17 Jul 2019

Prioritizing data backups with analytics


Staggering amounts of information is generated every day and many businesses would struggle to operate without their databases. In fact, experts agree that by 2020, there will be 1,700 gigabytes of data generated per person on the planet. If you’re a business that’s worried about protecting its data, analytics tools are a great place to start.

An excess of information

Nowadays, too much data may sound like a good thing. But for many organizations, creating backups in real-time isn’t economical. So if you’ve wondered how you should structure your backup plan to prioritize the critical files, we have an answer: Analytics tools.

Analyzing vast amounts of data quickly and affordably has never been easier for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The key is working with experienced IT professionals to customize a solution to meet your needs. As an MSP (managed IT services provider), we’ve spent years designing business continuity and disaster recovery plans, often for SMBs that couldn’t create backups every hour.

A smarter solution

Depending on your needs, we can set up […]

Prioritizing data backups with analytics2019-07-17T08:00:48-07:00
16 Jul 2019

13 Tech Experts Predict The Industry’s Biggest Challenges In 2019


Getting ahead of the curve in the tech industry is never easy. But it's time now, more than ever, to make the move to get ahead. Forbes has detailed a list of 13 of the biggest challenges in 2019, including cybersecurity threats, AI, and a host of other issues. We can help you stay current, agile, and prepared in the face of progress and change. At GeeksHD, we're industry experts with tools that can help you increase productivity for your company and employees. Contact us to learn more.

13 Tech Experts Predict The Industry’s Biggest Challenges In 20192019-07-16T18:54:40-07:00
16 Jul 2019

Boost productivity with a clean desktop


If you’re like many users, you’ve probably found it convenient to pile up your desktop with a lot of files.. Over time though, this method creates a confusing display screen that can give anyone a headache.. What started as a way to quickly grab files becomes the opposite and you waste time wading through a crowded desktop to find that crucial document. Boost your productivity and unburden you computer’s resources with these simple tips.

1. Before you begin, do a bit of recon

Before you go about deleting everything from your desktop, think about what you really want to keep. This will be vary from person to person, but most people treat their desktop as a place where they put files, folders, and app shortcuts that they want to access quickly.

Take the time to prioritize your files and folders. An easy way to do this is to right-click on an empty area of your desktop (where there are no icons) and select “Auto arrange icons”. This will organize your […]

Boost productivity with a clean desktop2019-07-16T18:54:57-07:00
15 Jul 2019

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15 Jul 2019

Customer story: Xiaoyi Technology


Managing the day-to-day operations of a big tech company can be tough. At Xiaoyi Technology, they needed a better way to manage their asset management, vacation applications, and project management. Using @Microsoft365, they automated processes, which saved a ton of management costs. But they didn't do it alone, nor should you. To get the most from your transition to the cloud, leverage the team of experts at GeeksHD. With our dedicated staff of experienced professionals, we can help you increase your productivity.

Customer story: Xiaoyi Technology2019-07-16T18:56:13-07:00
15 Jul 2019

Customer Story: Think Up Consulting


Looking to accelerate your small business? Discover how @thinkingup streamlines internal processes, enhances security and reduces costs with #Office365 on #Windows 10 devices. With a focus on brand strategy, change management and strategic consulting, Think Up helps global brands make deep, lasting connections with customers. Discover how Office 365 streamlines internal collaboration to dramatically increase productivity, enabling the company to achieve more. #GetModern with GeeksHD and Microsoft.

Customer Story: Think Up Consulting2019-07-16T18:56:05-07:00
15 Jul 2019

A new kind of attack: Distributed spam distraction


Every day, you receive dozens of email messages, including spam, which is usually harmless, unless there’s a malware attached to it. But even the harmless ones can become more than just an annoyance if you have thousands of them flooding your inbox. Learn how a new spam attack called distributed spam distraction can do more than just annoy you.

Understanding DSD
Distributed spam distraction (DSD) is designed to inundate your inbox with thousands of nonsensical email. There are no dangerous links, ads, or attachments involved, just random excerpts of text stolen from books and websites. What’s worse, the email and IP addresses used are all different, so victims can’t simply block a specific sender.

These attacks last anywhere from 12 to 24 hours and can flood inboxes with as many as 60,000 messages. While they may seem like harmless annoyances, the true purpose of DSD is to draw victims’ attention away from what hackers are doing behind the scenes.

And what hackers are doing is exploiting your personally identifiable information (PII) […]

A new kind of attack: Distributed spam distraction2019-07-16T18:55:58-07:00
12 Jul 2019

What Google Assistant can do for you


Before there was Google Assistant, there was Google Now. In 2016, it replaced Google Now as the virtual assistant (VA) in the Google app for Android and iOS. The updated VA offers plenty of functionalities to Google device users. Here are a few that you should take advantage of.

Locate the best route to any location

Google Assistant works seamlessly with Google Maps, which makes it a great tool for finding the best route to any location.

For instance, if you’re trying to find the best route home, just turn on the app and say, “Get me home.” It will then work with Google Maps to let you know the ideal route based on your current location.

You can also check for traffic updates with Google Assistant, and get the latest information on road closures and traffic diversions. This feature is perfect for people who are often on the move.

Make a shopping list with your voice

Google Assistant […]

What Google Assistant can do for you2019-07-16T18:55:53-07:00
11 Jul 2019

Virtualized business: Costs and benefits


Virtualization addresses many challenges that businesses face when upgrading their hardware and network. That’s because deploying virtualized systems offers an affordable and flexible solution to a typically arduous problem. But before you invest in a virtualized infrastructure, consider the following costs and benefits.

The advantages

One of the most significant advantages of virtualization is that it eliminates the need to buy more hardware to supplement your company’s requirements. Because it consolidates your physical servers, there’s no need to maintain and update unnecessary hardware. This means less time and money spent on maintaining and running your servers and managing desk side support.

Moreover, virtual machines have made backing up your entire data center a lot less demanding. That’s because virtual machines take up-to-date snapshots of your servers and redeploy them seamlessly to another device. Unlike physical servers that require you to create backups of your server and current data, virtual backups cut the waiting time for server reboots.

Virtualization also eliminates the risk of accidentally losing files. Should disaster strike your physical servers, […]

Virtualized business: Costs and benefits2019-07-11T08:00:42-07:00