|Solid-state drives have 5 great benefits|
|One of the more important components of computers, and any electronic device really, is the hard drive. The most popular drive is the hard disk drive (HDD) which has been in use in computers since the mid 1950s. It’s safe to say that these drives are a little past their prime but luckily there is a replacement: solid-state drives (SSD).
You’ve likely heard of SSDs – drives that have no moving parts – and you may have even looked at the price of them. Yes, they are more expensive when compared with the aging HDD platform, SSDs however have a number of benefits over their cheaper cousins.
Here’s five benefits of using SSDs in your company:
While SSDs have been around for nearly three decades, they are just now starting to make inroads with personal computers, and even business solutions for that matter. The biggest reason for the slow adoption is the price. On average, SSDs cost USD$0.65 for 1 GB while HDDs cost USD$0.05 to USD$0.10 per GB. This may seem like a big cost difference but the price in SSDs is dropping rapidly, while the price for HDDs is largely staying the same. If you’re interested in learning more about SSDs and how they can fit into your company’s IT, please contact us.
|Who knows your important passwords?|
|When it comes to disasters, people and businesses tend to think big, really big. Take for example Superstorm Sandy that hit the eastern US earlier in November. It can be pretty much guaranteed that a whole string of businesses will be preparing diligently for the next big storm. While this is important, smaller issues that happen at a higher frequency will be pushed to the side. One common issue revolves around passwords, and who manages them.|
|How to identify different kinds of spam|
|Spam was introduced in the late 1930s as a tinned form of ham that was easy to eat. It quickly became ubiquitous, so much so, that in 1970 Monty Python created a skit about a couple who go to a diner where Spam is in nearly every dish. Throughout the comedy sketch, Spam is said over 132 times and at one point one of the characters yells, “I hate Spam.” It’s because of this comedy moment that unsolicited and unwanted emails have come to be known as spam. The problem is, it’s hard to spot spam these days.
|Microsoft Messenger Skypes it up|
|Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has become so commonplace that we likely use it without even knowing. One of the most popular customer oriented VoIP solutions is Skype, owned by Microsoft. Skype has received a recent update that sees Microsoft’s popular Instant Messenger program (Messenger) merged into Skype.|
|How to use Pinterest to boost marketing|
|Social networks are something that have become a major marketing tool for all companies. A maintained presence on the major networks will help establish/solidify your brand, and possibly drive traffic and interest to your website. One of the newest social media services is Pinterest, and it’s taking off in a big way. If you’re looking to gain your company more online exposure, Pinterest could be a way to do so.|