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Capstone Works, Inc. has been serving the Cedar Park area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

The time-suck and security risks of managing your own IT

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As a business owner, you have enough on your plate keeping your organization moving forward and getting ready to face new challenges. You need to be prepared to take advantage of new opportunities when they come your way. Are you losing sleep over IT worries? How can you ensure that you are moving in the right direction when most of your time is consumed with figuring out IT issues? Even more, are you ignoring your IT and hoping for smooth sailing? That is the surest way to end up in the middle of an IT disaster! This 4th of July as we celebrate our nation’s independence, declare your independence from IT worry! With Capstone Works, you can rest easy knowing that we have your back and are working in your best interests.

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Get the right data storage solution for your growing business!

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Organizations today cannot successfully grow their business while neglecting their technology needs; though it is impossible to become an IT expert while remaining focused on your niche. The world of IT is constantly changing - from cloud computing, Big Data, mobility, the Internet of Things, and new data storage – options can be overwhelming for any SMB owner. Is it time for you to upgrade your data storage? Are you employing the best solution to fit your needs? As you evaluate your technology solutions, don’t forget about your data storage options.

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Don't let IT disasters devastate your business!

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IT disasters are devastating to the infrastructure of any organization.  In a modern office environment, IT is the hub of any type of business.  Disasters can disrupt IT processes to the point that businesses are significantly impacted.  When it comes to disaster recovery many firms believe they will never need a backup plan; convincing themselves that the likelihood of their organization being affected is minimal.  In reality, threats to your IT infrastructure are growing no matter what segment of the economy you operate within. 

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Signs of malware may be easier to spot than you think!

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2016 has been filled with news of cyberattacks and hacking. 

  • In February the Central Bank of Bangladesh was the victim of a cyber-heist that resulted in $81 million in losses and another $850 million in halted transactions.
  • In July, the Democratic National Committee’s email servers were breached.  The resulting leaked emails caused much embarrassment and lead to the resignations of some of the organizations key officials.
  • In September, Yahoo announced that half a billion of its users’ accounts were hacked back in 2014 thus gaining access to names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of births, and in some cases, even security questions and answers.  This event alone exposed 500 million people to potential identity theft.
  • In October, major websites went down due to a massive attack on one of the backbones of the internet; thus leaving Twitter, PayPal, Spotify and many businesses hosted by Amazon Web Services unable to function.
  • Over Thanksgiving weekend, the San Francisco rail system was hacked allowing riders to ride for free while a hacker held the system hostage with the use of Ransomware.
  • Most recently, Google announced that upwards of 1 million user accounts were compromised with the use of “Googlian” malware on Android-powered smartphones.  The company warns that 13,000 additional devices are being infected every day.
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Ready, Set, Cloud! The time for your SMB is now.

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As we move further and further into the technological age, it is becoming more and more apparent that you must move your business at least partially into the cloud. But with all the cloud based services out there what is an SMB owner to do? With Capstone Works in your corner you can be sure that your migration to the cloud will be smooth. We are able to help you navigate those options to give you the best that the cloud has to offer without overpaying or not getting enough services. The two biggest players in the cloud computing market are Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Service (AWS). When considering AWS vs Microsoft Azure, it’s important to note that both companies began their approach from a different perspective. AWS has focused on providing commodity services to small and medium-sized companies, while Microsoft chose to focus on integrating on-premises technologies with their public cloud services. However, both companies have expanded their offerings which is why neither can be dismissed out of hand and both need a careful look before any decision is made. Once you decide to migrate some or all of your business to the cloud, it’s not a decision to be taken lightly.

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