IT Support Blog

Fewer Computers and More Tablets Being Bought this Year

2013 could be the year many people forget about their home computer and spend most of their time on a tablet device, according to a new survey by Gartner Inc.

On the corporate side, we’re seeing more tablets being used in offices across the GTA in addition to work PCs, however this study predicts that at home, consumers will be getting rid of their PCs altogether.

Do you need 8GB of RAM in your computer?

When I quote out computers to my clients, I ensure that they always have at least 8GB of RAM in their desktops or laptops. Several of my clients have wondered about this practice at TDCNet. I wanted to explain the reasoning behind our recommendation.

As applications get more and more advanced, they need more and more memory and resources in order to function efficiently.

Quick Productivity Tip

We sometimes forget that the simplest things with computers can really save time and improve productivity.

I had a great example of this today. I use the calculator on my computer all the time. I was finding I was wasting time searching for under accessories after going into the start menu.

Office 2013 is here (whether you like it or not)

Just when you thought you were finally getting everyone onto the same version of Microsoft Office, a new version is out – Microsoft Office 2013.

Why does that matter to you? Well, if you’re buying a computer today, you are almost forced to go with Office 2013. Let me explain why.

Don’t tell me you don’t have time for time management

I have a bit of a different post today. I was offered the chance to participate in the 2nd Annual International Leadership Blogathon and chose to write about time management.

You'll find my post by clicking here. If you like it, please take the time to Tweet it or share it on Facebook and LinkedIn.

I hope you'll "have time" to let me know what you think!

Written by Brendan Howe

Your Internet Should Never Go Down

Ever had an Internet outage at your business? Read on because it should never happen.

All our businesses are so completely dependent on our Internet connections these days that if that goes down, things come to a standstill. That can cost you thousands of dollars in lost productivity, reputation and missed opportunities.

Should you stick with Blackberry?

If you currently have a Blackberry, you’re probably in one of two camps:

You’ve always used Blackberry, gotten used to it and couldn’t imagine switching to a different device.
You’re a great Canadian and loyal Blackberry user who wants to support the company to see it succeed.

When we recommend computers for our clients…

Our customers often wonder why we choose to only sell Lenovo laptops and desktops.

When I want to choose a workstation for my customer, I want to ensure they get four things from it, powerful technology, long-term reliability, a 3 year-warranty, and ultra-portability.

How often should I replace my office computers?

This is a great question, but from my reviews of numerous businesses over the years, one not asked often enough it seems.

The best practice would be to replace the computer when the warranty expires. For the corporate grade desktops or laptops we recommend, standard warranty coverage is 3 years from the date of purchase.