Biyernes, Nobyembre 11, 2011

Hosted Desktop for the company

Being the IT administrator for a startup tech company tends to be a bit of hard work. I had to make decisions regarding basic ones such as choosing an internet connection to deciding whether we need to get Hosted desktop providers.

The hosted desktop decision was one of the more controversial ones that I had to make for my company. On one hand it brought tighter control to the company’s computer usage but it did lead to some additional costs and employee whining.

However, I realized that it was all for the better. I believe that using a hosted desktop has now made our company become much more efficient and more focused when it comes to work. We were also able to avoid the usual issues that are associated with poor company IT security and infrastructure.  Yes, there may be some initial difficulties, but It is definitely worth the troubles.

Biyernes, Hulyo 29, 2011

PC checks that people forget

Desktops are relatively easy to use once they are set up. However, there are a few things that one needs to do in order to maintain it properly. Here are a couple of items that people often forget regarding PC maintenance.

Check your power source and supply:

Some people would purchase very powerful PCs. They would get the latest components such as high end processors, the latest video cards, and the largest hard drives. What many do not understand is that you would need to have a good power source to be able to run them efficiently.

Call IT support to check if your powerful supply and outlet if they are able to provide sufficient voltage to the equipment that you are plugging in.

Internal Cabling:

Another thing about computers that people routinely forget to check is the internal cabling. Too often people would just plug in a variety of computer equipment without worrying about how the cables go.
This could lead to overheating as poor cable management can increase the internal temperatures of the computer.

Biyernes, Hulyo 22, 2011

Should you upgrade your Mac OS?

Apple has just released the most recent version of their OS X called Lion. This has led to plenty of users who are thinking about making the switch and upgrading their software. But should you actually do the switch? Here are some things that you should think about before getting the latest update.

Apple is stating that this new Mac operating system would have 250 changed or new features. These features range from easier interfaces to new capabilities that make using the Mac more efficient.

Of course, upgrading the software to Lion has some caveats as well. First, you should check with your IT support team if your workplace is ready to do a roll out of upgrades for all the computers in the system. There may be compatibility issues since this is something new. You should also check if your systems have the capability to run this operating system.

Martes, Hulyo 19, 2011

Indirect Benefits of IT Support

For lots of companies that utilize some type of technology infrastructure, IT support have been an excellent tool to make sure that their business has the capacity to operate well. Obviously, the advantages of this are very apparent, A Wilmslow company backed with a good IT support Wilmslow team, would have little issues with tech related down time that wooden shutters procedures.

Biyernes, Hulyo 15, 2011

Common Problems of New products

Sometimes people can get too caught up in the hype regarding new products and gadgets that they become early adopters and get them right away. What many don’t understand is that there are some risks involved (especially in IT support) if you would keep on purchasing new products.

Huwebes, Hulyo 14, 2011

Matching Tech Support with your needs

You will find a lot of IT Support companies available today. This really is without doubt sparked through the boom in the amount of dependencies that individuals have over IT. Most companies nowadays are dependent on some form of technology.

Biyernes, Hunyo 24, 2011

Choosing the right IT support

If you are planning on setting up a business or if you already have one, then you would notice that you would encounter IT troubles along the way. After all most businesses nowadays, would have some form of IT integrated into their processes. As such, you would definitely be in the market for some IT support.

Of course, it is much easier said than done. The problem with choosing the right IT support is that there are so many groups to choose from that it can be confusing to determine which one of these IT support services would actually be the perfect one for your company. 

To properly select the best one, it would be great if you would have a set of categories. By checking based on these qualities, you would be able to find the right IT support for your company..

Their Competencies:
The thing with IT support is that there are plenty of systems when it comes to information technology. As you may know, there are various kinds of setups, programming languages and software used when it comes to businesses. No two companies would have the exact same set of IT infrastructure.
This means that you should select an IT support company depending on how competent they are on the system that your company is actually using. As much as possible, you should try to find the best fit when it comes to the skill of the IT support team and the kind of IT infrastructure that your company has.

Another thing that you should keep in mind when choosing the right IT support is the urgency of the affected services. If you are merely trying to optimize your systems then a longer time before servicing may be sufficient.
However, if you would need a faster service, then you should go for IT support companies that are able to provide express services.

Your Budget:
Finally, you should also consider budget when choosing your IT support company. You may need to sacrifice the skill of top level support if your company does not have the budget to pay the premium prices that these companies would have.

Of course, you should also consider the down time that it would have on your operations when you are trying to take into account the cost of the IT support that you would need. If you would be able to have a quicker return to operations because of the fast IT support that the company can provide, then the premium price may ultimately be worth it.