Posts Categorized: Tips

Can the iPad replace a laptop?

I’ve done this once before with a Chrome Device and it was a very successful experiment. If you’ve been curious about Chromebooks or Chrome OS, take a look! In the spirit of its success, I wanted to replicate the experiment with an iPad Pro. What’s all the fuss about? If you Google “what’s a computer… Read more »

Advantages and Disadvantages of Chrome Devices

Advantages and disadvantages of Chromebooks

“Chrome OS is a super quick, super secure, super simple operating system.” -Google According to StatCounter, the Chrome Web Browser is approaching a 60% adoption rate over IE, Firefox, Safari, and others. Chromebooks take the familiarity of the world’s most popular web browser (Chrome) and pairs it with Google’s 100% Web-Based application suite (Google Apps… Read more »

Developers are not your Helpdesk

How to hire for IT What is your developer’s job? It’s not a helpdesk… Are you piling up helpdesk tasks on her lap while she could be spending time building and improving your core product? If so, stop. Rest assured, it’s not uncommon for computer-centric staff to become the default IT helpdesk support. Anyone who shows… Read more »

Print Better-Looking Google Calendars

I love Google Calendar- it’s fast, easy to use, and accessible instantly from all of my devices. However, one shortcoming seems to come up time and again as I speak with our clients and other G Suite users- the options available printing Google Calendar are somewhat limiting. While I’m not big on calendar printing myself, especially… Read more »

Creating Beautiful and Functional Letterhead in Google Drive

This post was contributed by Andrew Boardman of Manoverboard, a design and communications firm that focuses on socially responsible businesses and nonprofits. — While we use email for most correspondence these days, we should think of letterhead as the primary vehicle for important correspondence – documents that you want to share, print, archive, and remember. Unlike… Read more »

How SD-WAN Makes Cheap Internet Faster, Safer, and more Cost-Effective

SD-WAT?! The short version: SD-WAN is a way to take cheaper commodity internet and make it viable for business critical applications (e.g. voice services, etc). What that means is you can run voice over the internet in a way that is essentially bulletproof. This is the same way that Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS; which is… Read more »

Just say no to KRACK!

You’ve probably seen or heard on the news of a serious vulnerability called KRACK. In short, this is a vulnerability that impacts most (if not all) routers. Without action, hackers within range of your Wi-Fi network could see your internet traffic and potentially infiltrate your network. YIKES! So what should I do? Whether you’ve got… Read more »