Category: Business

5 Ways to Avoid Computer Vision Syndrome

Working with computers for most of your day can be pretty straining on the eyes. Those who stare at their screens for an extended period of time can develop a temporary condition known as computer vision syndrome. People who are affected by computer vision syndrome can experience eye strain, dry eyes, vertigo, double vision, and…

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3 Signs That Your Company Needs a Managed Service Provider

Many companies find themselves juggling IT problems along with their typical day-to-day responsibilities. Outsourcing IT work to a managed service provider (MSP) lets a company excel at what it does best. Here are some signs that your business should look into hiring an MSP. 1. You don’t have dedicated IT staff. Small companies often rely…

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The Top 3 Issues in the Bring Your Own Device Debate

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, which allow employees to use their personal devices at work, are rapidly gaining acceptance. They seek to balance mobile security concerns with employee productivity. BYOD has been touted as the most radical change to the client computing industry in decades. While it does offer a wealth of potential advantages,…

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Top 5 IT Security Best Practices

The medical, legal, and accounting industries are well known for taking the privacy of their clients seriously. However, this issue is important for nearly every type of business. In light of several recent cyber attacks, IT security has been highlighted as a vital component of any successful organization. With that in mind, here are several…

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4 New Features in Apple OS X Yosemite

Apple OS X Yosemite is coming soon, and it’s a free upgrade for Mac users. It runs on any Mac manufactured since 2007. Here are four new features to look forward to this fall. 1. New Layout and Design Just like fashion, operating system design elements go in and out of style. The latest designs…

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10 Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts That Can Save You Time

Keyboard shortcuts may seem unnecessary, but they can actually save you tons of time. Here are some useful shortcuts to help you out with your day-to-day tasks. Command+Option+Control+Media Eject (⏏) Power down your Mac with the “Command+Option+Control+Media Eject” shortcut. Have unsaved documents? Don’t worry, OS X will prompt you on whether or not you want…

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5 New Features in Windows 8.1 Update 1

Windows 8.1 Update 1 is now available for free to everyone running the Windows 8 operating system. At its launch, Windows 8 proved to be a controversial operating system, largely because of its bias towards tablets and touchscreen interfaces. The previous upgrade to Windows 8.1 made strides in the right direction to address consumer concerns,…

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5 Signs Your Hard Drive is About to Fail

Whether you have a solid state or mechanical drive there is always a chance the device will fail. Regardless of the type of drive, your computer usually will show subtle signs of a pending disk failure. Paying attention to these signs can save you from unexpectedly losing the data stored on your drive. 1. Intermittent…

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5 Steps to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is coming soon. Is your office prepared? Follow these steps to weather the storm. 1. Keep an Off-Site List of Contacts You probably have thousands of customers and vendors. Keeping an offsite contact list will allow you to stay in touch with them and keep your business running during downtime. This list should…

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