FCC Decision on Net Neutrality and What That Means

FCC Decision on Net Neutrality and What That Means

What is going on with Net Neutrality? Simply put, the FCC decided to lift the regulations they imposed on the Internet in 2015. While it is debatable when the Internet actually started, the first version of the Internet was introduced in the late 1960’s. So, for the...
Choosing the Right Computer

Choosing the Right Computer

Looking for a new computer but not sure what to buy? Follow these tips to help you make the right choice. If you are unsure or a little confused, come into our shop. We will give you free advice on the computer that is best suited for you. How are you going to use the...
How to Save Battery Life on a Smartphone

How to Save Battery Life on a Smartphone

Battery life seem a little short on you smartphone? Here is one tip to help save battery life. Many apps keep running in the background even when they are not open. This is a good thing for receiving email, social media posts, reminders, etc., when you want to be...
What is phishing anyway?

What is phishing anyway?

Phishing is a word to describe how hackers gather personal information from you in order to steal your identity or other scam. Most phishing is done with phony emails or deceptive web sites. These emails and sites often look legitimate and often contain company logos...
Social Media Engagement

Social Media Engagement

By Jim Hauer, Owner HCS Tech and Marc Jackson, Social Media Expert I have to admit that as a person who remembers seeing the Beatles live on the Ed Sullivan Show, social media is a bit of a mystery to me. I have been having conversations with Marc Jackson who has...
Cloud Services

Cloud Services

By Jim Hauer, Owner, HCS Tech   I’ve heard about the cloud but it’s not really for us, is it?   Cloud services are here to stay until the next major technology innovation comes along. If you are not taking full advantage of cloud technology you are spending too much...
Buying one computer at a time

Buying one computer at a time

By: Jim Hauer, Owner HCS Tech   We buy one or two computers a year, depending on when they break or just get too slow.   Buying a computer or two every year sounds like a reasonable way to budget, but you end up with computers that range in age as much 3-7 years, a...
Buying too much computer

Buying too much computer

By Jim Hauer, Owner, HCS Tech This is blog number 4 in a 10 part series on mistakes small businesses make when it comes to managing their IT. For an overview of 10 mistakes (and believe me there are more than 10) check out the opening blog here.   The guy at the store...
Budgeting for IT

Budgeting for IT

Budgeting for IT   By Jim Hauer, Owner, HCS Tech   This is mistake number three (in no particular order) that small businesses make. It is the third part of my 10 overheard IT mistakes common to most Small Businesses.   It’s too hard to budget or plan for IT so we...
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