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Are you prepared? Microsoft declared Windows 7 end of life in January 2020; we are now extending the notifications so everyone can take action to remain productive and secure before it's too late. Starting January 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide updates or support for PCs running on Windows 7. End of support means that your Windows 7 & Office 2010 software will no longer work...

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Using old systems can prove to be problematic as it increases bottlenecks in workflow, efficiency, and costs. A lot of times, most of us learn to live with the odd characteristics of our PCs to the point of embracing its errored impulses. We know which parts work, which parts don’t, and when we need to wiggle the USB plug to make it connect properly. As a...

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It has been reported that recently, a hacker devised a way to control a person's smartphone - through their USB cable they use to charge their smartphone. The hacker, who works at Verizon Media and goes by the Twitter handle @_MG_, created the tool to highlight outstanding security risks surrounding modern technology. To do this, he took a standard Apple USB Lightning cable and altered...

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Recently, it has been reported that consumers are being tracked by Amazon. In this day and age, it comes as no surprise. Have you ever experienced a time where there was something you had in mind that you were interested in purchasing, only to find ads that matched what you were looking for? Amazon, a company that has been considered trust-worthy thus far, has now...

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Managed service providers (MSPs) for many businesses, are thought of as a type of Insurance, but why is that? Insurance is an entity that is present just in case you need it, but managed services are a service you’ll actually use more often. There are different Service Level Agreements (SLAs) that can be written quite similarly to an Insurance policy, but it is up to...

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GCS IT specializes in working with a vast array of industries, from insurance agencies and medical offices, to marketing firms and steel manufacturers. In this article, we're going to look at how helpful and beneficial it is to have an MSP for your business. What is a MSP? A Managed Service Provider is an Information Technology (IT) service provider that manages and assumes responsibility for providing a...

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When we talk about telecommunications, the focus is always on the benefits users are going to enjoy using and how the features are going to make things easier & completely change how users think about VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone systems. What you don’t often hear about is that not all installments go as smoothly as you’d hope– more often than providers would like...

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Managed Service Providers, or MSP’s, have a collaborative relationship that offers your business the ability to implement more efficient processes and technologies. This can also reduce your overall  I.T. costs significantly as a whole.  Many businesses have at least one IT person dedicated to handling all of the vast array of IT issues; others have no IT support of any kind. The idea of having at...

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Business owners don’t realize that wearing too many hats, or taking on too many roles for their business, can really affect their performance.   Sometimes we become accustomed to juggling several hats to keep the company on track. Although multi-tasking is helpful in working toward achieving more, the truth is that wearing multiple hats can actually cause a 40 percent drop in productivity. Every time you switch...

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