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Router Management Basics

Router Management Basics

Wi-Fi is a huge benefit for everyone so knowing the basics of how your router works is a pretty good idea. For the business, the wireless connection can be a central resource for business productivity and data sharing. We thought it would be useful to give you a little more information about router settings to help you understand your wireless connection a little better. 

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No, Your Power Strip Isn’t Protecting Your Workstation from Surges

No, Your Power Strip Isn’t Protecting Your Workstation from Surges

What’s the difference between a power strip and a surge protector? It turns out, quite a lot, and the difference is much more than just the number of plugs on it. Let’s discuss some of the biggest ways that these two important pieces of power supply technology differ and how you should determine which one best suits your needs.

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Where Right-to-Repair Laws Stand Right Now

Where Right-to-Repair Laws Stand Right Now

The Right to Repair movement has evolved from a simple idea into a full-fledged campaign, with numerous states enacting measures to enhance the rights of consumers and businesses who use various technologies daily. Let's take a moment to assess the current status of this movement and explore what it means for businesses.

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How to Handle Cable Management and Installation

How to Handle Cable Management and Installation

Networking in your office, i.e. running cables around your workplace to ensure that all devices are connected to the in-house computing infrastructure, is made somewhat easier thanks to remote work. However, you should still approach cabling in an effective way, especially if you have a lot of devices that need to be managed.

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What’s the Status of Right-to-Repair Laws?

What’s the Status of Right-to-Repair Laws?

Many years ago, the practice of repairing office equipment or household appliances that malfunctioned was a common and practical solution. However, over time, changes in business practices have largely eliminated this option. In recent years, the Right to Repair movement has emerged as a legitimate campaign aimed at advocating for legal protections to safeguard the rights of the modern tech-dependent public.

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The Right Hardware Can Make All the Difference

The Right Hardware Can Make All the Difference

Choosing what type of hardware is right for your business and when it is time to upgrade away from the hardware you use are two considerations every single business has to make. These days there are a lot of options available to decision makers that weren’t available in the past. This both makes these hardware decisions easier and more time consuming because there are more variables that people have to weigh. Let’s go through some of them today. 

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Expert Tips for Your Next Laptop Purchase

Expert Tips for Your Next Laptop Purchase

Thanks to our role as a managed service provider, a lot of our time is spent working with the technology commonly found in today’s workplaces. A prime example: the laptop workstation. This has given us a perspective of what laptop qualities are best for business use that you might find helpful as you’re looking to add additional devices to your inventory.

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Can You Tell When Your Hard Drive Is About To Fail?

Can You Tell When Your Hard Drive Is About To Fail?

Digital storage has been evolving with the development of reliable and long-lasting devices with extremely fast storage and massive storage capacity. The innovation of the solid state drive (SSD) has changed the outlook of storage somewhat, but large-capacity SSDs can be expensive. The hard disk drive (HDD) is still a cost-effective alternative, but it is a mechanical device, which, over time, will be prone to failure. 

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Is it Time to Replace or Upgrade Your PC?

Is it Time to Replace or Upgrade Your PC?

People are constantly upgrading their technology. I mean, just take a look at how many people upgrade their phone every year even though innovation of the devices has slowed considerably. Alternatively, sometimes users ignore the signs that it is time for an upgrade even when they are crystal clear. This type of mentality will not help you, especially if your technology breaks down. You need to be able to identify when older devices are holding you back and take steps toward replacing them with better, more powerful ones.

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Printer Companies Shunning Third-Party Ink. What You Need to Know

Printer Companies Shunning Third-Party Ink. What You Need to Know

One of the leading printer manufacturers, HP, has been actively attempting to disable any ink cartridges that they didn’t produce, which is causing some strife among users of the products. Let’s take a look at what this means for users and for businesses that rely on HP printers. 

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ALERT: Zero-Day Threats Found on Devices Using Samsung Chipsets

ALERT: Zero-Day Threats Found on Devices Using Samsung Chipsets

Zero-day vulnerabilities are never fun, but this is especially the case with popular devices, like the many that use the Samsung Exynos modem. Google’s Project Zero has discovered 18 such vulnerabilities in these chips, four of which allow for remote code execution. Why should you be concerned about these vulnerabilities and what can you do to minimize your risk?

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Don’t Let Your Business Be Put on Hold by an IT Issue

Don’t Let Your Business Be Put on Hold by an IT Issue

When trying to determine if a certain piece of technology should be replaced or just taken away entirely, you should first ask yourself if the technology affects your products or services in any discernible way. If the technology is something that helps with productivity and efficiency to aid in the production or delivery of said product or service, then it’s worth investing in.

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Explaining the Lack of Reliability of the Printer

Explaining the Lack of Reliability of the Printer

Printers are helpful for the office environment, until they start malfunctioning and causing problems. Let’s examine why printers have so many issues and what you can do about them.

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Technology is Receiving Government Support Through the CHIPS Act

Technology is Receiving Government Support Through the CHIPS Act

Since the pandemic began, the semiconductor industry has been reeling, further placing strain on the technology industry. To aid in its recovery, the United States Congress passed legislation to fund the manufacturing of semiconductors. The CHIPS Act, thought to be in response to both the semiconductor shortage and China’s increasing economic strength, could be a major player in technology production.

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Tip of the Week: Adjusting Your Mouse’s Sensitivity

Tip of the Week: Adjusting Your Mouse’s Sensitivity

A sluggish mouse is one way for you to lose out on valuable moments throughout the workday, so why not give your settings a change and switch up your mouse speed or sensitivity? You might find that it makes getting work done a little less frustrating and much faster, too. Here’s how to do it in Windows 10 or 11.

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Moore’s Law Is Failing. What’s Next?

Moore’s Law Is Failing. What’s Next?

Moore’s Law may have been prophetic for its time, but it was bound to run out of steam eventually. In 1965, Gordon Moore predicted that transistors inside of a dense integrated circuit would double every 18 months, and at the time, it seemed like an ambitious prediction at best. All these years later, however, computing speeds are doubling every 18 months, just as predicted, but technology may have finally caught up with this prediction. How will technology’s growth change moving forward?

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Integrating New Hardware Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult

Integrating New Hardware Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult

Your business might find itself in a position where it needs new hardware. You must make educated decisions about which hardware to acquire and when, but unless you are a tech guru, you probably need a hand figuring out how to get the most value. 

That’s where we come in.

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Taking a Peek at the Technology Behind Streaming

Taking a Peek at the Technology Behind Streaming

Let’s face it: with so (so) many streaming platforms now available for us to binge a trendy show or revisit a favorite movie on, technology and entertainment have become inexorably linked. When you really think about it, the technology that makes these streaming services possible is truly impressive. Let’s go over this technology together.

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How the Semiconductor Shortage is Influencing Supply Chains Worldwide

How the Semiconductor Shortage is Influencing Supply Chains Worldwide

You may have noticed the recent price increase for consumer and business electronics, and it’s all caused by issues related to the global shortage of computer chips. How have these supply chains, stable for so long, been dealt such a severe blow to the point where acquiring new computers and networking equipment is so challenging? Read on to find out.

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Tip of the Week: Keep Your Workstation Clean

Tip of the Week: Keep Your Workstation Clean

It’s often said that a clean workspace is a safe workplace. When your workspace is mostly your computer, safety has less to do with it, but that shouldn’t deter you from doing what you can to keep your computer clean. It can help keep it in working order, longer, and is just a sanitary thing to do. Let’s get into why a clean computer is better, and how to go about cleaning your workstation. 

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