It’s been a few months since it dropped, so we want to hear your Windows 10 review.
TrueITpros Window 10 Review
A Windows 10 review seems to be in order. This summer brought many great new products and updates, Windows 10 being one of the biggest. The trueITpros team loves the updated features. Between the customizable start menu and the other options for personalization, and its new and accessible productivity features there is a lot to love about it. Here is our review of a few of the features that we think would help any small business.
The Start Menu really is something we love. The option to customize what your start menu looks like is something that fits into our office well. In any office there are always different teams of people who have different technology needs. The fact that everyone can choose how they want their start menu arranged makes doing different tasks easier for each individual. It seems small, but the little things like this definitely add up to the big things.
Another aspect to our Windows 10 review is the multiple desktops feature. This allows users to multi-task much easier using the new ‘Window Snapping’ feature. With this, a user can run multiple programs at once, and have them displayed up to 4 quadrants on a screen at once. If your office consistently has different projects going on, this can help your organize everything more efficiently. Efficiency and organization are the name of the game when it comes to managing everything in a small business, and this is a feature that helps with that.
The trueITpros team loves Windows 10 for its new and improved cleanup tools and Window’s built-in antivirus software, Windows Defender- is also a welcome surprise. A user could easily set up their backups, virus scans, and updates to run automatically which would make anyone’s productivity much more efficient.
These are just a few of the features of the Windows 10 update that we think any small business could benefit from. If you’ve already got the update on your computers, we want to hear your Windows 10 review. Like our page on Facebook and let us know what you think. Interested in getting caught up and have questions about Windows 10? Call the professionals at trueITpros today at 678-534-8776.
Webroot antivirus protection is a great solution for any small business needing some extra protection.
Webroot Antivirus Protection
Webroot antivirus is something we’ve mentioned before, but this week we wanted to get into some specifics and why it’s great for small businesses. As a small business, we know that security should still be a priority no matter what size your company is. There are several qualities that make Webroot a great choice. Multi device protection, identity theft protection and password protection are just a few aspects we love.
When it comes to protecting your devices, the more the merrier. If you’re anything like the trueITpros team, you operate off several devices on any given day. This can leave you vulnerable to hacks if you don’t take precautions and protect all your devices. Webroot provides protection for PC, Mac, Android and iOS. No matter what device you and your small business are working off of, you data is always safe.
Another great aspect of Webroot is the password protection you get. You can store encrypted passwords, usernames and credit card numbers. This keeps your accounts safe no matter where you’re at. All you have to remember is one master password, and you have secure access. Juggling aspects of a small business can get overwhelming, and this leaves your accounts vulnerable should you forget a password or store them in unprotected places. Webroot takes some of the stress out of this aspect of running a small business and remembers and protects all of your information. Identity theft is another common issue, for both small and big businesses. Hackers don’t discriminate when it comes to whose identity to steal. Webroot is constantly working to protect your information and prevent hackers from stealing your identity.
Owning and operating a small business can be a challenge. Luckily, there are great products like Webroot antivirus protection that make the job easier. For more information about virus protection and other IT needs, contact the professionals at trueITpros today at 678-534-8776.
See how trueITpros has a stress-free holiday season
Stress Free Holiday Season
The holiday season is quickly approaching, and you may have mixed feelings. We know the holidays are a time to relax and enjoy time with your loved ones, but if you are a small business owner the thought of the upcoming busy season may seem daunting. As a small business it can be hard to balance everything. We know the feeling here at trueITpros, and here are some ways you can get make this holiday season great for everyone.
First things first: be realistic. Don’t get swept up in the fast-paced nature of this holiday season. Take some time to make sure your business, and your family, are balancing things out. Don’t try to overcommit too an insane number of work obligations and holiday festivities. Spend some time now to plan out as much as you can, and give your company and your loved ones time to breathe.
Another tip we live by here is to make time for fun. Nothing gets done when employees are stressed and overwhelmed during the holiday season. The trueITpros team is already planning and getting excited for our holiday party in December. What better way to take a break than by getting everyone involved in the planning process, letting everyone relax and just having a great time? As a small business it is important to us to build a sense of community and positivity. We have found that fun staff parties are always a great way to do that. Start planning for you party today!
Another key to getting rid of stress during the upcoming holiday season is to let the professionals at trueITpros handle your IT needs. You can take a breath and relax knowing you’re in good hands. For questions about how we can help you out this holiday season, call us at 678-534-8776 today.
The TITP team would like to congratulate playwright Topher Payne on his Off-Brodway Debut!
A Perfect Arrangement Off Broadway Debut
“Mr. Payne is a deft and witty writer… A clever canape of a comedy. Ingeniously, he crafts the play’s opening scene in the mode of 1950s sitcoms like “I Love Lucy” that undergirded straight norms. Subsequent scenes puncture this false idyll, first playfully and then more soberly as the domestic fiction unravels.”
-THE NEW YORK TIMES
You’ve hit it BIG when the New York Times is talking about you! We want to congratulate one of our own, Topher Payne, on his recent accomplishment. His play “Perfect Arrangement” opened Off Broadway on October 15th. TITP owner Robert Kohl, and long-time friend to our very own playwright, went to New York the previous week to view the previews. Here’s what he had to say,
Hey Atlanta, I saw Topher Payne and Perfect Arrangement in NYC at The Duke Theater. Hot boys, sassy women, costumes beyond belief, and hats for days. It’s a funny story with a pointed commentary and an ending that just leaves you wanting more. Don’t miss your chance to see the “playwright of the South” make his NYC debut.” -Robert Kohl
On top of being our stellar Advertising Specialist/ Graphic Designer, Topher writes and directs plays that are well known for their dialogue, humor and insight. This was a big opportunity for him, and we are proud to call him one of our own. We love to support our team members, and can’t wait to hear about the success of the play. For more information about his play and his other work, check out Topher’s Facebook page. Also click here for the full NY Times article and Congratulations Topher don’t forget us when you BLOW UP!!! We Love YOU!!!
Check out our second post in our series about the Philips hue system.
Philips Hue- Hue Go
Our second post in our ongoing series about the Philips hue lights is here. As promised, the trueITpros team has been doing some research and have a list of some specific hue products that we love. Between mood lighting, moveable lights, and dimming options there are so many things you can do with this lighting system. We’ve already given you the basics of the system and how to make it work, so check out some of the special products we think you should take a look at.
One of the Philips hue products that have too many functions to name are the LightStrips. These are moveable or mountable strips of lighting that let you set your own atmosphere. The lights are easy to control right from your phone. You can sync the strips up to apps that match the lighting to music. Another option we think is incredible is the option to place the strips by your bed and have them dim slowly while you fall asleep. The flexibility of the strips is a feature that makes them functional and fun.
Hue Go is another Philips hue product we love. Simply remove the light from the outlet and take it wherever you need to in your home. A great feature of Hue Go is the deep dimming. This allows you to slowly wake up to gradually increasing light. Above all else, the functionality of Hue Go is at the top of our list of reasons why we love it. Who wouldn’t love being able to take your light anywhere you need.
This is just a brief list of products we love from the Philips hue system. We are always on the lookout for great tech products like this one. For more IT, technology and product ideas contact the professionals at trueITpros at 678-534-8776.