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08Sep2020

Pants on Fire

Whether it’s business or politics, there’s a tendency to point fingers at other parties or make excuses. Some people will do anything to avoid responsibility. Yes, stuff happens, especially with technology and especially in these times, with so many people using more technology for work, school and entertainment. We believe this places a premium on
  • 8 Sep, 2020
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • migration, technical support, technology, update, upgrade,
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09Jul2019

New Technology Raises Bottom Line

Presenters at a recent conference we attended hammered home the economic benefits of upgrading your technology. Keeping old equipment running may far exceed the cost of investing in new systems, and here are some of the ways presenters quantified the costs. In one analysis, the total cost of owning a PC that’s four years or
  • 9 Jul, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • cost of ownership, new hardware, tco, upgrade,
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08Jan2019

The 5G Promise

5G is just about here, and the telecom carriers are pushing it out. Android devices, made by numerous manufacturers, are about to come on the market – even if networks are in the development stage. Rumors abound that Apple will hold back until 2020 to introduce 5G devices, and that’s a good decision for a number of reasons.
  • 8 Jan, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • 5G, data distribution, mobile devices, upgrade,
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11Dec2018

New Company, Old Stuff…Old Company, New Solutions

A recent acquisition of a company by one of our clients illustrates the problems you can face with old software as well as old hardware. And our onboarding of a new client illustrates the problems that compound each other after neglect and poor shortcuts. Here’s how we tackled them together. The software issue, which involved
  • 11 Dec, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Microsoft, performance, quickbooks, small business, update, upgrade, Windows 10,
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11Dec2018

Tech Upgrades for New Year

New technology is a great value. You can improve the performance and cost-efficiency of business and home systems by investing in new hardware and upgrading application software. Consider some of these upgrades. December is always a good time for businesses to look at technology investments because it can affect your taxes. Your CPA or tax
  • 11 Dec, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • new hardware, performance, SSD, upgrade, Windows, Windows 10,
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13Nov2018

Choose the Right Router

As we add more traffic to our Wi-Fi networks in the office and at home, choosing the right router is critical for performance and security. If your router is more than a few years old, the combination of improved technology and the probable loss of full power due to wear and tear means you should
  • 13 Nov, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • ac router, business-grade VPN, dual-band, home office, new hardware, performance, scalability, small office, triple-band, upgrade, WAN redundancy, Wi-Fi connectivity, wifi performance,
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09Oct2018

Updating Your Cloud Strategy

We hear all about the cloud without end. For large corporations and individuals, using the cloud is a nearly flawless solution for storing and accessing apps and data from anywhere. But for small businesses, exclusive reliance on the cloud may not be the best solution. Here are some decision-making factors. First, for all their differences
  • 9 Oct, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • cloud computing, IaaS, performance, risk management, SaaS, security, small business, upgrade,
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08May2018

Reboot Your Thinking About Restarts

Restarting your Windows-based computer clears out a lot of electronic junk and improves performance. The only problem is that you may not be restarting – or rebooting – your computer when think you are. We had one client go 73 days without performing an actual restart on a computer, which meant we needed a lot
  • 8 May, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Microsoft, online safety, performance, security, small business, upgrade, Windows 10,
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14Nov2017

‘KRACKing’ Your Wi-Fi Network

KRACK is an ominously named crypto attack that exploits a flaw in the process of connecting a device and a Wi-Fi network. By allowing network access without the password, effectively it opens up the possibility of exposing credit card information, passwords, and practically any other data on your device. Here’s how to protect yourself –
  • 14 Nov, 2017
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Android, Apple, cybercrime, Linix, Microsoft, online safety, OpenBSD, privacy, security, upgrade,
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10Oct2017

iOS 11 Has a Lot to Like

Apple has released iOS 11 for mobile phones and tablets, and it has a lot of great features. For cars, we really like the “Do Not Disturb, I’m Driving” response to text messages, and for iPads, we like the drag-and-drop feature. The “Do Not Disturb” feature has been available on Android phones, and for somebody
  • 10 Oct, 2017
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Apple, IOS, iPad, iPad Pro, iPhone, iPod, upgrade,
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