DatCom Blog

DatCom has been serving the Tyler area since 2004, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

The Pros and Cons of Automating Business Processes

The Pros and Cons of Automating Business Processes

Most industries utilize automation to at least some degree. With plenty of benefits that can be taken advantage of, businesses need to remember that they still must be careful about implementing these systems, as failing to do so could cause downtime and negatively impact productivity. Here are some of the major benefits and detriments that your organizations should consider when examining automation.

0 Comments
Continue reading

The Rise of Machine Learning for Small Businesses

The Rise of Machine Learning for Small Businesses

A.I. is one of those technologies that captivates the imagination with endless possibilities. You can’t turn your head these days without using something integrated with early artificial intelligence. Machine learning platforms, which are very rudimentary forms of A.I. are now being used to improve many of the tools a small business uses. Today, we will briefly go into what machine learning is and how small businesses are using it to their advantage.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Reduce Setup Costs with IT Consulting

Reduce Setup Costs with IT Consulting

It’s always exciting when the idea of a business becomes real by finding a space to conduct operations. It’s extra exciting when a business has outgrown its space and has to move into a new space. Whatever situation you are encountering, it can be excruciatingly difficult to affordably move into new offices.

0 Comments
Continue reading

How to Properly Assess Your Technology Needs

How to Properly Assess Your Technology Needs

Nothing lasts forever, especially not the technology that a business relies on to function. Between typical wear and tear and the always-improving trajectory that the technology industry follows, you will likely need to actively evaluate your needs and what you resultantly need to obtain. Today, we’ll walk you through how this technology assessment should be shaped.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Using a QR Code to Log In

Using a QR Code to Log In

Passwords are still an incredibly valuable part of security, but it’s becoming quite difficult to maximize network security through passwords alone. Even if you somehow manage to sell the idea of network security to your staff, whether or not they follow through is another thing entirely. It’s critical that you make it as easy as possible for your employees to stay secure, and that’s where scannable QR codes come in.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tip of the Week: Which Storage is Better for Your Needs?

Tip of the Week: Which Storage is Better for Your Needs?

Keeping your company’s data safe is extremely important no matter where it is stored. Making the decision to store data in the cloud or in an in-house server is just one consideration you need to make. Today, we will compare these two options to help you select the one is right for your business.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tip of the Week: Sync Your Inboxes with IMAP

Tip of the Week: Sync Your Inboxes with IMAP

How many emails do you send on a daily basis? You use it so frequently that you might not second-guess how it actually works. Depending on the way your business uses email, you might be able to optimize the way that it works for your mobile devices. There are two types of protocol that work to varying degrees for your email solution.

0 Comments
Continue reading

What to Expect from IT in 2018

What to Expect from IT in 2018

As one of the most famous head coaches in NFL history, Vince Lombardi has several quotes that can be applied to success. One particular statement to note is “If you are five minutes early, you are already ten minutes late.” As it turns out, this quote inadvertently refers to technology. The technology industry moves a mile-a-minute and businesses are always looking for ways to innovate and make significant improvements to technology.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Is Your IT Holding Up Its End Of The Bargain?

Is Your IT Holding Up Its End Of The Bargain?

As you design your business’ IT infrastructure, it is important that you look months and years into the future, rather than just what you need in the moment. A good managed service provider will understand that--which makes it your job to find a good one. The following questions will help to more quickly narrow down your search to find the best provider for your needs.

0 Comments
Continue reading

There’s a Better Way to Approach Technology Than Fixing What Breaks

There’s a Better Way to Approach Technology Than Fixing What Breaks

Technology is a major factor that can determine your business’s fate, yet some organizations don’t necessarily recognize IT problems before they make themselves apparent. Unfortunately, by the time you notice any issues with your IT, they are usually turning into problems that cause your business considerable troubles. To keep issues from evolving into major problems, it’s up to you to ensure that your technology is maintained in a proactive fashion.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Advice for Passing Your Next IT Audit With Flying Colors

Advice for Passing Your Next IT Audit With Flying Colors

Most people think of audits and immediately cringe, but the fact of the matter is that businesses wanting to maximize output can really benefit from an audit. Audits can be great ways to ensure that a business’ priorities are being given their due attention, and that best practices are being utilized. An audit of your IT infrastructure and network can go a long way toward helping you determine if there are changes you need to make in order to maximize the profitability of your organization.

