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Windows 10 … Have you taken the plunge yet?

Perhaps you have noticed the annoying “Get Windows 10” system tray icon. Perhaps you have heard something about Windows 10 from friends, family or on the news. Now you are wondering just what is involved in upgrading your Windows computer and what the potential risks are. In order for your computer to be able to install and run Windows 10, it must meet some basic hardware requirements as follows: 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM (2GB for 64-bit computers), DirectX 9, and…

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Windows 2003 End of Life = End of the World?

Windows Server 2003 will no longer be supported by Microsoft by the middle of July 2015. So what does this mean to your business? Is it time to have a major panic attack? Will your business systems suddenly stop working and have a melt down on July 15th? What are your options? Let’s try to cut through the media hype and provide some clear understanding to the issue. First to the facts. The Windows Server 2003 operating system is over…

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Head in the Cloud

Cloud Storage. You’ve heard the term “cloud”. I know you have. If you don’t remember exactly what it means then don’t worry I’m keeping it simple here today. The term “cloud” in the computing world loosely means that the computing resources (ie. servers, memory, storage) are shared between many people and they physically exist somewhere outside of your home or business. If you have ever used a service like Gmail then you have already experienced a cloud service. Enough with…

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It sure is cold out there …

Sure it’s nasty cold outside today. Let’s be glad that the heat is on and it’s nice and warm inside. On days like today we should remember that the electrical grid is probably working at peak capacity and brownouts are a very real possibility. A “brownout” is a slight drop in the voltage to your home or business. Often times it is hardly noticeable to most of us and most electrical appliances will be just fine. Computers on the other…

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