System Monitoring and Maintenance Done Right

System Monitoring and Maintenance Done Right

Most IT services providers say they monitor and maintain their clients’ computing network, but are they really doing so on a regular basis? How would you even know?

And, if they are performing these critical proactive tasks, are they doing them according to best practices?

If your NJ business works with an managed IT service firm, here’s how to know and what to ask and look for to make sure your computing network is being properly maintained and monitored.

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IMportance of encrypting laptop hard drive

Why You Should Encrypt Your Company’s Hard Drives

Even if your NJ business issues company-owned computers to your employees (as opposed to having your workers use their personal computers, laptops or mobile devices for work), can you be sure that the data that is stored on the computer’s hard-drive is secure?

After all, a computer, especially a laptop can be dropped, drowned in spilled coffee, lost, or worse…

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Frustrated and overworked businessman burying his head uner a laptop computer asking for help

Proactive IT Support vs Reactive Help Desk Support: Which is Best for Your Business?

Proactive IT Support vs Reactive Help Desk Support: Which is Best for Your Business?

All companies rely on the optimal performance of their business systems and IT assets to ensure operations run smoothly. If your organization outsources the management of your IT systems to an IT service firm, then it is critical that you understand exactly how, when and where your IT partner will be taking care of your systems.

There are many different approaches to providing managed IT services, each with varying results. In order for you to make the best decision on what type of managed IT service plan best fits your company’s needs, it’s crucial to understand the differences between “help desk support” and “and pro-active IT support”.

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IT Support For Financial Firms

Using Old PCs for Your Business Costs More than You Realize

Using Old PCs for Your Business Costs More than You Realize

As a business owner or manager, you need to squeeze every bit of ROI out of your investments. Money doesn’t grow on trees after all. However, this mindset often drives business leaders to make penny wise, pound foolish decisions when it comes to the computers that their employees use.

Computers have a productive lifespan of three to four years and then they are ready to be recycled. Why? Because they are the daily workhorses that are used continually for eight hours a day, five days a week … that’s 2000 hours a year at a minimum! The cost to continue using an old computer is much higher than buying a new one.

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