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Why You Should Keep Your PC’s Drivers Updated

Why You Should Keep Your PC’s Drivers Updated

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Computer drivers allow your computer’s hardware components to function, communicating with each individual hardware piece so they work together seamlessly.

But when they aren’t up-to-date, your computer will be slow, potentially full of bugs, and exposed to cyberthreats.

For those who frequently install new software and devices to their computers, updates are especially needed to help maintain the best computer performance and eliminate the fear of viruses.

And when there is a significant number of users, hardware can become overcrowded with files, making regular updates essential to organize and remove outdated files.

Update your PC’s drivers on a regular basis to ensure your computer runs at its peak performance and remains healthy.

Eliminate all worries when it comes to updating your computers with IntelliOffice. IntelliOffice simplifies the process and gets you up and running fast with an end-to-end, turnkey business network in a box. It’s a hassle-free service built on the latest hardware and software from the world’s leading manufacturers and developers.

With IntelliOffice, you get desktop-to-cloud managed office services including installation, ongoing management, maintenance and support for all hardware, software, and cloud networking elements.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about the benefits of updated drivers for your business computers.

The Importance of Having a Good Computer Monitor

The Importance of Having a Good Computer Monitor

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Computer monitors have a huge impact on the quality of the graphics displayed to your business’ employees,  regardless of if they’re designing something or not.

Bad monitor quality can also have a negative impact on a person’s eyes, affecting productivity and overall efficiency.

And often — and especially with small businesses — employees do more than just their job requirements, frequently becoming part-time designers or developers by accident, as part of their project needs them to dabble in others’ jobs.

With this comes the need for good computer monitors with displays that are true to color and graphics to ensure color and detail specifications are met.

Proper monitor resolution and calibration are important and should be sought after, no matter who is behind the screen or the task.

Don’t allow any material to leave the office if subpar and off-the-mark due to poor-quality computer monitors.

IntelliOffice simplifies the process and gets you up and running fast with an end-to-end, turnkey business network in a box. It’s an end-to-end, hassle-free service built on the latest hardware and software from the world’s leading manufacturers and developers — so you can eliminate the worry about having the right equipment, and monitor, for your business.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about the ideal computer equipment for your small business.

How to Prepare Your Office for Winter Holiday Closure

How to Prepare Your Office for Winter Holiday Closure

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Winter holidays are just around the corner, and you’ll want to prepare your office for when you take time off to ensure your business data and files are secure while you’re gone.

There are a few things you should do before you close your office for holidays, even if it’s just for a day or two.

Here are a few of the essential things you should do to safeguard your office while closing it up for the holidays:

  • Cybersecurity: Implement proper cybersecurity measures for your devices and networks so your data and files will be protected while you’re gone.
  • Updates: Before you go, update all your devices, and enable automatic updates while you’re gone to come back to fully optimized devices.
  • Backups: Back up your important business data and files so that if there are any issues while you’re gone, your data and files won’t be corrupted or lost.
  • Power off: Turn off devices that don’t need to stay running. It will not only prevent any data or file corruption or deletion while you’re gone, it will also save you money.
  • Disconnect: For devices that don’t need internet connection, disconnect them. Being disconnected from the internet will eliminate any chance of internet-sourced cyberattacks.

With your office being protected by these holiday closure essentials, you won’t have to worry about your data and files while you’re away.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn other ways to protect and prepare your business while away on holidays.

2019 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for

2019 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for

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Every year, new cybersecurity threats emerge, and it’s best to stay on top of them to ensure your business data and files are protected.

Get ahead of the curve and make sure your business is protected from current and future cyberthreats.

