Get Started Today!  (845) 208-0453

croom new

S I M Technology Blog

S I M Technology has been serving the Congers area since 2010, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Human Error is a Major Problem for Businesses

There is always going to be user error in the workplace. Even the best workers make mistakes sometimes. You naturally want to reduce these occurrences as often as possible, but for the purposes of training and whatnot, you want to assume the worst: that any worker, even the most dedicated veteran, could potentially make a business-ending mistake. Thankfully, there are ways you can make sure this doesn’t happen for your business.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Your Business May Be Most Vulnerable from the Inside

It can be easy, with all the threats covered in the news, to assume that the biggest dangers to your business all come from the outside. This is a dangerous mistake, as there are plenty of vulnerabilities that originate from within your organization, making it easier for outside threats to come in, if not being bigger threats in and of themselves. Below, we’ll review some of the biggest, mostly internal dangers that your business may face.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tech Term: Zero-Day

You might hear the term “zero-day” when discussing security threats, but do you know what they actually are? A zero-day threat is arguably one of the most devastating and dangerous security issues your business could face, and if you’re not prepared, they could be the end of it.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Monitoring is Essential to IT Success

More small businesses today depend on their IT. If that technology isn’t working as intended, it can really stymie an organization’s ability to be effective. Our strategy of managed IT support and services can do quite a bit towards keeping a business running efficiently. Today, we’ll take a look at managed IT to see how proactive monitoring can deliver enhanced efficiency to businesses.

0 Comments
Continue reading

4 Backup and Recovery Terms You Should Understand

With data looked on as more of an asset than ever organizations are finding that their data backup and recovery system needs to be comprehensive. By knowing more about backup and recovery, you stand to be able to plan the solution to meet your company’s needs. Today, we will look at the different types of data backup and introduce you to four terms you need to understand.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tip of the Week: Don’t Let Former Employees Haunt Your Business

For the modern small business owner, there are situations that you are forced to deal with that are frustrating; but, in the course of doing business would be considered normal. Then there are other situations that arise where, every step of the way, the figurative floor falls out from under your feet and you are forced to react quickly. Some of these circumstances can be pretty spooky for your business. This Halloween, we’ve decided to outline three scary circumstances your business may have to deal with, and how to keep your cool.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Uber Demonstrates the Importance of Disclosing a Data Breach

If your business was breached, would it be better to keep it a secret, or should you disclose it to your clients? Uber has proven that trying to hide it is a mistake, and a costly one at that.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Understanding the Basics of Server Maintenance

Server units--you’ll find them in most offices out there, but they are all used for different purposes. Since well-maintained data is so essential to the success of many organizations, it’s important to keep your server units in proper working order. Today we’ll discuss the best ways to make sure your servers are in peak performance.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tip of the Week: How Technology Covers a Business’ Needs

If you look around your company, there’s a good chance that it has a lot of technology that you completely take for granted. No matter if you run a small retail store, a factory, or a multi-location office, your business needs IT to function properly. Today, we will take a look into several ways your organization can use technology to improve your business.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Instant Messaging Is a Valuable Tool for Businesses

Once thought to just be a cool feature of the Internet--or the entirety of the Internet to your Great Aunt Maddie--instant messaging has a long history on the web. In fact, one could argue that it was the first great Internet-based application. Today, we take a look back at the history of Instant Messaging and how your organization can use it to create a better business.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Cloud-Based Security Is Concerning for Small Businesses

The cloud is such an important part of today’s business environment that most organizations use it to some extent, even if it’s just for basic storage needs. However, the cloud needs to be properly maintained, starting with the way you secure your cloud services. Take a moment to ask yourself if your cloud--whether it’s hosted on-site or by a provider--is safe and secure.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tech Term: Responsive Web Design

We all have our favorite websites to visit, as well as those we often have to visit to fulfill our responsibilities. As a result, it isn’t uncommon for us to try and access the same websites on both a desktop workstation and a mobile device, but some websites work better than others while trying this. This is because of something called responsive web design, which we’ll review below for our weekly Tech Term.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Is Election Technology Solid or Simply Antiquated

Election Day in the United States is coming up quick on November 6th. It doesn’t matter what your thoughts or opinions on U.S. politics are--the fact remains that millions of Americans will be using the technology available at polling places to cast their ballots, and if this technology isn’t secured properly, the integrity of the voting system will be at risk.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Just How Important Is the Data Recovery Process?

Data recovery can make your break your business’ continuity plan, and you absolutely cannot underestimate how important this is for the future of your organization. There are countless ways your business could lose data, and if you encounter even a single one of them, your organization could be put at serious risk. We’ll take a look at operational data loss and how your organization needs to strategize data recovery.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tip of the Week: Keep Your IT Optimized

IT management is critical to the success of your business, but it’s easier said than done. There are countless moving parts that all go into keeping your business’ IT organized. Here are three ways you can make sure IT doesn’t hold your business back from its full potential.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Windows 10 Itself Helps Keep You Secure

Windows 10 is the most utilized operating system on PCs today. As a result, Microsoft has made it a priority to take on some of today’s most prevalent threats. We’ll go through these security features based on the state of the computer’s usage to get a better idea of how much is done to improve your security.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Can You Use Help with Your Customer Relationships?

