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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.

4 Reasons Texas Businesses Should Look at Amazon Web Services

4 Reasons Texas Businesses Should Look at Amazon Web Services

Just because you’re a smaller business doesn’t mean you can’t have access to the same services enterprise-level organizations do. Cloud computing allows your business the ability to invest the resources you need when you need to. If you’re not sure if cloud computing is right for your needs, here are four reasons why Amazon Web Services can benefit your business.

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Why Professional Server Support Is Important

Why Professional Server Support Is Important

Are your servers “out of sight, out of mind?” Set up, turned on, and promptly forgotten? Your servers are a critical part of your business’ operations and if not managed properly, you are risking a lot of lost time and money.

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Clutch Recognizes Capstone Works as a Top Cybersecurity Consulting Company in Texas for 2021

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Nowadays, potentially business-crippling cyberattacks are happening everywhere. It's becoming increasingly important to protect your business from them—but the truth is, some business owners aren't quite sure how. That’s why we came here to help you.

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Summer Is Here, Are Texas Businesses Prepared?

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Most Texas businesses were caught off-guard by last winter’s storm and, as such, suffered data loss due to power outages, structural damage, and other environmental issues. As Texas businesses now face an extreme summer, they face the same challenges caused by winter. The question is, are they prepared this time?

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How Central Texas Businesses Can Benefit from Managed IT

How Central Texas Businesses Can Benefit from Managed IT

Nowadays, businesses seeking out IT services have a choice between two options: frequent a business that offers one-off tech support on a case-by-case basis, or subscribe to a managed service provider’s continuous and proactive support. Many small businesses might incorrectly assume that this latter option is reserved exclusively for large businesses and corporations… but this is very much not the case.

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Accounting Firms Need their IT Solutions to Count

Accounting Firms Need their IT Solutions to Count

Most businesses rely on information technology in order to operate, with accountants, CPAs, and accounting firms being no exception. This means that modern accounting firms therefore have a lot of IT-related considerations to manage—particularly related to their security.

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Why a Business Relationship with a Microsoft Certified Partner is Something You Want to Have

Why a Business Relationship with a Microsoft Certified Partner is Something You Want to Have

Since the late 1980s, Microsoft has consistently developed computer programs that meet a variety of common needs, with their toolsets becoming a staple in business environments everywhere. However, many of these tools tend to fly under the radar, despite the benefits that they can offer to businesses. Today, we wanted to highlight some of these solutions to demonstrate just a little of the value that working with an official Microsoft Partner (like us) can bring to your operations.

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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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Sticking With Fax Doesn’t Necessarily Make Your Texas Medical Practice Compliant

Sticking With Fax Doesn’t Necessarily Make Your Texas Medical Practice Compliant

The fax machine. Love it or hate it, it’s been a staple for many businesses, especially those within the healthcare industry. One particular reason why fax is so popular for medical facilities is because it is assumed that fax machines are secure, whereas digital files need to be secured. That said, it’s time to rely less on outdated technologies like fax, especially when dealing with medical records.

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Business Continuity Lessons Learned From Texas’ Winter Storm

Business Continuity Lessons Learned From Texas’ Winter Storm

It’s not a big surprise that many Texas businesses who didn’t consider business continuity something to focus on have changed their minds after surviving February’s winter storm. If you didn’t have a disaster plan in place, now is the time to develop one before you need it.

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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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Cybercriminals are Taking Advantage of the Extreme Weather

Cybercriminals are Taking Advantage of the Extreme Weather

Texas’ recent winter storms did an unprecedented amount of damage. Unfortunately, cybercriminals see this disruption as an opportunity to target those under stress and are more likely to make a mistake. Please take a moment to learn some steps to increase your cybersecurity protections.

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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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Data Security is Paramount for Law Firms

Data Security is Paramount for Law Firms

While the layperson might think that the documents and data a lawyer has are uninteresting, cybercriminals think otherwise.

In fact, it’s critical that legal firms protect their data and stay vigilant, as it’s easier than ever for cybercriminals to lock down and steal your sensitive information.

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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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Three Tips Austin Businesses Need to Fight Ransomware

Three Tips Austin Businesses Need to Fight Ransomware

Recently, several Texas organizations were the target of a massive ransomware attack, most of which were small local government agencies. If you still think your business is too small or far off the radar to be attacked, you're making a grave mistake. If you're not sure how to protect your business, here are three tips to help fight potential ransomware attacks.

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Warning: Cyberattacks Targeting Texas Hospitals

Warning: Cyberattacks Targeting Texas Hospitals

Throughout the nation, hospitals and other medical institutions are under cyberattack; in fact, the threat has reached the level that the Joint Cybersecurity Advisory released a press release warning of ransomware attacks. Travis County's Central Health is the latest victim of this unsettling trend. However, they won't be the last; learn how to protect your organization.

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Does Your IT Delight You?

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For many, IT is synonymous with waiting on hold with technical support, dealing with frustrating, unexplainable computer issues, and running into complex problems that get in the way of actual work. It can sometimes feel like the whole world has to constantly catch up to technology, when technology is supposed to make us all more efficient and effective. The question is, how can modern IT be best utilized to drive your business forward? Better yet, can it be done delightfully?

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The Importance of Cybersecurity and How an MSP Can Help

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Hacking is on the rise: a quick look at the news can confirm this disturbing trend. Recent attacks include those made on Tyler Technologies (a Dallas-based software company that provides software to schools) and UHS (one of the largest hospital systems in the U.S.).  But not only large organizations are being attacked. As small to medium-sized businesses shift to remote workplace solutions they are being heavily targeted. In 2020, if you're only "doing your best" when it comes to cybersecurity, we hate to break it to you, you're not doing enough. Fortunately, there's a simple and cost-effective way to improve your cybersecurity profile: partnering with a dedicated Managed Service Provider (MSP). In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, taking place this October, we're detailing all the ways working with an MSP can make you safer.

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