Here are some of the cybersecurity predictions for 2019:

  • Blockchain technology: Blockchain technology will become a more popular solution for cybersecurity issues. The use of credit cards will decrease and blockchain tech will take its place, using cryptocurrencies and promoting privacy.
  • Hackers: Hackers are going to get better, and will be aiming to exploit dark web weaknesses by being steps ahead of those trying to prevent them. They will also become less traceable.
  • Data breaches: Data and information breaches will become more difficult to defeat as perpetrators become more skilled and knowledgeable of the system. More devious and complicated types of cyberattacks will emerge.
  • Cyber insurance: Cyber risk insurance will be more sought after now that cyberthreats are becoming more intricate and difficult to defeat.
  • Cyber laws: Cyber laws are expected to be implemented and tightened to decrease hacker activities, especially as hackers attempt to discover loopholes for new forms of exploitation.

Ensure your business data and files are protected from all expected cyberthreats to come with IntelliSecure. IntelliSecure managed security services keep your network and data safe from desktop to cloud.

IntelliSecure Data Backup and Protection services are designed to keep your data safe and accessible at all times. They go beyond basic transaction-based backup offerings to provide network backup for files, objects, and transactions. This includes complete backup and protection of your on-site files and folders, as well as your off-site data in virtual machines.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about protecting your business from future cyberthreats.

Having a Backup System Is Essential — No Matter the Season

Having a Backup System Is Essential — No Matter the Season

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With the winter holidays on their way, most businesses are thinking of time off and, subsequently, making sure their business files and data are backed up and safe while they’re gone.

While of course the winter holidays are a great time to have a backup system in place, remember that, no matter the season, backups are essential to keep your business data secure and free from corruption or deletion — all year round.

Backups protect your business data and files from being the only copy in a singular place. And having only one copy that is susceptible to all kinds of cyberattacks is not the wisest.

IntelliSecure Data Backup and Protection services are designed to keep your data safe and accessible at all times. They go beyond basic transaction-based backup offerings to provide network backup for files, objects, and transactions. This includes complete backup and protection of your on-site files and folders, as well as your off-site data in virtual machines.

This ensures your data is always protected and simplifies business continuity planning.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about backing up your business data and files for security.

Why Refurbished or Used Computers for the Office Are Not a Bad Thing

Why Refurbished or Used Computers for the Office Are Not a Bad Thing

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Not all small businesses want to buy new computers, at full price, for the office. Understandably, new computers aren’t always in the budget.

So why not go for used or refurbished computers? Are they safe and reliable? Are they actually cheaper?

Here are some of the answers to questions about used and refurbished computers:

Safe and reliable?

Used and refurbished computers are ideal for businesses seeking out just-as-good tech equipment on a budget. Not only are they safe and reliable, they come with a warranty.

Cheaper?

They are often a fraction of the cost of buying new.

Same specs?

Yes, the same or better.

Customizable?

Yes, after it is purchased you can customize as needed.

Consider purchasing used or refurbished computers instead of new for your business — you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the advantages.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about the benefits of used and refurbished computers over new computers.

Replacing Your Computer With a Tablet

Replacing Your Computer With a Tablet

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For some work environments, laptops and desktops are becoming a thing of the past as tablets become more-serious computing devices that do just as much as their older counterparts, and often more easily.

With both hardware and software becoming more powerful, tablets are taking over, offering advantages over laptops and desktops.

Replace your computer with a tablet by following these simple steps:

  • Choose a tablet: Different tablets come with different benefits, and it all depends on the features and functionality you want. With Apple, Android, Windows, and many others’ products to choose from, determine which is best for your technology needs.
  • Transfer files: Transfer files from your computer to your tablet. A syncing service that moves files from one device to another will ensure your files and data carry over for easy access.
  • Download apps: Downloading useful apps will allow you to use your tablet to its full potential, and it will do everything a computer can and more. With so many apps out there, you’ll be able to do anything on your tablet that you could with your previous computer.

Consider replacing your computer with a tablet for added portability, additional functionality and features, and the simplicity of having a tablet as your main computing device.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about how to replace your computer with a tablet.

