Software challenges for virtual environments

Software challenges for virtual environments

Since the very first software release, software licensing was already considered a challenge. In the past, many software licensing models were based on concurrent connections or number of installations. Today, virtualization and multicore CPUs add a new level of complexity, making it more difficult to track costs and how many licenses you’ll need. Let’s take […]

How to keep your laptop from overheating

How to keep your laptop from overheating

More employees are opting for laptops because they’re compact and easy to carry around. However, small frames mean less space for computer chips, transistors, RAM, hard drives, and other hardware components. This leads to overheating. Causes of overheating Laptops generate heat when in use. That’s why they have internal fans that blow out hot air […]

How to protect yourself from cryptojacking

How to protect yourself from cryptojacking

Hackers use cryptojacking to mine cryptocurrencies, and this process can cause PCs to run below optimal speeds.  If you have a relatively new computer but are experiencing performance problems after clicking a link or visiting a website, you might be a victim of cryptojacking. Here’s what to do. Hijacked hardware Instead of paying for computing […]

Boost your new laptop in 5 steps

Boost your new laptop in 5 steps

Laptops may not be the most powerful computers, but the benefits they provide are undisputable. For one thing, they deliver a similar user experience as your huge desktop PC, but much more conveniently and affordably. But before you reap their many benefits, here are five steps you should take before using them to improve their […]

An SMB’s IT hardware checklist

An SMB’s IT hardware checklist

Imagine going back to the office after a long vacation, only to be greeted by a messy workstation. Frustrating, isn’t it? If your enterprise wants to start a new year working with clean, organized technology, this IT hardware checklist is just what you need. ✓ Clean up your computer components Wipe your monitor with clean, […]

Tips for extending laptop battery life

Tips for extending laptop battery life

If you want to use your laptop in an airport, a co-working space, or a cafe, the first thing you would look for is a power socket. If you are not lucky enough to find an available outlet, you’ll have to depend on your laptop’s battery (assuming it still has power after your last charge). […]

Expect CPU shortages until late 2019

Expect CPU shortages until late 2019

Consumers and businesses increasingly rely on powerful computers to run high-tech applications. But in the coming months, they may have issues obtaining the PCs they need. Since 2018, Intel has reported a processor shortage, which some experts believe may not be resolved until the latter half of 2019. Read on to learn more. Reasons for […]

Save on printing costs with these 5 tips

Save on printing costs with these 5 tips

Managing your print infrastructure efficiently will minimize your IT budget. It sounds impossible, but it can be done. Many small and big enterprises don’t realize that they are using ineffective printing models, but you can make a difference if you follow these tips. Replace outdated printers Outdated and cheap printers may be functional, but they […]

How thin and zero clients can reduce IT costs

How thin and zero clients can reduce IT costs

It’s no secret that cutting costs is one way to increase profit. When it comes to tech, most businesses do this by bringing their operations to the cloud, hiring pay-as-you-go service providers, and uninstalling unnecessary software. Another way to reduce costs is by swapping bulky desktops for thin or zero clients. What are thin and […]

Security tips for your IoT devices

Security tips for your IoT devices

Major companies like Google, Apple, and Microsoft are investing a lot of money in the Internet of Things (IoT). But just like any other technological trend, it comes with minor bugs and setbacks. Because of the diversity in IoT, developers have yet to develop large-scale security solutions. In the meantime, here are some things you […]