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Working Together: Harmonizing Systems to End the Mac vs PC Conflict

Posted by Mike Hurt on Nov 28, 2016 10:01:00 AM

 

If you’ve ever had the frustrating experience of being unable to open a document on your Windows-based PC that was emailed to you by a Mac-using coworker, you know there is a communication problem. But there are advantages and disadvantages to buying each brand of personal computer, and many users feel intense loyalty to their brand (or reluctance to learn how to adapt to the other type of systems) when buying a new laptop or desktop. The integration problems that result from poor communication between the operating systems can cause conflict in your workforce or household.

So how can Mac and Windows PCs be tamed into working together in a seamless environment? Here are our top suggestions and tips!

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A Fistful of Dollars: The Cost of Using Old Computers

Posted by James Trow on Nov 28, 2016 8:36:09 AM

IT has become an increasingly important investment for businesses, but computer technology can be expensive. As a result, the typical rationale when contemplating a replacement or upgrade of computer equipment is “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Although this rationale may work for some non-computer equipment, the true cost of using old computer hardware and outdated software can be more than you think. Ultimately, this risky practice could end up costing you a fistful of dollars.

 

 

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Topics: business information, computer security, computer maintenance

To Cloud or Not to Cloud

Posted by William Stasak on Nov 11, 2016 9:58:00 AM

Are you thinking about moving your business IT, network, data, and/or telecommunications services to the cloud? This is becoming more and more commonplace in the business world, so it’s a good time to discuss “cloud” versus “local” services. How do you decide which is correct for your business?

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Topics: managed IT services, business information, computer security, internet safety

How to Choose a Laptop: Buying Guide 2017

Posted by Mike Hurt on Nov 8, 2016 10:03:00 AM

 

With so many different models and features available in the portable computer world today, it's easy to get lost in the marketing jargon when trying to choose a laptop. First and foremost, it's most important to identify how you're going to use the computer. This will help ensure you get what you need and don't pay for features you won't use.

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Topics: buying guides, business information

How Often Should I Change My Passwords?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Oct 31, 2016 10:06:00 AM

 

 

Just like having a quality lock on your front door, a strong password is an essential part of preventing unauthorized access to your personal online data. But you may be confused as to how often you should change your password in order to maintain the highest level of internet security and keep your data safe. Maybe you’ve heard that you should change your password every month (or more), but this is actually not necessary! In fact, IT professionals now recommend that you don’t change your password frequently! What’s going on?

 

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Topics: computer security, internet safety, computer maintenance

What IT Services Techs Say vs. What They Really Mean

Posted by Scott Breitman on Oct 10, 2016 10:47:00 AM


IT is a high pressure industry, and the people that work in it must calm people when they’re most frustrated. Let’s have some fun with IT and lighten things up a little.

 

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Topics: computer repair, managed IT services, business information, computer maintenance

5 Tips You MUST Follow to Maintain Your PC (& 5 You Shouldn’t)

Posted by Mike Hurt on Oct 4, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: computer repair, computer maintenance

Why You Should Dump Your Old-School Backup for Cloud-Based Solutions

Posted by Mike Hurt on Sep 19, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

For business owners, the only thing more valuable than your business is the data that keeps it running. It’s vital that you back up this data effectively and comprehensively. Many businesses that were early adopters of onsite computer systems implemented a system of automatic or partially automatic tape data backups. These old-school systems used magnetic tape cartridges to create a separate physical copy of your company’s important data.

 

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Topics: business information, computer security, internet safety, computer maintenance

How to Choose a Business Printer

Posted by Mike Hurt on Sep 12, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

Choosing a business printer can be a daunting task. There are so many different types, ranging in price from under $50 to over $1000. How do you know you’re buying the right type? Which one is going to last the longest?  Why do some printers cost so much, and how do you know when you actually need to spend a little more? Here's a start to answering all of these questions.

 

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Topics: buying guides, business information

Should I Buy a Mac or Windows-Based Computer?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Sep 5, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

If it’s time to buy a new desktop or laptop personal computer (PC), one of the most basic decisions you will have to make is whether to choose a Mac or a computer with a Windows-based operating system. Each of these systems has advantages and disadvantages; neither is objectively “better,” but one might fit your needs better than the other. You should take a look at some of the differences between them to decide which seems more compatible and then head to a trusted vendor to let you “test drive” your choice before you buy.

 

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Topics: buying guides, computer recycling