Dymin Blog

Why You Should Dump Your Old-School Backup for Cloud-Based Solutions

Posted by Mike Hurt on Sep 19, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

For business owners, the only thing more valuable than your business is the data that keeps it running. It’s vital that you back up this data effectively and comprehensively. Many businesses that were early adopters of onsite computer systems implemented a system of automatic or partially automatic tape data backups. These old-school systems used magnetic tape cartridges to create a separate physical copy of your company’s important data.

 

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Topics: business information, computer security, internet safety, computer maintenance

How to Choose a Business Printer

Posted by Mike Hurt on Sep 12, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

Choosing a business printer can be a daunting task. There are so many different types, ranging in price from under $50 to over $1000. How do you know you’re buying the right type? Which one is going to last the longest?  Why do some printers cost so much, and how do you know when you actually need to spend a little more? Here's a start to answering all of these questions.

 

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Topics: buying guides, business information

Should I Buy a Mac or Windows-Based Computer?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Sep 5, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

If it’s time to buy a new desktop or laptop personal computer (PC), one of the most basic decisions you will have to make is whether to choose a Mac or a computer with a Windows-based operating system. Each of these systems has advantages and disadvantages; neither is objectively “better,” but one might fit your needs better than the other. You should take a look at some of the differences between them to decide which seems more compatible and then head to a trusted vendor to let you “test drive” your choice before you buy.

 

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Topics: buying guides, computer recycling

How to Choose a Managed IT Services Plan

Posted by Mike Hurt on Aug 22, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

 

If you’re sold on the benefits of having a managed IT services plan, you may be stumped as to “what’s next.” (If you haven’t reached that point, read our blog on why your business needs managed IT services.) How do you know which features and services you need in a plan? A great IT services provider will work with you to create a plan that prioritizes what’s important to your business without charging you for services you won’t use—at a price point that’s perfect for you.

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Topics: managed IT services, computer maintenance

Ransomware: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Posted by James Trow on Aug 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM

 

Whether you’re a business or residential consumer, ransomware is a very real and very serious problem.  If you fall victim to ransomware, it’s bad—and in some cases, just plain ugly. 

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Topics: managed IT services, computer security, internet safety, computer maintenance

Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity: What You Need to Know

Posted by Scott Breitman on Aug 9, 2016 10:30:00 AM

In our modern society of constant internet availability and round-the-clock global workforces, your business needs to be able to rely on its computer technology to keep your network, website, and business operations up and running. In the case of a disaster—a loss or destruction of data or other incident that interrupts your business—you need to be able to quickly get back up on your feet and into the game. 

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Topics: business information, computer security, internet safety, computer maintenance

Why Your Business Needs Managed IT Services

Posted by Scott Breitman on Aug 3, 2016 11:19:48 AM

Businesses of all sizes are increasingly turning to managed IT service providers (MSPs) to operate and maintain their entire enterprise of computer and network systems. By outsourcing to an MSP, businesses gain access to IT skills that they otherwise may not have in-house — and it frees up your own IT resources to concentrate on adding strategic value to your organization, rather than spending the majority of their time on maintenance and repair. Managed service providers can improve cost management, reduce business risk, and add business value. 

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Topics: computer repair, managed IT services, computer security, computer maintenance

Do I Really Need to Back Up My Pictures and Files?

Posted by Scott Breitman on Jul 28, 2016 9:17:24 AM

 

YES! Since most of your photos, music, movies, spreadsheets, reports, client data, and programs are probably valuable to you, it’s vital that you have a system in place to back up your data regularly. This will keep your data protected in the event your computer's hard drive fails, or your computer is lost, stolen, or compromised. Without backups, recovering lost or corrupted data can be time consuming and expensive—and unfortunately often can’t restore absolutely everything.

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Topics: computer security

Computer Repair vs. New Computer: Should I Fix or Buy?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Jul 21, 2016 1:13:41 PM

 

 

It can be frustrating to try to keep up with the latest and greatest new technology. Everything from cell phones to appliances seem to be out of date as soon as you get them home. When it comes to your computer systems, it can be hard to tell when you need to replace your hardware versus when you can repair (and maybe upgrade) your current machine. How can you tell if you should repair or replace your computer?

 

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Topics: computer repair, buying guides

How Managed IT Services Can Change Your Business

Posted by Scott Breitman on Jul 11, 2016 1:00:28 PM

If you run a business, you take on many roles, from sales professional to maintenance person, as your business requires. But as your business grows and your technology expands, your IT needs may start to outpace your knowledge and abilities (not to mention your available time). Small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) need reliable technology to be successful; it is the heartbeat of a 21st-century business. Without it, your business is slow and uncompetitive. Done properly, it can help make you the local leader in your market segment. If you need help managing your technology, a managed IT service provider can be the answer.

 

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Topics: computer repair, computer maintenance