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Your Computer May be Older than You

Your Computer May be Older than You

Think about how much office technology has changed over just the last 10 years. Remember those bulky, 60-pound CRT monitors? Remember thinking a 32” screen was a TV, not a computer monitor? While you more than likely have replaced those old computer monitors, what is the status of your computer hardware? If you purchased your computer at the same time as that monitor, your hardware is also extremely outdated. How do you know exactly how old your computer is, and when it’s nearing retirement?

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Popular Windows OS is Facing End of Support

Popular Windows OS is Facing End of Support

Whenever a Windows operating system reaches its End of Support or End of Life, there is always a period of chaos where companies are scrambling to react in time. Is your business one of them? If you fail to take proactive measures by implementing new software solutions before the end of support date, you could be exposing your business to unprecedented danger--especially considering how popular Windows 7 is with the user base.

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Tip of the Week: Determining the Return on Your IT Investment

Tip of the Week: Determining the Return on Your IT Investment

As time passes, your business will need to be able to grow and develop its use of technology through thoughtful investments and improvements. To do so, it helps to calculate the returns you can anticipate seeing from these investments. For this week’s tip, we’ll go over how to do so.

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Time Is Up for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2

Time Is Up for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2

An older version of Microsoft’s popular database software SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 is losing support on July 9. If you haven’t updated away from the software, your organization’s IT is staring down a few very drastic problems. Today, we’ll go into your options with so little time left before the software’s support ends.

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Have You Figured Out Your Next Technology Implementation?

Have You Figured Out Your Next Technology Implementation?

The capabilities of business technology are truly incredible, and they’re only becoming more impressive. This means that the solutions you have in place now will certainly need to be upgraded to other options at some point.

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Tip of the Week: Follow These Steps Before You Upgrade

Tip of the Week: Follow These Steps Before You Upgrade

Why do manufacturers and developers constantly issue updates and upgrades to their software and hardware solutions? A business’s IT solutions might seem like something you want to set up and not think about ever again, but this is simply not how the cookie crumbles. This week’s tip is dedicated to why your organization needs to have a strategy in place to approach your upgrades.

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Alert: 27 Major Vulnerabilities Fixed By Microsoft. Is Your System Protected?

Alert: 27 Major Vulnerabilities Fixed By Microsoft. Is Your System Protected?

Microsoft’s latest round of security patches includes 27 software vulnerabilities, many of which are critical in nature. Affected are widely-used titles such as Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, and the new Edge browser. It’s important for users to take action and install the Microsoft-provided patches, and soon.

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Windows 10 Free Offer Set to Expire on July 29th

Windows 10 Free Offer Set to Expire on July 29th

It has been quite a year for Microsoft, at least as far as Windows 10 is concerned. Since the release of Windows 10, over 300 million devices worldwide utilize the operating system. If you have considered upgrading, it is strongly recommended you do so as soon as possible.

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Is Keeping Employees Away From the Windows Store Worth the Cost of Windows 10 Enterprise?

Is Keeping Employees Away From the Windows Store Worth the Cost of Windows 10 Enterprise?

As a business owner, there are naturally a few things you would prefer your employees not to be able to do on your workstations - least of all cost you a pretty penny in charges as well as in memory space. Taking this into consideration, it is no wonder that an employer would prefer to have access to the Windows Store removed from employee workstations.

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How Going With These 3 Technologies Now, Will Save You Money Later

b2ap3_thumbnail_useful_new_tech_400.jpgWhen it comes to procuring technology for your business, you’re often presented with two choices: save money by going with technology that’s been around for a while, or spend a little more to get the latest and greatest on the market. It’s tempting to go with the cheaper option, but, in the long run, it generally pays to go with the latest solutions, thanks to an IT concept known as “future proofing.”

