In light of all the data leaks and vulnerabilities that have been brought to light over the past few years, network security has to be a priority for every business. One problem many organizations have is that while they are protecting their network and infrastructure from threats outside their company, the real threats are actually coming from inside. Today, we’ll look at four ways threats can cause havoc from inside your organization. Read more »
Is Your Time to Close The Books Up to Par?
Closing the books is both a blessing and a curse for most companies. The end of the process reveals essential information about the company’s past performance and future prospects. But arriving at those insights requires a lot of time, input, and staff resources.
There’s a considerable difference between turning off some appliance, like a television or a vacuum cleaner, and turning off your computer. Why does the computer take so long to power down, and is there any way to speed up the process? This tip will explore these subjects, and give you a few ideas as to how to speed up the shutdown process. Read more »
Spire IT and Sage Intacct are Partners in Your Success
When Charles Dickens wrote “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” he could have been talking about running a business in 2018. Decision makers have new markets, exciting innovations, and disruptive ideas to explore. But, at the same time, they also have to contend with cutthroat competitors, new regulations, and widespread uncertainty. With so much riding on today and tomorrow, business are wisely looking for partners to provide strategies and solutions. Read on to learn why so many of them are partnering with Spire IT and Sage Intacct.
Amazon’s Alexa Is Entering the Workplace | Spire IT
Every business executive wants an office assistant that can help with the everyday “grunt work.” These office assistants handle a lot of work that the busy business owner simply doesn’t have time for. Unfortunately, small businesses are working with a limited budget, making the odds of affording extra help slim to none. Can Amazon’s Alexa offer an alternative to this dilemma? Read more »
It’s important to think about how your organization manages its technology, especially in a world where businesses depend heavily on critical software and hardware solutions to stay functioning. Granted, getting the technology assistance you need can be difficult with a limited budget and workforce. Managed services can be a great alternative to your organization hiring and managing its own IT department, and they can even be used to augment your current IT administrators. Read more »
Wireless Charging Just Got an Upgrade… But is That Good? | Spire IT
Wireless charging seems to be a perfect idea – imagine if someday, our devices would never run out of charge? This may be why such aggressive progress has been made toward building a better battery charger. However, not everyone is convinced that wireless charging will have the effects that are desired of it. Read more »
The Internet of Things might be a considerable step up in terms of connectivity for a lot of users and organizations, but this comes at a cost. With more devices accessing connected networks than ever before, security becomes a main focal point of discussion for the Internet of Things. How can you make sure that your network is secure while these devices run rampant all around you? Read more »
It’s not unusual for people to try and predict what the future will look like, but too many times when people try and predict what will happen in the future, the reality of what is happening today isn’t taken into account. Imagining the workplace (and workforce) of the future requires we look at where we are today, the pace of change, and what changes are expected. It may not go the way you envision, but the more empirical data you use to model what the future looks like, the less disappointed you’ll be when your imaginary benchmarks aren’t met. Read more »
The Windows operating system has different settings for connecting to different networks. While this may seem like a minor detail, it actually can have considerable ramifications to your cybersecurity, not to mention that of your business. For this week’s tip, we’ll discuss how to use your network profile to stay secure, based on your situation. Read more »