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What is Managed Services

Managed services is a term that makes absolutely no sense—unless you’re in the IT industry. So, for those of us who don’t know what it means or why it’s important, let’s get right to it. Managed services is fully outsourced IT that takes care of all the headaches you normally associate with technology. Basically, if…

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How Much Time Do Your Employees Waste?

How Much Time Do Your Employees Waste? Very few employees can honestly say they spend the entirety of their workday actually working. Whether it’s the 15 minutes you spend making your coffee in the morning or the 10 minutes catching up on Facebook after lunch, the occasional work break is inevitable. A recent study showed…

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Conserving Bandwidth without Inciting Mutiny

Conserving Bandwidth without Inciting Mutiny In the past two blogs, we’ve covered two of the biggest productivity crushers in your office: bandwidth hogs and time wasters. Today, we’ll move on to fixing the problem, conserving bandwidth so that your employees can get down to business. Forewarning: this will be a bit of a tricky topic…

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To Renew or Not Renew, That Is the Question

To Renew or Not Renew, That Is the Question You’re prepared, at least mentally, to begin your migration to Windows 10 because you’ve read What Does Windows End of Life Mean to My Business?  and Getting Ahead of Windows End of Life. Is your hardware ready, though? How you handle your IT (on your own,…

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Getting Ahead of Windows End of Life

Getting Ahead of Windows End of Life With Windows 7 end of life quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what needs to be done to prepare. Technically, regular Windows 7 support has been dead since 2015, however, the extended support period is over January 2020, which means no more updates or security patches.…

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What Does Windows End of Life Mean to my Business?

You’ve all heard the panic. Windows is cutting off support for its widely popular version 7 software. January 14, 2020 will officially mark Windows 7 End of Life. Many companies have used Windows 7 since it launched in 2009 and are still actively using it today. So, what’s the big deal? Can you just stick…

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Who’s Stealing All the Bandwidth?

Who’s Stealing All the Bandwidth? Not so long ago, it would have been ridiculous to ask an employer to give you free TV, free movies, free music, and a free TV camera and crew at your house in case you wanted to work from home and conduct a meeting with coworkers. Yet, with the internet,…

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Medical Practice IT Is About Protecting Your Reputation At All Costs (Published in Louisiana Family Doctor Magazine, Winter 2018)

The Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians has published our article in the Winter edition of  “Louisiana Family Doctor“. Between writing the article and when it was published, there has been a HUGE uptick in spoofed Fake Invoice scams. There is something you can do to protect yourself from the lost trust your customers will experience…

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The Importance of Internet Security

Internet security is still a relatively new field.  Only a couple of decades ago, it was not even a concern. Today, it is one of the most important forms of security in existence.  It is also one of the most difficult ones when it comes to adapting to the ever-changing world that involves the Internet.…

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How to wire Cat5e to the T568B Wiring Standard

In order to wire your Ethernet cable to the T568B Wiring Standard you must perform the following actions.   Strip the end of the Ethernet wire you are going to use of a portion of its covering to expose the different color wires inside.   set your wire pairs up in the following color order.  …

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