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Although the boom in technology has led to plenty of job and business opportunities, it has also changed the way that we work. While in the early 1900s many people were in factories and manufacturing, the paradigm has shifted toward people working more in office settings. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, people are…

Windows Server 2003 end of Life

Are you ready for Windows Server 2003 end of support on July 14, 2015?

Support for Windows Server 2003 will be discontinued on July 2015, and every business that invested in Windows Server 2003 must make a change to avoid problems. Support will not be available for this model anymore and a need to upgrade will become necessary to prevent disasters from occurring. Migrating to a more recent Windows…

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Tech Review: Amazon Simple Email Service vs. Gmail and Office 365

SES Features Amazon Simple Email Service is an affordable, scalable option for email users. At $0.10/1000 emails, Amazon SES is priced competitively. For users depending on bulk email communication, especially to market to businesses, the cost of Amazon SES is attractive. With cloud-based storage, Amazon SES joins competitors like Gmail and Office 365. Amazon Simple…

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Microsoft Adopts the Revenue Model of Apple and Google

After dominating the PC industry for decades, Microsoft found itself left in the dust of its peers when consumer demand for smartphones exploded. While the Windows operating system still enjoys a sizable command of the desktop market with more than 90 percent of the market share, the release of the iPhone in 2007 marked the…

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Google Keep Adds More Functionality on Version 3

Now that Google Keep has been around for about a year, the Palo Alto company has really gotten serious about competing with major players in the task management arena. Apps such as Evernote and Any.do came to the scene earlier and were full of features. However, Google Keep, as Google always does, has been steadily increasing…

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Is Your Company ready for a Computer Failure?

According to IT support professionals, computer threats, whether they are the result of a physical/network malfunction or a cyber hacker, are real threats that must be properly addressed by companies. Unfortunately though, while research states that many businesses will suffer from a computer or IT disaster, countless numbers of companies do not have adequate emergency…

Why Your Business Should Seriously Consider Using a VPN

Nowadays, with all of the security issues that arise from employees working from home and other remote locations, it makes complete sense to seriously consider utilizing a Virtual Private Network or VPN.  However, what exactly is a VPN anyways?  Well, IT consulting companies state that a VPN is simply a group of computers or laptops…

How to Choose the Right IT Cloud Vendor for Your Business

Today, more and more businesses are wisely realizing the power of the cloud. That said, how do you go about finding the best IT support cloud vendor for your business?  After all, you will trust this company to store all of your important company data.  Thus, if you choose to partner with an unscrupulous company,…

Should Small Businesses use Cloud Computing?

Without a doubt, cloud computing is becoming increasingly more popular. In fact, leading IT Support firms project that the market for Cloud Computing will grow at an annual rate of 21.6% to become an almost $30 billion market by the year 2014. As such, many small businesses are choosing to replace their traditional IT infrastructure with cloud…

IT Support Services Best Practice

 IT Support Services Best Practice   It is important that IT services implement and follow best practice guidelines to ensure that technical support and maintenance are seamless and effective. Technicians usually do not require a guide to walk them through actual installation, support and maintenance of a network or computing systems. However, by creating and…