Dymin Blog

Differences Between a Mediocre and Exceptional IT Company

Posted by Scott Breitman on Oct 8, 2018 2:28:00 PM

Whether a company is improving its efficiency or struggling to maintain profitability, one line item in the budget that often finds itself on the chopping block is the allocation for managed IT services. Ironically, the attributes that make an IT services company exceptional are often why executives don’t think they’re getting their money’s worth. This is because an exceptional IT company ensures that your systems work consistently, smoothly, and uneventfully, while a mediocre IT company is constantly responding to calamities, failures, and interruptions. So what’s an awesome IT company doing behind the scenes that justifies your continued relationship?

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Topics: IT questions, managed IT services

No, Your Phone Isn’t Listening to You

Posted by Mike Hurt on Sep 12, 2018 12:26:00 PM

You’re out with friends chatting about a co-worker’s baby shower on Saturday afternoon. By the time you get home, your Facebook feed is showing you ads for diapers. Obviously, your phone is listening to you and showing you targeted advertisements…right?

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Topics: computer security

How to Buy a Business Phone System

Posted by Scott Breitman on Aug 16, 2018 6:44:00 PM

If you’re in the market for a new business phone system for your small-to-medium sized business, you may be overwhelmed by the options. Choosing a business phone system that meets the continuing needs of your company and employees is one of the most essential components of your business infrastructure. Get rid of your existing premises-based hard line phone system and all of the “hacks” you’ve developed to integrate your wireless tech devices.  

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Topics: business phone

Need to Be HIPAA-Compliant? Don’t Get a Mac.

Posted by Scott Breitman on Aug 14, 2018 3:39:00 PM

As more and more business management and operational tasks are handled by computers and other devices, it is necessary to update your computer equipment every few years. If your business handles protected health information (PHI), you should think twice before purchasing Mac products. Although many people love Macs, and they are great for many other applications and industries, they can be a liability for health care providers and others who deal with PHI.

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Topics: business information

Why Your Small Business Should Recycle Electronics

Posted by Scott Breitman on Jul 16, 2018 2:08:00 PM

Running a small business can feel like a constant struggle to keep up—with orders, with paperwork, and with the speed of technology. Your computers and myriad other electronic devices may become damaged, obsolete, or inadequate for your business needs every few years. (For computers, for example, the average lifespan is between 3 and 7 years before you’ll need to determine whether to continue to repair or replace.) As you consistently replace and upgrade your electronics, what do you do with the old devices?

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Topics: computer maintenance

Why Cloud Backup Is Vital for Your Business

Posted by Scott Breitman on Jul 10, 2018 8:03:00 AM

One of the most valuable assets of your business is the data that keeps it running. Many companies, however, have data storage systems that are woefully inadequate, insecure, and insufficiently protected. If all of your client lists and inventory live inside your laptop or on your company’s physical server, you’re at risk of data loss. Theft, natural disaster, or technological malfunctions could cause your data to be corrupted, compromised, or completely destroyed. This could derail your business, costing you significant time, money, and customer goodwill. If you don’t regularly back up your business data, you could lose everything. Backing up to the cloud is an economical, efficient, easy way to back up data effectively and comprehensively on a regular, ongoing basis.

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Topics: computer maintenance

How to Keep Your Social Security Number Secure

Posted by Mike Hurt on May 29, 2018 5:56:00 PM

Your Social Security Number (SSN) enables government agencies to identify individuals in their records and businesses to track each individual's financial information. It was originally created to track the earnings histories of U.S. workers for use in determining Social Security benefit entitlement and calculating benefit levels. Nowadays, however, it is commonly used by both government and private entities to identify an individual and report all sorts of information, including financial data and credit history.

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Topics: managed IT services, computer security

My Computer Is SO Slow. How Can I Speed It Up?

Posted by Mike Hurt on May 15, 2018 7:54:00 PM

Even if you have the patience of a saint, waiting for your computer to load can be some of the most maddening moments of your day. Those seconds (or minutes) that you wait for programs or web pages to load can be incredibly frustrating. Fortunately, most of the time you can get rid of those delays without too much trouble or expense. Start by asking yourself the following questions and performing the most common troubleshooting steps.

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Topics: computer security, computer maintenance

What Should I Do If My Facebook Account Is Hacked?

Posted by Mike Hurt on May 1, 2018 6:03:00 PM

Many people use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to keep up with news and current events, and to entertain themselves with funny videos, games, and other content. Users’ accounts often contain a great deal of personal information, including photos of friends and family. As more and more applications integrate into the Facebook platform, it’s more important than ever to ensure the security and integrity of your Facebook account.

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Topics: computer security

Can My Mac Be Infected with a Virus?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Apr 16, 2018 7:16:00 PM

Many people are passionate about their Apple products for many good reasons. Apple’s user-friendly devices integrate easily and offer simple solutions to many consumers’ professional and personal needs. It’s a common misconception, however, that Macs are virus-proof. Although Macs are less likely to become infected with malware, spyware, or viruses, they are not immune.

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Topics: computer security