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KB Technologies has been serving the Deerfield Beach area since 2002, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Is Onsite or Cloud-Hosted the Best Option for Your Business?

Is Onsite or Cloud-Hosted the Best Option for Your Business?

Businesses need access to some considerable amounts of data these days, regardless of their size, which means that even a small business has a few things to weigh out. For instance, should they keep their IT in-house with on-premise solutions, or should they cast their gaze at cloud-hosted solutions? Let’s consider the benefits available for either.

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Today, VoIP Has More Value than Ever

Today, VoIP Has More Value than Ever

In one of the most negative times in recent memory, something positive happened, people started to work from home using technology as a facilitator. This has led a lot of businesses, who hadn’t already, looking to make a digital transformation. As one of the most useful and valuable digital tools, Voice over Internet Protocol is at the center of this shift. Let’s look at VoIP and how it presents the modern business value.

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Setting Up a Strong Wireless Network

Setting Up a Strong Wireless Network

On the average business’ network, you can find many of its most important assets. As a result, any addition to that network will need to come with some solid deliberation. If you’ve been ruminating about the security or viability of your business’ wireless network, we can provide a few strategies and practices that you can use to build a secure and dynamic wireless network.

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What Does a Database Management System Do, Exactly?

What Does a Database Management System Do, Exactly?

As businesses have come to rely on increasing amounts of data, the importance of keeping this data organized and usable has also increased. Therefore, databases are a critical consideration for any business that wants to gain as much value as they can from their collected data. However, a database can only be useful if a database management system is involved. Let’s go into why this is.

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A Business’ Data Needs a Backup

A Business’ Data Needs a Backup

Data backup is a topic that we are always willing to discuss, and if you follow this blog at all, that will likely become very apparent. Now, some of the readers of this blog will have a data backup and recovery strategy in place, and you aren’t the ones we want to speak to. Instead, we want to talk to the people who don’t have one, the ones who need to fix that.

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Technology Being Used by College Administrators

Technology Being Used by College Administrators

While many colleges and universities once associated themselves with thick tomes of knowledge, technology plays a critical role in their processes. In addition to all of the typical IT operations that any business must contend with, these bastions of learning also need to keep their students’ data secure, make sure that these students are completing their degrees on time, and make sure that students stay enrolled.

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Don’t Defrag your SSD Hard Drives!

Don’t Defrag your SSD Hard Drives!

For decades, a common quick fix for a slow computer was to run a disk defrag on the hard drive. For most modern computers, however, this common practice can actually harm your computer. Let’s talk about why, and how you can tell.

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A Brief History of Microsoft Word

A Brief History of Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is one of the most popular software titles in the world. It wasn’t always so. Despite competing with a myriad of separate word processors over literal decades, Word has sustained and is now more powerful than ever. Today, we’ll take you through the history of the world’s most recognizable word processor.

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Privacy Concerns Hang Over Social Media

Privacy Concerns Hang Over Social Media

Social media has brought about a massive shift in the way people interact. Today we share our opinions, photos, and videos; and, we can even choose our dates by swiping right or left. With social media, people share moments, opinions, and other information, but is all this sharing actually setting people, and the organizations they interact with, up for failure? We’ll take a look at social media privacy concerns and potentially hazardous practices that could exacerbate the problems further.

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Foldable Screens Enter Smartphone Market

Foldable Screens Enter Smartphone Market

There have been whispers for years about manufacturers using flexible OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays to create devices that were flexible enough to fold in half. As late as 2018, that’s all they were...whispers. In the subsequent year, to the surprise of many industry professionals, several manufacturers have committed to creating foldable devices. We’ll look at the technology behind these devices and tell you about which foldable devices are going to be available in 2019.

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Clarifying a Few IT Stereotypes

Clarifying a Few IT Stereotypes

We’ve long accepted that, as an IT provider, there are a lot of stereotypes about what we can do and how we do it. Yet, just because we’ve accepted it, doesn’t mean we aren’t going to do anything about it. That’s why we wanted to use this blog post to clear up a few misconceptions about the nature of IT services.

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Should Your Business Be Looking to Chrome OS?

Should Your Business Be Looking to Chrome OS?

Chances are that you use the Chrome web browser, and we know that even if you don’t, you definitely use Google search. With all the exposure these applications bring Google, it is kind of strange that their operating system, Chrome OS, isn’t more popular. Today, we will take a look at Chrome OS, the Chromebook, and explain why they might be a cost-effective solution for your business.

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These 3 Technologies Never Took Off

These 3 Technologies Never Took Off

Technology innovation continues to move rapidly. It seems that every few days there is a major breakthrough with some type of IT or other computer-based technology that is seemingly going to change the world; or, at the very least improve humanity in some way. Sometimes, however, it just wasn’t meant to be. We’ll take a look at a few technologies that once were shoo-ins to transform society, only to have come up short in one way or another.


3D Displays
For the better part of a decade, manufacturers tried and tried and tried to get people excited about 3D technology. There were several problems. Content creators would not commit to 3D in capture or post production. That lack of content coupled with the fact that viewers had to have corresponding eyewear; and, the premium price tag the hardware commanded, had people leaving the 3D displays on the shelves, instead choosing high definition displays that made 2D programming look fantastic. This, of course, led the manufacturers abandoning the technology, citing lack of demand.

There have been whispers that the technology may be rejuvenated through the use of what is called Home3D. MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) recently found a way to emulate the 3D experience without glasses. Without 3D content at the ready, however, don’t expect major electronics manufacturers to commit to the creation of 3D displays any time soon, glasses or not.

Smart Glasses
Just few short years ago, most people were counting down the days until they able to get their hands on a pair of Google Glass. They kept counting and counting. Today, no one is counting, because there is no Google Glass. In fact, despite the overwhelming initial support, there are very few actual smart glasses manufacturers today. In 2012 celebrities were out front testing Google Glass, but today, there were only a couple of smart glasses manufacturers at CES. These companies, who are still searching for the answers on what consumers want from their smart glasses, have learned from the failed Google and Intel products. Less is more.

The main problem with products like Google Glass was that the invasion of privacy was all too honest. Sure, Google can track everything that you say, buy, and do online, but providing a camera on a pair of perpetually-turned-on glasses was a step too far, for everyone. There was a time when smart glasses were going to be a true replacement for the smartphone. Today, the main technologies that would run an effective pair of smart glasses haven’t been perfected. Augmented reality, although growing, hasn’t gained enough traction to become the powerful technology necessary to facilitate the need for a technology like smart glasses.

Virtual Reality
I know what you’re thinking: “virtual reality is available today”. That much is true, but people have been talking about virtual reality for the better part of the past 40 years. Most technologies that were developed, not theorized, but developed in the 1980s have come and gone by now. Think about the VHS or the audio cassette, where are they now? So while virtual reality lingers around as computing systems and image capture improves, the practical applications of VR are severely limited.

Gaming, the one application that most people believed that VR would be great for, has been a major failure. There is some value in the ability for people to share experiences online via VR, but thus far it hasn’t been a priority for developers. The main practical use for VR, which is not entertainment, but education, hasn’t seen enough of a push to be a viable solution. So, while we’re not saying to give up on VR as a technology just yet, the lack of excitement over a technology that should have (or at the very least could have) been so transformative, is a complete disappointment up until this point.

You know what technology has taken off? The Internet. At KB Technologies, we provide a lot of useful and educational IT articles at our blog. Visit us today at https://www.kb-it.com/ .

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