As a business owner, you want your systems to make serving your customers easier, more organized, and more successful. A very common situation for a business owner to be in is to have gotten used to a system, and used it well for years, only to find that it’s now outdated and behind, or no longer capable of working on the scale you need it to. What you’re working with is legacy software. It still does what you originally needed, but your needs and wants have changed. An example of this might … [Read more...] about Escaping from Legacy Software (Aka Old Computer Systems)
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Greetings! Last month, we covered the updated Google Backup and Sync, Drive File Stream and Google Calendar applications. This month: Is it better to upgrade or replace older workstations? As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Is it better to upgrade or replace older workstations? Computers are valuable pieces of equipment that are critical for all businesses. We would love for them to last forever, but, like any other piece of technology, they do not last forever. The … [Read more...] about December Newletter: Is It Better to Upgrade or Replace Older Workstations?
Last month, we reviewed some steps that everyone can take to protect their online privacy. This month, we will cover ransomware. What it is, how it spreads and what to do about it. As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Ransomware - What you need to know. No one ever thinks anything bad will happen to them, until it does. For computer users, one of the worst PC-related problems that can happen is to lose their data: documents, financial information, client information, … [Read more...] about August Newsletter: Ransomeware
For those who are new to the idea of ‘the cloud’ the difference between cloud storage and cloud backup can seem confusing. However, understanding the difference between cloud storage and cloud backup can be essential to finding the most efficient, economical and convenient way to store, access and protect your business files. While there are certain similarities between cloud storage and backup, there are significant differences which change the application of these two tools. Here we look at … [Read more...] about Cloud Storage Vs Cloud Backup: Which Is Right For My Business?
Regular Maintenance for both workplace and home computing Over the last few months we took a look at ways to get your business more efficient with Google Apps or Office 365. This month we'll be taking a look at regular maintenance to help keep your computer clean and healthy. If you feel overwhelmed with your computers slowness, and would like help with cleaning it out or even upgrading it, we offer these services to anyone working with us. Just let us know and we will be more than happy to … [Read more...] about August Newsletter: Cleaning up Viruses, Temp files, and more
Microsoft Office 2010, the latest release in the line of Microsoft Office products that has existed since 1990, will be released to the general public in June, 2010. (It will be available earlier for those in certain large corporate environments.) Office 2010 contains all of the features included in the previous version, Office 2007, as well as some new ones. The ribbon format for the toolbars remains. New features include: - The Word 2007 Equation editor will become common to all … [Read more...] about Office 2010 – Revolution or Evolution?
The Apple iPad is a sleek, slender device which is a bit smaller than a pad of paper. It features a high-resolution, 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS display with 1024 x 768 pixel display, which, like the screen on the iPhone and the iPod Touch, responds to your touch and gestures. Storage is provided by a 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive. Battery life can be up to 9 or 10 hours, depending on use. It is able to connect to WiFi wireless networks, and in certain models, a 3G cell mobile data network. … [Read more...] about Will iPad live up to the Hype?
Free anti-virus from AVG has been upgraded to version 8.5. Version 8.5 is very similar in look and feel to version 8.0. I only recommend upgrading to the latest version for those who are still running AVG 7.5. Several important features are included with version 8.5 which are also in version 8.0, such as anti-virus, anti-spyware and link scanner. For those of you looking for the best anti-spyware, Malwarebytes is still the best., although running Spybot and Adaware are also recommended. … [Read more...] about AVG Antivirus version 8.5 has been released . . .