0 Comments
Continue reading

3 Reasons Why it’s High Time to Give the Cloud a Chance

3 Reasons Why it’s High Time to Give the Cloud a Chance

If you haven’t implemented cloud computing for your business yet… why? We understand that you can’t throw caution to the wind, but it’s really in your best interest to invest in the cloud. Doing so can allow your organization to experience unprecedented periods of enhanced operations and growth in the future. We’ll dispel three of the most common misconceptions about the cloud so that you can make the best decision possible for your business.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Webinars Take the Excuses Out of Missing Meetings

Webinars Take the Excuses Out of Missing Meetings

For today’s businesses, displaying your organizational authority is crucial to success. Whether it’s McDonald’s with fast food burgers, Chevrolet with cars and trucks, or Walmart for everything else, the message you put out there is seemingly as important as the services you provide. For small businesses, this becomes even more crucial. For example, if you run a hardware store, you likely can’t compete with the prices of the big box stores, but you can bring to the table something of greater value to the consumer: your knowledge.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tip of the Week: 4 Easy Ways to Make Working Remotely Work for You

Tip of the Week: 4 Easy Ways to Make Working Remotely Work for You

Working remotely is made much easier thanks to today’s modern technology solutions. Many organizations have at least part of their workforce working remotely, but without the proper support, remote work wouldn’t be possible. With the latest technology and a couple of best practices, the remote worker can be just as productive, if not more so, than the in-house worker.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Privacy Cloud Business Computing Network Security Hackers User Tips Microsoft Google Hosted Solutions Tech Term Backup Malware Internet Business Software Data Backup Mobile Devices Hardware Innovation Data Email Smartphones Communications Business Continuity VoIP Android Small Business Smartphone Workplace Tips Data Recovery Computer IT Services Communication Disaster Recovery Managed IT Services Ransomware Cloud Computing Router Artificial Intelligence Cybersecurity Browser Law Enforcement Windows 10 Alert Chrome Outsourced IT Windows 10 Cybercrime Network Productivity How To Applications Computers Office 365 Business Management Internet of Things Efficiency Password IT Support Money Collaboration Windows Miscellaneous Server Gadgets Information Virtualization Mobile Device Word Holiday Saving Money Social Media BDR Productivity Spam Facebook Wi-Fi Passwords Managed IT Services Telephone Systems Keyboard Operating System Phishing Microsoft Office BYOD Voice over Internet Protocol Save Money Government App Connectivity Data Security Managed Service Flexibility Apps Two-factor Authentication Mobility Data Protection Vulnerability Quick Tips Avoiding Downtime Social Engineering Settings Office Mobile Device Management Work/Life Balance Website Public Cloud Servers Identity Theft Scam Networking Office Tips Infrastructure Remote Monitoring Paperless Office Encryption Entertainment Google Drive Human Resources Spam Blocking Upgrade Machine Learning VPN IT Plan Business Intelligence Virtual Assistant Remote Computing Managed IT Fraud Access Control Update Bring Your Own Device Botnet Automation Unsupported Software Telephone System Telephony CES Windows 7 Software as a Service Data Breach Health Sports Data Storage Content Management Data Management Google Docs Private Cloud Legal Bandwidth End of Support OneNote Employer-Employee Relationship IT Management HaaS Comparison Blockchain Redundancy Recovery eWaste Social Excel Best Practice Hosted Computing Remote Worker Internet exploMicrosoft Search Engine Physical Security History FCC Big Data Tools Instant Messaging Cache Warranty IT Support Specifications Value Wireless Safe Mode Computer Fan Sync Evernote Electronic Medical Records Data loss Criminal Experience Charger Users Hybrid Cloud HVAC Vendor Tip of the week Credit Cards Inventory IBM Wiring Knowledge Password Manager HIPAA Bing Netflix Virtual Reality Title II Downtime Wireless Internet Printer webinar Staff The Internet of Things Wireless Charging Network Congestion Screen Mirroring Cleaning Information Technology Enterprise Content Management Display Windows 10s Windows Server 2008 Hacking Supercomputer Devices Unified Threat Management Business Mangement Budget YouTube Help Desk HBO Worker Commute Online Accountants MSP Root Cause Analysis Hiring/Firing Wire Mouse Conferencing Battery Millennials FENG Scalability Cortana Mobile Computing IT Consultant Cast Black Market Multi-Factor Security Music Computer Care Password Management Security Cameras Automobile Amazon Authentication Thought Leadership Search WiFi Gmail Advertising Company Culture Outlook Telecommuting File Sharing Risk Management Internet Exlporer Administrator Emails Software Tips Education Workforce Digital Signature Firewall Skype Content Travel Google Apps Camera Leadership Trending Wearable Technology NIST Hacker Solid State Drive Flash Amazon Web Services Nanotechnology Apple How to Recycling Training Managing Stress Shortcuts Frequently Asked Questions Document Management Remote Work Practices Patch Management Augmented Reality Meetings Workers Politics Smart Office Microchip Computing Infrastructure Net Neutrality PDF Start Menu Audiobook iPhone Techology Addiction USB Samsung Marketing Cryptocurrency Audit Video Games Online Shopping Smart Tech Current Events Vendor Management Save Time Safety Bluetooth IT solutions Television CrashOverride Managed Service Provider Troubleshooting Shadow IT Transportation Books Public Computer Loyalty Wireless Technology Benefits Worker Hosted Solution SaaS Smart Technology Rootkit Business Owner Emergency Employer Employee Relationship Compliance Twitter Two Factor Authentication Computer Accessories Webinar Content Filtering Assessment Regulation Printers Smartwatch