damage to your facility, and therefore your IT system. So take the recent activity as your cue to protect your technology against the following threats:

Rapid technological advances have altered the landscape of business IT operations considerably in recent years. This is both good news and bad news for non-technical business owners who find themselves struggling to stay on top of all the latest developments, including the deluge of software updates, security updates, and other essentials. If you're one of those beleaguered decision makers, you may have heard of two outsourced solutions that can save you a lot of effort and confusion – software as a service (SaaS) and managed services. But if you're weighing one against the other for your organization, there are important differences between the two that you need to understand.

 

Keeping a close eye on your network and server equipment (and responding to all of the alerts, errors, bells, and whistles) can easily distract you from your other critical business management tasks.  A managed network provider can take that load off your task list.