The Top 5 Ways to Integrate Tablets and Mobile Devices Into Your Office

The Top 5 Ways to Integrate Tablets and Mobile Devices Into Your Office

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Tablets and mobile devices are effective tools for the office, not just for personal use.

With all the features and functionality tablets and mobile devices offer, integrating them into your office can be beneficial.

Here are five advantageous ways tablets and mobile devices can be integrated into your office:

  1. Design tools: Tablets such as the iPad Pro are extremely beneficial tools for designers and employees on the go. Tools such as these are easy to transport and highly useful for sharing designs. They also effectively work as a computer, so employees can do it all on one device.
  2. Time Tracking: Mobile devices are essential for tracking time, inside and outside the office for remote workers and those on-the-go. With tools like Calendar and Clock, employees have limitless time tracking capabilities from tablets and mobile devices.
  3. Project management: Tablets and mobile devices are practically computers, allowing employees to manage projects with multiple apps such as Notes for note taking, Expense for financial tracking, and so many more. Take a computer with you in a tablet or mobile device.
  4. Cost savings: Seeing that tablets and mobile devices are mini, portable computers, they are commonly used as replacements for desktop or laptop computers and can be brought everywhere, saving employers money by not having to have double the amount of tech for employees who work in office and from home.
  5. POS system: Tablets and mobile devices can be used as point of sales devices, accepting transactions for businesses who have mobile employees and business that require mobile POS systems.

Take advantage of all the benefits tablets and mobile devices have to offer by integrating them into your day-to-day office operations.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about the benefits of tablets and mobile devices for your office.

Update Your Legacy Phone System to Improve Business Communications, Productivity, and Efficiency

Update Your Legacy Phone System to Improve Business Communications, Productivity, and Efficiency

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When your business phone system begins to impede on the way you operate your business, it’s time to upgrade to a new-and-improved system that improves business communications and work productivity and efficiency.

Legacy phone systems can’t keep up with changing technology. They impede on productivity by requiring employees to find workarounds and additional apps to do basic things like video conferencing and connecting with on-site team members if they’re working from home. Legacy phone systems also force work-from-home employees to use their own communications technology, meaning their calls will come from their personal number and not their professional one.

Move up to internet voice communications that provide all the call functionality of traditional voice systems at half the cost.

IntelliTalk is a unified communications and collaboration solution for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and medium to large enterprises. It replaces costly phone lines, switches, and cabling with an easy-to-use internet telephony service.

Once IntelliTalk is configured to fit your business, employees can use a single number to make or receive calls wherever they are. Calls are seamlessly integrated with the system to appear to callers as if employees are in the office. And because IntelliTalk leverages the internet to provide IP-based voice services, employees can connect with their IntelliTalk service from anywhere in the world.

Best of all, IntelliTalk is structured to scale with your business as your needs and technology change.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about how IntelliTalk can make your business communications more productive and efficient.

Boost Productivity With Easy File Sharing in the Office

Boost Productivity With Easy File Sharing in the Office

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Sharing tools make the world go around, especially with interoffice employees that need to work together to get tasks and projects completed — on time.

Whether working in office or on the go, employees need to share files to be as productive as possible, and not cause delays in group efforts by not being available.

With tools that allow file sharing, employees have an easier time sharing and collaborating to get work done more efficiently and quickly.

Also, success in business is all about access to information. With unrestricted access to business files, your employees can be more responsive to each other and customers.

Increase productivity and improve collaboration through file syncing and sharing with IntelliShare.

IntelliShare enables direct access to your business data from anywhere using browser-based client applications on any desktop or mobile device, including Apple® iOS, Android®, Windows®, and BlackBerry® devices.

For maximum flexibility, IntelliShare has no limits on file and folder sizes, so you never have to limit your collaboration processes based on storage space.

Ensure your business and its employees are operating at peak performance and productivity with tech that allows them to collaborate efficiently.

Contact IntelliSyn today to learn more about how IntelliShare can boost your business productivity.