iOS 6 – Some things to consider when upgrading your iPhones and iPads to the new operating system

September 20th, 2012

Alright, iOS 6 is finally here, so now what?
First off, I’ll start by saying that I am totally loving the new features and have not had any “side effects” from the new update.  As someone that updated to the new iPad the last go around, I finally get a real version of Siri and the native GPS navigation and spoken directions I was hoping for 🙂

A summary of the new features is listed here http://www.

Bring-Your-Own-Device Takes Off in the Workplace, But What Are the Risks?

August 29th, 2012

Are you able to access your computer network at work with your iPad? What about your iPhone or laptop computer? This trend, known as bring-your-own-device or BYOD, is on the rise in the workplace. It makes sense: when companies encourage their employees to bring their own devices to the office, these same companies don’t have to spend as much on desktop computers and other high-end equipment.

Video Conferencing Tips & Tricks

August 29th, 2012

Video conferencing is a fantastic tool and is becoming more prevalent in small businesses.

But as is the case with all new technologies, you need to know how to use it correctly.

We've put together a quick one page guide on how to effectively use video conferencing.

Key Methods Welcomes a New Employee to the Team – Travis Rech

August 14th, 2012

We would like to introduce our newest team member, Travis Rech.  Travis comes to Key Methods from the Hermanson Company, where he was a network administrator.

Travis brings a wealth of experience and certifications. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), and has a CompTia A+ Certification.

The Small Business Guide to Cloud Computing

May 22nd, 2012

You’ve undoubtedly heard the term “cloud computing” being used over the past couple of years, and you may be wondering what all of the buzz is about.

In this brief guide, we’ll explain the concept of cloud computing, the benefits and potential risks of using cloud computing, and things you should consider when evaluating cloud computing for your business.

Some Alternatives to Microsoft PowerPoint

April 2nd, 2012

When it's time to create a business presentation, most of us automatically turn to Microsoft PowerPoint. For as long as computers have taken up space in cubicles, PowerPoint has dominated the world of visual-based business presentations.

Here are some great web-based alternatives to PowerPoint.

Moving Beyond the Mouse: Connecting with Our Computers in the Future

March 23rd, 2012

We've already had a taste of mouse-free computing. Touchscreens on our smartphones and tablets allow us to search the Internet, compose email messages, send texts, and stream movies—all without using a mouse.

But what about the future? How will we interact with our computers in the coming decades? Once we ditch the mouse, what comes next?
Gesture sensing

Consumers who own Wii or PlayStation video games already have an idea.