As the internet of things (IoT) revolution continues to gain momentum, what can we expect from the market in 2020? One certainty is the potential for small to medium-sized businesses to benefit as the IoT sector evolves. Here’s what to look out for in 2020 and beyond.
With the rise of mobile technology, combined with increasing urban congestion, remote work is becoming an accepted norm in the workplace. According to a 2018 study by the International Workplace Group, "70 percent of employees are working at least one day a week somewhere other than the office." So it’s no surprise that while sales of both desktop and tablet computers are set to fall in the coming years, Statistica forecasts global laptop sales to increase. Of course, not all laptops are created equal, so what are the most important features you should look for when purchasing this crucial piece of business hardware?
The looming Windows 7 end of support deadline should be enough to prompt any business to accelerate migration to Windows 10. But fear of being marooned on an insecure operating system isn’t the only reason to make the move – there are many strong business reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 that will deliver real value to your staff and the company as a whole.
By next year, more than 80 percent of all business workloads are expected to be moved to the cloud. Are you still hesitant about moving your small business operations to the cloud? In this post, we break down six reasons the cloud can help take your business to the next level.
If you’re still running Windows 7 or Windows 8, you could be vulnerable to a range of risks. That’s because Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 way back in January 2015, and its extended support will end in January 2020. Additionally, Microsoft discontinued mainstream support for Windows 8 in January 2018, and will end extended support in January 2023. This will leave you vulnerable to a wide range of risks, including cybersecurity attacks and hardware inefficiencies.
In this post, we discuss whether it's cheaper to hire a full-time IT staff member or outsource the tasks to a managed IT services provider (MSP) like Capital Network Solutions in Sacramento.
Running your own in-house IT support team can be prohibitively expensive for SMBs. However, managed services providers (MSPs) are lightening the IT budget burden with a more cost-effective approach to managing your IT needs. Outsourcing your IT support to an MSP like Capital Network Solutions saves you from paying full-time salaries to in-house IT staff. It can also connect you with industry-leading IT consulting expertise for a fraction of the cost of employing a CTO.
Whether we realize it or not, most of us use cloud computing services every day. But should your data be living in the cloud? In this post, we break down the positives and negatives of the public cloud, the private cloud and the hybrid cloud.
Every year, the Future Today Institute publishes a report on the IT trends of the future, which will affect various sectors of the economy. In 2019, the number of innovations mentioned in the forecast almost doubled compared with the previous year. Technologies are getting developed faster and faster. For your business to keep up, you’ll want to pay attention to the latest IT trends. What innovations in the field of IT will be in demand in 2020, and how should we apply the IT trends of the future to business development today?
Microsoft has announced that it will end extended support for Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 on January 14, 2020. That means no more security updates or bug fixes, which could leave your data vulnerable to cyberattacks and other security breaches. However, a server upgrade requires detailed planning and a thorough implementation process. Contact Capital Network Solutions to learn more about your server upgrade options.