Contact us today!
866-348-2602

Total Tech Care Blog

Total Tech Care has been serving the Oakland Park area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Higher Education Using Technology to Manage Operations

Higher Education Using Technology to Manage Operations

Have you ever wondered how colleges and universities function at a technological level? With so many students, you might start to think about how these institutions secure data, ensure timely completion of degrees, and closely monitor student retention efforts, all in addition to the normal IT operations that you would see at any business.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Microsoft has been at the forefront of security through their numerous operating systems for decades. As the security of computing systems and communication gets more important, and with threats to that security growing exponentially, the world’s leading software company has made it a point to introduce a new security platform to help people in many walks of life keep their endeavors secure. Today we’ll look at the new security & compliance services that are bundled with the Microsoft 365 cloud platform.

Continue reading
0 Comments

A Brief Dive into Digital Signatures

A Brief Dive into Digital Signatures

Think for a minute the power a signature has. Signatures have started and ended wars, they have committed whole nations of people to rule of law, and they are attached to birth and death. For the individual, the signature is one of the most powerful possessions. You can use it to acquire money, property, and transportation. You use it to enter agreements and to end agreements. With so much importance squarely focused on the signature, it seems curious how people today are now signing documents digitally; but, with the security behind this solution, people won’t have to be on hand to sign with theirs.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: Seven Extensions to Add to Chrome

Tip of the Week: Seven Extensions to Add to Chrome

Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world, and for good reason. The browser has many useful features, largely due to the user’s ability to install ‘extensions’--applications that add to the browser’s functionality or the user’s experience. Once an extension is added to the browser’s toolbar, it is ready for the user to use whenever they need.

Recent comment in this post
Caryn Camacho
Crown is added and fabricated for the happiness of the candidates. The joy of the members of the crown and https://www.toptenwriti... Read More
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 05:39
Continue reading
1 Comment

Security Terms That Every User Needs To Know

Security Terms That Every User Needs To Know

Chances are that you’ve seen quite a lot of stories on the Internet, or in the news, about the many security threats out there. Some of these, including ransomware, exploits, and reluctance to update software, might fly over your head if they’re not part of your everyday business vocabulary. Knowing what these terms mean is of the utmost importance in today’s workplace. We’re here to help you understand what some of these security terms mean for your organization.

Recent comment in this post
Lloyd RCone
I think these security terms are important to learn and thanks a lot for providing us in a superb way. For is reading the historic... Read More
Thursday, 22 November 2018 07:24
Continue reading
1 Comment

Companies that Neglect Updating Web Browsers 2x as Likely to Suffer Data Breach, Study Finds

Companies that Neglect Updating Web Browsers 2x as Likely to Suffer Data Breach, Study Finds

Business has become such a competitive endeavor that those who deprive themselves of the latest and greatest technology solutions could be at a serious disadvantage--namely in terms of productivity and security. A new study shows that there is a direct relationship between businesses that run older versions of operating systems and web browsers, and businesses that fall victim to data breaches.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Don’t Worry, Your Samsung Phone “Winking” at You is Just a Cool Feature

Don’t Worry, Your Samsung Phone “Winking” at You is Just a Cool Feature

If you’re a Samsung smartphone user, have you ever seen a little eyeball symbol appear at the top of the screen? You might notice that it will show up for a minute, and then disappear again. Since this kind of activity usually makes users question what’s going on with their device, let’s get down to the bottom of this weird occurrence.

Continue reading
0 Comments

What Your Software Has in Common With the Food in Your Fridge? An (EOL) End of Life Date

What Your Software Has in Common With the Food in Your Fridge? An (EOL) End of Life Date

It’s a well-known fact that nothing in this world lasts forever (other than Twinkies), and this pertains to your technology more than perhaps anything else. The same solutions that you’ve been working with for years will also need regular updates and improvements in order to stay relevant to your organization.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Your Plate is Full Enough. Updating Software Shouldn’t Be on It

Your Plate is Full Enough. Updating Software Shouldn’t Be on It

Making sure that your company’s software solutions are up-to-date is something that should take priority, but it’s a chore that’s difficult to perform without a little help. How can you make sure that security patches and updates are always implemented, without sacrificing all of the time and effort required to do so? Even if you don’t think you need them, we promise that they are worth your time--or that of your IT staff.

Recent comment in this post
Heidi Morgan
Users of the software always want to keep them on latest versions with their relevant tasks are become efficient in accomplishment... Read More
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 09:34
Continue reading
1 Comment

Outdated Software Puts Voters Personal Information at Risk

Outdated Software Puts Voters Personal Information at Risk

As the U.S. election rapidly approaches, many citizens are strongly concerned with who they’ll vote for. Unfortunately, not enough of these same citizens are nearly as concerned with what they’ll vote on, as the electronic voting machines utilized in many polling places are notoriously insecure to breaches.

