MTG’s IT Blog

Apple boosts iPad storage and drops prices

September 28th, 2016

Although no announcements have yet been made, Apple’s flagship tablet is changing. Just like the iPhone, the iPad will get a boost in storage capacity. Up from the previous 16GB, the minimum storage capacity for iPads is now 32GB. Keep reading to find out whether these changes mean it's time for you to head out and grab a new iPad.

VMware’s Project Goldilocks: what is it?

September 26th, 2016

Almost every day, the virtualization industry takes a giant leap forward. Although this industry has been reserved for only the most technologically advanced of businesses over the years, it’s spreading like wildfire with advances in cloud computing.

9 essential cybersecurity phrases

September 21st, 2016

As with all technology, trendy phrases come and go with the passing of every IT conference and newly released virus. And when dealing with cybersecurity, keeping up with them all can mean the survival -- or demise -- of a business. If you’re looking for a list of the industry’s most relevant terms, you’ve come to the right place.

Four tips to help you buy the right hardware

September 20th, 2016

Among all the new-fangled gizmos and whatchamacallits that pop up daily, hard drives remain a vital component for all types of computers. It’s completely normal to get a new one every couple of years, but with the overwhelming amount of choices available, a simple purchase becomes a difficult ordeal.

Engaging on-hold messages via VoIP

September 19th, 2016

A lot goes into upgrading your phone system, and in cases where a traditional PBX system is being replaced by an off-site VoIP solution, there are many details to consider. One aspect often overlooked is the way hold music and messaging are set up; but this is something that needs to be taken quite seriously.

The best Chrome function you aren’t using

September 16th, 2016

Back in 2013, Google released a tiny HDMI device to widespread praise. No bigger than a run-of-the-mill flash drive, Chromecast allowed you to broadcast certain applications from your desktop or smartphone screen to your TV. Considering how easy it was to set up, and the $35 price tag, we didn’t think it could get any better than that.

Improve networking with LinkedIn Alumni

September 15th, 2016

How many times have you heard the saying “It’s not about what you do but who you know”? -- probably too many to count. Regardless of whether that’s your current business mantra, it's hard to ignore the advantages of tapping into your network.

4 Lessons to learn from Delta’s DR failure

September 14th, 2016

Delta is paying big for the IT outage that occurred last month: millions of dollars in damages, 2300 cancelled flights, and significant reputational damage. Despite the harsh cut to the airline’s bottom line, Delta will probably still survive. But the real question is this: Can your business survive after long periods of downtime? A natural disaster, power outage, or successful hack can be the downfall of many small- to medium-sized businesses.

Enhance your next Powerpoint presentation

September 13th, 2016

Many suffer from glossophobia, the fear of public speaking. Reasons vary, from traumatic childhood experiences to the inability to imagine your co-workers in their underwear. Enter Microsoft PowerPoint. This program helps visually depict a presentation, whether it be for a class project or a boardroom meeting, or to convince parents to buy your first car.

iOS 10 release date finally revealed

September 12th, 2016

From its drastically improved lock screen to GIF integration into your keyboard, the iOS platform has iPhone and iPad owners chomping at the bit for the latest iteration. Despite the completely open beta, Apple opted to shroud the official release in secrecy -- until now.