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It’s that time of year again. October is budget season. Advertising, hiring costs and accounting services may be high on your list, but have you factored system updates into your 2019 budget? It may not already be on your radar, but Microsoft Office has announced that Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 End-of-Life will be January 14, 2020. Did you Know? System replacement can be a huge expense and undertaking, especially in small to midsize businesses. Such an undertaking, in fact, that it is tempting to ignore the problem altogether. However, that’s not a temptation you want to indulge! When
As the owner of a construction company, you must have your finger on the pulse of your projects. Not having an accurate picture of where you are in a project cycle and how the project is doing can be disastrous. When your projects don’t run smoothly, vendors don’t get paid and will stop working, critical deadlines are not met and sometimes jobsites grind to a halt. Without the visibility offered by mobile and web-based solutions, project managers have to wait for the other shoe to drop. Costs get out of hand, turnover increases and invoicing is a constant challenge. Construction
Employees using mobile devices at work is the new workplace reality, no matter what industry you’re in. This dependency on mobile devices means your company will experience the unique challenges and opportunities that “going mobile” brings. In the construction industry, you are already managing multiple job sites, remote employees and an ever-increasing amount of data. Adding mobile devices to the mix requires a new strategy to bring it all together, allowing you to seamlessly grow. Whether your company’s data is on employee mobile devices already, or your company is moving in that direction, employees need quick access to emails, documents
Caroline Smith leads Seattle-based Information Technology company across gender barriers Newcastle, WA, February 2018 — a woman-owned leading provider of technology services and support throughout the Puget Sound region, is celebrating 16 years strong. Founded in 2002, the company employs a diverse team of professionals with nearly 150 years of combined industry experience and operates with a clear mission: to empower small businesses through leveraging technology. “Our continued success is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our diversified staff, which sometimes proved difficult in a male-dominated industry,” said visionary Caroline Smith, Founder and CEO. “Women in
As a business owner, you know recurring IT issues affect your bottom line. You may also know the benefits of switching to a managed IT services provider but are hesitant because of the cost and the lack of room for it in your budget. Maybe you worry that time spent switching providers won’t be worth the investment. Or perhaps you already have an “IT guy” who you call when something goes wrong, and beyond that you don’t give it much thought. While operational efficiency and increased security are always priorities, return on investment (ROI) now ranks as a top concern
Technology is now one of the key drivers – or detriments – of productivity. The reason is simple. Productivity is time. Time is money. Employees goofing off on Facebook, playing online poker or watching Netflix are wasting valuable company dollars. But that’s far from being the most common scenario where technology is causing a loss of productivity. Think about this: technology is needed for most jobs. Recurring issues with technology hurt productivity and profits on an incremental basis. Manufacturers can’t run their floor because a computer is down. Medical offices can’t schedule patients for appointments or run an ultrasound machine.
Intel, the world’s largest manufacturer of processors, has discovered a vulnerability in their processor design that could affect devices manufactured back as far as 20 years, according to GeekWire Magazine. The Problem Simply put, the processor of your computer is the brainpower that drives everything that happens in your computer. Inside processors there is small, protected space called “kernel memory” which is dedicated to the most essential core components of your operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Linux, etc.) and its interactions with the hardware. It is intended to be off-limits to other software. However, the design flaw has made it
Happy New Year! Are 2017’s IT issues still plaguing you? You know, your network still runs ridiculously slow. The printer keeps dropping off the network. Servers keep going down without rhyme or reason, and you keep having to call on your IT person to come and fix them. New Year’s Resolution: fix your recurring IT issues for good When issues like these keep happening and keep getting “fixed,” nothing is actually improving and it’s costing you a lot more than that bottle of aspirin in your desk drawer. When your IT people only come around to fix things, it means
“How much should I be spending on my company’s IT?” This question comes to us all the time from people we talk to. They want to know if they’re spending too much or too little. Are they wasting their dollars? Well, the right amount to spend varies depending on your revenue and size. A recent report by Gartner has companies spending about 2.3% of their revenue on IT but doesn’t differentiate based on company size. Another report by ROI consultancy firm Ailnean Inc. compared publicly traded companies on success measures and the amount they spend on their IT. While they
A look at all of the 2018 tech trends says that every business needs to be using cloud services. With the promise of lower price points, operating expenses instead of capital spend, and features that a small business might not be able to afford otherwise, it sounds like the perfect solution. Whether or not the cloud is right for your business depends on a number of factors. Cloud services are great for many businesses. But, you need to get your ducks in a row before you jump in. Here are 3 things that you should consider before going to the
When we look at tech trends, we’re not looking at what’s going to get the “cool” factor. We’re looking at what’s going to help your business run better, what will help your employees get more done and what’s going to save you some money. At the end of the day, the newest iPad or VR device probably isn’t going to give your business the edge you’re looking for. These 7 recommendations are tech trends that can get your business ahead in 2018: 1. Upgrade to Windows 10 for your sanity Windows 7 will be end of life in 2020. While
Q4 is the time to start thinking about the end of the year and planning for next year. You likely already know about tax law Section 179 which allows businesses to deduct up to $500,000 in purchases of equipment and software in the year it’s placed into service without having to amortize the purchase. But knowing you can spend that money and knowing what to spend it on are two different things. Our expert strategists put their heads together to come up with a list of 12 ways you can leverage a Section 179 deduction to help your small- or
With the WannaCry attack still circulating, businesses are up in arms wondering how to protect themselves. The first question you need to ask yourself is whether or not your existing IT provider has adequately protected you from the latest in ransomware developments. As your first line of defense against cyber threats, your IT provider must be on top of your security. Ransomware is nothing new. It’s just that this particulary virulent strain has garnered international media attention. Now, even more ransomware developers have exploited the same security gap that allowed WannaCry in, meaning that more businesses are exposed to risks.