Continue reading
0 Comments

3 Talk-to-Text Apps that Get the Job Done

3 Talk-to-Text Apps that Get the Job Done

Mobile platforms have given way to entirely new ways to develop and make use of apps. More business professionals than ever before are relying on their smartphones to get work done while out of the office, but the functionality of the on-screen keyboard interface has some of them stumped on how to stay productive. It’s for this reason that developers have created applications designed to listen to users’ voices, and record them in text format.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Overlooking Your Software Licenses Can Be a Costly Error

Overlooking Your Software Licenses Can Be a Costly Error

If you’re like every other business in the world, you rely on a set of software solutions that you use to ensure that all work gets done properly in your office. In order to effectively use this software, though, users have to purchase a software license, an agreement with the developers pertaining to the use of the software. Without having the proper licensing, your business can no longer access mission-critical applications, which could result in downtime and other risks to your infrastructure.

Continue reading
0 Comments

The Vast Majority of Business Owners that Try Cloud Services Don’t Look Back

The Vast Majority of Business Owners that Try Cloud Services Don’t Look Back

Your business’s productivity suite, be it Google Apps for Work or Microsoft Office 365, is a critical component for your success. These services, when implemented in the cloud, can be major game-changers, and it’s thanks to the convenience of mobile data and application access that have led to such vigor in the development of the cloud.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Alert: 7-Zip Software Can Leave Your System Vulnerable

Alert: 7-Zip Software Can Leave Your System Vulnerable

Software vulnerabilities can cause major issues for individuals and businesses. Cisco’s Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group, which is designed as an organization to “protect consumers from known and emerging threats,” has found such a vulnerability with 7zip.

Continue reading
0 Comments

A Checklist of 40 Microsoft Software Titles Reaching End of Life/Extended Support in July 2016

A Checklist of 40 Microsoft Software Titles Reaching End of Life/Extended Support in July 2016

What kind of Microsoft products does your business use on a regular basis? If you can’t answer this question, you could be in trouble when it comes time to update your crucial applications and operating systems. This is a necessary part of working with technology; if your software can’t be considered secure, you need to upgrade to a more recent, better-functioning tool, or find yourself in a dangerous situation.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Think Strategically When Upgrading Your Workstations

b2ap3_thumbnail_upgrade_your_it_400.jpgWith technology growing faster than most businesses can keep up with, organizations have to continuously upgrade their solutions in order to maintain a semblance of modernity. The only issue with this is that many businesses can’t keep up, simply because they don’t have a team that’s dedicated to this important task. What technology upgrades should be made a top priority, and why?

Continue reading
0 Comments

What If You Could Dodge the Capital Expenses of the Latest Technologies?

b2ap3_thumbnail_save_your_company_money_400.jpgFinding the kind of IT management that your business deserves isn’t always easy, especially for the small or medium-sized business that works with a limited budget. Sometimes it might feel like you’re paying an exorbitant amount for the services you’re receiving. Well, it’s actually much easier to get the prices and services you deserve, all thanks to the advent of managed IT services and technology as a service offerings.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: Taking a Screenshot is Ridiculously Easy

b2ap3_thumbnail_screenshot_pc_400.jpgSometimes explaining issues with your technology to someone over the phone is difficult at best. To help your tech support better understand the issue you’re dealing with, provide screenshots to help with your explanations. All you have to do to take a screenshot is hit a few keys. Here’s how it’s done.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Tip of the Week: Take Advantage of Notepad’s Text-to-Audio Feature

computer_that_talks_400.jpgSome people talk to their computers, but not like they would speak to another human being. We coax it into doing it what we want, or we curse it out when it doesn’t. A day may come when artificial intelligence has progressed so far that we won’t be able to distinguish a computerized conversation from a normal one; but it is not this day. Until that glorious day comes, we’ll have to settle for these two methods to interact verbally with your PC.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Ready or Not, Windows Server 2003 is Scheduled to Fade July 2015

b2ap3_thumbnail_get_rid_of_windows_server_2003_400.jpgSmall business owners, beware. On July 14th 2015, Microsoft will stop supporting the aging server operating system, Windows Server 2003. If your business is still operating servers using this outdated OS, you need to upgrade away from it before the end-of-support date. If you don’t, you run the risk of hacks and security discrepancies.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Free Consultation

      Sign up today for a
      FREE Network Consultation

      How secure is your IT infrastructure?
      Let us evaluate it for free!

      Sign up Now!

