Daylight Savings TimeDaylight Savings Time will end this year on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Aside from the extra hour of sleep and the evening commute in darkness little will change for the business world. Almost all technological devices – from the smartphone whose alarm you depend on to your workstation computer, should automatically update its internal clock to account for the change.

However, there are a few noteworthy exceptions to this rule that all your tech will automatically update.

  1. Most devices without an internet connection will require a manual update. This includes your microwave, stove, and any analog clocks.
  2. Windows computers require Windows Update to be enabled in order to automatically adjust their clock. Some users have turned off the Windows Update function for security reasons or have had them turned off by an administrator. Be aware that these computers may require a manual update from Daylight Savings Time.
  3. Some old iPhones and iPads likewise will need Location Services enabled to automatically update. These settings are often disabled to improve battery life. However if you’re running iOS 5 or later (iOS 8.1 is the most current version) then your iDevice will be able to update itself independent of Location Services.
  4. Some Linux servers require a manual update.

Almost every other internet enabled device should automatically update to account for Daylight Savings Time.

Have questions about how your technology will update for Daylight Savings Time? The IT professionals at Fuelled Networks can be reached at (613) 828-1280 or by sending an email to info@fuellednetworks.com.

 

Ernie Sherman

I have a strong passion for helping Ottawa Businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals to become more productive and successful while allowing them to feel at ease and secure when it comes to their Information Technology needs. As the President of Fuelled Networks since 1998, I specialize in providing no-nonsense flawless and prompt technical support to Ottawa businesses, with in-depth consulting on Fortinet, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud Stack and security. I strive to help businesses to succeed and take great pride in building long-lasting positive relationships and taking on a strong leadership role within the Ottawa community.

Published On: 31st October 2014 by Ernie Sherman.