Archive: Jun 2017

  1. The Self-Contained Autonomous Machine That Changed the Way We Work

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    Back in the dark ages when television (now known as TV) was considered “high tech”, the typical business office had at least one typewriter, if not more. It was the office workhorse for memos, letters, documents and forms. Anyone could use it without knowing anything about menus, settings or preferences. It was a good machine that became one of the most relied upon pieces of office equipment, and it was easy to maintain. Following word processors with displays and editing capabilities, the typewriter was soon replaced by the desktop computer: a wonder of technology with more processing power than NASA had to send man to the moon. Even though many of today’s office workers have never seen a typewriter, they still treat their desktop computer as if it were a simple machine that required minimal maintenance.

    Unlike the typewriter, the desktop computer requires regular maintenance. Programs need updating, disks need reorganizing and the keyboard, mouse and main box need to be dusted and cleaned regularly. A computer is more complex than a typewriter and needs more care.

    Like typewriters, regular maintenance of the mechanical parts of the computer can be performed by almost anyone. However, keeping your computer running in top operating condition requires a bit more expertise. Qualified technicians know what files should be where, what programs are out of date and when the computer can no longer keep up with increased workloads.

    If your computer is not performing as well as it could, it might be time to talk to an expert to find out if you have the right tool for the job.

  2. Why Move to the Cloud?

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    What is this cloud computing people are talking about and what are the benefits of moving to the cloud?

    Cloud computing is computing based on the internet. The largest benefit of this is the ability to access your data from any device, anytime. The actual computing is happening from a datacenter outside of your organization. Accessing your work is as easy to do at home as it is in the office, enabling you to work anywhere with an internet connection.

    Thousands of businesses are trading in their traditional computer equipment for virtualized desktops and cloud-based servers. Cloud computing uses less power, and requires less in-office IT equipment or space to operate. It also offers instant data recovery and the ability to securely work from home or on the road. Here are just a few of the reasons why you may benefit from moving your company to the cloud:

    – Work from anywhere with easy access to your data anytime

    – Drop your overall IT expenses (hardware, software, maintenance), and also save costs by not having to run and maintain your own server-  Gain flexibility and the ability to quickly scale for growth

    – Go green by saving on electricity and only using the energy you need

    – Automatic disaster recovery and protection from theft, viruses, and other unexpected circumstances

    – Pay a flat monthly fee to better balance your IT budget

    – Cloud tools to increase team collaboration with easy file sharing using applications such as Office 365

    Contact us for more information on transferring your systems to the cloud at support@cciaz.com, through our website at www.cciaz.com (go to ‘Contact’ in the red bar and fill out the form), or call us at (480) 921-9044 to get you set up.