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Stay safe from ransomware with these tips

January 16th, 2019
Stay safe from ransomware with these tips

One day, an employee was working at his workstation when the screen went blank for a second, and this message appeared: “Your hard drive has been encrypted. You have 24 hours to pay $500 or your data will be destroyed.” What followed was a set of instructions to visit a specific website and pay the amount via an untraceable currency, accompanied by an ominous countdown.

The best times to insource and outsource your IT

The best times to insource and outsource your IT

As far as sourcing IT for your company is concerned, you may be thinking about hiring full-time staff and buying your own hardware and software. Or, you may be considering getting a managed services provider (MSP) instead. When your business grows and needs to build or expand its IT infrastructure, how will you know which solution is best?

Enterprises must carefully review the advantages and disadvantages of any available options so they can cut costs.

Leasing vs. purchasing computer hardware

Leasing vs. purchasing computer hardware

Largely due to budget limitations, most small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) consider renting computers from reputable vendors instead of purchasing them.

Operating a company with obsolete devices and simply using temporary patches can cost an enterprise money and time, especially with more of the workforce adapting a remote working lifestyle.

Are you ready for Windows 7’s end of life?

Are you ready for Windows 7’s end of life?

In the tech industry, “end of life” refers to a calendar date when the developers will no longer provide customer support or security updates for a hardware or software product. If there are still bugs or flaws in the item when it reaches that particular day, the developers will not fix them anymore.

Advantages of upgrading to a cloud-based phone system

Advantages of upgrading to a cloud-based phone system

As enterprises grow and evolve, agility and adaptability become crucial. For example, each of your employees requires a company phone number, which means you need a telecommunications system that doesn't cause bottlenecks during the onboarding process.

As wonderful as periods of sustained growth are, they can be hard to survive on-premise telephony systems that have higher maintenance and setup costs, reliance on IT support, and the demand for on-site hardware.

How much bandwidth is best for your business?

How much bandwidth is best for your business?

Shopping around for your company’s internet involves more than locating the ideal service provider in your area. Before making that purchase, you need a rough approximation of what internet speed your firm needs. Some business owners or IT personnel will dismiss this as something trivial, but computing bandwidth is actually not an easy thing to do.

Tips for Successfully Merging IT Departments

Tips for Successfully Merging IT Departments

Mergers and acquisitions are hard on small businesses. Your company may be bringing in a new partner to boost your products and services, hoping that two merged companies would perform better than just one, or perhaps your firm is the missing component in a corporation’s master plan.

Join us in Welcoming Sarah Goodin

Join us in Welcoming Sarah Goodin

Complete Technology is proud to announce and welcome Sarah Goodin as the Company’s Vice President of Operations. Since inception, Complete Technology has been focused on providing enterprise level managed IT services to small and mid-sized businesses in the Kansas City area.