Blog

7 Ways to speed up your computer for people who don’t know anything about IT

7 Ways to speed up your computer for people who don’t know anything about IT

Computers are simply a matter of 1s and 0s, so why is it that they run like a dream one day and a nightmare the next? The answer comes with a bit of good news and a bit of bad.

The good news is that there are plenty of tricks for IT novices to speed up their computers.

4 Types of malware you should be especially worried about

4 Types of malware you should be especially worried about

Did you know that malware is actually an umbrella term for at least a dozen different kinds of harmful software?

A lot of people use the word “virus” as a catch-all for harmful computer programs, but viruses are limited in the amount of damage they can cause.

Grab a Plate and test your knowledge of Rochester’s most famous dish

Grab a Plate and test your knowledge of Rochester’s most famous dish

The Flour City just celebrated a milestone that we couldn’t let pass without celebration: the 100th anniversary of Alex Tahou opening his restaurant -- and creating the infamous Garbage Plate.

We thought about covering the history of this culinary masterpiece, but so many publications already have.

What to look for in a service level agreement from your IT provider

What to look for in a service level agreement from your IT provider

Anxiety over contracting a third party to handle any part of your day-to-day business is totally understandable. You didn’t put blood, sweat and tears into building a company from the ground up just to hand control over to someone else -- especially over something as critical as IT management.

The latest announcement from Microsoft is a dream come true for SMBs

The latest announcement from Microsoft is a dream come true for SMBs

Have you ever wondered why Microsoft -- a company with sizable market shares in several types of software -- has never rolled all their products into a single package? With the release of Microsoft 365, you can finally put that question to rest.

Announced at the July Inspire conference, this solution combines the Windows 10 operating system, Office 365 Business Premium, and the Enterprise Mobility and Security suite into one, easy-to-manage solution.

5 events you can host to better your community and your business

5 events you can host to better your community and your business

Small businesses and the communities they serve are deeply intertwined. As a small-business owner or employee, there’s no corporate office 100 miles away where you might eventually relocate to, so the success of your community matters because it's your customer base and because it's your home.

Geek speak explained: “Thin clients” and “Zero clients”

Geek speak explained: “Thin clients” and “Zero clients”

Virtualization is a surefire IT strategy for Rochester and Buffalo businesses to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing the capacity of your hardware. But unless you read our guide to virtualization, it’s just technobabble. So rather than rehash a confusing topic, this post will focus on one easy-to-grasp aspect of virtualization that can save you money: Thin and Zero clients.

The best camping spots near Rochester for family trips this summer

The best camping spots near Rochester for family trips this summer

We had an especially nasty winter this year, and most of us are itching to get out and enjoy the sun. Thankfully, we live in one of the best regions in the entire country for camping and hiking! If you’re looking for some terrific spots to spend a weekend away with the family, the Capstone IT team has a few suggestions.

4 Reasons the Petya ransomware was even more dangerous than WannaCry

4 Reasons the Petya ransomware was even more dangerous than WannaCry

At first glance, WannaCry might seem significantly more destructive than the recent Petya ransomware. WannaCry infected over 300,000 computers and collected $130k worth of ransoms, while 80% of Petya infections happened in Ukraine and collected a mere $10k. But the devil is in the details, and we can assure you that Petya is a worthy successor to WannaCry.

What is CRM and why is it good for your business?

What is CRM and why is it good for your business?

Customer relationship management (CRM) is a data-driven approach to managing your company’s interactions with current and prospective customers.

More specifically, CRM software automatically collects information from every IT solution involved in your sales process -- from VoIP call logs to social media interactions -- to create an end-to-end view of your company’s relationship with a customer.

©2017 Capstone Information Technologies Incorporated,
All Rights Reserved.