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Mitigate the “Oops Factor” with a Disaster Recovery Plan

Published on Sep 29, 2015 at 8:26 pm in Tips & Tricks.
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Cyber security breaches, leaks, hacks and other computing fiascos have become mainstays in our news cycle, and, more than ever, in our social consciousness. Aside from these numerous dangers, Nashvillians are also keenly aware of the sobering aftermath of a natural disaster and the grim prospect it poses for both homes and businesses alike—especially in regards […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Data Backups

Published on Sep 23, 2015 at 2:09 pm in Tips & Tricks.
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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Backing up your data is just like testing the smoke detectors in your home – one of those things you should do regularly, but it probably isn’t top-of-mind. Also, just like testing smoke detectors, regularly backing up data protects against heartbreak in the event of a catastrophe. It’s easier to take proactive steps than […]

Don’t Bring Your Own Device Without Mobile Device Management

Published on Sep 18, 2015 at 3:16 pm in Tennessean Articles, Tips & Tricks.
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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] You may be reading this article off of your personal mobile phone. Or is it your company desktop or family tablet? Either way, with the excess of digital devices, these lines are becoming blurred. Bring your own device (BYOD), a term that refers to workers using personal devices to access company data and systems, […]

Get the Most Out of Your Help Desk

Published on Sep 10, 2015 at 2:34 pm in Tips & Tricks.
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Calls to a service line usually only mean one thing: Something’s not right. An overcharged credit card bill, spotty internet service or a broken air conditioner can send you straight to the phone. When it comes to information technology problems – whether in Nashville or anywhere around the country – a call to an IT […]

8 Tech Tools to Boost Your Productivity

Published on Sep 4, 2015 at 3:50 pm in Tennessean Articles, Tips & Tricks.

The kids are back in school and summer is wrapping up. It’s officially time to crack down and get things done. Getting back into a rhythm after vacationing can be difficult, so here are some tech tools to make the transition as painless as possible. They can help streamline productivity and organize life — in […]

8 Ways Small Businesses Can Safeguard Data

Published on Aug 7, 2015 at 2:32 pm in Tennessean Articles, Tips & Tricks.

Technology is thoroughly intertwined with our everyday lives — and businesses are no exception. In today’s technology-dependent world, a company’s data is at the very heart of an organization. A few weeks ago, I explained steps businesses can take to protect themselves against CryptoLocker, a very specific type of malware. With news of another security […]

Smart Design Can Elevate Your Business Website

Published on Jul 24, 2015 at 3:18 pm in Tennessean Articles, Tips & Tricks.

White space is a good thing. An uncluttered page directs users to the most important elements. It’s even been proven to increase comprehension by 20 percent. When there are more than 861,379,000 registered host names on the internet, considering simple design elements and user-friendliness is the first step to creating a website that stands out. […]

How to Get Top-notch Tech Talent to Stick Around

Published on Jul 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm in Tennessean Articles, Tips & Tricks.

Hiring a new employee is a time-consuming process. Employers spend countless hours scouring resumes and vetting potential candidates, but building and maintaining a phenomenal team doesn’t stop there. The tech industry is notoriously competitive, especially in Nashville. With more than 20,000 open tech positions in the city, as reported by ZipRecruiter, short-supplied tech talent is […]

How to Protect Your Data From Computer Hijackers

Published on Jun 26, 2015 at 3:04 pm in Tennessean Articles, Tips & Tricks.

There’s a threat lurking in the darkest corners of the web, waiting to strike — and it doesn’t discriminate. Individuals, businesses and even police departments have all found themselves victims of CryptoLocker, a particularly harmful form of malicious software (malware). CryptoLocker falls into a category of malware known as ransomware, which is essentially a sophisticated […]

Techie Tourism: Ideas for Non-traditional Summer Travels

Published on Jun 12, 2015 at 2:40 pm in Tennessean Articles, Tips & Tricks.

Beach chair. Check. Sunscreen. Check. So goes the traditional summer vacation packing list. Followed by a 10-hour drive, too much sun and some necessary R&R. While the classic escape is sure to do the trick for travel fever, less sandy getaways are also attracting attention. Technology has engineered experiences that would have been inconceivable 30, […]