Thursday, December 25, 2014
Cloud computing is a popular option for many businesses. Instead of depending on a central server or database in your company, your company’s important data and applications are stored in a secure server maintained by a third party. This server can be accessed anywhere via the Internet, using any device from tablets to laptops. The initial hype for the cloud was that having the cloud would dramatically reduce the need for IT support. However, it seems like reliable Orlando IT support services like TaylorWorks, Inc. aren’t out of a job just yet. The cloud may take care of many worries like data-sharing and updating applications, however it will still need a stable network infrastructure to function properly. This is why network support for Orlando companies is important. IT support services can design and maintain your company’s network so that it works at peak performance and can handle whatever your business demands from it. There are also several important maintenance functions th
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
In our increasingly connected world, cyber security threats are an important concern for many businesses. A lot of these threats stem from the fact that companies have data that hackers want—especially the personal information of customers. If a hacker manages to obtain such a treasure trove of personal data, they can sell it online or use it themselves for criminal activities like identity theft. This is why leading providers of Orlando, FL IT services such as TaylorWorks, Inc. consider cybersecurity as a top priority. Why outsource your cybersecurity and IT needs? For one, an in-house IT team for a small- or medium-sized business may not be too practical. With the fast-moving trends in cybersecurity, you’ll want someone who can dedicate their full efforts to keeping your data safe; an in-house team will have difficulty trying to keep up with these trends while meeting the company’s other IT needs. Outsourcing managed IT services for Orlando companies make it possible for businesse
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
In the realm of information technology, many experts are divided when it comes to outsourcing IT support. Only the companies who have actually outsourced their tech requirements know for sure. Here are some of the misconceptions about managed service providers that need to be set straight.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Unless you’re a certified tech guru and your core business is IT management, supporting your IT services in-house can be prohibitively expensive and time-consuming. This is especially true for small- or medium-sized firms. This is why growing businesses are seeing the value of outsourcing their IT support, because the effort spent training in-house personnel might only take focus away from income-generating work.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Digitizing the administrative and billing processes of a healthcare establishment can certainly save time and improve care service quality, but it is not without its risks. A disorganized system can result in misdiagnoses, confusion, wrong billing information, the release of sensitive patient data, and conflict of treatment plans. Healthcare units should be serious in investing in not just technology, but the skills needed to keep it all running smoothly. Unless a healthcare provider is perfectly capable of managing its own IT while under pressure, it should probably leave the job to a professional organization that is capable of doing so. Hiring IT support in Orlando will ensure that the system runs as planned and should something terrible happen, there will be experts at hand to address the situation quickly.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Healthcare is one of the industries that have greatly benefited from innovations in information technology. From centralized database to web-based transactions among medical experts, the world of healthcare has changed dramatically over the years. While IT has been shown to expedite the medical record storage and retrieval process, there is still plenty of room for improvement.
A business continuity program does not only focus on creating fast and easy recovery schemes, but also on preventing potential interruptions. It begins with building an IT structure that is sophisticated enough to avoid collapse when portions of the system act up. In addition, the structure has to be flexible enough to support upgrades, which are necessary as your business expands. Expert IT services from Orlando, FL companies like TaylorWorks, Inc. will greatly help companies big and small to set up such an IT structure. Hiring Orlando IT services companies with significant experience in creating fool-proof IT structures is deemed beneficial for many companies that rely on technology for their day-to-day operations. With reliable systems and an experienced provider offering IT services, companies can focus more on their core operations rather than worry about IT-related issues affecting their businesses.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
IT issues, such as ISP-related concerns or hardware breakdown are typical occurrences in a workplace. It’s a different story, though, if such issues are already causing costly interruptions. When running a business in an area where competition is stiff, it’s only logical to invest in a system that both improves your operation and reduces the impact of downtime.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
For up-and-coming small- and mid-sized businesses in the Sunshine State, today’s data management and storage solutions can be of tremendous help. Back in the day, businesses had to manage their bookkeeping by filing physical folders and storing them away in bulky cabinets. Thanks to cloud computing technology, it is now possible for businesses to store and manage their data in a secure location that’s accessible from anywhere in the world. Forbes tech contributor Joe McKendrick talks about some of the benefits small and mid-sized businesses can enjoy when they decide to switch to the cloud. First, having on-demand cloud services allows businesses to try new product concepts or designs that can be set up in little to no time at reduced costs. Business owners can also adopt tried-and-tested business models available in the cloud which, in turn, opens up new possibilities for molding their very own business models.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Data storage devices can be rather fragile. After all, tornadoes and powerful storms can level business structures and destroy most, if not all, of a company’s main storage servers. In addition, studies have shown that only about half of businesses are able to resume operations following such a disruption.
