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Industry News: This Week in IT Category

Microsoft Windows XP: End of Life Issues for an Operating System and How This Will Impact Your Business

Avatar On: September, 18th 2013 | Under: Global Newsletter, Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools


Who plans a funeral years and years in advance? Microsoft – that’s who!

Next year on April 8th, Microsoft officially ends Windows XP operating system’s life cycle. Even with over 600 million worldwide users, Microsoft will no longer sell or support Windows XP and Office 2003. There will be no automatic fixes, updates, free assisted online technical support and security updates. Unfortunately, many of the 600 million users either don’t know or have forgotten about the funeral. If you like it or not, it’s time to accept the death of XP and make a plan for the future.

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Do You Have a Reliable and Tested Backup System in Place?

Avatar On: September, 18th 2013 | Under: Data Recovery, How To: Technology 101, Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools


Imagine that you are working on some critical financial data at the office or perhaps sorting through family photographs on your computer at home. What would you do if the computer containing all of your business and/or personal information crashed and your entire “digital life” suddenly vanished? What would you do if your computer was lost in a fire, destroyed in a flood or stolen at the airport? Do these scenarios put you into an automatic panic thinking about your data? At least the information can be recovered because you have a reliable and tested backup solution in place. Right?

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Protect Your Small Business Against Identity Theft

Avatar On: August, 29th 2013 | Under: Computer Repair, Data Recovery, Industry News: This Week in IT


We all know identity theft is a problem, but get a load of this new stat: According to a Javelin Strategy & Research report, there was a new victim of identity fraud every three seconds in 2012. Wow.

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Protect Yourself from Becoming the Victim of a Business Techincal Support Phone Scam

Avatar On: August, 13th 2013 | Under: Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools


Most businesses and consumers alike are always on alert for cybercriminal scams that arrive via e-mail. When you receive an e-mail announcing that you have won the lottery or that your bank needs to verify your PIN code, you probably delete the message without a second thought. Everyone knows it’s a scam.  But what do you do when you receive a personal phone call from Microsoft’s tech support department letting you know that your computer is infected with a virus?

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The Top Seven Reasons to Consider Outsourced It Support

Avatar On: July, 22nd 2013 | Under: Computer Networking, How To: Technology 101, Industry News: This Week in IT, Managed Services


Outsourced IT support services are becoming increasingly popular for both large corporations and small-medium sized business.  Outsourced IT support typically includes some combination of the following services:  web development and hosting; data storage via cloud services; application and software development; database development and management;  application support and management; telecommunications; security; social media management; help desk services and technical support.  Business owners see the value in outsourcing as a way to remain competitive by having access to the latest technology and skilled IT professionals while also watching the bottom-line.

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Outsourcing Your IT Services

Avatar On: July, 16th 2013 | Under: Global Newsletter, How To: Technology 101, Industry News: This Week in IT, Managed Services


The term “IT outsourcing” is generally defined as the use of a third-party service provider to deliver IT- enabled business processes. Outsourced IT support services typically involves sub-contracting responsibility for some of the following processes: application and software development; data storage via cloud services; web development and hosting; application support and management; database development and management; security; telecommunications; social media management; technical support and help desk services.

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Computer Troubleshooters Featured in SMB Nation

Avatar On: May, 10th 2013 | Under: Industry News: This Week in IT


Computer Troubleshooters was reecntly part of the article “Whatever Happened To Franchising?” in SMB Nation. The article discusses the changes within the technology industry and the benefits of being part of a franchise group.

You can find the full article here, on page 22: http://www.smbnation.com/

Webinar Invitation: Obtaining the Money Your Business Needs Today to Grow Tomorrow

Avatar On: January, 24th 2013 | Under: Global Newsletter, How To: Technology 101, Industry News: This Week in IT


Please join us for Obtaining the Money Your Business Needs Today to Grow Tomorrow on Thursday, January 31 at 4:00 – 4:30 pm EST.

Today’s lending market is tough and money is tight for unprepared borrowers. This 30 minute informational webinar will be conducted by Tom Payne, President of Northpoint Commercial Credit, LLC. As an expert in the field, Mr. Payne will provide professional tips on how to best position your business when you are applying for funding of any amount.

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Industry News: What’s New in IT

Avatar On: April, 7th 2011 | Under: Industry News: This Week in IT


Looking for the latest in industry news? Be sure to check out this regular feature that will highlight the latest happenings in IT and computer industries.

Diagnosing Computer Problems Not Always Easy; Macon.com
Here’s a great overview of how others go about diagnosing their client’s computer problems.

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Safer Internet Day

Avatar On: February, 23rd 2011 | Under: Industry News: This Week in IT, Technology & Tools


As our children grow up in the presence of the Internet, computer skills have become as fundamental as learning to swim or ride a bike.  In fact, a recent survey showed that more small children know how to play a computer game than ride a bike, and more small children can use an application on a smartphone than can tie their own shoelaces. 

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