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We specialize in solutions that safeguard and protect your data and keep operations running smoothly.

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When you just want IT to work!

There are a lot of computer shops out there that you can call up to fix an issue or install a piece of equipment. They might be able to get you out of crisis mode, but they aren’t looking at the full picture.

At Techworks Consulting, we understand business. We consult. We provide solutions to solve everyday challenges. We just happen to fix computers as well.

We believe (and have proven) that if you proactively manage technology, run maintenance religiously, and monitor a business network, everyday issues and downtime will be greatly reduced.

This is what makes us different than your typical tech support company. Sure, we can fix computer issues when you have them, but our specialty is preventing them in the first place.

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        Your engineer was excellent in helping me resolve an outstanding issue at one of our remote sites. He was extremely knowledgeable, and very courteous and polite as we worked to resolve the issue. Every time I work with Techworks, I receive top-notch service, and I have always been satisfied with the outcome. I wish working with all my other vendors and consultants was as easy.

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      Latest Blogs

      How to Build a Better Backup Strategy for Your Business

      Defining Disasters

      Any business, particularly those that are reliant on their technology solutions, are susceptible to a variety of disasters. These disasters can be split into three categories: natural disasters, technological disasters, and human disasters.

      Natural Disasters - With effectively every environment on the planet having one form of extreme weather or another, these events are always a risk for a business. Whether a business needs to contend with flooding, severe storms, earthquakes, or any other extreme environmental event, these kinds of disasters can have very real business ramifications if not mitigated.

      Technological Disasters - While there are some ways to reduce the risk of a technological disaster striking your business, like maintaining your hardware to ensure it doesn’t fail or keeping your critical applications up to date, others are unfortunately out of your control. For instance, if your power goes out, it’s unlikely that operations can continue, and any unsaved data from before your systems died will be lost. What if your suppliers make a mistake, and leave you without a critical component to your processes? These kinds of events can easily suspend operations.

      Human Disaster - Unfortunately, one of the key components of your company is also the thing that can cause the widest variety of issues in your operations. From workplace accidents to human error to issues with former employees, your business is arguably most vulnerable from the inside. Of course, there are some disasters that can arise from typical events going awry… What happens when one of your key employees needs to go on an extended leave of absence?

      Which Risks Concern You?

      Each of these can have serious consequences to your business, its processes, and ultimately, its success. However, your level of risk for each will vary. This means that the first consideration you make is which events will have the greatest impact on your operations. Once you’ve established this, you are ready to tackle the rest of your plan with your priorities more effectively planned out.

      What Your Strategy Should Cover

      As you prepare your business for a potential disaster in the future, you need to focus your efforts toward accomplishing three benchmark goals:

      • Protecting your employees and infrastructure
      • Preserving your data and proprietary information
      • Permitting operations to be resumed quickly (if not maintaining business continuity through the disaster)

      With these goals in mind, you need to take everything in your business into account before you run into an issue, putting measures into effect proactively. This means your backup plan needs to address how your data backups are to be managed and maintained, that your backup will remain operational throughout the disaster, and any processes that your business will need to replace resources after the disaster has ended.

      Preparing the Business as a Whole

      You should also be sure to keep the entire team in the loop as far as backup procedures are concerned, as well as what to do in case of disaster. Not only is there a chance that one of them may have to enact it, new employees are going to need someone to introduce them to your business’ processes.

      Furthermore, as your business continues to develop over time, you should regularly return to your backups and reevaluate the data you’re protecting, and how it ties into your greater business continuity and disaster recovery.

      You Need to Prioritize Your Backup Plan

      There’s no getting around the fact that the initial process can be hugely time-consuming... but, since it is also hugely important, it is not something you can neglect.

      At Techworks Consulting, we have considerable experience with data backups, and can leverage that experience to assist you with yours. Give us a call at 631-285-1527 to learn more about preparing your business for a worst-case scenario.

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      How to Prevent a Virtual Assistant from Compromising Your Security

      From Apple’s Siri, to the Google Assistant, to Microsoft’s Cortana, to Amazon’s Alexa, these voice-activated solutions have appeared in our computers, our mobile devices, and in stand-alone devices.