In most cases, damage to property can result in severe data loss, which is a leading reason behind the closure of many businesses. For this reason, businesses would do well to work closely with a reliable network support firm that can help them come up with disaster recovery plans.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
According to a 2012 report by security company Symantec, half of recorded attacks went after companies with less than 2,500 employees. In addition, those with fewer than 250 employees are increasingly becoming targets. For every breach, over 600,000 identities are left open to further cyber-attacks. SMEs in Orlando should be aware just how vulnerable they can be. In June 2011, the hacktivist network Anonymous declared war on the city over the arrest of members of an anti-poverty feeding group. Distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks hit several Orlando-related sites such as Mayor Buddy Dyer's campaign website and Orlando Florida Guide.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Cloud storage systems are now gaining widespread acceptance among various industries as the need to produce, reproduce, and store digital data becomes more of a norm than a simple choice a business or organization can live without. Even medical practices and health care professionals could make use of this process.
It is inevitable that medical practitioners have started to embrace cloud computing. After all, it makes sorting and accessing patient files much easier. As a result, doctors are able to provide efficient healthcare to all their patients.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
When it comes to Orlando IT support services, it pays to seek the services of a trusted provider like TaylorWorks, Inc. that has helped small business in the Sunshine State with their web design, programming, and e-Commerce needs. Such a company employs a comprehensive network design that enables hundreds of workstations to be linked to various servers across a given office location. Likewise, clients can expect wide-ranging data recovery packages and other IT consultation services from such an IT expert. Many small to medium business owners find it easy to get intimidated and confounded by all the techno-babble going on. Fortunately, a company such as TaylorWorks Inc, can help business owners make sense of critical technical concepts and so make more informed and economical decisions when it comes to their IT resources.
Friday, September 26, 2014
According to two other people briefed on the matter, hackers infiltrated the computer networks of some banks and stole checking and savings account information from clients. It was not clear whether the attacks were financially motivated, or if they were collecting intelligence as part of an espionage effort. It is not entirely surprising that leading banks are under constant threat of hacking, which is why they need to bolster their network security measures and protect sensitive client information at all costs. Yet if big businesses with formidable IT defenses are still somehow vulnerable to security breaches, what chances do small to medium businesses (SMBs) stand against cyber-attacks? Fortunately, outsourced IT services in Orlando, Florida cater to the data management and security needs of SMBs in O-Town, thereby allowing budding entrepreneurs to focus on actually generating profit.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
With the skyrocketing costs to do business, many corporations today are outsourcing significant portions of their companies to specialized firms that can handle specific enterprise functions in a much more efficient manner. For the most part, this has meant outsourcing tedious, repetitive jobs, such as data entry and customer support, however, the same outsourcing principle applied to these sectors of the enterprise model can be applied to other parts as well, such as with IT.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Outsourcing can greatly help your business run smoothly. By allocating tasks to more qualified hands, your staff can focus on the finer aspects of your business. However, not everything can and should be left to third-party services, especially when it involves your IT network. Here are some IT elements you can safely leave with managed services.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Of course, updating your system and creating a disaster recovery plan isn’t just a way to defend yourself against natural disaster-induced data loss. Massive data loss can happen in a variety of ways: data corruption, computer virus infections, hackers, and even mistakes by your employees. Your disaster recovery plan can easily address these issues, especially if you’ve allowed your Orlando IT support service to install remote repair features to your system.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Seeing as you’ll be using cloud storage to organize medical records and the like, security should be your top priority. You may want to work with Orlando, FL IT services like TaylorWorks, Inc. who specialize in working with the medical industry. Due to their experience, such professionals can help design a system that is both secure and best suited for your practice.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
When your computer suffers a software crash, your screen will project a blue screen with a crash report written all over it. This screen is more commonly called the ”Blue Screen of Death”. If your office computer crashes, here are some safety precautions you can do to restore your computer.
