Get Started Today!  (813) 749-0895    SEARCH SITE

IT Professional Services and Business Continuity

Symmetric Engineering Group Blogs

Providing Business IT Support such as technical IT Helpdesk Support, Outsourced Computer Support, Technology Consulting, and Managed IT Services to small and medium-sized businesses in Tampa and Florida.

Tech Term: What are All These “-Wares?”

When you’re talking about something to do with a computer, you’re going to start hearing about some word that ends with “-ware.” You could probably list off a few yourself, but have you ever stopped to think about why they’re all described as “something-ware?” For this week’s Tech Term, we’ll take a peek at why we refer to things that way.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tech Term: Read Only

You open a lot of files and folders during your duties around the office, but some of them might seem a little different from others. These files are marked as “read-only.” What is the significance behind these files, and what does this marking mean? Find out in this week’s tech term.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tech Term: Hacker

The term “hacker” is possibly one of the best-known technology-related terms there is, thanks to popular culture. Properties like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the Die Hard franchise have given the layman a distinct impression of what a hacker is. Unfortunately, this impression isn’t always accurate. Here, we’ll discuss what real-life hackers are like, and the different varieties there are.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tech Term: Network

It sure does seem that the term “network” is tossed around an awful lot. Network security, network maintenance, social networking, network switch… but what is a network, really? That is precisely what we shall dive into here.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tech Term: Encryption Key

It is no secret that security is an absolutely crucial part of computing in the modern era. Data can very fairly be called the most valuable currency today, which means it needs to be protected. One way to do this is through the use of encryption keys. In this Tech Term, we’ll go over how these keys can protect your data, and how they do so.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tech Term: Protocol

Computers use quite a lot of different types of protocol to function. In particular, the Internet takes advantage of protocol to a great degree. You might recognize terms like Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, File Transfer Protocol, Internet Message Protocol, and Post Office Protocol. But what exactly is protocol, and why is it important?

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tech Term: Safe Mode

Sometimes it can be hard to diagnose a problem with your PC. While it might not be something system-breaking, it’s still important to find the root of an issue before it becomes a major problem. One of the best ways to diagnose an issue with your computer is by logging in using Safe Mode. We’ll talk about when and how you can use Safe Mode to your computer’s benefit.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tech Term: Content Management System

In some situations, competition is good for a business; and, for others, it can be terrible. As marketing, and specifically online marketing becomes more imperative for the success of every organization, all the content that is created for this purpose has to be managed. For this week’s technology term, we take a look at the different kinds of content management services (CMS) and what they do to make managing your organization’s content simpler.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tech Term: Encryption

Your business’ data is often quite sensitive, which is why the professional world employs cryptology to keep it secure while it’s in transit. In terms of computing systems, this is called encryption. It’s the ideal way to secure important assets when you send or store information.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tech Term: Bits and Bytes

Running a business sometimes requires attention to very minute details, and some things must be measured in order to achieve optimal efficiency. You’ve likely heard the terms bits and bytes used regarding data storage or transfer, but do you know what the difference is between them? Today’s tech term is dedicated to this explanation.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tech Term: Cache

You may have heard technology professionals use the word “cache,” pronounced cash, in their day-to-day duties, but do you really know what it means? Generally, the context of this word is that users should “clear the cache,” but unless you know what that process entails, you won’t really understand what the cache does or why it’s used in this way. This week’s tech term is cache, so let’s see what hidden treasures this word yields.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tech Term: Bandwidth Defined

The Internet has become an irreplaceable part of many business’ operations, which brings the thought into question of how much you rely on it for your daily duties. Technology has changed the way that the Internet works for the better, but there is one part of its operations that still lies at the heart of it: bandwidth.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tech Term: Modems and Routers

The Internet is a valuable tool that can be accessed through a wired connection and wirelessly via Wi-Fi, but the devices that offer these connections can be somewhat complicated and difficult to understand. If you don’t know which device does what, you’re in for a treat--today’s tech term will examine the differences between the modem and the router.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tech Term: Opening the Spam Folder

Spam is a tricky subject to talk about, as it seems everyone has a different definition for it. Yet, most have come to the conclusion that spam is a bad thing. For today’s Tech Term, we want to delve deep into the different kinds of spam out there, as well as theorize where the term even came from.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tech Term: An Introduction to Proxy Servers

