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We work hard behind the scenes so annoying technology issues don't slow your business down.

Our mission is to help businesses like yours increase productivity and get more out of the technology you invest in.
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When you just want IT to work!

There are a lot of computer shops out there that you can call up to fix an issue or install a piece of equipment. They might be able to get you out of crisis mode, but they aren’t looking at the full picture.

At SemTech IT Solutions, we understand business. We consult. We provide solutions to solve everyday challenges. We just happen to fix computers as well.

We believe (and have proven) that if you proactively manage technology, run maintenance religiously, and monitor a business network, everyday issues and downtime will be greatly reduced.

This is what makes us different than your typical tech support company. Sure, we can fix computer issues when you have them, but our specialty is preventing them in the first place.

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          Can You Afford Your IT Initiatives?

          How to Approach Your IT Spending
          It might seem like IT is simply another cost of doing business, but we urge you to resist the temptation to lump it in with resources like electricity and air conditioning. Instead, you should consider how your technology (and its current state of being) affect your organization in the grand scheme of things. If your technology doesn’t work properly, your employee morale could suffer, as well as productivity slowing to a halt. Your income could be affected as well, creating a major issue for your business.

          An IT budget needs to take a lot of information into account. There are countless costs that can be associated with information technology, and that’s without mentioning what it takes to train your staff to actually take advantage of these solutions. The right IT budget will also include even minor inconveniences that come from setbacks you could potentially increase. For example, are you paying too much for a multifaceted solution when in reality you only need one of its features? Are you throwing away money on unused solutions that could be better spent elsewhere within your organization? Even if you have technology solutions for your business, they are only as effective as the way you’re using them.

          Overall, you should consider your IT budget an investment. Some of it might be seen as a business expense, but overall, much of the spending will be dedicated to eliminating waste and unnecessary expenses. No matter how you see it, your IT should be used to put your business in a positive financial situation.

          Encouraging Financial Wellbeing with an IT Budget
          If you don’t know how to proceed with developing an IT budget, we’ve put together a list of topics to consider:

          • Have a set budget for your IT: If you’re going to implement solutions, you should have a set budget for your IT that cannot be exceeded so as to preserve funds for other endeavors. Invest in business-enhancing solutions: Whether it’s boosting productivity or protecting against threats, you’re trying to improve your organization. Your IT budget should be dedicated to preserving this status-quo.
          • Don’t shoot from the hip: If you’re not investing in IT properly, you could wind up in a nasty situation where your IT spending is actually holding you back. You should invest funds to where they need to go, but most importantly where they can make you more money.

          Does your business need help with managing an IT budget? SemTech IT Solutions can help. To learn more, reach out to us at 407-830-1434.

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          Is a Better Camera a Good Reason to Buy a Smartphone?

          The first cameras offered for mobile phones were handheld cameras that had a wire to connect the phone and the camera. When the SCH-V200 was first made available, it changed the way people thought about their phones. Even though the photo quality left a lot to be desired, and you needed to hook the phone up to a computer to get the photos off your phone, it started a trend that has changed the way people express themselves. It was also one of the first signals that the information age was in full swing. Today, we’ll take a look at the history of the phone-based camera and how it has facilitated many of the major shifts in mobile computing.

          Early Smartphones
          As was already mentioned the first phone that offered an onboard camera was the Samsung SCH-V200, but it didn’t take long before the innovation of the phone that allowed users to access and send pictures from their phone. That technology was improving for a couple of years when in the mid-2000s the first smartphones were released. The original iPhone, and HTC’s first smartphone, the T-Mobile G1 both sported rear-facing cameras; and, even though none of the reviews made reference to this particular feature, it became evident pretty fast that the applications that could be presented on a computer (with a camera) that fit in someone’s pocket would be one to move the needle.

          Newer Smartphones
          A few years later, the first front-facing camera was introduced, making it simpler to take your own picture. Called “selfies”, they introduced a capability to share experiences like never before. With the expansion of Internet connectivity and with the introduction of the social media website the smartphone camera became a major feature.

