Category Archives: General

Windows 8: Planned Obsolescence

Microsoft released Windows 8 on October 26, three years after releasing Windows 7. While new operating system versions are proclaimed for their new features, there are always extra costs for introducing them in a business. Will the new version work … Continue reading

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Lawyers & CPAs turn to private clouds for confidential backups

One problem with backing-up to the ‘cloud’ is that your files, including sensitive client information, are backed-up to servers you don’t own and control. Have you ever been notified by some online business that your credit card, Social Security and … Continue reading

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Don’t be an April fool!

Be proactive and test restoring your files, as well as backing up. Please call on me or your favorite I.T. pro to complete anything that’s lacking and to help you get the peace of mind you deserve. World Backup Day … Continue reading

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Google helps small businesses get online for free

Sign-up now for event in Hollywood, March 12 or 13 to get free, in-person help setting up a domain and a starter website (free for one year) for your organization. According to an article in the L.A. Times, “…only 38% … Continue reading

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If it isn’t one thing…

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Low-cost battery backups fail after only 1 year

One client’s UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) shut off unexpectedly earlier this week while he was working on his PC, shutting it off immediately. Fortunately he didn’t lose any work. The unit was no more than a year old and it … Continue reading

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Turning one-time pain into peace-of-mind

I investigated very slow performance on a client’s PC, a high-quality Dell system that was less than two years old. One of the main symptoms was incredibly long wait times before printing would start – in some cases over two … Continue reading

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Great California Shakeout: 10/20/2011

Just thinking about everything I’d need to do to make my workplace completely safe and able to function after a serious earthquake makes my head hurt. So instead I’ve decided to make incremental improvements each year. After safety, I’m very … Continue reading

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Install & update common apps automatically

Check out ninite.com for a great tool for automatically installing and updating common applications such as Firefox, Adobe Reader, etc.

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