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A Smooth New Hire Onboarding

A Smooth New Hire Onboarding

A simple wish in a complex world. Lessons learned from onboarding experts.

Recently we discovered a user who had worked for one of our clients for an entire year but was still using the same login username of her predecessor. We made the obvious recommendation of creating a proper username and the client agreed.

Are We Getting the Right IT Support?

Are We Getting the Right IT Support?

With change comes risk, and we’re all familiar with the dynamics of progress in technology, the business environment and every competitive company. New systems can be vulnerable, lapsing out of support periods, their critical devices timing out of warranty, and updates are easy to overlook and forget. Then there’s the devices and apps used without integration of control, leaving the company misaligned and uncovered in services.

Why Do We Need vCIO Services?

Why Do We Need vCIO Services?

Problem:

Gathering the requisite information to make timely decisions on IT is crucial. There are varied tools for the help desk, projects, network, security and assets. If there is no clear reporting on what you have or your key performance indicators, you are driving your company blindly. As the complexity of IT increases, so does the importance of quality information in making good decisions.

Is IT Managed Services Right for You?

Is IT Managed Services Right for You?

Managing an ever-growing IT infrastructure with all its continuous changes and increased complexity is hard for small organizations. The different disciplines require many specialists to get a network, server and desktop infrastructure up and running at peak performance without compromising security, focusing on the core business instead of just managing outages and vendors is important to grow any business.

What to do with your dinosaur PC?

What to do with your dinosaur PC?

When smartphones first outsold PCs in 2010, people no longer have to put up with slow and bulky computers to do business. This comes as no surprise why many stashed their aged PCs away. But there are ways to breathe new life into your ancient laptop and computer, so if you haven’t trashed them, it’s time to plug them in.

Machine learning boosts productivity

Machine learning boosts productivity

Did you know that the applications you use learn something new about you every day? If you’re using any of the G Suite applications, their machine learning algorithms — a set of mechanisms that study usage patterns — derive data based on your work patterns and frequently used files, and then make sensible suggestions accordingly.

Extending your laptop’s battery life

Extending your laptop’s battery life

Whether you prefer a quick fix or a long-term solution, extending your laptop’s battery life should be among your priorities if you’re a heavy laptop user. Replacing an old battery with a new one or purchasing a new laptop shouldn’t be your only options, especially if you operate a business with limited resources.

The phishing craze that’s blindsiding users

The phishing craze that’s blindsiding users

Most phishing attacks involve hiding malicious hyperlinks hidden behind enticing ad images or false-front URLs. Whatever the strategy is, phishing almost always relies on users clicking a link before checking where it really leads. But even the most cautious users may get caught up in the most recent scam.