BYOD or CYOD: Which policy is better?

Most of us now rely on our mobile devices to make work easier. To accommodate this, companies are adopting a bring your own device (BYOD) policy. For businesses that don’t want to adopt this policy, another popular option is choose your own device (CYOD). Below is a brief overview of BYOD and CYOD. BYOD This […]

The laptop vs. desktop debate for small businesses

Running a small- to mid-sized business (SMB) requires you to make important decisions. One of the biggest you’ll need to make in the early stages of your business involves your SMB’s computer hardware. Should you invest in a desktop computer or a laptop? Here are some considerations to help you decide. Portability Modern desktop computers […]

Tips to keep your work computers clean

Leaving work PCs, tablets, and similar machines to accumulate dirt can lead to distractions, glitches, and worse, hardware failure. To avoid these situations, you must properly care for your employees’ work computers. Here are a few tips to keep them clean. Cleaning desktop monitors Employees spend many hours looking at their computer monitors, and a […]

Is it time to replace your servers?

Servers need to be replaced and/or upgraded at some point. The older the servers are, the harder they become to maintain because finding replacement parts become more time-consuming and costly. What’s more, you could be missing out on new features that could benefit your business if you don’t upgrade your servers. To help you decide […]

Prevent your laptop from overheating

An overheating laptop is not an uncommon thing. Unfortunately, this can lead to decreased laptop efficiency and a shorter lifespan. Here’s how to protect your laptop from damage due to overheating. Causes of overheating Laptops generate heat when in use. That’s why they have internal fans that blow out hot air and suck in cooler […]

Hijackers might be using your PC to mine for BTC

Because of the increasing value of cryptocurrency, it comes as no surprise that hackers have geared up to get more of it.  They use a process called cryptojacking, which can considerably slow your PC down. If you notice your computer is performing in a subpar manner, hackers may already be using your hardware to make […]

5 ways to enhance your new laptop

Getting a new laptop, especially one of the latest models, can be very exciting. You can look forward to a better user experience with faster speed, more memory, and better battery life. But it’s all for nought if you don’t take certain preventive steps before using your new machine. Do these five things before you […]

Checklist for managing your IT hardware

Any business owner will be much better off if they’re not worrying about recurring hardware issues. While your company may still have IT hardware problems, you can implement policies to keep your office free from previous issues. Here’s a checklist that can guide you and get you started. ✓ Clean up your computer components Wipe […]