Abracadabra—Function Keys (Part I)

Abracadabra—Function Keys (Part I)

Abra abracadabra… “wanna reach out and grab ya!”  In keeping with The Steve Miller Band, we want to reach out and grab your attention to turn you on to some time-saving things to do with Windows function keys.

F1 –  Help!  Almost every program opens a Help screen with this key.

eReader Roundup

eReader Roundup

eReaders are the new wave of literary technology—allowing access to thousands of books on a single, light-weight device. Thanks to their excellent screens and long battery life, eReaders are ideal devices for avid readers—especially considering features like customizable font styles/sizes, a built-in dictionary, and access to a variety of written media (e.g., books, magazines, newspapers). Here are some of our favorites and why:

Marybeth Smith, COO, has enjoyed her Kindle Paperwhite since 2010! I use my eReader anywhere and everywhere.

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

Your computer network, much like a good story, is comprised of several elements. An IT environment is a lot like a web; each individual piece works together to create the digital tapestry that allows you to conduct your business.

Behind the scenes, your workstation is connected to your company’s information through various network resources (the individual threads of Charlotte’s web). While your workstation is made up of various pieces, it communicates with your network through something called a NIC (Network Interface Card). You’ll be able to see where the spiderweb begins since this is where your network cable plugs into.

IT’s Time to Grow Up

IT’s Time to Grow Up

The owners of growing businesses face a very real challenge where their technology infrastructure is concerned.  As your business grows, the IT solutions that once worked so well for you may no longer make sense.  Maybe you put a fantastic inventory management system in place that did everything you needed it to do, but that was when YOU had to take care of the inventory.

Standing Tall with Creators Update

Standing Tall with Creators Update

This past April, technology allowed us to usher in a member of the next generation—April the giraffe and her calf!  Much like in the animal kingdom, new technology is being developed and born into the digital world every day.  New technology, much like baby animals, needs time to grow and mature into their fully developed potential.

Cleaning Out Our IT Habitats (Part III)

Cleaning Out Our IT Habitats (Part III)

Enhancing the security of your online accounts is important for staying safe online.

Turn on two-factor authentication on critical accounts like email, banking and social media.
Secure your router by making sure it has a strong password and does not broadcast who you are through its name (e.g., “the Jones Family” or “123 Elm Street”).
Make better passwords by combining upper and lower case letters with numbers and symbols.