Does Your Computer Need a Tune Up?

We’ve all been at that point, may it be on a PC or a Mac computer, when your screen freezes and your mind begins to race if you’ve saved your work or not. This whole situation could easily be avoided if your computer was updated and “tuned up” daily.   When it comes to cleaning out your desk drive, it’s hard to know where to begin. According to PCMag, there are 4 steps that need to be taken when cleaning out your computer.   Condense the amount of fragments on the disk: When uploading files on your computer it becomes stored in the hard drive. When defragmenting the disk, it…

Insight from Kansas City IT Managed Services Provider MDL Technology: Why You Need a Data Backup and Recovery Service

The IoT continues to evolve with leaders predicting the number of Internet-connected things to exceed 50 billion by the year 2020. As data continues to be generated at an exceeding rate, so does the need for long-term data placement that can keep your information kept and protected. Off-site data backup options keep your data safe and secure in case disaster or disruption occurs in your company. Data backup and recovery solutions have moved from the traditional hardware-dependent solutions to cloud-based ones that offer easier ways to recover data. When evaluating if your company needs a cloud-based off-site data backup solution, it’s important to think through and evaluate your IT goals.…

Retailers Need Data Security Boost This Holiday Season

Now that data breaching has reached an all-time high, it’s important for retailers to amp up security measures this holiday shopping season. As the holidays draw nearer, retail businesses flourish with high traffic, providing hackers an opportunity to attack. During shopping rushes, businesses focus more on staying operational and running efficiently, leaving data security as more of an afterthought. Breaches pose a real threat to your company’s overall profit and consumer confidence, but what creates these opportunities? Security Intelligence found that the following factors played a big role: Users downloading infected files or visiting malware infested websites. Weak passwords Poor network security Insecure system configurations Unpatched technology All of these…

National Insurance Day – Data Backup is Business Data Insurance

June 28, 2015 is National Insurance Day, an observance that was most likely invented by insurance companies, but reminds us of the importance of business data insurance. In the computing world, data insurance means performing data backup to multiple secure sources in case of a disaster or data breach. When your data is backed up properly, you have insurance that no matter what life throws at you, your information is protected. There are a few basic types of data backup depending on your information and business needs. Some businesses only use one option for all files, but most use a combination of data backup types depending on the file that…

Happy World Backup Day! Tips for Backing Up Your Business Data

March 31 is known internationally as World Backup Day, a holiday that reminds everyone in the digital age how important it is to backup data in case of an emergency. At MDL Technology, this holiday is widely celebrated! Backing up data is one of our specialties and we want to make sure you celebrate this day the most efficient way possible by giving you tips on backing up your business data. Photo credit: FutUndBeidl / Foter / CC BY Create a Plan Before you can start to backup your data, you need to come up with a plan for your data. Traditional backup where everything is put on a separate…

The Benefits of Cloud Computing for Construction Companies

Technology has been a constant in the construction industry since the 1990s when companies realized how much of their resources were wasted on paper plans and mailing proofs, as Microsoft reminds us. Cloud computing is the next step in the construction industry’s technology era, yet 30 percent of construction companies are still hesitant to make the leap as of a 2013 study by Sefaira. Once you migrate, the benefits of cloud computing are known immediately. Photo credit: JD Hancock / Foter / CC BY Cost Savings The first and arguably most important benefit you are going to see from cloud computing is the cost savings. Eighty-two percent of companies that…