How Tech Took Over Our Hearts

We have always been fascinated by technology. New and different ways of performing tasks are interesting, but what really puts it over the top is when tech allows us to do things we have never done before and when tech allows us to cut down the time it takes to do something we already do.

Who does not enjoy having new fun options in their life? And who could not use a little extra free time? Indeed, it is easy to see why there are always people working on the next technological innovation. It is exciting and rewarding crossing over into that next frontier.

The Importance of Password Security

Did you ever pass notes in school? Maybe even a Valentine's Day card to that special someone across the classroom? If so, you know the particular humiliation of having that note intercepted and either shared by harassing peers or a disapproving teacher.

Well, the concept is much the same with Internet security except the stakes are much higher. While you may have risked some temporarily hurt feelings with the schoolroom notes, your business is passing and storing much more sensitive information that could affect a greater number of people.

Talking About Love, Drones, and 3D Printing

February begins tomorrow. And around here at SIO, we're enjoying the lead-up to the enchanted holiday smack dab in the middle of the month: Valentine's Day. So with that in mind, we thought it would be fun to address some of the things we love this month in our blogs.

Anyone who follows us regularly probably has noticed that we keep tabs on drone technology. Over time, this has taken us into the realm of federal regulations guiding the use of drones, as well as the companies that build and improve the drones themselves.

Local, Cost-Effective Solution for Microsoft 365

Business email is one of the most important tools for any company. It facilitates communication and creates an efficient means to keep in touch amongst team members. In short, business email is an organization's essential tool for keeping information flowing.

Microsoft Office 365 is the most widely utilized platform for work email. As such, it is important for companies to understand their options with regard to email backup and recovery.

Monitoring and Enhancing IT Performance with SIO

Keeping an eye on IT performance isn't always as easy as you might think. For one thing, there are so many variables that it's sometimes difficult to get a read on which factors are influencing the end effects, even when you know what you're analyzing.

For SIO customers, however, it's a totally different story because we provide tools that eliminate the guesswork when it comes to assessing IT performance. And once armed with real statistics and metrics, business owners can make wise decisions about their IT departments.

New in 3D Printing: A Software Push

3D printing is an industry with a lot going on, to say the least. You have inventors, hardware manufacturers, software creators, and people contributing from then private sector, public sector, education sector ... well, you see what I mean.

And all of these factors have an influence on how the industry evolves. New hardware equipment allows software developers and 3D printer users to perform new tasks, while new user demands help propel the next generation of hardware units.

Fast, Secure Data Sharing Via SIO

It has been said about businesses in the 21st century: You are your data. Indeed, the internal information you process in order to offer goods and services is combined with the data you collect from your customers on a daily basis. And that paints the picture of what your business is.

SIO understands the importance of data security, data management, and data sharing to its customers. Businesses run on data, and they need it to be safe, organized, and available so that employees can do their jobs and customers can get what they need.

Is Your Computer System Properly Patched?

Do you have an IT department at your company? Are you or anyone else at your business in charge of keeping your computer systems up to date with the latest patches? If not, consider letting SIO provide you professional IT services.

SIO supports its customers with patch management, which runs on your virtual server's operating system, keeping it updated as new patches are released. With SIO in charge, you get peace of mind, knowing that the patches are being installed in a timely manner.

Why does it matter, you may ask?

The Gift of Drones

As the holidays approach, many people are getting involved with drones for the first time. Whether as a gift or a gift request, first-time drone ownership is ready to skyrocket.

With a half million drone operators already registered with the FAA, that number should go up quite a bit as over a million new drones are expected to be sold before the end of 2016.

The Importance of Obtaining Expert IT Help

Tackling business responsibilities is a full time job for any business owner. Forging the right partnerships with essential service providers can spell the difference between success and failure, which magnifies each decision, especially early when business plans are initially created.

At SIO, we understand how to help other businesses grow and develop with a scalable IT infrastructure. That's because we are experts at analyzing how to make companies run smoother from a technological standpoint.

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