We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Don't wait any longer. Get started today!

Ferrum Technology Services Blog

Ferrum Technology Services has been serving the Elgin area since 2007, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

In-House Networking: Cabling Considerations

In-House Networking: Cabling Considerations

Depending on the technology, you might find that a wired connection will serve you better than a wireless one. Therefore, it becomes critical to know how to connect various cables to endpoints around your office. Today, we wanted to give you three practices that will help you ensure that cables are laid effectively and efficiently in your office. By sticking to these, you’ll be able to connect components to your network with ease.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tip of the Week: 4 Frontline Password and Security Tips

Tip of the Week: 4 Frontline Password and Security Tips

If you want to secure your online accounts, then this starts with proper password practices. A good password can make all the difference in securing an account, and despite us constantly advocating for additional solutions and security measures, you should never discredit the importance of a password. Let’s go over some of the best ways you can use better passwords in your day-to-day lives.

0 Comments
Continue reading

How to Apply a Security Policy that Works

How to Apply a Security Policy that Works

The modern business is faced with countless challenges that threaten its existence, many of which stem from the problems associated with network security. If a business doesn’t have policies, procedures, and solutions in place that protect its data and network, it is making a fatal mistake. Here are five suggestions we have for how you can ensure your network is best protected from security threats.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Why a Rough Economy Always Seems to Precede a Tech Boom

Why a Rough Economy Always Seems to Precede a Tech Boom

If nothing else is certain, then you can bet that the need to improve circumstances or processes gives birth to innovations of all types. Technology has proven this time and again, as new solutions have emerged to solve previously unsolvable issues and challenges not only in the workplace, but in society as a whole. Let’s examine how economic difficulty has driven innovation, specifically in the technology sector.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tip of the Week: How to Password Protect Specific Files

Tip of the Week: How to Password Protect Specific Files

If you have ever asked yourself if it’s possible to protect a specific file or folder on your computer using built-in Windows functionality, then the answer is yes, it is possible. With some very basic file encryption, you can protect a file on your computer… as long as you aren’t expecting military-grade encryption or security, anyway.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Your In-House IT Can Probably Tell You How Bad Burnout Is

Your In-House IT Can Probably Tell You How Bad Burnout Is

Worker burnout is more prevalent than ever, and it can lead employees to experience negative effects such as stress, exhaustion, depression, and frustration. Do you see any of these symptoms in your IT workers? Let’s take a closer look at how burnout is impacting the IT industry and your IT talent, as well as some ways you can address it.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Having Solid Backup Practices Can Save Your Business

Having Solid Backup Practices Can Save Your Business

Data backup is something that all businesses need in some capacity. The reasoning for this is simple: you can never predict the future, so your business’ life is never guaranteed… unless, of course, you plan for the worst. Today we want to share with you some best practices as they relate to data backup and disaster recovery, practices which we hope will give you the confidence that you can recover from even the worst-case scenarios.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tip of the Week: Use Technology to Get More from Your Employees

Tip of the Week: Use Technology to Get More from Your Employees

Managers and employees might work for the same company, but the reality is that their responsibilities and experiences are two very different things. When you promote someone new to management, or if you join their ranks for yourself, you’ll have to keep certain practices in mind. Let’s go over some of these practices and how IT can ease some of the burden.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Best Buy’s Geek Squad Scam is Touring Inboxes

Best Buy’s Geek Squad Scam is Touring Inboxes

Phishing scams are a topic we frequently discuss on this blog. In their simplest form, they are emails or messages sent that are designed to steal from you or gain access to computers or networks. One such scam uses the moniker of the popular IT support company Geek Squad, a subsidiary of Best Buy, to steal from its victims. Here’s how you can avoid falling for these tricks.

0 Comments
Continue reading

VoIP is a Lot Like Traditional Phone Services… Just Much, Much Better

VoIP is a Lot Like Traditional Phone Services… Just Much, Much Better

It doesn’t matter what kind of business you are; you probably use the telephone to a certain degree. Whether you are still relying on landlines or have graduated to more advanced solutions, your organization will always need a solid phone system to back up its communications with clients, customers, and staff. A VoIP system can be an incredibly valuable asset when implemented properly.

0 Comments
Continue reading
TOP