There are plenty of technical terms and solutions that, while heard of frequently enough, it may not be completely clear what they mean or refer to. A proxy server is an excellent example of such a solution. This week, we’ll examine this tech term and review how utilizing proxy servers can help your business.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Search

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week IT Services IT Support Technology Best Practices Business Computing Managed IT Services Cloud Email Privacy Hosted Solutions Productivity Malware Hackers Internet IT Infrastructure Management Business Continuity Business IT Companies in Tampa Network Security Data Data Backup Microsoft Business Mobility IT Support Services Software Outsourced IT Business IT Solutions I.T. Management Managed Service Provider IT Professional Services Productivity Computer Innovation Data Recovery Custom Business Solutions Mobile Devices IT Management Ransomware Tech Term Business Applications IT Business Solutions Android Cloud Computing Google IT Support Technology Consultants Communication Hardware Upgrade User Tips Internet of Things Managed IT Service in Florida Collaboration Managed IT Service Windows Disaster Recovery Workplace Tips Business IT Support Managed IT Windows 10 Efficiency Small Business Business Management I.T. Support Managed Services in Florida Remote Monitoring Phishing Encryption Backup I.T. Services Dynamic Solutions IT Risk Management IT Support Services in Tampa Server Browser Managed IT Services Windows 10 Holiday Smartphone Data Management Microsoft Office IT Outsourcing in Tampa Paperless Office IT Services in Florida Smartphones Cybersecurity Social Media Gmail Save Money Managed Services Passwords VoIP Artificial Intelligence IT Service Network communications Office 365 Mobile Device IT Support in Tampa Managed Services in Tampa Bay Mobile Device Management BYOD App IT Managed Services Vendor Management Tampa IT Support Employer-Employee Relationship Bring Your Own Device Customer Relationship Management Website Risk Management Business Technology Tech Companies in Tampa Chrome Firewall BDR Applications Unified Threat Management Analytics Antivirus IT Services in Tampa Operating System Compliance Bandwidth Automation Settings Help Desk Content Filtering Small Business IT Solutions Infrastructure Managed Service in Tampa Computer Networking Word Two-factor Authentication Healthcare Apple Tip of the week IT Outsourcing in Florida Wi-Fi Government Quick Tips IT Service Management Managed Service Saving Money Data Computer Services IT Company Business Plan Information Document Management IT Vendor Management Project Management IT Outsourcing Scam Facebook Business IT Support Services Vulnerability Wireless Technology IT Management Services Retail Telephone Systems WiFi Customer Service Wireless Maintenance IT Company Data Security Robot Money Blockchain Office Computer Hardware Repair Router SaaS The Internet of Things Virtualization Remote Computing Hosted Solution Apps Mobile Computing Miscellaneous Big Data IT solutions Data loss Data storage File Sharing VPN Unified Communications Tablet Net Neutrality Storage Regulations Solid State Drive Managed IT Outsourcing IT Consulting Networking Mobile Security Proactive Virtual Private Network Password LiFi Assessment IT Support Helpdesk Smart Technology Augmented Reality Business Continuity Services Mobility Microsoft Virtual Server Hosting in Tampa and Florida IT Companies in Florida Virtual Reality Politics IT Management Service Remote Monitoring and Management Virtual Desktop Management Alert Printing Administration Remote Workers Google Drive End of Support Computer Support Downtime Uninterrupted Power Supply Network Congestion Computer Network Services Mouse Machine Learning Licensing I.T. Company Business Application Social Spam Computer Networking Services Training Flexibility YouTube Redundancy Office Tips Access Control HIPAA Patch Management Computing IoT Search How To Employees Digital Payment Server Management Software as a Service Gadgets Recovery Network Management Presentation Users Internet Exlporer Information Technology Company Culture Budget RMM User Error Monitors Outlook Files IBM Cooperation Laptop Instant Messaging Touchscreen Server Hosting in Florida Specifications Social Networking Health Network Support in Florida Mobile Device Managment OneNote Safety Remote Worker Marketing Writing