If you are not familiar at all with VoIP phone services, prepare to have your mind blown. Chances are you have already interacted with a VoIP phone, or have held a conversation with someone who has. VoIP stands for “voice over internet protocol”, put simply, this means you are able to talk on the phone with only an internet connection, and bypass the expensive phone companies all together.
While companies such as Vonage have been using this technology for some time now, it is just starting to gain popularity over the past year or so. In fact, all the phones in my office are VoIP phones, and I save a bundle every month. Another big benefit of this technology is you are not limited by your geographic location choosing what phone company you can use. With wired phones, you are restrained by who has available phone lines in your area. With internet phones you can connect anywhere, to any number, at any time. (more…)
Ever since people have had computers, there have been people who , for no reason other than to watch the world burn, create viruses to corrupt them. You may think that a typical virus is there, you give it to your tech guy, and its gone. It wasn’t always that easy. Before knowledge of viruses became a staple skill of an IT company, viruses could wreak havoc, and brick millions of computers in the process.
Many of the most destructive viruses are hatched via unknown email spread. The infamous “MyDoom” virus was spread this way, and caused almost $40 billion in damages. It is also believed that this virus had the ability to infiltrate other programs as well, which made completely removing the virus a tedious and nearly impossible task. It also opened up your computer to be able to be accessed by others . It was spread by creating a fake ’email was not sent properly’ sort of message. Once it was opened, it sent itself to every contact that it could find, which made it very harmful, and very quick moving. (more…)
Many of our clients come to us with issues regarding their email. There are a lot of things that you can do to avoid even having to give us a call about something that is supposed to be so simple. Back when emails first started, it was a lot like texting is now. You get excited because you know that that email is from a friend or family member who is trying to tell you something. Now it’s more like a portal for spam.
Emails are not designed to be a storage unit for years and years of your electronic conversations. You should try to empty your inbox on a regular basis to cut down on the amount of unnecessary data slowing down your system. There are many ways to go about making your email your friend, and not your annoying kid brother, you just have to know the right Orlando IT company. (more…)
You pay your employees to work, right? If you are saving money by using circa 2003 computer equipment, it might be a good idea to opt for an upgrade. The less time your employees are waiting for something to load, or something to be fixed, the more time they are spending getting work done. Also, if you are backed up to a quality server, there is less of a chance of hardware failure, and that means less downtime.
Now I’m not saying go out and spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on top of the line equipment (It’s a better idea to lease anyway). But I am making a logical connection between up to date equipment and employee work completion rate. Companies that are based around computers and the internet should really take this advice to heart. Not only will you be taken less seriously on dinosaur age CPUs, but you’ll see a substantial increase in turnout, and employee overall moral. After all, who wants to strain their eyes on a CRT monitor when there are plenty affordable LCD displays on the market? (more…)
Having employees working away from the main office presents its fair share of natural problems. Especially if your company is computer based, it’s crucial to make sure that everyone working remotely is connected to a main data base to ensure proper execution of tasks. There are also many other obstacles to overcome to properly run a company where a number of the employees work remotely. (more…)
Leasing has been around for hundreds of years, but has undoubtedly changed as products and technology have evolved overtime. Computer and IT equipment is notorious for becoming outdated extremely quickly as newer, faster, models appear on the market. You could spend thousands of dollars, wasting most of this, to continue to buy and sell your equipment as technology pushes forward. This is why the option of leasing your IT equipment, rather than buying, is an invaluable tool in maintaining a fresh business. (more…)