Thoughts

..about technology today.

Ready for Windows 10

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It’s now been 3 months since Windows 10 was released and I am pleased with the results. I’ve now upgraded my Dell laptop from Win 8.1 Pro to Win 10, as well as the Win 7 Pro virtual machine that I had running on my MacBook Pro Retina. There is no better time than now…

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Security & Encryption

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What if you leave your laptop on the train? Protect your data, even if your data happens to be cached (stored) files that are ultimately secure within the cloud, you need to encrypt your local drives, whether on your Mac or Windows PC. For Mac, use FileVault; for Windows, use BitLocker.

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Cost Effectiveness

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Whether it’s a service or a product, low price doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll end up a happy camper. I’ve just had the awkward and agonizing experience of having to charge more for service to fix a 3-month old refurbished laptop than the original purchase price. You get what you pay for. So please know…

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Cloud Analogy

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A very good analogy for cloud computing is the power grid. When we turn on a light, we have no idea how electricity gets to us. But we use it everywhere and pay when the bill arrives.

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Accolade from Thumbtack – Top Ten

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Your service, Resolute IT, is ranked as one of Thumbtack’s Best of 2015 in the Computer Repair category as a result of your great customer reviews. This is a terrific vote of confidence from your customers in the past year—and a great way to stand out this year. We’re proud to prominently feature your business…

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END OF MONTH SPECIAL!!!

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(until 8/31/2015) 34% DISCOUNT Annual Remote Support includes: * UNLIMITED REMOTE SUPPORT during normal business hours (8am-5pm) Monday thru Saturday * TOP-RATED ANTIVIRUS program included ($40 value) and installed onsite * Remote support system with ONSITE SETUP included ($45 value [30-minute maximum per computer]) Offered to Residential and Small Businesses (less than 5 computers –…

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Benefits of Working with RIT

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“Would you take a few minutes and humor me with a list of benefits. What is the value that your customers receive from working with you? An example of a time when you may not have given what they wanted, but in the end they were glad you gave them what they needed!” – Jackie…

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Best Antivirus

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I used to think that the included antivirus in Windows was good enough, but not anymore. According to PCMag, “As for just relying on the antivirus built into Windows 8.x, that’s not such a good idea. According to both our tests and independent lab tests, Windows Defender won’t keep you safe.” Click the image to…

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Wait on Windows 10 Upgrade

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Well, it’s here. But perhaps it isn’t ready yet? Or more likely, your programs aren’t compatible. If your computer is working fine, just leave it that way.  The bugs (and there will be many) will be worked out shortly.

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