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How to Find the Best Operating Software for Your Particular Industry

There are a lot of difficult decisions to make when running a business. Staying on top of the IT department, knowing what is going on with tech side of business and having qualified personnel to assist is crucial. Also, it is crucial to make the right decision about what operating system to use. Here are some solid overviews on four operating systems worth considering when choosing a system to implement based on the type of business, product, staff size and a plethora of other factors. Image sent by author Running Windows as a Business Operating System Microsoft has business … [Read more...]

What Every IT Department Needs to be Successful

As more businesses rely on technology for their daily operations, it's imperative that companies big and small have an Information Technology department that can handle whatever comes its way. However, no matter the size of a company, there are certain aspects of an IT department which are needed to ensure success. Image sent by author Creation of New Programs Within an IT department, it's vital that programmers be able to create new programs that meet the needs of the business. Rather than focusing on programming that may get more attention, such as creating video games or … [Read more...]

The Oncoming Storm: 4 Reasons to Fear the Cloud

Cloud operations and storage has become increasingly popular due to the connectivity and convenience it provides. With all the benefits, however, there are glaring dangers to operating on a cloud network. Here are four major reasons to fear the oncoming storm. Image sent by author Accessibility from the Outside Due to the nature of cloud technology, there are an increased number of entry ways available to hackers. Having the connectivity of the internet can be beneficial, though the need for increased security is vital - especially when handling sensitive materials. Additionally, … [Read more...]

Digital Doctor: 5 Troubleshooting Tips for Sick Computers

Few things can be more frustrating than a computer having technical issues. It may prevent you from retrieving important files, using the internet or completing your work. There are many things that can go wrong with a computer. To help, below are five common problems that you may be able to troubleshoot on your own. Image sent by author 1. Corrupted User Profile Under certain circumstances, a Windows profile may become unusable. If that is the case, you may not be able to log in to the profile at all even with the correct password. When this occurs, the easiest solution is to … [Read more...]

9 Google products you’ve never heard of but should have

Even if it seems that everyone is using Google products these days, the company offers such a wide range of apps and functionalities that some of them by default become less known than Drive or Gmail. Here are 9 interesting and valuable Google products you probably never heard about. Image source pixabay Project Sunroof This interesting project is intended to promote a cause everyone should care about – innovative and sustainable energy sources. In this particular interface, Google allows users to calculate how much money they could be saving if they decided to install solar … [Read more...]

Top 4 Degrees for a Lasting Career in the Tech Industry

There is little doubt that tech industry employees are the envy of the American workforce at the moment: tech jobs are well compensated, offer excellent benefits, and are located in some of the United States' most beautiful and dynamic cities. If you're just heading to university this year, or you're considering going back to school for a career change, here are four degrees that will help cement your status as a fantastic applicant and—hopefully—a long-term tech employee. Image sent by author 1. Computer Science With their knowledge of database creation and analysis, data mining, … [Read more...]

7 Online Tools That Will Boost Your Productivity. Optimize your workflow with some of today’s top web platforms.

Sure, there are plenty of online tools out there to limit your productivity. Between Facebook and Netflix, it’s easy to lose hours out of your day. But did you also know that there are also plenty of tools out there to significantly boost your productivity? Whether you need a little help with your accounting, communications systems, or customer service, here are seven tools that can help you streamline your day. Image source Pixabay Get your personal finances in order with Mint Created by Intuit, Mint is one of the best financial multi-tools out there. Its features include … [Read more...]

Quick Tips to Get Your Physical Files Online and Organized

With the trend moving toward completely eliminating paper documents, it is essential to begin transferring your company’s physical files online. If you have a smart phone, scanning machine, and computer, you are already equipped with all the tools you need to organize your life. Records and receipts are now being digitized, along with paper bills and financial statements. It has become easier than ever to banish paper clutter and keep your files, photos, and miscellaneous papers in one area. Let's look at some quick tips to help you switch from paper to computer. Image sent by … [Read more...]

An SQL Database Can Help Your Business Succeed if it’s Managed Correctly

SQL stands for Structured Query Language. It’s the standard language for database management, according to the American National Standard Institute. SQL is one part of data governance (DG), which is the management of your data’s availability, usability, integrity, and security. Without DG your data is at risk, which puts your business at risk. Employ SQL to ensure that your data is protected and your processes defined, and you’ll be well on your way toward a full set of controls and audit procedures that not only focus on ease-of-use and privacy, but also ensure that you’re compliant with … [Read more...]

Facebook Monitoring Guide for Parents

Ever since the invention of Facebook, it has gained users faster than any social network ever made, beating its competition like MySpace, Friendster, that were the top dogs at that time. With over 1.43 million monthly users, Facebook has definitely established itself as the leading social networking platform available on the internet. Facebook users range from kids, less than eight years old, to adults in the “senior citizen” phase of life. Now, some might argue that Facebook is a necessity that every person must have, because no other platform offers this much connectivity with friends on … [Read more...]