Category Archives: Outsource IT

What to consider when purchasing a computer

Purchasing the right computer for your business function needs is key for both productivity and reliability. Take into consideration these five tech specifications prior to buying a new computer:

Type

Employee function is a great way to determine what type of computer to purchase, since there are so many different options it is unlikely that an employee in the creative department would benefit from the same machine someone in the accounting department is using. Take into account what type of computer employees need, such as:

  • Laptop
  • Two-in-one
  • Desktop

Would they benefit more from a business grade computer or a consumer grade computer? Type of computer should be determined prior to moving on to the next specifications.

Operating System

Selecting the right OS is a big decision when a business is deciding on new computers for employees. It is common for people to say, “Stick with what you know.” However, choosing the best OS based on employee function is ideal.

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

An employee with more creative job functions may lean more towards Mac. An employee that works in accounting would be better off with Windows. Linux is less likely to be in a business environment.

Processor

With every new computer comes a new processor, they are updated yearly to increase speeds and provide more functionality for multitasking. The number of cores and threads determines the processor performance. The higher the number of cores and threads, the better the computer will perform. Employees who are rendering creative content would benefit from a higher processor with four cores or greater.

RAM

One of the most important parts of a computer, RAM usually ranges from 4GB to 32GB. RAM is essentially the computers working memory and helps navigate between tasks smoothly. Employees can usually get by with using 4GB but ideally, they would be performing every day functions better with 8GB to 16GB. 32GB is the best option for purpose-built machines.

Solid-State Drive or Hard Disk Drive

Both SSD and HDD do the same thing: boot the system, store data, and launching applications. However, the difference comes in terms of price, speed, and durability. SSD is a much faster, newer technology at a higher price point. One benefit about SSD is that does not contain any mechanical components, making it smaller and more durable. Due to being replaceable, an HDD may be a better option for employees working in a creative environment.

When collaborating with a managed services provider companies are able to pick out the most optimal computers for each employee. To learn more about how your business can benefit from managed services, please contact us today.

Why Your Business Should Partner With a Local Managed IT Service Provider

Managed IT services allows companies to outsource their IT support in order to improve operations and cut costs. Organizations may use a provider to take a proactive approach on their information technology and create predictability within their technology infrastructure.

Why should organizations outsource IT to a managed service company?

Thoughtful IT planning

Working with a managed IT provider allows businesses to build long lasting relationships with a partner that will take the time to get to know the company. In most cases, experts will sit down with stakeholders and learn of company goals and plans for the future.

Thoughtful planning allows a MSP to build an IT environment that allows a business to operate at maximum efficiency. Local providers hold accountability and want technology to be a tool for client productivity and company growth.

Increased communication

Facing unexpected downtime is frustrating, when working with a nationwide or global IT company it could feel like jumping through hoops to connect with the right person to resolve an issue. Choosing local increases client and provider communication, allowing for fast resolution to any IT issue.

Local providers are actively uptime monitoring, meaning they monitor IT networks and websites. If an issue does arise, a team of experts will be notified early on and will resolve the issue accordingly.  Since local providers are in your area, they are available to be dispatched to your business in a timely manner.

Cost efficiency

Managed services is a cost effective option for businesses for various reasons.

  • Infrastructure expense is reduced: Overall infrastructure expense is reduced with a local provider. MSP’s extend the life of current infrastructure by investing in future of businesses. With active IT planning, costs are predictable and system failures resulting in huge IT costs are less likely. Unlike nation-wide providers, your local partner is not backed by certain suppliers. We are able to research the best products and pricing to provide clients without the push of selling specific products from select suppliers.
  • Productivity is increased: With less time spent worrying about technology, there is more time for business productivity. Planned installations and active monitoring from a local IT service provider allows businesses the ability to focus on growth without the worry of technology interference.

Key takeaway

Outsourcing business level IT to a local provider is a great option for organizations who are in need of a well thought out plan for technology to grow with their business. For more information on managed services, please contact us today.  

Prevent Brute Force attacks by having a strong password or passphrase | IT Services San Diego

How you can prevent brute force attacks or dictionary attacks simply by using a strong password or passphrase.

Give your mouse a break with these handy keyboard shortcuts | IT Services San Diego

Give your mouse a rest with these handy keyboard shortcuts!
Please visit our website at www.compuone.com to view all of our IT services we provide. CompuOne can be reached at 858-404-7000 or you can email us at info@compuone.com

 

Windows 10 Pro Tips | IT Services San Diego

Here are some Pro tips for making Windows 10 a better user experience. Please visit our website at www.compuone.com to view all of our IT services we provide. CompuOne can be reached at 858-404-7000 or you can email us at info@compuone.com

 

How Can CompuOne Help A Small Business?

 

Here are a few things that we do at CompuOne to make sure our small business clients get THE BEST experience possible. Please visit our website at www.compuone.com to view all of our IT services we provide. CompuOne can be reached at 858-404-7000 or you can email us at info@compuone.com