Two Steps to a Clean Desktop

October 19th is Destop Organization Day, a day devoted to creating order on your computer desktop screen. Think of it as spring cleaning for your computer! You may be feeling overwhelmed at how to go about starting the organization process, especially if your desktop looks like this: With a few simple changes and about fifteen […]

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What to Ask IT Before Choosing BYOD

BYOD (bring your own device) is great. There is something great about having access to your work information anywhere you are. If a coworker calls you while you’re out with questions, all of your emails and files can be right at your fingertips. Especially if you’re in a position where you are out of the […]

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Is it Bluetooth or WiFi?

In our world, there are two forms of data transmission: Bluetooth and WiFi. Both accomplish very different things, yet can easily be confused. WiFi and Bluetooth can be found on basically every smartphone, laptop, or tablet, and both are used to transmit data wirelessly. They can be used separately or in conjunction with one another. […]

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Mac vs. PC: What’s the Difference?

There are Mac people. There are PC people. There are people who have no clue. To begin showing you the similarities and differences between the two, we must establish some things. “Mac” is referring to Apple and operating systems. “PC,” which stands for “personal computer,” will be referring to Windows operating systems. Because of PC’s definition, […]

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What is IoT?

If you’re looking into any tech-related news or articles lately, you’ll recognize the acronym “IoT.” Just about everything is somehow related to IoT or mentioning IoT or hey, maybe they’re just throwing in “IoT” to seem relevant. After a solid two months of scanning article after article and title after title referencing IoT, I had […]

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Uncovering Shadow IT

It’s on your computers. It’s on your smartphones. It’s on your devices. It’s shadow IT , and it could be lurking in your office. Shadow IT may not be the scariest sounding thing, but trust that it’s capabilities can cause great problems–or great success–for your company. First thing’s first, what is shadow IT? Shadow IT […]

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Heart Marks the Spot: Heart Technologies Celebrates Oktoberfest

On Thursday, October 1, Heart Technologies joined the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce for their Business Expo, called Oktoberfest, at Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria. This year’s theme was “X Marks the Spot,” and in true Heart fashion, we went all out to create a fun, interactive booth to show visitors that we’re “‘Hook’ed on […]

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Managing BYOD in Schools

BYOD, or bring your own device, is a common practice in offices. This trend is now popping up in schools as well. BYOD means that students bring their own devices (laptops, smartphones, or tablets) and access the Internet or school network by the school’s WiFi connection. Schools can require specifications–such as RAM, software, and hardware–for […]

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Our Kids Online: Building & Protecting Their Digital Footprints

Every parent worries about their child online, and with good reason. With an excess of security and data breaches lately, it’s clear that many adults do not how to properly and/or safely use the Internet. How can we expect our kids, who have so much to learn and much more growing and developing to do, […]

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Getting Schooled in IT Managed Services

If your school is looking into expanding its technology efforts, then IT managed services should be high on that list. Utilizing a company’s IT managed services offers full support options for scalable technology solutions at a fraction of what it would cost for your school to implement the same services independently. Schools have so many […]

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