How IoT Will Change the Construction Industry

Guest Author

The construction technology world (and much of the construction industry) is a buzz about IoT (Internet of Things), so we asked the team at TechGearoid.com to help us break it down. Atif Qazi, an electrical engineer with a passion for construction tech, agreed to write this explanation of how IoT will change the construction industry for us.

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Topics: Architecture/Engineering/Construction IT

Scariest Email I Ever Received!

Perryn Olson

While talking to a friend this morning who is a business adviser, we discussed common questions and assumptions his clients have regarding cybersecurity. One of their assumptions was dead wrong and it reminded me of the scariest email I ever received. 

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Topics: Data Protection

The ROI of SSD vs HDD Hard Drives

Richard Berger

Solid state drives (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD) are storage types that come in different shapes and sizes to fit all machinesbut when it comes to selecting the right storage type for your workstations, businesses need to understand the distinctions between them. 

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Topics: Efficiency & Productivity

Drones in Construction [Infographic]

Guest Author

We're seeing more drones on construction jobsites, so we wanted to share this infographic from Trik about some of the ways construction companies are using drones. 

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Topics: Architecture/Engineering/Construction IT

Bringing More Technology to a Construction Workforce

Guest Author

We love to talk construction tech, so when Holly Welles approached us about a potential collaboration regarding the topic, we jumped at the chance. Below is a guest post by Holly, a real estate and construction writer that connects the dots between technology and business.

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Topics: Architecture/Engineering/Construction IT

How Natural Disasters Impact Businesses

Guest Author

Business owners can spend many sleepless nights worrying about the myriad disasters that can strike their companies. Will there be a labor dispute? Will the server go down tomorrow? Is an employee going to say something stupid on social media? In any case, being prepared and having a plan for these disasters is key to weathering the storm for any business. However, there’s one type of disaster that shockingly few businesses seem to have detailed plans to deal with, and it’s pretty obvious when you think about it. Many businesses only think about natural disasters in the context of how they’ll get their employees to safety in the moment, but they don’t consider all of the lasting impacts those disasters can have on their ongoing operations.

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Topics: Data Protection

Password Best Practices

Chris Gonzales

The first Thursday of May each year is World Password Day, a celebration to promote better password habits. "Passwords are critical gatekeepers to our digital identities, allowing us to access online shopping, dating, banking, social media, private work and life communications." (Per National Day Calendar)

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Topics: Data Protection

Drones on the Construction Jobsite

Shawn Foret

Drones are more than just the cool toys on the construction jobsite these days, they’re robust assets that many construction companies are leveraging to work safer, more efficient, and to produce better quality work, which leads to high profits in an industry known for low margins.

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Topics: Architecture/Engineering/Construction IT

Our Favorite Business Apps

Perryn Olson

Here at My IT, we’re all about leveraging technology to improve efficiencies to help our clients grow and be more profitable. Over the past five years, we’ve over doubled our company’s client base while only adding a few new team members because of our lean approach to business. Much of this efficiency has come from different applications, both in the management of client networks and to streamline our remote support, but also to make internal communications and processes more fluid and efficient. So, we asked our team, what are some of your favorite apps for work?

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Topics: Efficiency & Productivity

Automotives and Mixed Reality

Guest Author

bigstock--160787537-sm.jpgThe auto industry continues to adopt new technologies to make the customer experience better and to create more efficiencies from manufacturers to auto dealerships. We asked Nathan Sykes, an avid blogger about business and technology, for his view of how the automotive industry is utilizing mixed reality. Here is what he had to say:

Automotives and Mixed Reality

Augmented and virtual reality technologies are taking industries by storm, including retail, entertainment and even automotive. No doubt, you’ve heard of mobile games like Pokémon GO and virtual games played via platforms like PlayStation VR, Samsung Gear VR or Oculus Rift.

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Topics: Auto Dealership IT

About My IT's Blog

We believe an educated client is the best client, therefore, we share our knowledge with executives and business owners looking for a fair, knowledgeable IT firm that fits well with their company and objectives.

My IT helps companies to protect their data, become more efficient and productive, and to boost high-growth using technology. In our blog, we discuss these topics and our extensive expertise working with medical practices, construction industry companies, and auto dealerships.

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