How Much to Budget for IT, Part 1

Get ahead of the curve with a realistic IT budget Did you know most of your competitors aren’t creating smart IT budgets right now? We’ve found that it’s the norm for technology-dependent businesses (and businesses are almost universally technology-dependent) to leave their IT expenses up in the air until an emergency arises. Then they take […]

How Managed IT Services Save You Money

Is your business’s IT a jogger or marathoner? It doesn’t really matter how athletic the people who keep up your IT are, but if your business is going to go the distance, it’s time to explore how managed IT services can keep you at peak performance levels, 24/7. When businesses are content to do in-house […]

The Untold Cost of Ransomware

The nightmare doesn’t stop when you pay a ransom Ransomware is a big business. In fact, some experts are predicting that it will be a $5 billion business over the course of 2017! And where there’s money to be made from vulnerable ransomware victims, a new crop of crooks will squeeze in and get their […]

Formula One Monitoring

The digital age of racing and business Sensors, cutting-edge software, control centers with more monitors than eyeballs to watch them — Formula One racing has grabbed technology by the horns and reached an unprecedented level of speed and potential. Constant, sophisticated monitoring has changed the Formula One racing scene forever, and it can do the […]

Case Study: Smart IT Scales With You

Client Description Interstate Capital Corporation is one of North America’s leading invoice factoring companies. They help small and medium-sized businesses succeed and grow throughout California, Texas, and New Mexico. They started small themselves almost 25 years ago, in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. When it became clear that they had a great idea and potential for […]

We Don’t Do Band-Aids

You’re successful because you’re intentional As a professional, you’ve no doubt realized that you can’t run into your daily grind with pure spontaneity and intuition. Not if you want to keep your clients happy. You’re seasoned. You know there has to be a methodology, a trajectory, a consistent set of steps that you can count […]

Are Your Smart Devices Really Secure?

In a world where you can just tap a few buttons or say a few words to water your lawn from miles away, or order a few odd sundries to show up at your door, you have to wonder just what else our smart devices are hearing. If you’re not following the WikiLeaks saga, they […]

Can Your Microwave Listen to You?

It’s a great time to be alive. Not only do we have cutting-edge smart devices to make everyday duties more convenient, we also have a slew of fun and sometimes creepy theories about vulnerabilities and even large-scale conspiracies that may or may not actually come hidden with our devices. Here’s a look at a current […]

How to Secure Old Hardware Before Disposing of It

Don’t give thieves access to your data when you clean house Imagine the grin on a data thief’s face when they realize they hit the jackpot: a thoughtlessly discarded computer processor in a dumpster. Or maybe they come across it at a thrift store, or even have it shipped to their door off eBay. By […]

It’s Housecleaning Time: What to Do With Old Hardware

The best ways to say goodbye At Varay, we’ll be the first to tell you that staying on top of modern technology is a vital smart business practice. Still, we understand it’s far more bitter than sweet to upgrade those old computers, printers, and other essential business pieces. The whole process stings: that stuff wasn’t […]

Top 10 Tech Gadget Gifts

Gadgets so cool you’ll want to keep them for yourself The holidays are upon us! No need to stress about those hard-to-shop-for people on your gift list. We’ve put together a list of our top 10 tech gadget gifts, so you’re sure to find something fun for everyone. Each link goes to a product review, […]