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6 Tips to Help IT Professionals Communicate More Effectively with Other Departments

More and more business experts emphasize the importance of effective communication for IT professionals. Information technology employees often feel isolated from the rest of the company—the IT department has its own specialized language, tools, and goals. If you can’t communicate those tools or goals effectively to other departments, you may feel frustrated. But simply being…

The Difference Between Solid State and Traditional Hard Drives

2015, the Age of Technology. You live in this miraculous time, and technology won’t slow down. You almost have to sprint to keep up with the upcoming technologies that Apple, Microsoft, and other companies produce. Most recently, you’ve heard about solid state drives, but you don’t really know how these machines works. Maybe you already…

Wi-Fi Woes? Surefire Solutions for 4 Common Problems

Wi-Fi is a fickle mistress. When you connect to the Internet, your entire world feels smoother and more streamlined. You can surf the web casually, or work at breakneck speeds. With just a few clicks of the mouse or taps on your phone, you have unlimited information at your fingertips. But when your Wi-Fi abandons…

Signs Your Computer Needs a New Hard Drive

At your business, you rely on computer technology to boost overall productivity and performance. That technology stores all your sensitive information and gives your employees software to help them complete tasks. Without this technology, your business would struggle, so you do everything you can to keep it running smoothly. However, just like everything else in…

The Blue Screen of Death: What You Need to Know

Picture this: you’ve recently received a new assignment from your boss. You need to research the effects of blogs on SEO and you need to create a presentation by Monday. You spend hours surfing the internet and gathering facts and statistics for your project. You’ve typed up copious notes on your computer, and you’ve even…

The Causes of Notorious Server Crashes and How to Prevent Them

Occasionally, we hear about a major website disaster. High profile incidents like the Sony hacking cases at the end of 2014 or the crash of Healthcare.gov in 2013 show just how bad server errors and computer hacking can become. These episodes of network failures should inspire companies and IT professionals to pause and evaluate their…

How to Get the Most Out of Your Laptop Battery

Your laptop offers a lot more portability and convenience than a full tower and monitor. You can work or play on the go; simply pop it open, and it’s ready for your latest task. However, laptops quickly lose their charm when you have to search for an outlet, or you see the “low-battery” warning flash…

What You Should Know About Odd Computer Noises

You do your best to keep your computers in good shape. You clean them regularly, and you have a computer repairman service them at least once a year. You’ve trained your employees on how to use them safely as well. However, despite your best efforts, your computers have begun making unusual sounds. Theses noises don’t…

Keeping Cool Under Pressure: 5 Easy Ways to Cool Your Servers

Anyone in information technology knows that there is a growing need for speed. Information that used to take weeks can now take seconds to transfer because of new software advancements. However, with this progress comes a much higher demand for fast servers and all that comes with them. To keep your servers functioning at optimal…

What to Do with Your Technotrash

Most people upgrade their cell phones every two years when they get a new contract from their wireless carrier. That means every two years, they have an old cell phone they don’t use. Additionally, many people upgrade other electronics like laptops, desktop computers, mp3 players, and tablets on a regular basis. As technology improves, people…