MicroTech Systems IT Service Blog

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Don't shoot the Messenger

Randy Sep 26, 2017 8:42:45 AM
Don't shoot the Messenger

When we’re working with prospective clients, it often falls to us to be the bearer of bad news. If a company’s equipment is woefully outdated, their network is obstructed, or we see a potential security risk within their systems, it’s our responsibility as professionals to let business owners know. But we don’t take this responsibility lightly. We would never encourage any client to make an upgrade or tweak a process without being certain it was necessary.

When You Should Be Considering an IT Service Provider

Randy May 24, 2017 8:36:07 AM
When You Should Be Considering an IT Service Provider

IT service providers can offer many useful solutions to your business needs. Regardless of the size and developmental state of your company there comes a time when considerations must be made to either handle all IT operations using valuable company resources, or to utilize the specialties of an IT service provider.  To make this consideration from an analytical standpoint it is important to understand the reasons and benefits behind making the decision to outsource your IT operations to a service provider.

Why Business Class PCs are the Right Choice for your Company

Randy May 2, 2017 9:55:33 AM
Why Business Class PCs are the Right Choice for your Company

Not all technology is created equally. A consideration for many businesses is whether to purchase consumer class or business class computers for work purposes. While consumer computers offer ease of access at a fraction of the cost of business computers, are they really worth the cost savings?  Here are just a few of the reasons your business should buy business class over consumer class.

Image Based Vs. File Based Backups

Randy Apr 12, 2017 9:15:55 AM
Image Based Vs. File Based Backups

What’s the difference?  Let’s take a look.  A file based backup will back up the file, for example, the Word or Excel file.  So, when it is time to restore you can restore that file.  An image based backup, backs up the entire hard drive underneath the file level at which point have two options.  First, you can access the image and still restore a single Word or Excel file.  Second, you can restore the entire computer in the exact state it was in at the time of the backup.  Let’s expand on this a bit.

What’s The Difference Between Business and Consumer PCs?

Randy Dec 13, 2016 10:36:35 AM
What’s The Difference Between Business and Consumer PCs?

When looking to purchase a new computer, it’s important to understand your needs. While consumer computers offer ease of access at a fraction of the cost of business computers, weighing what you need to achieve will help you make an informed decision. The following three considerations can help you decide what is right for you.

What is a computer network?

Randy May 18, 2016 10:49:47 PM
What is a computer network?

What is a computer network?
Simply put, a computer network is a logical grouping of computers designed to communicate with one another. This communication allows users to share resources between different computers.