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Microsoft Azure Improves Security for Remote Workforces

Posted by Scott Breitman on Mar 6, 2018 5:01:00 PM

It used to be that businesses controlled how their staff used and accessed data in the workforce by simple physical proximity: users came to work and accessed networks on company devices, and that was that. In today's more diverse workforce, people want to be able to work remotely and access their resources at any time without coming into the office.

Many companies allow or encourage workers to use their own devices, which makes it even tougher to regulate access and ensure consistent security for company data and networks. Microsoft’s new Azure cloud computing tools provide solutions to many of these modern issues.

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Topics: managed IT services, computer security

My Laptop Won’t Turn On. Help!

Posted by Mike Hurt on Feb 23, 2018 7:10:00 PM

You flip open your laptop to get some work done, expecting to see your login screen, but nothing happens. The screen is black, and there are no signs of life. What do you do when your device won’t power on? Here’s a checklist of potential problems to help you troubleshoot before calling in the professionals.

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Topics: computer repair

How to Safely and Easily Upload & Store Your Photos Online

Posted by Mike Hurt on Feb 8, 2018 4:04:00 PM

One of the things most people use computers and cell phones for nowadays is taking and storing digital photos. This can be a giant step forward from the shoeboxes of yellowing Polaroids, or it can be a disaster waiting to happen. If you’re storing your digital photos and videos on your computer’s hard drive or an external hard drive without any backups, you’re setting yourself up to lose your precious memories—forever.

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Topics: data backup

You Could Lose Everything If You Don’t Back Up Your Data

Posted by Mike Hurt on Jan 22, 2018 11:02:00 AM

As the saying goes, nothing is certain except death and taxes. Our technicians, however, would beg to differ: hard drive failure isn’t a matter of “if” but “when.” Your computer’s hard drive won’t last forever. Unless you back it up regularly and properly, when it dies, it could take your data with it.

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Topics: data backup

Your Computer Hates Winter as Much as You Do

Posted by Mike Hurt on Jan 8, 2018 6:02:00 PM

As the holiday decorations go up, you may find yourself dreading the onset of cold weather and wintery conditions. While you’re pulling out the winter coats, cleaning out the chimneys, and readying your home for the months ahead, don’t forget to consider how the winter can affect your computer equipment. Be mindful of wintery risks to protect yourself from data loss and equipment malfunction.

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Topics: computer repair, computer maintenance

How to Get the Most Out of Your Laptop Battery

Posted by Mike Hurt on Dec 20, 2017 4:24:00 PM

Along with everything good about laptops and other mobile computing devices, there is also a question of whether the battery will be up to the test. If you use your mobile device for more than a couple hours, you will likely find it is running low on juice. Laptop batteries tend to lose their charging capacity at a faster rate as they age.  Some laptop batteries must be replaced after three or four years. Let's take a look at some solutions that will help you get the most out of your laptop battery. 

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Topics: computer repair, computer maintenance

What's the Deal with Computer Updates?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Dec 13, 2017 6:31:00 PM

Updates are essential to your computer's performance and safety. Some updates are automatic, while others must be initiated by the user. Learn what, exactly, these updates are all about and why they're so important.

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Topics: computer maintenance

Should I Let My Kids Have Their Own Computers?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Nov 29, 2017 3:01:00 PM

If you're a parent, your child has probably begged you for a computer at some point. Some kids are intent on getting the latest and greatest laptop or tablet to chat with friends, post photos, and search the web. Maybe you have a teenager who wants a powerful desktop computer for gaming.

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Topics: buying guides, computer security

What Equipment Should I Choose for My New Home Office? (Part 2/2)

Posted by Mike Hurt on Nov 16, 2017 4:02:00 PM

It's one thing to set up the basic elements of your home office, such as your computer, printer, desk, chair, etc. Setting up your office in a manner that safeguards your data and equipment is whole different challenge. Simply buying the proper equipment isn't enough; you need the proper software so you can work without worrying about hackers and viruses. Today, we'll discuss how to keep your home office equipment and data safe and up to date.

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Topics: computer security

What Equipment Should I Choose for My New Home Office? (Part 1/2)

Posted by Mike Hurt on Nov 1, 2017 6:58:00 PM

If you're planning to set up an office in your home, you should take some time to figure out exactly what you need. Setting up a home office can be more complex than you might assume. You'll need more than simply a computer and monitor. A home office that empowers you to work as effectively as possible requires several pieces of equipment.

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Topics: business information