          As the smartphone continued its development the options that helped the camera to be more a feature than just an option started becoming evident. The LED flash, now standard on most mobile devices became a big hit as snapping photos in low light was often difficult without proper lighting. The software that ran the camera hardware got much better with autofocus, video capture, and optical image stabilization. Options like these were made possible by the uptick in processing power of the chipsets on these devices.

          Social Media and Application Development
          The importance of the smartphone camera was limited for much of the first few generations of smartphones. Even the addition of the front-facing camera wasn’t enough to make a device’s camera a major selling point. This all changed seemingly overnight with the ability to capture high definition video. This feature, combined with the development and innovation of the social network (specifically YouTube), made having a camera on you at all times a selling point for the phone consumer.

          Nowadays, there are dozens of social networks and social media apps that require the use of powerful front and rear-facing cameras. There are 300 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute. As a result, some pretty spectacular (and bizarre) things have been captured using smartphones over the past 10 or so years. In fact, an award-winning, feature-length film called Tangerine was shot using only an iPhone.

          Camera Saving Stagnating Mobile Market
          For the past several years, the processing power and application development that once drove the smartphone market has stagnated somewhat. In fact, it seems as if manufacturing smartphones is only profitable for Samsung and Apple. The cameras on new devices, however, are better than ever. Today, some high-end phones are being built with dual-lens cameras. This provides the user with more options in which to capture the world around them. Other new features include:

          • Wide aperture - By allowing in more light, photos are more accurate.
          • High dynamic range - Providing all types of capture quality settings, HDR essentially composites several shots into one for the best image quality.
          • Burst mode - Allows the user to set the number of photos they want to take so they can choose the best one. Works great for objects in motion.
          • Portrait mode - Provides a sharp foreground photo with a blurred background, providing enhanced depth of field.

          With cameras improving all the time, the smartphone has become a virtual mobile studio. Are you proficient with your smartphone’s camera? Leave your personal tips and tricks in the comments below and check back here for more great technology information.

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          Getting to Know Technology: A/B Testing

          Defining A/B Testing
          An A/B test is basically comparing two options to find out which one is better or more efficient for your purposes. A/B testing is meant to be kept simple so that there are as few variables involved as possible. A/B tests are used to make choices based on the variables, such as finding out which call-to-action is most efficient or which page layout is most effective. Option A is the way things currently are, or the control, whereas Option B should include the change, or the variables. You then expose an audience to each option in the same capacity to determine which is more effective.

          Setting Up an A/B Test
          While A/B testing can be used to make many different kinds of decisions, these are best handled one at a time. If multiple variables are addressed in a single test, chances are that the test won’t be anywhere near specific enough to make any well-supported decisions. A/B testing is best used when it is addressing small changes rather than large ones. You first need to identify the variable you want to test, as well as a metric that you want to measure it against. How can the change improve engagement? Can it increase the time that a user spends on the page? Can it provide a higher click-through rate? Like we mentioned before, it’s all about what you’re trying to measure or improve.

          Once you’ve determined this, you want to determine what the control option is, as well as what change you want to make after that. Your control group will be what you are currently using, so keep in mind that you’ll have to judge the results of the change against this to determine if there is a significant improvement. You also need to determine the sample size, or the number of recipients who will be a part of the test. Of course, not all changes will be accurately measured by just your sample size. You might find that the study benefits a constantly running project that can collect an adequate amount of data. Before making any changes to your testing, you’ll have to figure out what your threshold for making changes should be so you don’t pull the plug on a test prematurely.

          Running an A/B Test
          As far as actually administering the test, you should keep the following in mind; be sure to give it enough time to collect data for your conclusion, and make sure options are tested at the same time to keep other variables from mucking up the data.

          What are some ways A/B testing can help your business? Let us know in the comments.

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          Your operations are, more or less, contingent on your budget. As such, your business will rely on its budget to guide it fiscally through the next year of operation. Unfortunately, IT resources care little about your budget, and you can see this in how unpredictable it can b...

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          SemTech IT Solutions launches new website!

          SemTech IT Solutions is proud to announce the launch of our new website at www.semtechit.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.

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