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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.

It’s Time to Address the Big Artificial Elephant in the Room: Is AI Going to Take Your Job?

It’s Time to Address the Big Artificial Elephant in the Room: Is AI Going to Take Your Job?

AI is suddenly everywhere these days. All of our software is suddenly “powered by AI” or taking advantage of artificial intelligence for new features. Social media posts and videos are going viral about how AI is creating works of art, writing screenplays, and composing music.

That brings up the question—is AI here for our jobs? Will it be replacing employees and saving businesses a ton of money?

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Awesome Tips for Working From Anywhere (While Still Being Secure) - Part 2 of 2

Awesome Tips for Working From Anywhere (While Still Being Secure) - Part 2 of 2

Last time, we talked about a few different types of device setups you can use when traveling and working remotely. Now we want to discuss how to ensure that your data is always secure, no matter where your staff is.

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Awesome Tips for Working From Anywhere (While Still Being Secure) - Part 1 of 2

Awesome Tips for Working From Anywhere (While Still Being Secure) - Part 1 of 2

Whether your job puts you in the office, on the road, or the comfort of your own home, being able to work effectively from nearly any environment can give you an edge. While everyone will have slightly different needs, not to mention preferences, we decided to have a little fun with this and talk about some cool gadgets that you might not realize even exist, and some ways to get more out of the devices you already have when it comes to working remotely.

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Don’t Let Your Phone System Get in the Way of Growing Your Business

Don’t Let Your Phone System Get in the Way of Growing Your Business

Austin, like many cities, is facing a new reality in regards to how much businesses rely on technology to remain competitive. As communication is key to success, it makes sense to focus on finding ways to increase and improve communication.

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Why High-Speed Internet is Important for Austin Businesses (and all Texans)

Why High-Speed Internet is Important for Austin Businesses (and all Texans)

I know I don’t have to tell you how important it is to have reliable internet access at your workplace, but it isn’t uncommon for some businesses to underestimate just how crucial it is. Let’s dig into the reasons that sufficient Internet access needs to be so reliable, and how we can help you to get as much value as possible.

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Three Server Best Practices All Texas Businesses Need to Follow

Three Server Best Practices All Texas Businesses Need to Follow

Ever notice how warm and stuffy your server room gets? Computing equipment produces a lot of heat, and if your servers are getting too warm, it will reduce the lifespan and even cause them to underperform. Most businesses have heard that they need to keep their server room cold, but many don’t realize that this is just one of the best practices required to keep your server up and running. Here are three other best practices your business should consider to avoid expensive issues and downtime.

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Engineering Firms Need More from their IT Than the Typical Office

Engineering Firms Need More from their IT Than the Typical Office

When it comes to engineering firms, precision is everything. Your tools need to be accurate, your production needs to be on time, and when something is amiss it can cause a domino effect.

That’s why your organization can’t rely on the same technology that a typical office might.

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3 Massive Benefits of Comprehensive IT Management

3 Massive Benefits of Comprehensive IT Management

We all understand what “comprehensive” means: it's a process that includes all or nearly all elements or aspects of something. When it comes to comprehensive IT management, where every individual element on your network is secured and managed and taken care of, there are huge benefits that Texas businesses can gain.

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Five Advantages Managed IT Brings To Your Business

Five Advantages Managed IT Brings To Your Business

Texas organizations have seen an increased reliance on modern technology, ranging from adding collaborative features like conferencing, securing remote access, and lowering costs through automation and the cloud. Let’s talk about how we can help further streamline and optimize your existing technology through proper IT management.

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Exchange, Office 365 and email security. Oh My!

Running a business is a 365 day a year job. While you focus on running your business let Capstone Works bring you up to date on a few of the latest developments in information technology. In the 4th quarter of 2015, Microsoft launched Exchange Server 2016 and implemented updates to its Office 365 service and software suite. While both features improved security, there are several key differences, which are crucial to understand when making the appropriate choice for your business.

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Are “Zombie” servers draining your precious resources?

Have you ever heard that loud fan whine noise coming from your server room? Is it your IT infrastructure hard at work helping you to increase profits or is the sound of the “zombie” servers? A zombie, or comatose, server is a physical server that is running but has no external communications or visibility and contributes no computer resources; it essentially consumes electricity but serves no useful purpose. For something you have most likely never heard of, it’s a big problem. An estimated one in three servers in North America falls into the "undead" category. Given those odds, it’s likely that most businesses are running servers that are no longer doing anything relevant and could be decommissioned.

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Slow Computer? Increase your memory to boost computer Speeds

Sometimes when your workstation feels bogged down, a relatively cheap and simply hardware update can make a huge difference in performance. Adding more RAM (Random Access Memory, often just referred to as memory) can be a game changer for your bogged down PC.

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