      Free Consultation
       

      Tag Cloud

      Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Cloud Privacy Hosted Solutions Business Computing Hackers Backup Microsoft Business Google Malware Network Security Internet Efficiency Innovation Email Mobile Devices Software User Tips Data Workplace Tips Productivity Productivity Disaster Recovery Hardware Business Continuity IT Services VoIP communications Browser Smartphone Smartphones Windows 10 Android Computer Miscellaneous Network Server Business Management Upgrade Tech Term Chrome Office Outsourced IT Managed IT Services Save Money Cloud Computing Virtualization Cybercrime Windows Computers Small Business Data Backup Communication Social Media Hacking Holiday IT Support Managed Service Provider Automation Microsoft Office Alert IT Support Data Recovery Managed IT Services Windows 10 Ransomware Telephone Systems Internet of Things Operating System Social Engineering Mobility Gadgets Employer-Employee Relationship Recovery Collaboration Artificial Intelligence Quick Tips BYOD Mobile Device Mobile Device Management Router Law Enforcement Facebook Health Cybersecurity Money Mobile Computing Passwords Spam Remote Monitoring Application Applications Saving Money Users Office 365 App BDR How To Information Technology Private Cloud Phishing VPN Wi-Fi Marketing Password Information Bandwidth Networking Office Tips Gmail Big Data Settings Word HaaS Managed IT Bring Your Own Device Data Management Two-factor Authentication Flexibility Work/Life Balance Remote Computing Mouse IT solutions Entertainment Website Encryption Budget Google Drive Avoiding Downtime Training The Internet of Things Lithium-ion battery Wireless Save Time Data Protection Human Resources Firewall Cleaning Virtual Reality Vulnerability Paperless Office Apps WiFi Scam Education Data Breach Managed Service USB Staff Connectivity Safety User Error Sports Meetings Redundancy Keyboard Hacker Government Data Security Voice over Internet Protocol History Cryptocurrency Fraud Value DDoS Document Management Spam Blocking Solid State Drive Electronic Medical Records Wireless Technology Downtime Environment Hiring/Firing Data storage Fax Server Virus Automobile Botnet Comparison Unified Threat Management Data Storage Computer Accessories Computing Infrastructure Virtual Assistant CES Access Control SaaS Business Intelligence Patch Management Network Congestion Telephone System Windows 7 Content Management Social Worker Apple Machine Learning IT Management Printer Battery End of Support Shadow IT Bluetooth Servers Blockchain Software as a Service Legal eWaste Physical Security IT Plan Internet Exlporer Retail Hard Drives Unsupported Software HIPAA Update PDF IT Consultant Instant Messaging Robot Excel Charger Wearable Technology Humor Google Docs Proactive IT Augmented Reality Biometrics Telephony OneNote Identity Theft Computer Care Best Practice Infrastructure YouTube Risk Management Display Samsung Black Market Experience HBO Password Manager Analytics Business Owner Knowledge Start Menu Smart Tech Multi-Factor Security NarrowBand Wiring Security Cameras Customer Relationship Management Cache Biometric Security Best Available Data loss Search Leadership iPhone Music Safe Mode WIndows 7 Analyitcs Outlook Business Mangement Tools Practices Trending SharePoint Camera Programming Smartwatch Customer Service Wireless Internet 5G Screen Mirroring Amazon How to Loyalty Distributed Denial of Service Files Troubleshooting File Sharing Frequently Asked Questions Recycling Hosted Computing Windows 10s Chromecast Warranty Employee Wire OLED Windows 8 Cast Amazon Web Services webinar Windows Media Player Colocation Books Uninterrupted Power Supply IT service Business Technology User Tip of the week Criminal PowerPoint Inventory Public Cloud Employer Employee Relationship Antivirus Administrator Monitor Digital Signage Smart Office Cabling Tablet Online Shopping Assessment Conferencing Emergency Domains Managing Stress Windows Server 2008 Travel Specifications Going Green Microchip Reputation Streaming Media Maintenance Default App Evernote Cameras Television Content Tech Support Bloatware Authentication Google Search Audit Millennials Techology Laptop Search Engine Customers IaaS IT Infrastructure Tablets Wireless Charging Public Computer Audiobook People Entrepreneur Nanotechnology Net Neutrality Computer Fan Workforce Rootkit Touchpad Bing Shortcut HVAC Investment Cables Printer Server Politics Workers Advertising Transportation Mobile Office Cost Management Flash Social Networking ISP FENG Telecommuting Vendor Management Help Desk Notifications Enterprise Content Management ROI Cortana IBM Benefits MSP Sync Digital Signature Devices Cryptomining Remote Work Shortcuts Relocation Password Management Memory Software Tips Google Apps Supercomputer Emails Smart Technology Accountants Virtual Desktop Thought Leadership Database Video Games Running Cable Vendor NIST Worker Commute Current Events Netflix Two Factor Authentication Remote Worker Skype Addiction Manufacturing Consultant Science Root Cause Analysis Credit Cards Scalability

      Top Blog

      The reasoning for this is simple: you want to make sure that operations are proceeding as intended, even if you’re not there. If you completely check out from the workplace every time you leave, you could return from your vacation to a complete and total disaster that may have been prevented with y...
      QR-Code