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Feb
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Repair or Replace?

posted on February 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Technology is great, but there comes a time when even the nicest computer, phone, or other electronic gizmo stops working correctly. It could be a broken screen or a full on meltdown. No matter what the problem is, it leaves us with a difficult decision of fixing or ditching our beloved tech. The following questions can help you make an informed decision the next time you’re faced with broken gear, from computers and phones to televisions and tablets. Ask yourself if the item is considered “out of date”? Technology moves quickly, so it’s important to think about the item’s age. For …

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15
Jan
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How to Report a Phishing Attempt

posted on January 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Have you ever opened your email and seen a suspicious subject line? Have you ever opened an email that seemed to be from someone you trusted, but it just didn’t sound or look right? You were probably witnessing a phishing attempt, and hopefully you deleted it before any harm could come to your computer and your information. All too often, however, people do fall prey to these and other scams, compromising their personal data in the process. What is Phishing? This term simply refers to an attempt to solicit personal information. These emails may also contain malicious code that compromises your system …

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12
Sep
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Can Technology Increase Your Profit?

posted on September 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

We’re the first to admit it – we love technology! And while there are plenty of fun things you can do with tech, like play games online with people around the world or stream movies to your heart’s content, you can also use it to make money. If you’re in business, technology can help you boost your sales and improve your bottom line. Here are just a few of the ways you can increase your profit through tech!  Connect your sales staff – A connected sales force is an effective sales force. By keeping your sales team connected to your …

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18
Aug
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Boost Your Sales with a CRM

posted on August 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

Technology can make life a lot easier, especially when everything works exactly right. If you’re in business, even more so if you rely on sales for growth, technology might just be your best friend. Today we’re going to talk about how Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) software can improve your numbers. What’s CRM software? Essentially, CRM software helps companies manage their customer data base. While this seems like a simple task, having and using the right CRM software can  actually have a large impact on your bottom line. Surprisingly, many companies don’t have dedicated CRM software, much less a strategy for using …

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15
Jun
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Just Exactly What Is the Cloud?

posted on June 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

Just a few years ago, the word “cloud” wasn’t used much outside the weather forecast. These days, however, you probably don’t go a day without using or talking about it. For as common as it has become, many people still don’t have a really good understanding of what the cloud actually is. Today we’re going to go over some cloud basics to help you understand what it is, what it isn’t, and how it can help you in business. What is the cloud anyway? The cloud is a network of servers that work together to do different things, from provide services to storing …

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05
May
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Cost-Effective Ways to Keep Your Data Safe

posted on May 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

We know that your data matters to you, and you don’t have to be a business to want to protect it. After all, your child’s first dance recital and family vacation pictures mean as much to you as a database of client info means to a business. And, while we offer off-site backup options that can protect a company from a data-loss disaster, we thought we could help individuals with some cost-effective ways to keep your personal data safe. Go to the Cloud The cloud offers quick, easy, and reliable backup options. These are also affordable and typically offer various levels of …

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13
Apr
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Avoiding Phishing and Hacking This Tax Season

posted on April 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

It’s phishing season – but don’t grab your tackle box and pack a lunch! This kind of phishing can leave you exposed to identity theft and cost you lots of money! Unfortunately there are a couple times of the year when phishing and hacking attempts increase--the holiday season and tax time! Before you click on the email labeled “Double my tax return,” read these tips on protecting yourself and your information! Use an updated browser – An updated browser not only performs better, but can also be more secure. Most browsers have updates from time to time, and among the updates you …

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17
Mar
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Help! My Computer’s Frozen!

posted on March 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

Everybody has experienced it. You’re working on something important and your mouse suddenly stops responding. You wait a few moments, wiggle your mouse hopefully, but your screen refuses to respond. It’s official, your computer is frozen and you’re faced with the dilemma - “What should I do now?” This is a common issue people face, especially as software and computers get more sophisticated and people rely on them more. So the next time your computer freezes, your first step should be to restart it by holding the “On” button for five to ten seconds. This is preferable to pulling the power …

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03
Feb
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Surge Protectors 101

posted on February 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

In the past, surge protectors were a bit of a mystery. People weren’t really sure why they needed them or if they were anything but hype. These days, however, most consumers are wise enough to know that surge protectors are important. What many people don’t know, though, is how to get the right one for their needs. Today we’re going to talk about selecting a surge protector that will protect your electronics for years to come. Numbers matter Surge protectors measure the amount of protection they offer in something called joules. If one offers 1,000 joules of protection, it can absorb …

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12
Jan
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New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Want to Keep

posted on January 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

If you’re like most people, then you started the new year with a list of resolutions. In fact, many people make the same resolutions every year, like saving money, losing weight, and eating better. While most people give up on their resolutions a few weeks into the year, we have some techno-resolutions that you’ll actually want to keep. Start backing up We know, you keep meaning to back up your important files, but you just haven’t gotten around to it. We hear that often and want to encourage you to make this the year that you start backing up your …

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