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66% of Businesses Wait Until the Last Minute to Upgrade Their Operating Systems

b2ap3_thumbnail_upgrade_your_operating_system_400.jpgUpgrading to a new operating system is a challenge that many businesses face, especially in light of several prominent older systems reaching their end-of-support date in recent times. For example, Windows XP reached its end of support date just a few years ago, and this past January, Microsoft pulled the plug on Windows 8. While unsupported software is certainly a problem, why does a business ultimately choose to upgrade away from their current OS?

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Upgrade at Just the Right Time to Get the Most Efficient IT System Possible

b2ap3_thumbnail_cloud_upgrade_400.jpgEventually, you’re going to have to upgrade your company’s technology. Sure, you could attempt to save money by holding out for as long as possible. In the end, this strategy may actually cost you money since you'll be stuck using outdated, inefficient equipment and software. How do you know, for sure, when it’s the ideal time to upgrade your business' technology?

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2 Strategies to Consider Next Time You Upgrade Your Network

b2ap3_thumbnail_networking_best_practices_400.jpgTechnology is always shifting to meet the demands and needs of its consumers, and as such, this often leads business owners to reconsider their solutions after setting up what appears to be the perfect network infrastructure. When new technology is introduced, it can dramatically affect your current solutions, so it’s a best practice to closely analyze new trends that appear with the latest technology.

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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Blindly Upgrade to Windows 10

b2ap3_thumbnail_upgrading_to_windows_10_400.jpgThe newly-released Windows 10 operating system has been well received by the tech community. Yet, no OS is perfect and you shouldn’t blindly upgrade just because you’ve heard good things about it. Before upgrading to Windows 10, be sure to take into consideration these four shortcomings.

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3 out of 4 Professionals Plan on Upgrading to Windows 10

b2ap3_thumbnail_windows_10_logo_onefive_400.jpgNot all new operating systems released are popular. A few examples from Microsoft’s past include Windows Vista and Windows 8. The reasons why they don’t take off vary, but the end result is the same; less users overall than other Windows operating systems. With Windows 10 on the horizon, one has to wonder if it will have a profound effect on the business world.

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What You Need to Know Before Blindly Upgrading to Windows 10

b2ap3_thumbnail_windows_10_upgrade_400.jpgWe’re counting down the days until the release of Windows 10 on July 29th. The Microsoft hype train is in full gear and the world has high expectations for the new OS. This begs the question, “Should your business upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as possible?”

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Is Old Technology Holding You Back?

b2ap3_thumbnail_is_that_a_typewriter_400.jpgYour computer might only be two years old, but in terms of tech-age, it is often much older than you realize. The rate at which new technology, malware, and viruses are being produced, it might as well be twenty years old. This is called Moore's law, which states that computers double in complexity every two years. Think of it like the lifespan of a dog or a cat - their lifespan is so short that one human year is equivalent to multiple years for them, meaning that they are much older in terms of their actual lifespan than they are in human years.

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It’s Windows Server 2003’s Turn to Upgrade

b2ap3_thumbnail_windows_server_2003_losing_support_2015_400.jpgIt's coming down to the wire with the expiration of Windows XP on April 8 when Microsoft stops supporting it. Hopefully, you've upgraded from XP by now, or you have serious plans to, but just because you've upgraded from XP doesn't mean that you're in the clear. Windows Server 2003 is the next OS from Microsoft scheduled to expire.

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How Forgetting to Upgrade Puts Your Business at Risk

b2ap3_thumbnail_updatesoft400.jpgKeeping your software up to date is one of the most important things you can do to secure your system and give your business the competitive edge. However, staying on top of these upgrades is a big maintenance job that's easy to neglect when things get busy. A system with neglected upgrades could spell trouble for your business.

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WARNING: Microsoft Windows XP End of Life!

b2ap3_thumbnail_wxp400.jpgSome fashion of Microsoft's Windows series of operating systems are at the helm of roughly 90% of the world's PCs. Because of this, it's common knowledge that Microsoft will be ending support for the twelve-year-old Windows XP operating system on April 8, 2014. This "death date" has been publicized for years, but some businesses and end-users still rely on the OS.

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