      As they have become more commonplace, they have grown in capabilities. Many of these capabilities are admittedly well-suited for the workplace - but the always-on microphones that these devices rely on to function make many pauses. After all, there’s the potential for sensitive data to be sent along to a third party if it is merely spoken aloud in this device’s presence.

      This has created a quandary for those wishing to leverage these devices - do the benefits outweigh the potential risks of such an implementation?

      Here, we’ve assembled a few considerations that should help make these risks less of a factor.

      Just Another Internet of Things Device

      The risks inherent in Internet of Things devices have been clearly documented. One notable example was the Mirai botnet, which enslaved IoT devices to power its attacks. Furthermore, it seems to be easy to forget that these virtual assistants are simply another Internet-connected device.

      However, if you keep that in mind, you may find it much simpler to outline policies for these devices that can help to reduce your potential security risk. For instance, if there is a location in your office where sensitive information is spoken aloud, a virtual assistant shouldn’t be placed there. Furthermore, you don’t want to put your business’ network at risk, so it would make more sense to establish a secondary wireless network for these devices to use. That way, even if these devices are infiltrated, the rest of your network isn’t made vulnerable as a result.

      Whose Devices are They?

      Data privacy and ownership is a big deal in business, which could potentially complicate our issue further. Let’s say an employee were to bring in their own virtual assistant. While this may reduce the business’ capital investment into the use of a virtual assistant, there are a lot of concerns regarding security and privacy. How can you enforce data privacy if the data is being accessed by a device that you can’t control?

      Policies Are Your Greatest Asset

      In order to keep your business safe, while still embracing the benefits that virtual assistants can bring to the workplace, you need to set firm controls on how they can be used. There should be the assumption that one of these devices can always be listening, leading to a policy of keeping these assistants out of areas where sensitive information is regularly discussed.

      This awareness should also spread over to your other devices. There are already plenty of microphones and potential vulnerabilities in the office. Phones can have their firmware hacked, and laptops can have monitoring software installed without your knowledge.

      Techworks Consulting can help you be sure that your business remains secure against a variety of threats while still enjoying the use of different technologies. Call us at 631-285-1527 to learn more.

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      Tip of the Week: A Few Tips That Will Help You Boost Your Windows 10 Speed

      Before we begin, you should always work with your IT resource to make sure that any tips we suggest will work for you.

      Eliminating Bloatware
      While you’re going about your business, you might notice that you’ve picked up a couple pieces of software that weren’t there before. Or, perhaps you’ve noticed some on your computer that have been there for a long time, but you’re not sure how long. In this case, it’s possible that you have acquired “bloatware” or “adware.” While these programs aren’t necessarily harmful, they can eat up system resources and create slowdown. IT should be able to identify these programs and wipe them from your infrastructure, considerably boosting computing speeds.

      Adjust the Power Settings
      Windows 10 comes with a built-in power saving setting, but it’s not necessarily the answer you’re looking for. This setting cuts your device’s processes to a minimum to conserve energy, which makes more resource-intensive tasks more difficult. Since most desktops are plugged into the wall anyway, the chance to use the power saving function isn’t really there. To improve the way Windows 10 works on your laptop, just stick to the “Balanced” power option when unplugged, then switch to “High” when power is available.

      Kill Windows Tips and Tricks
      We know it’s a little odd to recommend disabling Windows Tips and Tricks, but there are several good reasons to do so. The most important one is that Windows is referencing your usage for these capabilities, meaning that your device’s performance could suffer. You can disable this by clicking the Start button > Settings > System > Notifications & actions. Under this, you want to select Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows. You want to deactivate this option.

      Restart Your Device
      You should always restart your device before assuming that anything is ever wrong with it. When you restart your device, you are wiping unneeded memory usage and stopping unnecessary background processes. Restarting your device gives you the chance to start the day with a blank slate.

      For more great tips and tricks, be sure to subscribe to our blog.

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      Business disasters come in all shapes and sizes, which makes it all the more important that you take the time to prepare for those that your business may be susceptible to. This strategy needs to contain numerous considerations, based on the scenario at hand. After all, ther...

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      Techworks Consulting Donates Computer Equipment to Children and Families in Need

      In collaboration with The Child Center of NY and City National Rochdale, Techworks provided time and equipment to donate to underserved families and children.

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