Replace, Upgrade or Update

It's rare that we work with a company or organization that is just beginning to use technology.  Invariably, startups have some kind of technology already in place.  Most of the time we work with our clients to integrate the equipment they already own into something new.  Many times, that process involves replacing, upgrading, or updating existing equipment and many times all three.

As the new year begins, now is a great time to do a technology inventory. Assess your existing business technology to determine what needs to be replaced, upgraded, and updated. That way, your business will be ready to hit the ground running next year.

When conducting your tech check, consider the following areas:

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Time to Retire Your Printer?

Is it time to retire your printer?

Your printer has been your trusty office partner for years, a diligent workhorse pushing out page after page of printed sheets signaling new deals, fresh marketing initiatives, and revised strategies. Day in and day out, your printer works—and perhaps even flawlessly so.

So why would your business consider investing in new printing solutions when the current office dynamo remains a steady, reliable force?

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Avoiding Tech Hiccups While Traveling

We Ithacans travel A LOT.  And we travel all over the world. Don't think so...just be friendly while traveling mentioning that you're from Ithaca. Inevitably you'll meet someone who has been to or knows someone that has been to our little cross-road of the world. In all our travels, we virtually never fail to run into someone who has some kind of Ithaca connection! Here's some great advice from our friends at HP about prepping for a business or pleasure trip aboad.

The For U.S. business travelers, venturing overseas with indispensable smartphones, notebooks, and tablets can be a confounding hassle given spotty Wi-Fi service, expensive mobile roaming charges, and heightened security measures—not to mention incompatible electrical sockets.

Here's what you need to know before carrying your must-have mobile devices outside the U.S.

To SIM or not to SIM

Your smartphone is the essential business travel device, but using it while traveling internationally can result in a shockingly high bill. Plan ahead to avoid costly data, voice, and texting charges.

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Which Cookies are Good for You?

It’s open to debate which type of cookie is more prevalent today: the bite-sized snack or the byte-sized data pack. Both can make your life simpler and more pleasurable, but both may also come with side effects. Here’s a recipe to keep the cookies in your life from getting the upper hand.

Cookies that are your friends

Cookies are small packets of information that the sites you visit place on your computer, in many cases to improve your browsing experience. They help Amazon remember what you put in your shopping cart and proffer up your credit card number when you check out, for example. These are called “first-party” cookies, because they work directly for the sites you visit.

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Ergo-whatics?

Many of us live at our desks during the workday.  We're encouraging Computing Center employees who are mostly deskbound to move around several times a day.  We're also providing better desk chairs and some workstations that can be used standing or sitting. 

Evolution shaped you to roam free, to set your muscles and cunning to the task of survival on the savannah. But we rarely roam beyond the walls of our office nowadays, wherever it may be, and evolution hasn’t caught up. These quick and easy fixes can help keep your muscles supple and reactions sharp in today’s professional jungle.

Wear the right shoes
Shoes make a bigger difference in the office than one might think and can directly affect the health of our knees, backs and more. The main culprit is high heels. The more often you forsake style in favor of lower heels and good arch support, the less likely you are experience pain later on down the road — especially if you use a standing desk.

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