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5 Tips for Buying a New Computer

Laptop or Desktop?

There are so many different types of computers out there, each with varying specifications and capabilities – how do you find the best one for your needs? Whether you’re purchasing a computer for yourself or for your family, here are a few things to keep in mind that will help you make the right decision.

Desktop or Laptop?

Is It Time for Cyber-Security Planning?

The time to start planning for a security threat is BEFORE a cyber-attack occurs…not during! Cyber-security planning should be done continuously, especially as your organization changes. 

By proactively planning and adjusting, you can reduce the risk of significant consequences from technology incidents.

Here are a few important things to consider when you’re planning:  

Managed IT Services | Gaithersburg

Monitoring and managing your network is a big job, and it’s an important one. With constant cyber threats, software to update, and numerous devices to manage, it can be difficult to keep up with all of the demands of even a small network environment. 

Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. At Nauticon, we offer comprehensive network administration that covers your entire network and all your IT concerns. With this service, our customers enjoy:

3 Things You Should Absolutely Demand From Your IT Services Firm

IT SERVICE FIRM

Even as businesses across the country go completely digital, and the entirety of their precious assets are stored on servers, the quality of many IT services providers has plummeted. In a misguided attempt to cut costs and save money, some shortsighted businesses are unable to see the utility of accurately priced IT options, so they opt for lower-tier, “break-fix” firms to keep their network afloat. Instead of paying monthly fees for managed services, they call up an IT professional only after something has broken down and pay them by the hour.

Which Office 365 plan is right for you?

Office 365

Collaboration, file sharing, and data management are made easier with Office 365. You can use its apps anytime, anywhere, and on any device, but do you really need all the features of the fully-fledged subscription plan, or is a smaller package a better fit for your business? We’ve provided a list of the different features of each O365 plan to help you make the right choice.

Business or Enterprise

TOSHIBA RECYCLES RECORD-SETTING AMOUNT OF E-WASTE IN 2018

Recycle

Company has Recycled More than 1,229 Tons of E-Waste Since 2008

Continuing its commitment to maintain a more sustainable planet, Toshiba America Business Solutions recycled more than 229 metric tons of e-waste – stemming from used toner products – in 2018. The total marks the highest amount of e-waste the company has recycled in a calendar year.

vCIO Services | What to Ask When You’re Evaluating Managed Service Providers

vCIO Evaluation

Many organizations hire managed service providers (MSPs) with the intention of retaining the services of a fully-functioning IT department, including a team member who is effectively acting as a virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO). However, it’s all too common that an MSP advertising vCIO services is actually providing services more akin to those of a Director of IT.

IT Asset Lifecycle Management — What is the Optimal Refresh Cycle?

IT-Asset Lifecycle Management

Managing the lifecycle of your IT hardware assets is about more than hardware refreshes, despite their being a key element of the management plan. It’s also about predicting the end of your hardware’s productive lifecycle, and getting ahead of the curve. The IT-asset lifecycle management process is multi-staged:

Stages of IT Asset Lifecycle Management

  1. Procure
  2. Deploy
  3. Usage Monitoring & Management
  4. Upgrade
  5. Refresh

Stage 1: Procure

12 Ways Managed Services Companies Can Help You

12 Ways Managed Services Companies Can Help You

Managed services providers (MSPs) offer 24/7 support for your entire IT infrastructure: software, hardware, and configurations. These services are remotely monitored and managed in order to keep a pulse on your IT environment at all times.

By constantly tracking the status of your hardware, software, and network, MSPs can provide predictive reporting and analysis to identify issues and resolve them before they create serious problems for your business. This gives you a faster, more reliable, more secure IT environment—at a fraction of the expense of hiring your own employees.

The #1 Mistake Your Employees Are Making Today That Lets Cybercriminals into Your Network

Cyber Crime

In the wake of unprecedented rates of digital crime, with the cost and frequency of data breaches constantly skyrocketing year after year, companies all over the world have been forced to scramble for solutions. There’s an arms race running behind the scenes of every piece of technology we use in business today, as cyber security companies shore up their clients’ defenses against increasingly sophisticated digital threats.

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