2016 September

The Business Benefits of a BYOD Solution

If you don????????t know what BYOD is, don’t be concerned because you are not alone. BYOD stands for bring your own device. Many companies face the decision whether to allow employees to bring and use their own personal devices for corporate purposes. There are many benefits of a BYOD solution for your organization beyond enabling your mobile workforce.

Slow or Sluggish Wi-Fi?

I have often been presented with a question by new customers concerning their wireless networking. Why is my wi-fi coverage so poor and so slow? First, let me frame the scenario. Most of the time these are small business that have already installed a wireless network. This may have been done by themselves or a technical services company they had worked with in the past.

Backup: Image Level vs File Level

When it comes to backing up your server or workstations you have a couple of options. You can choose between a file level backup & disaster recovery or an image level backup but how do you choose? The file level option will back up individual files, folders or storage volumes such as the hard drives in your machine. Image level will take a snapshot of your computer at a given point in time.

September Power User Tech Tips

Welcome back to our 3rd issue of our Power User Tech Tips. Today we will be reviewing some commonly overlooked yet powerfully productive features of Windows 10 that will save you time. As always – leave a comment if you think something should be showcased and was not mentioned. If you’ve missed the previous issues feel free to check them out:

It’s All About IOPS

When it comes to Server storage options, there are good options and bad. With today’s multi-core processors and high memory capacity, the one typical bottleneck of server performance is IOPS (input / output operations per second) of the disk subsystem. Most Ultrabooks come with an SSD (Solid State Drive) and performance is outstanding and it’s all because SSD disks deliver outstanding IOPS. (For more information check out our article on workstation performance.)

New Windows Update Model for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Coming this October Microsoft will change the model in which windows updates are provided to PC users. This is, in my opinion, an attempt to push people to Windows 10. Updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will now be cumulative updates. An info world blog states that Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012R2 will also be switched to the same update model. This means you will have no choice in which updates you want to apply to your PC.