A CIO is one of those lofty, big company positions, right? In today’s age of trying to get more for less … more clients, more revenue, more productivity with lower overhead, who needs another C-level title that is just more overhead? This tends to be the mindset of many business owners I work with these days and I understand where it is coming from. But is it true?
So when does “one size fits all” not fit? When it comes to a $5 Million investment in networking gear …Written by Jeff Chastain
You hear the phrase “one size fits all” and what it really means is that somebody is trying to save time or money and just put out a generic product / solution that mostly covers the basis for most people. This sounds like a great solution for your business, right?
Not really, but that is the way many vendors work. Take for example the recent story of this public library in Marmet, West Virginia ...
Internet Explorer is one of the longest standing web browsers available and while its popularity has slipped in recent years, updates in version 10 are helping to keep it relevant going forward. However, Internet Explorer 10 was only available on Windows 8 systems. A preview release has been available for the last couple of months though and today, the generic public release has been made for anybody running Windows 7 or Server 2008. This weeks TechTip takes a look at the new "Do No Track" feature in Internet Explorer 10.
Have you ever had to compare data in two different Excel worksheets or workbooks? Or have you tried copying data from one Excel worksheet / workbook to another? Switching back and forth is extremely time consuming and frustrating when you have to keeping hunting for specific cells and data.
What is VoIP? The major telecom providers (AT&T, Verizon, etc.) are the companies that built and have been maintaining what we could typically consider the phone network across America for decades. These same companies are actively pushing the federal government to shut down the phone network because it is a major cost to them as more and more people are dropping their home phone service in favor of a cell phone or VoIP service. So what is VoIP and is it something you should be considering for your business?
So you keep seeing the Windows 8 advertisements on TV with everybody dancing around with their fancy new laptop/tablet/whatever and then you look down at your old computer that is chugging along and that is when the “new computer” bug bites. However, before you run out to get a new computer, the question we get asked frequently is what are the differences between a “consumer” PC and a “business” PC and why would you want to spend more money on the business one?
Have you ever received an email message and needed to reply or take some action, but not until later? Maybe it is not critical right now or maybe you can't take action until some point in the future. The problem is if your email inbox is like most, the email message will quickly be lost in a flood of other emails if you just leave it in your inbox. A reminder to take action in the future would be really handy, right? Check out this weeks TechTip to learn how.
What is a firewall? When we are looking at a computer network, one of the first components of we will take a look at is called the firewall. According to Merriam-Webster, a firewall is simply a barrier that stops the spread of a destructive agent.
In this week's TechTip, we are going to take a quick look at a simple and inexpensive change that can give your team vast improvements in productivity. Making the transition from a single monitor to a dual monitor may be one of the best technological enhancements you can do for your desktop. This relatively cost-effective upgrade can offer a lot of extra productivity and allow your team to get more done.
Following the article in this month’s TechUpdate on “Super Wi-Fi”, I thought there might be some more explanation needed when it comes to Wi-Fi networks. In this week's TechTerms edition, we will take a quick look at terms like Wi-Fi and 802.11a/b/g/n.