How to Properly Deploy IoT on a Business Network

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a futuristic concept. It's rapidly transforming industries and reshaping how businesses operate. IoT is a blanket term to describe smart devices that are internet enabled. One example is smart sensors monitoring production lines. Connected thermostats optimizing energy consumption is another.Experts project the number of connected devices worldwide to cont...
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Handy Checklist for Handling Technology Safely During a Home or Office Move

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Moving can be a chaotic and stressful time. Especially when it comes to handling your valuable technology. Whether you're relocating your home or office, it's essential to take extra care. Both with fragile items and when packing and moving your devices and other tech items.To help you navigate this process smoothly, we've put together a handy checklist. Use this to help ensure your technology rem...
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Do You Still Believe in These Common Tech Myths?

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In today's digital age, technology plays a significant role in our lives. But along with the rapid advancements and innovations, several myths have persisted.Is it okay to leave your smartphone charging overnight? Do Macs get viruses? And what about those 5G towers? What’s going on with those?Common tech myths can often lead to misunderstandings. They can even hinder your ability to fully use vari...
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8 Tech Checks to Make Before You Travel

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Our technology inevitably comes with us when we travel. Most of us won’t even travel to the end of the block without our smartphones. When you go on a trip, not having your technology there when you need it can ruin your day.Travel smarter and more securely by doing several checks before you go. Use our handy tech travel checklist. It can save you from suffering from lost devices, missing chargers...
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7 VoIP Setup Tips for a More Productive Office

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The global pandemic put a big emphasis on the need to run a business from anywhere. Enabling employees to work remotely requires cloud solutions. This includes collaborative platforms like Google Workspace and Microsoft 365. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone systems have also become critical.VoIP allows companies to stay in contact with customers and potential customers. Employees can work...
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What to Include in a Year-end Technology Infrastructure Review

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When the year is coming to a close, it’s the perfect time to plan for the future. Most businesses begin the year with the hope of growing and improving operations. Much of how a business operates depends on technology. So, it makes sense to look to your IT for areas of optimization.A year-end technology review provides an opportunity to look at several areas of your IT. The goal is to take time to...
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Tips for Overcoming Barriers to a Smooth BYOD Program

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Bring your own device (BYOD) is a concept that took hold after the invention of the smartphone. When phones got smarter, software developers began creating apps for those phones. Over time, mobile device use has overtaken desktop use at work.According to Microsoft, mobile devices make up about 60% of the endpoints in a company network. They also handle about 80% of the workload. But they’re often ...
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7 Things to Consider When Getting a New Computer to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

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Have you ever bought a new computer and then had buyer’s remorse a few months later? Maybe you didn’t pay attention to the storage capacity and ran out of space. Or you may have glossed over memory and experienced constant freeze-ups.An investment in a new PC isn’t something you want to do lightly. Doing your research ahead of time and consulting with a trusted friend or IT shop can help. It will ...
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Checklist for Better Digital Offboarding of Employees

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Digital footprints cover today's modern workplace. Employees begin making these the moment they're hired. They get a company email address and application logins. They may even update their LinkedIn page to connect to your company.When an employee leaves a company, there is a process that needs to happen. This is the process of “decoupling” the employee from the company’s technology assets. This d...
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6 Important IT Policies Any Size Company Should Implement

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Many small businesses make the mistake of skipping policies. They feel that things don’t need to be so formal. They’ll just tell staff what’s expected when it comes up and think that’s good enough.But this way of thinking can cause issues for small and mid-sized business owners. Employees aren’t mind readers. Things that you think are obvious, might not be to them.Not having policies can also leav...
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