Virtual Assistant Information Technology Consulting Legal Managing Stress Hard Disk Drives Windows 8 Downloads Professional Service Mirgation IT Managed Service in Tampa Tech Terms Cabling Application Drones Microsoft Excel eWaste Read Only Cortana Microsoft Business Solutions Hacking IT Company in Tampa Websites Cables Backup and Disaster Recovery Google Maps Bluetooth Going Green Screen Reader Tech Company in Tampa Meetings Utility Computing Managed Services Provider Education Digital Dark Data Technology Laws Staff Enterprise Content Management Finance Alt Codes Tampa IT Services Top IT Outsourcing Company Black Friday Motherboard Employee-Employer Relationship ROI Intranet Social Engineering Wasting Time IT Consulting Services Hotspot Solid State Drives Multi-Factor Security IT Managed Service Provider Migration Undo Help Desk Support in Tampa Theft Mail Merge Careers Knowledge Consultation IT Consulting Service Operations Managed Service in Florida Wires Human Error Buisness USB Health Care IT Services Distributed Denial of Service Smart Tech E-Commerce Fun Spyware Consulting Services Teamwork Unified Threat Management Vulnerabilities Authentication Typing Outsourced Computer Support Cyber Monday Domains G Suite Corporate Profile Database Techology Language History User Options Google Calendar Chatbots Business Growth Competition Help Desk Support Automobile WPA3 Hacker Financial Address IT Service in Tampa Jobs Notes Lenovo Permissions Best Practice Server Hosting in Tampa Enterprise Resource Planning Bookmarks Experience Deep Learning Printer Wearable Technology Digital Signature Hard Drives Permission Trending Shortcut Computers Business IT Solutions Break Fix Connectivity Point of Sale Hard Drive Features Service IT Shared resources Geography Authorization Halloween Servers Modem Public Speaking 5G Co-managed IT WannaCry Voice over Internet Protocol Disaster Resistance Google Docs Computing Infrastructure Disaster Avoiding Downtime Time Management Wireless Internet Legislation Healthcare IT Identity Fleet Tracking Procurement Hard Disk Drive Electronic Medical Records PowerPoint Superfish Save Time Fraud Heating/Cooling Mobile Favorites Cryptocurrency Humor IT Support Companies in Tampa Test CIO Software Tips Display Full Service IT Dark Web Samsung Cache Electronic Health Records IT Solutions for Small Business OneDrive High-Speed Internet Scary Stories IT Tech Support Hacks Cookies Programming Managed it Services in Tampa Travel Monitoring Windows 7 Proactive IT Alerts Chromebook Identity Theft Identities Comparison IT Vendor Management in Tampa Sync Asset Tracking Security Cameras Data Technology Professional Services Backups Server Hosting Conferencing Manufacturing Bitcoin SharePoint IT Technicians Cost Management IT Support and Solutions Private Cloud MSP Google Wallet Data Warehousing Recycling Cyberattacks Computer Care Firefox Microsoft Affiliate Program Development Zero-Day Threat Sports Computer Repair Statistics Technology Consulting Firms Current Events Technology Tips Nanotechnology Tech Support Managed Service Providers Star Wars Consulting VoIP Transportation Data Breach Business Continuity Service Providers Managed Services in Floirda Emergency Gadget Saving Time Error Personal Information Staffing Mobile Data CCTV How To Students Cybercrime Public Cloud Crowdsourcing Printers GPS Botnet Lithium-ion Battery Twitter Webcam Taxes Upgrades Running Cable Supercomputer I.T. Managament Telephony Tracking Emoji Processors CrashOverride 3D Printing IT Budget Black Market Thank You Update Business Appplications Administrator IP Address Managed Servers Work/Life Balance IT Consultant Refrigeration Relocation Regulation Web Server Cleaning Congratulations Mobile Office Virus Law Enforcement Notifications Hiring/Firing Unsupported Software Physical Security Motion Sickness Cameras

Latest Blog Entry

The fourth generation of wireless technology has lingered for a long time, but with the advent of fifth generation wireless technology, it’s becoming apparent that it will be the next big thing. The issue with this idea, however, is that most device manufacturers are using t...

Latest News

SEG Awarded Small Business of the Year Award!

Symmetric Engineering Group was awarded the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Small Business of the Year Award for their understanding technical service and support throughout the Tampa Bay area

Read more ...

Account Login