When the so-called WannaCry ransomware attack swept across the globe recently, it took hospitals, businesses, and consumers by storm, affecting tens of thousands of people. Perhaps the most alarming part about the attack: it’s still going and it’s still evolving. The attack preys upon a vulnerability in Microsoft operating systems, making it particularly widespread. Attempts to completely end the attack have been met with evolved ransomware attacks that take advantage of the same weakness. This is a strain of ransomware that you don’t even need to click something to get. Understandably, a lot of businesses and consumers want to know
Having issues repeat in your IT environment is more than frustrating. It drains productivity, it costs you money and frustrates staff. And it shouldn’t be happening. Do any of these 7 recurring issues sound familiar? 1. Can’t use line-of-business software. This happens when your IT provider doesn’t understand the issue or will not communicate with your software provider. Your IT partner should talk to your software manufacturer to resolve the issue. 2. Internet issues. Internet problems hinder employees and can prevent customers from reaching you. Often, IT providers do quick bandaid fixes instead of correcting the real problem, and these issues
Threats are everywhere, and they’re not just targeting big business. Phishing emails of increased sophistication target smaller businesses because they’re often more unsuspecting. Hackers are getting through firewalls that aren’t configured properly. In fact, some threats aren’t even targeting anyone specific. Open Wi-Fi connections are breeding grounds for security threats. Employees who use their mobile devices may be unknowingly infecting your network as they log in. And to fight these threats, your IT provider needs to be responsive to your needs. If you feel like just a number to your IT provider now, what’s going to happen when you really
How do you know when you’re getting good value from your IT provider? For most companies, the answer is not so simple. In fact, many companies just make their decision based on cost, assuming all IT companies are alike. But they aren’t – not by a long shot. It’s important to ensure you’re getting the best value from your IT provider. For starters, make sure they’re providing you with these 5 core services: 1. Service Level Agreement. This is your IT provider’s guarantee to you and takes out all ambiguity in your relationship. This is essential. Too many small businesses believe
The landscape of network security is rapidly changing. More and more, security threats are targeting small businesses. Hackers and criminals see smaller businesses as easy targets, as they are often less secure. The loss of data or prolonged downtime also has a much larger impact on small businesses, making security the No. 1 concern for many companies. Here are 5 rising threats that your company needs to guard against: Ransomware: The threat of ransomware isn’t new. It’s been around for a few years now. However, this may shock you: 65% of ransomware is now being delivered through encrypted websites that
Dataworks is a leading provider of technology services and support to small-medium businesses throughout the Seattle area. We create powerful IT solutions that are customized to meet the goals, needs and budget of every client. With personalized customer support and a team of seasoned, innovative experts, we offer comprehensive solutions that growing businesses need to stay ahead of the technology curve. We take the guesswork out of business technology so you can get back to doing what you do best. We are looking for a reasonably seasoned Systems Administrator to join our staff in this full-time, permanent position. This role
If you’re a small business, you might think that offering employees the opportunity to work remotely is out of your league ‐ or an unsecured proposition that is riddled with risk for your company’s networks. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In 2017, your company can easily and affordably make it possible for employees to access the work while they’re out of office without compromising network security. You don’t need a lot of infrastructure or money to make it happen either. It’s easy and secure. In fact, the tools might already be in your environment. They just need to