What’s better, virtualization or the cloud?

You’ve probably heard of cloud computing, but what about virtualization? Both are invaluable for small businesses, but it’s easy to mix them up. Learning the differences between these technologies can save you a lot of money, so let’s do a quick recap of how they work. Differences between cloud computing and virtualization Virtualization lets you […]

Obsolete firmware poses security risks

Are you still using that old computer that is not-so gracefully aging and devaluing? Maybe you are running important programs on older machines with old operating systems since they “still work fine.” While it might still help you get the job done, there may be hidden security risks that can lead to major problems later […]

Business computers: things to look for

When it comes to business computers, you can’t mess around. The wrong choice of hardware can pile up costs for any small- and medium-sized business (SMB). You don’t need unnecessary repairs, incompatible systems, and data breaches slowing operations down or draining resources. This guide will help your SMB make cost-efficient choices in hardware. Portability Laptops […]

3 Tips for buying the right mouse

Have you been using the same mouse for several years now? If you’re feeling discomfort in your mouse clicking hand, then it’s probably time to consider an upgrade. The perfect mouse lets you work efficiently, easily, and safely. So the next time you’re in the market for new mouse, keep these tips in mind. Cable […]

Why you need Hardware-as-a-Service

The new flashy set of PCs your company just bought last year are becoming outdated, and you don’t have enough IT staff to maintain them. If this is your current situation, it might be time to consider Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS), a pay-as-you-go model where you pay your managed services provider (MSP) a monthly fee to take […]

Essential Server Management: Cooling

Every business sits on top of a foundation of building blocks that enable it to operate smoothly and efficiently. One of the most essential is IT hardware. Server hardware can be expensive, which is why proper management is vital. Overburdening your systems can lead to an increase in operating temperature, which can then lead to […]

Here are 5 types of virtualization

Companies of all sizes are embracing virtualization as a way to cut IT expenses, enhance security, and increase operational efficiency. But while people are already aware of its benefits, many are still in the dark when it comes to the different types of virtualization. Here, we’ll show you some of the most common virtualization methods […]

Want to save energy with your PC? Here’s how.

When it comes to saving energy, a little bit goes a long way. The more energy-efficient your PC habits, the more money you save. In fact, activating your PC’s power-saving features can save you up to $50 a year. Want to increase your savings even more? Then take note of the following tips. 1. Disconnect […]

SMB routers targeted by VPNFilter malware

Earlier this year, news broke that a malware strain named VPNFilter was infecting hundreds of thousands of devices. If you didn’t act then, now’s the time. Security experts have updated their threat assessment and its much worse than they originally thought. Small businesses are especially at risk and need to take action. VPNFilter recap A […]

Virtualization: Common misconceptions

Small businesses can accomplish a lot by implementing virtualization technology on their office IT network. Unfortunately, many SMBs shy away from it because of some common misconceptions. If you fall into that category, there are at least four myths you should stop believing. Myth #1 – Virtualization is too expensive for SMBs Many people assume […]