- System Restore: This is a feature of Windows wherein the system will go back to a previous state where it is working properly. This can eliminate software problems.
- Remove Your Malware: Crashes can also be caused by malware that has reached the depths of your system. Scan and remove the malware and see if this fixes the problem.
- Update Your Drivers: Download the latest software drivers for your computer if you get blue screened. Faulty drivers is often the culprit of most computer crashes.
- Safe Mode: Boot your computer to safe mode to access your computer with limited features. This can also help identify the cause of the blue screen.
- Check Your Hardware: You may have accidentally kicked your CPU or spilled hot coffee in it. Check your computer for physical damages that may have caused the crash.
- Reinstall Windows: Hopefully, you won’t resort to this. But if everything else failed, reinstalling Windows is the last option.
If you aren’t sure on what to do, it is best to call IT support to avoid adding more damage to your computer and to rescue important data for your business.
Friday, August 1, 2014
If your business rely heavily on desktop computers, chances are you are still running Windows 7 and even the more outdated Windows XP. An upgrade is always better, so here are some solid reasons why you should upgrade your computer units to Windows 8.
- Easy Networking: Windows 8 has made networking easier by simplifying the menus and commands. Connecting to the internet and other computers will be easier than before.
- Supports Two Monitors: If your work requires more than one computer monitor, then the numerous monitor enhancements of Windows 8 is more suitable for you.
- Better Computer Security: Windows 8 also hosts updated security software. From the Secure Boot feature to the enhanced anti-malware, your computers will be safe and sound.
- Storage Spaces Feature: This feature lets you expand the size of your storage without having to replace your hard drives, ideal for businesses that handles tons of data.
- Easy Access to SkyDrive: Networks who share lots of files can now easily distribute data to your co-workers with Windows 8’s native cloud drive.
- New and Improved Task Manager: Windows updated the overall design of the task manager, allowing for more functionality in PC troubleshooting.
Upgrading your PCs can be a bit scary, but don’t worry. IT services can help you upgrade to a more sufficient computer operating system for your business.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Knowing your potential IT support servicer is critical in picking the one that best suits your business. Here are some several questions you could ask to help narrow down your choices.
When I call, will I speak directly to a technician?
A lot of IT support companies have their customers’ calls answered by people who aren’t exactly technically skilled to handle the queries correctly. Instead, they’ll take the details of the problem and then pass them on to technicians who will call only when they’re ready. It is not advisable to go for companies like that, especially if you believe you’ll be encountering problems in need of urgent solutions for most of the time.
Do you have a guaranteed response time?
You can expect your IT support company to offer a guaranteed response time in case a problem arises with your IT network. However, this may vary depending on the level of support you’re willing to pay for, so be vigilant; some companies guarantee resolutions within a certain period of time, but take note that it can take much longer than expected to get to the root of some problems.
Can we only call when we have a problem?
An IT support company should take the pressure off the not-so-IT-savvy people in your office so they could get on with their job. In doing so, your IT support should, in the end, likely pay for itself through the troubleshooting solutions it provides as part of its service to your company.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
If you’ve been working the rounds of the information-communication technology circuit for some time, the words “cloud computing” will have piqued your curiosity. It is basically a special Internet-based storage system that allows for secure connections without a need for cables, but handled by a paid server team. A reputable IT services provider may even pitch them to you as a way to upgrade your business’ computer systems, but what are the functions often available when you use them? Here are some:
Email and files
Corporate email directories enable easy communications between employees separated by time and distance. Setting up the email network in a cloud server is a suitable alternative to buying your own email server hardware. As long as all employees are logged into the company’s cloud account, they can freely share content as circumstances permit. Your IT provider can arrange for increasing the file storage size.
It pays to keep track of all your business’ customers, especially the repeat patrons. A cloud-based customer relations management system securely protects the database and enables access only to concerned people on your team.
Prepositioned Asset Storage
Disaster continuity operations can be tedious when the business’ physical location has been compromised to some degree. On a bright note, a cloud server may be accessed to help the team get back together with files on-hand.
A cloud computing system can be the wave of the business’ future. Do you want to go up there?