Understanding what your customers need is a crucial first step toward improving the way your organization communicates with them. They expect a certain level of service, so how can you make sure to maintain it while still leveling with them on what they require of your business? A customer relationship management software, or CRM, is invaluable toward this end.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tech Terminology: Bookmark

The Internet is home to a vast amount of knowledge. Undoubtedly you’ll find yourself revisiting certain sites more often than others to take advantage of the information contained within. Thankfully, the bookmark system is a great way to make this happen, giving users an easy and efficient way to navigate back to frequently-visited websites.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Improving Your Collaboration Can Improve Performance

With the exception of a sole proprietorship, a business of any size relies on its team in order to function properly. As a result, this team needs to be able to work together towards a common goal in order to succeed. To accomplish this, collaboration technologies are becoming more and more common in office environments, and generally benefit the performance of the business in its operations.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Looking Back at This Year’s Cybersecurity Issues

Every business in operation today needs to have some kind of comprehensive network security. Simply put, there are too many threats that can come in through an Internet connection for them to continue doing otherwise. The past year provides plenty of anecdotal proof of this fact, as a quick glance back can show.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Best Practices Technology Privacy Cloud Email Malware Internet Business Hosted Solutions Business Computing Tech Term Hackers Data Computer Productivity Software Network Security Ransomware Microsoft IT Services Android Mobile Devices Backup IT Support Data Backup Cloud Computing Data Recovery Google Smartphone Hardware Encryption Artificial Intelligence Windows Innovation Browser Data Management Alert User Tips Efficiency Vulnerability Business Continuity Small Business Internet of Things Server Outsourced IT Managed IT Services Passwords Windows 10 Gmail Phishing App Workplace Tips Communication Windows 10 Infrastructure Productivity Website Tip of the week Paperless Office Managed IT Services Network Smartphones IT Support Business Management Remote Monitoring Cybersecurity Facebook Collaboration Government Chrome Saving Money Managed Service BYOD Social Media Bandwidth Risk Management Storage Two-factor Authentication Mobile Device Big Data Applications Antivirus Customer Service Apple Disaster Recovery VoIP Maintenance Robot Money Save Money Office 365 Managed Service Provider BDR Data storage IT Management Employer-Employee Relationship Virtual Reality Administration YouTube Quick Tips Healthcare Analytics Mouse Politics SaaS Telephone Systems communications Upgrade Patch Management Outlook HIPAA Google Drive Scam Wi-Fi How To Router Settings Mobile Security Firewall Unified Communications Data loss Tablet Spam Unified Threat Management VPN Office Tips Hosted Solution Computing Office Data Security Customer Relationship Management Monitors Word Bring Your Own Device Business Technology Network Management LiFi Virtual Private Network Blockchain WiFi Users Server Management Automation Machine Learning Miscellaneous End of Support Information Content Filtering Holiday Document Management Automobile Chatbots File Sharing Google Maps Information Technology Shortcut Managed IT Service Safety Star Wars Help Desk Computer Care Corporate Profile Cryptocurrency Authentication Unified Threat Management Wearable Technology Enterprise Content Management Wireless Going Green Statistics Specifications Screen Reader Hard Disk Drive Buisness Operating System Superfish CrashOverride Hacks Permission Network Congestion Motherboard Monitoring Point of Sale Sports Address Fraud Alerts Recycling Identity Theft User Error Identity IT solutions Break Fix Cost Management Bookmarks Training WannaCry Bitcoin Authorization VoIP Vulnerabilities Education Printing Bluetooth Black Friday Writing Samsung Smart Tech Electronic Health Records G Suite Business Growth Virtual Desktop Password Dark Data Multi-Factor Security Computers Consulting Disaster Tech Support Licensing eWaste Avoiding Downtime Printer OneNote Google Wallet Dark Web Microsoft Office Assessment Favorites Windows 8 Employees Development Running Cable Cyber Monday Retail Connectivity Files Downtime Hacker Google Docs Networking Firefox Heating/Cooling Google Calendar Display Twitter Modem Managed Services Provider Uninterrupted Power Supply Deep Learning Emergency Hotspot Websites Cooperation Management Time Management Access Control Recovery Compliance Employee-Employer Relationship Drones Microsoft Excel Internet Exlporer Marketing Digital Remote Monitoring and Management IT Technicians Cables IT service Smart Technology The Internet of Things Read Only Gadgets Alt Codes Instant Messaging Digital Payment Servers Legislation Remote Computing Cookies E-Commerce Legal Language Vendor Management Staff Company Culture Social Zero-Day Threat Humor SharePoint Chromebook Regulations Remote Workers Halloween Hard Drive Spyware Mirgation Wires Laptop Apps Managed IT Distributed Denial of Service Social Engineering IoT IBM Typing Finance Techology Current Events Comparison Nanotechnology Features Solid State Drive Best Practice Lenovo Computing Infrastructure Augmented Reality Managing Stress Human Error Touchscreen Downloads Social Networking Cabling Scary Stories Budget Mail Merge Permissions Cache Personal Information Relocation Cortana 3D Printing Regulation Travel Work/Life Balance Private Cloud Supercomputer Test Virtualization Unsupported Software Update Motion Sickness Law Enforcement Staffing Error Administrator Notifications Taxes Computer Repair IT Budget Mobile Device Management Web Server Mobile Data How To Gadget GPS Health Crowdsourcing IT Consultant Cybercrime Mobile Computing Cameras Botnet Meetings Tracking Electronic Medical Records Printers Cleaning Processors CCTV Physical Security Emoji Webcam Upgrades

Latest Blog Entry

There is always going to be user error in the workplace. Even the best workers make mistakes sometimes. You naturally want to reduce these occurrences as often as possible, but for the purposes of training and whatnot, you want to assume the worst: that any worker, even the ...

Latest News

S I M Technology launches new website!

S I M Technology is proud to announce the launch of our new website at www.simtechny.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.

Read more ...