As technology continues to evolve at a very rapid pace so do the opportunities that businesses – and people in general – have to make use of it to manage their homes and workplaces more efficiently, to help streamline everyday processes and tasks, improve security, reduce costs and much more. The media tends to refer to it as ‘smart tech’ because the fact is that technology really is becoming more intelligent and intuitive than ever before.
Is your company growing? We certainly hope so! But when a company is growing its’ operational needs quickly become more complex. Not just your hardware and software needs, but the sometimes-overlooked day to day functions as well.
For example, just how do people get in and out of your building? You need an access control system that can keep up with the new employees and perhaps an increase in visits from clients, customers and the general public as well.
Your California home is probably one of your most valuable investments as well as the place that you and your family spend so much time and create so many great memories. But what if technology could make your home so much more than that? A place that is as safe and secure as possible, or one that is truly connected and efficient, offering you, your family and your guests the best in wireless technology, multi-media consumption and more. With the services offered by Data Installers, it can be all of this and more. Allow us to explain…
If you run a service-based location business – a bar, restaurant, cafe, hair salon, doctor’s office and more – no doubt you have heard by now all about the benefits of offering free WiFi to your customers. It can help attract new business, help you garner more online reviews and other user-generated content, make collecting demographic data easier and cheaper, increase social media engagement and increase sales and customer satisfaction in general. What’s not to love?
At any given moment nowadays, on-the-clock staff are checking and updating their social media statuses, reading feeds and networking on business media sites. Moments will often stretch to minutes: A recent study by the Ponemon Institute found that 60% of social media users spend a minimum of half-hour daily on these sites when at work.
One of the most common questions people often have when it comes to Ethernet cables is what do the numbers mean and what’s the difference? We hear this question from both people looking to change or upgrade their home network and from businesses hoping to do the same.
If you have ever paid attention to your current ethernet cables – which it is probably unlikely you do – you know that would each cable is labeled with the abbreviation “Cat,” followed by a number like 6, 6a, or 7. Essentially, “Cat” just means “category.” The number that follows refers to the cable’s specifications, such as bandwidth and transmission speed.
Data security is a big concern for most businesses. The number of stories in the news about devastating hacks seems to increase all the time and it is not just big businesses that need to take notice, a business of any size can be at risk as well.
For all the security hardware and software precautions that can be put in place to help better secure data – and there are some amazing solutions out there right now well worth considering – often data breaches are caused by the simplest things. One of the biggest issues? Insecure password use.
Many business owners start their business using a set of Excel files. They continue to use them as the business grows. A single Excel file can have multiple sheets of data, such as products sold, leads to call, quotes sent out to customers, and much more.
It is difficult to get this solution to work efficiently and cohesively. For instance, when you create a quote, it would be more efficient to have the capability to pull-up the list of products straight from a central, organized list of products.
Network security has possibly never been as important as it is right now. 2017 has been filled with disaster stories about crippling hacks (including that one that knocked out most of the UK’s National Health Service for a while) and on a smaller scale the number of companies left seeking help when their network was taken down by a random virus, or worse still when it was hijacked by a dreaded ransomware exploit, has increased significantly.
Many companies rely on their wireless networks to keep their business running at maximum capacity and efficiency. And so when things seem to be starting to go wrong it can seem like disaster may be looming on the horizon, especially for businesses that rely on wi-fi as a customer perk, such as cafes, bars and service businesses like doctor’s offices. However, the good news is that those annoying lags, slowdowns and disconnections may not be the huge problem you imagine, you may just need to rethink your wireless router options.