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Do you lose sleep at night over the many security vulnerabilities that might or might not be placing your company at risk? If so, you could probably benefit from vulnerability assessment and remediation. Let’s look at what’s involved in assessing and correcting cybersecurity weaknesses.

If you’ve ever forgotten to backup a critical file only to regret it later, you know just how important data backup is for any organization. A ransomware attack, hard drive failure, natural disaster, or accidental deletion can deprive you of critical information, potentially hobbling your business and exposing you to legal liability over breached or missing data. So here are some smart data backup scheduling tips and strategies for SMBs, courtesy of your Austin IT managed services team at Gravity Systems.

April in Austin usually means storms. The winds of March give way to rain, thunder, lightning, and hail. At the same time, seasonal changes can bring disruptions to various aspects of your IT system performance. Don’t wait for a power spike or connectivity failure to bring your network (and by extension, your whole business) to a grinding halt. Take the following preemptive measures to help ensure optimal productivity.

“We’re out of chips” may not sound any big alarm bells when you’re planning your grocery list, but it presents some major hurdles when those chips are microchips and your shopping list includes new electronics. Unfortunately, everybody is out of chips at the moment, more or less. The COVID-19 pandemic, along with other reversals, has made computer chips extremely hard to come by – and that’s bad news for electronic equipment production all over the world, including the U.S.

A new year offers hope for increased business productivity, profits, and efficiency – but 2022 also ushers in a fresh wave of IT security issues for business owners and technology directors. Here at Gravity Systems, our Austin IT business support experts want to get the word out about some of these potential problems while you still have time to tackle them head-on. Watch out for the following trends.

Modern IT business support techniques have made many old-fashioned “house calls” obsolete. It’s great to know that you can simply contact your Austin tech support professionals at Gravity Systems to diagnose a software issue or troubleshoot connectivity problems over the Web, via our remote servers -- no matter where you maintain your main office or branch offices.

“Home for the holidays” can mean different things to different workers. For some, it simply means taking several days off from the daily commute to a nearby job. For others, it may mean a dream trip to the other side of the country or even the world. But many of these holiday-bound employees may share one thing in common: the use of mobile devices to keep in touch with colleagues and get some unavoidable work done during the break. But these devices can cause trouble for your business -- and trouble doesn’t observe vacations.

December means holiday events, family reunions, and road trips -- in other words, vacations. You may have already received a number of requests for holiday vacation time from members of your IT team, and that’s only right. Technical workers have certainly put in the hours this year, especially with added burdens of heavy teleconferencing and remote collaboration usage. They deserve a break -- but before you’re left with the barest of technical skeleton crews, make sure you’ve taken the necessary steps to automate some critical IT functions.

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.

As another Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Americans like to put aside everyday hassles in favor of food, family, friends, and general thankfulness for all the good things in their lives. For business owners, that thankfulness may extend, not just for the profits that have rolled in that year, but also to the overall productivity, security, and stability of their various enterprises. You could find yourself feeling thankful that the Austin IT managed services team at Gravity Systems has helped you enjoy this same bounty. Here are four outsourced IT services worth giving thanks for this season.

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